THEME & NARRATIVE
The near future.
The Solarus Corporation discovered an infinite source of rare and precious minerals deep in the red crust. Resources that will end the energy crisis on Earth and fuel the deep space expeditions planned as population swells beyond capacity.
Constructing magnificent surface bases, Solarus. early mining endeavors resulted in returns of wealth beyond measure. Delving deeper they installed new facilities and recruited more adventurous technicians and operators seeking to expand their empire.
Then, one day, Mars went silent.
Cut off from their people, Solarus sent new recruits to continue operations and restore communications. You are such a recruit and with Mars growing closer by the hour, you sense that all is not right on the Red Planet.
Can you uncover the mysteries of Mars or will her secrets be your undoing?
Good luck, employee 1001.
Set on Mars in an alternate Cold-War era, Super Motherload is a 1 to 4-player couch co-op digging adventure with storyline by Image Comics' Kurtis Wiebe, a fully voiced cast of Soviet and American characters, and a procedurally-generated world that changes each time you play. Purchase powerful upgrades and supplies for your mining pod as you progress and prosper, as well as rare special abilities with random availability.
You, the player, work for Solarus Corporation, an inter-planetary mining operation that has developed the infrastructure needed to harvest the precious resources of Mars to meet demand back on Earth. Soon after being dropped on Mars, you begin to discover that things aren't quite as they seem.
Players collect minerals beneath the surface of the planet, and then return to the surface to sell these minerals at a Mineral repair depot. The core of the game revolves around making trips deep into the ground and returning to the surface to sell, repair, refuel and upgrade your digging apparatus for increased efficiency and profit. Subterranean Facilities beneath the surface allow the player to perform functions such repairing, refuelling, selling minerals, upgrading and buying items.
RPG-inspired mechanics, upgrades, quests & special abilities
10 playable characters to unlock
Procedurally-generated world that changes each time you play
Branching storyline choices with multiple game endings
Over 150 explosive-based puzzles to solve
An epic boss battle
An extremely difficult hardcore mode for Motherload veterans!
Story by award winning Image Comic's writer Kurtis Wiebe of Peter Panzerfaust & Green Wake fame
Full voice overs and a full-length original score by indie electronic artist Eric Cheng