Asmodee Entertainment have announced that Aconyte, the new fiction imprint of global games group Asmodee, has secured a multi-year agreement with FryxGames to create brand new novels set in the world of their “Terraforming Mars” games.
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“We’re big fans of the ‘Terraforming Mars’ games, and we’re looking forward to telling epic tales of science fiction exploration and adventure in this exciting setting,” says Marc Gascoigne, publisher, Aconyte. “We may have our problems down here on Earth, but these novels will provide a much-needed escape to a different world.”
Since its launch in 2016, the original “Terraforming Mars” has been a favorite with gamers and currently sits at number four in the all-time best games list on Boardgamegeek.com. The game has grown in scope with several expansions and is now available in more than 25 languages.
Set in the early 2400s, “Terraforming Mars” explores the many challenges facing mankind as rival corporations attempt to open up the inhospitable surface of the Red Planet to make it fit for human settlers.
“’Terraforming Mars’ is a game of bold and innovative ideas to take on the hostile environment of an alien planet, and turn it into a living, breathing biosphere and a vibrant human civilization,” adds Enoch Fryxelius, chief executive officer, FryxGames. “We are excited to see some of these ideas come to life and become the backdrop of inspiring stories. Through these novels we hope that more people will be dreaming about Mars and the future of human exploration.”
The first “Terraforming Mars” novel is expected to hit stores in next 2021, with several further volumes being planned.