''Review of //Life on Mars?//'' by Stephen Granade //Life on Mars?// is a short parser game about Charlotte, an astronaut stranded on Mars after her shuttle crashed. While this sounds similar to the plot of Andy Weir's book //The Martian//, in many ways it's the [[anti-//Martian//->anti-Martian]], especially given how puzzle-free //Life on Mars// is. The game was originally entered into the 2014 French IF competition, but the IFComp version is a new translation of the original. It's great to see translated works in the competition, and I'm glad the rules have been expanded to allow them. This has been a good year for translated works. For example, this year's Best Novel Hugo went to a translated work, Cixin Liu's //The Three-Body Problem//. I'm a sucker for the [[kind of story->Story Summary]] that //Life on Mars?// is telling. But I found myself disengaged from the game. I could appreciate what it was trying to do, but it didn't really work for me.In the story you play Charlotte, the sole survivor of a failed Mars mission. You're stranded in a habitat, awaiting rescue, and dealing with a heaping helping of survivor's guilt and [[post-traumatic stress disorder->PTSD]]. The robots Bill and Bob are your only company...until you start finding hints that you may not be alone. But can Charlotte trust what she's sensing, given her emotional state? That tension between what is real and what isn't gives the story its narrative momentum. Charlotte is all but convinced that she caused the accident that killed the rest of the crew and stranded her on Mars, [[no matter what the Earth-side techs say->Nitpicking]]. (if: (history:) contains "anti-Martian")[Anyway, despite being willing to overlook the game's science,](else:)[I started the game with high hopes, but] as I played through the game, I focused more and more on [[nit-picky things->CEO gripe]].//The Martian// is about an astronaut named Mark Watney being stranded on Mars after an accident. He can't be rescued for a long time, so he's got to find a way to survive years on supplies meant for a 30-day mission. //Life on Mars?// is about an astronaut named Charlotte, the sole survivor of a failed Mars mission. She's stranded in a Martian habitat, awaiting rescue. While //Life on Mars?// superficially resembles //The Martian//, it's really its opposite. Where //The Martian// pushes aside the psychological impact of being stranded alone on a planet with little hope of rescue, //Life on Mars?// is all about that impact. //The Martian// presents Mark Watney with problem after problem, all of which he has to solve in clever ways. There aren't any similar problems facing Charlotte in //Life on Mars?// She has plenty of food, even if it isn't palatable, and the Martian habitat was built to last a long time. //The Martian// is about what it takes physically to survive in a hostile environment. //Life on Mars?// is about the psychological toll of being the lone survivor in a hostile place. Charlotte is dealing with a heaping helping of survivor's guilt and [[post-traumatic stress disorder->PTSD]]. The robots Bill and Bob are her only company...until she starts finding hints that she may not be alone. But can Charlotte trust that those hints are read, given her emotional state? That tension between what is real and what isn't gives the story its narrative momentum. For instance, Charlotte is all but convinced that she caused the accident that killed the rest of the crew and stranded her on Mars, no matter what the Earth-side techs say. Given my science background, you'd think I'd be more pleased with //The Martian//'s focus on scientific accuracy than with the cavalier treatment of science in //Life on Mars?// But //Life on Mars?// isn't about being scientifically rigorous, and complaining about the game's science would be like complaining about the lack of gunfights in the movie //Inside-Out//. Besides, you're likely [[not interested in the science either->Nitpicking]]. [[Or //are// you?->Science Explanation]]Okay, let's do this. There are minor issues, like how the base is stocked with a kind of "tofu" that's made from recycled shit. That's really unlikely to happen before 2018, when the game is set. (And, yes, I know <a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/nasa-awards-200000-grant-to-a-research-project-aimed-at-turning-astronaut-poo-into-food-10460990.html" target="_blank">NASA gave a $200,000 grant in 2015 for a "closed-loop" recycling system</a>. That's unlikely to give us poop tofu any time soon.) Your body does a good job of pulling the useful nutrients and calories out of food. Putting those back in while killing off the nasty pathogens that live in our waste is a not-great solution. It'd be a lot better to use the same system we've used to turn poop into food since the dawn of time: compost it and use it for fertilizer. The major issue, though, the one that tripped me up the most, was [[how cavalierly the Ares corporation talked about getting a rescue shuttle to Mars->Porkchop Plots]]. I get hung up on [nitpicks]<b1|(click-replace: ?b1)[[side issues]<b2|(click-replace: ?b2)[minor gripes]] when I'm not engaged in a story. And by the end of the game, I was moving through it at a good clip, its effect lost on me. When I dug into why, I realized that [[the interface had distanced me from the story->Interface]] and I [[wasn't really sure who Charlotte was->Character]].