Drones and RC vehicles are the basic workers of your colony. These automated robots harvest resources and manufacture infrastructure and Space Dome facilities for colonial habitation, allow you to transport goods, explore anomalies, and shuttle colonists around. Built to be resilient against most of what the Martian environment can throw at them, the arch-enemy of all man-made technology on Mars, dust, will eventually incapacitate vehicles if not cleaned regularly.
Overview[edit | edit source]
Drones can be operated from a Rocket, a rover or a fixed Drone Hub, with each drone being assigned to one of these three possible bases. They are tasked with distributing resources, gathering resources from surface deposits, building and maintaining structures as well as repairing damaged structures and vehicles.
Each base has a service area (the radius of which can be adjusted), which is the area where the drones attached to the base will autonomously construct/repair/maintain buildings, carry resources between production buildings and cargo bays and, in the absence of any other things to do, gather resources from the surface of the planet.
Drones run on batteries and need to charge up frequently. They may do so only at RC Rover and Charging Stations which in turn can be built individually or are found attached to Drone Hubs.
Other types of vehicles are manually operated and controlled remotely, with their range dictated by the batteries they carry.
Types[edit | edit source]
- Drones are the backbone of the Martian colony's work force. They are tasked with distributing resources, gathering resources from surface deposits, building and maintaining structures as well as repairing damaged structures and vehicles.
- RC Transport
- A rover designed for transporting goods.
- RC Explorer
- A special rover equipped for detecting and analyzing anomalies.
- A modern airborne vehicle for shuttling colonists and items across the planet.