If no one can hear you scream in space, then on Mars we suspect no one can hear you whimpering in the dark hoping that death doesn't find you.
This is because the new trailer for Mines of Mars – which will be released onto the App Store on March 6th - is dripping with the kind of atmosphere and loneliness that is usually reserved for reserved for Metroid.
This comparison is no coincidence. Developer Crescent Moon Games cites Nintendo's classic exploration game and Motherload in as their inspirations for the Mines of Mars.
Set in dark and moody 2D environments, Mines of Mars is, at its core, a procedurally-generated mining game. It is not a complete sandbox however, as the exploration is framed by a story about discovering the truth behind life on Mars.
The game's dark mines will force you to battle past Mars's inhabitants with a variety of weapons. You'll need to fight to survive and / or gain currency depending on the situation.
You can dig into Mine of Mars on iPhone and iPad later this week, so keep an eye out for more information soon.