//I can't believe a CEO would write an email with the words "will not appeal any sentence against us about this accident." No way the board of directors would [[let him get away with that.->Robot Names]]// //Wait, when Charlotte first describes Bob, one of the two robots running around the base, she says, "The little red robot is Bob. You don't really know why, but that's the name he's been given." The other robot is named Bill. But she also talks about her dogs back on Earth being named Bob and Bill. Were the robots named for her dogs and she forgot? Is this just [[coincidence?->Military Ranks]]////General Koskinen just chewed out Charlotte for not doing science because she's suffering from PTSD. I know Charlotte has a military rank, but is she still in the military chain of command? Ares, the company running the Mars mission, is a European public company. Wouldn't Ares's astronauts be ex-military at the most? You don't stay active military and work for a company, [[do you?->Wondering Why]]//The game uses a parser interface and a world model, but there's little to that world. The Mars base is very limited in scope, and there are no puzzles. The game is more an epistolic story that's told through emails. The emails are great&mdash;there are a lot of things in them that [[ring true->Email Bits I Recognize]]. But the experience of reading them is [not so great. ]<not-great|(click: ?not-great)[(live:.5s)[(stop:){(live:250ms)[<p class="css-typing" style="font-family: Consolas,monospace">That's because each one is slowly typed out.</p>(stop:)]}] It's a kind of effect that's bearable for one email, but you spend the bulk of the game reading email after email. I found myself putting the game aside and only coming back to it [[when an email was done printing.->Problems of Pacing]] ]I feel funny saying that I don't have a handle on Charlotte's character, since she comments directly on the emails she's reading. But beyond her immediate reactions to her situation and those emails, she's a cypher. I know she has dogs, and I know she had someone she was romantically interested in. But mostly she's presented as a collection of PTSD symptoms. That's a shame, because I'd love to know more about her. What made her want to be an astronaut? The game tells us that she holds rank in the military. [[Why'd she enlist?->Expectations]] Oh, Dr. Steve Brilliant, how many people I've known like you. You made sure to drop your Ph.D. in Geology in the opening line of your email as subtly as an anvil tied to an elephant. I bet you went to Harvard and would have mentioned that fact if your email had been longer. You tried so hard to sympathize with what Charlotte's going through, only to beg her to analyze some minerals. "I ask you, please, to think about Science!" My career path in science and space exploration has been strewn with scientists like you who can't see past the work they've currently got funded. Believe me, Dr. Steve Brilliant, I think about Science every day, but that doesn't give me license to not empathize with people. Plus! Dr. Steve Brilliant is on Team MARS, the ''M''ineral ''A''nalysis of ''R''ocks from ''S''pace! That is the //ne plus ultra// of space project acronyms. //[[Back->Interface]]//The typewriter effect both provides pacing and lets Charlotte interject her own thoughts as the emails unspool. As an email is typing out in the left side of the window, Charlotte's commentary appears in a separate column to the right. <table style="font-size:60%; font-family: Consolas, monospace"><tr><td>From: media-dept@aresmail.com `[Sat 15 Sept 2018 10:51 PM]` &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Charlotte Tournier, The following downloads were successfully completed: &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Cyclicity of Catastrophe — The Rain (full album)</td><td valign="bottom">`[oh yeah, right, I downloaded that]`</td></tr> <tr><td>This is an automated message; please do not reply. Regards,</td><td valign="bottom">`[i should listen to it, it sounded like good doom metal]`</td></tr> <tr><td>The Media Department</td><td valign="bottom">`[there, i'll add it to the playlist]`</td></tr> </table> There are two interface problems with this. One, it's an uncomfortable reading experience. To support the two columns, the game requires an extremely wide window. It was like having two books open next to each other and having to skip between them throughout. Two, the typewriter effect means that you can't read at your natural speed. That's a good way to make players impatient, which works against players empathizing with Charlotte. The game is parser-driven, but it's so constrained that it could've worked with a choice-based interface. There are a lot of times when all you do is press the space bar to continue the story. A link-based email interface [[might have worked better->Choice-Based Email]] while providing the same kind of pacing mechanism.(set: $thoughtcount to 0)From: (link:"emshortif@gmail.com")[emshortif@gmail.com (set: $thoughtcount to it + 1)(text-color:#006400)[//(Ooh, new email from Emily!)