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About the StoryThe space team from Europe is very close to their designated target - the first manned exploration of Mars. But an accident strikes the team and one of the two shuttle pilots discovers that the red planet holds a secret far beyond his imagination. At last he reveals the true objective of his mission.
Ares won first place at the German interactive fiction Grand Prix 2010.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:One of the best German language games, December 14, 2011
Michael Baltes Spiel mit mehreren Ausgängen ist zu keiner Zeit langweilig und verrät an vielen Stellen seine Liebe zu Infocom-Spielen wie Steve Meretzkys »Planetfall« (1983), dem eine kleine Hommage in Form des Sicherheitsgewebes im Shuttle gewidmet ist. Viele der Rätsel stellen hohe Anforderungen an die Implementierung, die Baltes souverän gemeistert hat. Die Anlage der Hauptgeschichte als klassische Cave-crawl-Story mit aberwitzigen Fallenkonstruktionen ist Geschmackssache, das schmälert jedoch nicht den Gesamteindruck als profundes Textadventure, das zu den handwerklich besten deutschsprachigen überhaupt zählen dürfte.
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