Mars Horizon 2: The Search for Life teams up with leading space scientist

11th May 2023 Games PC

Mars Horizon 2: The Search for Life teams up with leading space scientist

Professor Konstantin Batygin to lend expertise for a more authentic experience

Bristol, UK – 11 May 2023: The stars have aligned – developer Auroch Digital and publisher Secret Mode are proud to reveal that the upcoming space strategy game Mars Horizon 2: The Search for Life will be gaining a serious boost to its Science resource with the addition of leading space scientist Konstantin Batygin (He/Him/His). 

As announced at Tacticon, a strategy-focused digital convention running on Steam from 11-15 May, Batygin – a Professor of Planetary Science at Caltech – will be providing his expertise on all aspects of Mars Horizon 2, from mission design to supporting on research and facts included in the game’s Spacepedia. His invaluable knowledge and expertise will ensure that Mars Horizon 2 is as authentic as possible, accurately portraying space exploration and extrapolation beyond present day as the search for life in the universe continues. 

Professor Batygin’s research has advanced the field of Solar System Exploration, and he is particularly well-known for his work on Planet 9, the massive celestial body that orbits our sun far beyond Pluto. This subject is among the most current and exciting topics in space exploration today, with Batygin leading the charge in both its discovery and ongoing theoretical characterisation. 

“In the anticipated sequel to Mars Horizon, players will be 'searching for life' and pushing their understanding and expectations of physics and space exploration, so having someone with first-hand experience of that is critical in giving Mars Horizon 2 authenticity,” says Dr Tomas Rawlings (He/Him/His), Studio Director at Auroch Digital. “This partnership ensures we are replicating the same novelty and wonder experienced those pioneers of space exploration and those involved in this endeavour today.” 

About Mars Horizon 2: The Search for Life

Mars Horizon 2: The Search for Life is an authentic space management game where you take on the role of the head of a space agency on your mission to Search for Life. Search for evidence across the solar system to prove there’s life on other planets. Manage your staff, build your bases, design and launch rockets, and plan missions. You’ll be writing a new space history every time you play.

Following on from Mars Horizon where you were able to re-write history, now you’re going to be making history. Will you be the first to find evidence of life out there?

Mars Horizon 2: The Search for Life is coming to PC in 2024. For more information, please visit the official Steam page. To be the first to hear about Mars Horizon 2: The Search for Life news, as well as alphas and betas, sign up to the Mars Horizon 2: The Search for Life mailing list. To stay up to date with Auroch Digital’s other games, sign up for the Auroch Digital Newsletter.