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Waking Mars Makes First Contact With the New Zealand App store

By , on February 29, 2012

Waking Mars, the extraterrestrial botany sim from Tiger Style, has arrived on the New Zealand App Store, and will, therefore, hit App Stores elsewhere at midnight tonight.

Set in 2097, the game has you exploring Mars's underground network of caves. Before you know it, though, an accident leaves you trapped.

Your only hope for survival is to exploit the cave's ecosystem, bringing life to the near-barren planet by encouraging the growth of alien plants and creatures.

Naturally, no one knows exactly how to encourage the growth of alien plants, so the game places a heavy emphasis on player experimentation throughout.

If you think all that sounds odd, well... you're right. But, since it comes to us from the studio behind the superb Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor, we have high hopes for Waking Mars.

Keep an eye on your local App Store at midnight tonight if you want to grab the game at launch. We're expecting Waking Mars to arrive with a price tag of $4.99.