Surviving Mars

Colonize Mars and discover its secrets, with minimal casualties.

Paradox Interactive teamed up with Haemimont Games to create the space colony sim Surviving Mars. The game lands players onto the red planet with a mission to build a self-sufficient colony. As a part of their game release, they wanted to offer players the chance to earn special in-game rewards through an on-line referral program. They came to us with a request to help them build that referral program with an accompanying game showcase.

We designed and developed a website that allows users to sign-up so they could be first in line for news and updates about Surviving Mars and earn special in-game rewards. Upon visiting the website, visitors are introduced both with the game itself and the potential rewards they could obtain. Once signed-up, a referral code would be generated. The rewards are based on the referral count, and each user has the option to login and see his referral code and count at any time.

As for the game showcase - features such as screenshot gallery and game trailers were incorporated into the design of the promo page. As an added bonus, visitors can play some in-game tunes from the Martian radio in the webpage itself.

Technologies

  • Ruby on Rails
  • Contentful

Services

  • Heroku
  • Codeship
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