Deliver Us Mars is the follow-up to Deliver Us the Moon, and developer KeokeN Interactive has our attention, citing The Last of Us Part II as an inspiration. Today, we got a new developer diary that further explores the narrative themes of the title.

The setup for Deliver Us Mars is simple: astronaut Kathy Johnson undertakes a mission to Mars to retrieve colony ships known as ARKS, which will be vital to saving Earth, which is now ravaged by the effects of climate change.

Kathy's father, Isaac, stole the ARKS years before, abandoning both Earth and his daughter, and is now a wanted criminal. But a mysterious signal emanating from the red planet has convinced Kathy that her father is still alive and that Earth's salvation awaits on Mars.

We can see how The Last of Us Part II would be an inspiration, considering the emotional father/daughter dynamic. It remains to be seen how well KeokeN can stick the landing, but from what we have seen so far, Deliver Us Mars is on the right course. The title launches on 21 September, so we don't have long to wait.

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