OM_Devlog #27: Water Extraction on Mars
While waiting for the beta – here’s another interesting DevLog for you.
Last time we told you about generating power on Mars, and today we would like to bring up another important topic, which is providing access to water. Since you want to succeed in colonizing Mars, you have to know the basics of establishing a self-sustaining colony.
Water is essential for life and your whole Colony simply needs access to it. As a colonist, one of your main tasks will be to establish a water supply system. But how to get water on Mars? First, you have to build wells to extract water from Martian soil. The “wells” in our game are not typical pumps, instead they are futuristic extractors which can heat the soil below and extract the water from the molecules in the ground.
The wells can be built near water rich spots, which can be found by using a spectral detector. Extracted water will be stored in the water tanks. Wells also have their own tanks, so you can distribute the water directly from a well to a building.
To maximize the efficiency of water extraction you can always use a pump station to have complete control over your water distribution. For example, you can control the amount of water supplied to each of the buildings with the use of a special panel. But first, you have to connect the pump station to your base and other buildings.
Stay tuned for upcoming updates. If you have any questions or just want to know more about the game, feel free to join our Discord server!
Occupy Mars Team