GLAMi nomination: Space Frontiers: Dawn of Mars

nominated by: Renée Racicot, Canada Aviation and Space Museum, Canada
institution: Canada Aviation and Space Museum
category: Exhibition Media or Experience

Space Frontiers: Dawn of Mars
A colonization mobile game from the Canada Aviation and Space Museum

To download the application

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About the App

Space Frontiers: Dawn of Mars is a strategy-based planet-colonization game. Join the first-ever colony on Mars. Your survival will depend on your ability to gather resources, expand your bases, and conquer new territories. Control a fleet of rovers and extract precious resources from the Martian soil. As commanding officer, you will need to balance colony survival with mission requirements, while battling hazardous and unpredictable conditions on the Red Planet.

The Story

Our first title release in the Space Frontiers series, Dawn of Mars, follows a young Commander, Laura Hopewell, who is leading the first attempt to permanently settle a colony on Mars. You’re introduced to her as she contemplates the frightening reality of landing on this alien planet, so far from help and home. You follow Laura through all the trials and tribulations of early life in a colony, from ensuring food crops are stable, to handling a massive decompression. As Laura, you must learn on your feet and manage your resources carefully, extract precious Martian resources and thrive in this hostile environment. Users that fail to grow cautiously are doomed to fail, but those that master the challenge will watch a fledgling population, become a thriving, multi-colony success.


– Unlock dozens of unique building types
– Battle sandstorms, power loss and other disasters
– Receive science and exploration missions from Earth and gain valuable resources
– Learn from Laura’s mission diaries
– Plot your mining strategy through interactive, satellite imagery
– Start new colonies and ship resources between them
– Challenge your friends through the leaderboard

Video links

These are promo videos that were prepared for different audiences

The Story

More Gameplay

Since its launch in mid-October 2016, Space Frontiers: Dawn of Mars, has been downloaded over 70,000 times, in over 180 countries.