//]] Date: Wed 21 Oct 2015 9:22 AM Hey, Sarge — I’m doing a somewhat quixotic project soliciting one or two comp reviews each from old IF hands and various other folks. I feel slightly cheeky sending this email to anyone, but especially so in your case; and I realize that you may be all-consumingly busy with your current stuff. (link: "I am enjoying the shower pics.")[I am enjoying the shower pics. (set: $thoughtcount to it + 1)(text-color:#006400)[//(I thought posting pictures of my ever-ongoing shower renovation would motivate me. Instead it's just documented my shame and laziness.)//]] However, there’s a short, relatively low-difficulty game, translated from the original French, about a near-future colonist on Mars. (link: "(\"Life on Mars?\")")[`("Life on Mars?")` (set: $thoughtcount to it + 1)(text-color:#006400)[//(Oh, hey, sounds interesting.)//]] A great deal of the story involves gentle satire of email between various space agency bureaucrats. For some reason (link: "this insistently called you to mind.")[this insistently called you to mind. (set: $thoughtcount to it + 1)(text-color:#006400)[//(Ha, yes. The danger of having done a lot of work for NASA.)//]] (live: 100ms)[(if: $thoughtcount >= 4)[//[[Next->Thoughts on Prototype]]//(stop:)]]There are also problems with how the game constrains your choices. There are times when Charlotte won't go in a direction. Sometimes the message about Charlotte refusing to go in a direction includes a physical reaction. (font: "Consolas, monospace")[&gt;n ...you have a bad feeling about this -- worse, even, straight-out terror. Your stomach is tied in knots, breathing is hard. You close your eyes for a few seconds, leaning on the wall. Hang in there.] Which means that, if you repeat the command, you repeat the action. (font: "Consolas, monospace")[&gt;n ...you have a bad feeling about this -- worse, even, straight-out terror. Your stomach is tied in knots, breathing is hard. You close your eyes for a few seconds, leaning on the wall. Hang in there.] Your earlier attempt isn't acknowledged. It's a minor failing, but [[one that can destroy the game's mood->Screaming]].Charlotte has a lot of symptoms I associate with PTSD: flashbacks, nightmares, hyperarousal, guilt, anger. But I haven't experienced PTSD myself, and I wonder if Charlotte's experiences would ring true to someone who has suffered PTSD. //(link-goto: "Back", (history:)'s last)// I'm not convinced my prototype interface is the right one, but it lets players actively discover the character's thoughts while [[reading the email at their own pace->Boundaries]]. There were a number of things I liked about the game. It sharply limits your choices throughout, appropriate to Charlotte's situation and PTSD. You don't control Charlotte's replies to email, or her actions during a nightmare sequence, and that works well. Similarly, the part where you run through the base so fast that only the first bit of each room description is printed was a nice touch. I really appreciated Charlotte's email correspondents. I've worked alongside Dr. Steve Brilliant, the work-obsessed researcher. I've listened to General Koskinen steamroll over others' emotions because he's a no-nonsense military man who's here to make sure those undisciplined workers get shit done. I've been Chris Tacker, the guy in the middle of the bureaucracy struggling to balance a co-worker's obvious suffering with the need to keep a project going. [[I just wish those things had outweighed the parts that didn't work for me->Conclusion]].(font: "Consolas, monospace")[&gt;e Leave, get out of here -- but to go where? This base is a sealed bubble, you can't go anywhere. Be strong -- but terror seizes you and the thought of going inside this room almost makes you want to throw up. It's an unsolvable problem; your heart is pounding hard and fast, you're unable to focus on anything. Out of desperation, of fear, or to try to give yourself some courage, [you scream.]<s1|](click-append: ?s1)[ (font: "Consolas, monospace")[&gt;e Leave, get out of here -- but to go where? This base is a sealed bubble, you can't go anywhere. Be strong -- but terror seizes you and the thought of going inside this room almost makes you want to throw up. It's an unsolvable problem; your heart is pounding hard and fast, you're unable to focus on anything. Out of desperation, of fear, or to try to give yourself some courage, [you scream.]<s2|](click-append: ?s2)[ (font: "Consolas, monospace")[&gt;e Leave, get out of here -- but to go where? This base is a sealed bubble, you can't go anywhere. Be strong -- but terror seizes you and the thought of going inside this room almost makes you want to throw up. It's an unsolvable problem; your heart is pounding hard and fast, you're unable to focus on anything. Out of desperation, of fear, or to try to give yourself some courage, [[you scream.->Mood is Key]] ] ]] For a game like //Life on Mars?//, mood is key. And cracks in the game world let the mood seep out, leaving the player (if: (history:) contains "Character")[[[unmoved by the story.->Not All Bad]]](else:)[unmoved by the story. Then there was my [[uncertainty about who Charlotte was->Character]]. ] Getting around in space isn't like getting around on Earth. There's no air to slow you down, so you can coast once you get going. That makes the distance between planets less important than how much energy it takes to get there. You use energy to speed up and then, when you get to Mars, you use energy to slow down and orbit. The energy it takes is changing all the time because planets move relative to each other. Calculating the amount of energy you need to get from one planet to another isn't simple. Rocket scientists calculate trajectories that go directly to Mars, as well as ones that loop around bodies like the Moon to get a gravitational boost. They plug in when they want the mission to leave and when it should arrive, and calculate how much energy it'll take to fly that mission. Then they look for the dates and trajectories that take the least amount of energy, because it's hard to make a rocket that holds enough fuel to get to Mars even when the energy requirement is low. The best dates to go to Mars are clustered in a short launch window&mdash;generally about a week long. After that, it takes more fuel to get to Mars than your rocket has on board, and you can't just strap an extra fuel tank on the side. //Life on Mars?// takes place in mid-2018. In an email from July 31, 2018, the CEO of the company that sent Charlotte to Mars says that they're planning an express launch that will reach the base by February 2019. Is that possible? NASA's Ames Research Center has an online tool that'll do trajectory calculations for you and find out when the best time to launch is. I <a href="http://trajbrowser.arc.nasa.gov/traj_browser.php?NEAs=on&NECs=on&chk_maxMag=on&maxMag=25&chk_maxOCC=on&maxOCC=4&chk_target_list=on&target_list=Mars&mission_class=oneway&mission_type=rendezvous&LD1=2015&LD2=2025&maxDT=1&DTunit=yrs&maxDV=6.0&min=DV&wdw_width=365&submit=Search#a_load_results" target="_blank">ran that tool</a> for the dates when //Life on Mars?// takes place. <img 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width="600"/> There's a pretty efficient trajectory that leaves Earth on May 10th, 2018 and arrives on December 4th. It only uses about 4.4 kilometers/sec of [delta-V.]<deltaV|(click-append: ?deltaV)[ (Rocket scientists use delta-V to measure how much energy it'll take to get somewhere. The reason has to do with the Tsiolkovsky rocket equation, which shows how a spacecraft's change in velocity is related to how much fuel it has to burn. For our purposes, the main thing is that more delta-V means more fuel means a harder mission to pull off.)] But that trajectory leaves before the CEO's email. Let me <a href="http://trajbrowser.arc.nasa.gov/traj_browser.php?NEAs=on&NECs=on&chk_maxMag=on&maxMag=25&chk_maxOCC=on&maxOCC=4&chk_target_list=on&target_list=Mars&mission_class=oneway&mission_type=rendezvous&LD1=2018&LD2=2020&maxDT=1&DTunit=yrs&maxDV=20.0&min=DV&wdw_width=-1&submit=Search#a_load_results" target="_blank">re-run the tool</a> and see if any less-good trajectories are available that we still might use. <img 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width="600"/> That's...not so good. The latest available launch windows are before July 1. After that, the amount of fuel you'd need far outstrips what we can realistically do with today's rockets. Ares isn't going to be able to launch a shuttle after that email was sent and get to Mars in [5 months.]<5mos|(click-append: ?5mos)[ (There are other launch windows available, but they take around two months to get to Mars, far later than what the Ares CEO promised.)] Like I said, this isn't what the game is about, and it's not why I didn't connect with the game. But, hey, [[you asked about the science->Nitpicking]].It's difficult to construct a strong story when your central character is so under-characterized, especially one that focuses on a person's inner life. And there's never a surprise in Charlotte's reactions. Of //course// she's going to rebel against her orders. Of //course// she's going to spend a lot of time sleeping. Of //course// she'll exhibit avoidance behaviors. Charlotte's inner monologue is on the nose throughout. There's little complexity to her. She almost felt like a (if: (history:) contains "Interface")[[[WebMD summary of PTSD symptoms.->Not All Bad]]](else:)[WebMD summary of PTSD symptoms. That left the game leaning on the interface for its impact. [[If only that had worked better for me.->Interface]] ]There are two broad ways //Life on Mars?// could have tackled Charlotte's PTSD. One would be to focus on Charlotte and show us not only how PTSD is affecting her now but also how it's changed her. But she's so under-characterized that that didn't work for me. The other way would be to emphasize the experience of having PTSD, in which case the interface needs to highlight that experience throughout. Think of how some choices are crossed out in //Depression Quest//, or how the narrator in //Ramses// flat-out refuses a lot of your commands. But the email interface, where you spend most of the game, is off-putting in ways that don't serve the theme. The use of a parser and world model don't help, either. It's a shame. I admire parts of the game, but those parts didn't add up to a satisfying whole. <a href="http://emshort.wordpress.com/2015/11/08/stephen-granade-on-life-on-mars/">//The End//</a>