Based on the best selling novel and critically acclaimed film, The Martian is a real time, text based adventure game that tells the story of Astronaut Mark Watney who finds himself stranded on Mars. Play as a NASA communications specialist and Mark’s sole contact with Earth in this riveting story of survival against all odds. You choose the story path that will ultimately decide Mark’s fate.

-“The writing quality is paramount. Ground control to Little Labs, you've really made the grade.” - EuroGamer

-“Mission Accomplished: compelling and efficient storytelling that draws you in for a moment then lets you get back to the real world.” - Gamezebo

Accept your mission and BRING HIM HOME.

Communicate with Mark in real-time using the Ares III messaging system. Guide him through crucial and difficult decisions to ensure his survival.

Provide Mark with the right advice before time runs out. Remember, science matters! The wrong information could put Mark’s life in jeopardy.

Keep Mark healthy, safe and calm by keeping a constant eye on his real-time vitals on your Apple Watch.

Provide Mark with life-saving information collected from a diverse team of experts you unlock along the way.

Your decisions affect the story outcome. Play again, make different choices and experience different twists and turns.

The Martian: Bring Him Home contains no in-app-purchases or ads.

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What's New

Version 1.1.3

- Fix to a common Apple Watch crash
- Performance improvements on Apple Watch
- Performance improvements on iPhone 5, 5s, 5c
- Bug fixes & optimizations

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
111 Ratings
111 Ratings

Editors’ Notes

Pulling you in from the get-go, The Martian: Bring Him Home turns the heart-pounding book and movie into an immersive text adventure. Struggling to survive until he can be rescued, astronaut Mark Watney messages you—a NASA specialist—for help. Your advice (aided by a team of colleagues) will keep him alive—or doom him forever. Fun twists and witty dialogue ensure the game is every bit as compelling as the story it’s based on.

I haven't heard from Mark in three days.

@Theninarussell on twitter:)

Lots of issues. I'll get a "message from Mark," then the game will say Mark is unavailable. This lasts for hours until he finally comes back for two minutes. Then he's gone again and I'm left wondering if I should trust the next notification. This app has given me trust issues.
Also, the dialogue choices, for the most part, don't impact anything. There are one or two important choices, while the rest are basically saying the same thing. I might as well be reading the book, which I spent less money on than this app.
One last thing: I apparently made him go deaf in the game, but he still talks about listening to music... however that works. It's also aggravating that the app requires you to google or flip through the book to find the correct answers to some of his questions. Why not provide the answers in messages from NASA?? Am I the only human capable of looking something up?
Also, there's no option to flirt with Mark. C'mon now. He's played by Matt Damon.
If you're obsessed with the book and movie like me, by all means, buy this app. Just expect lots of issues and be committed. If you're just looking for something casual to play, I can direct you to Pokémon GO.

Pretty nifty little game


The "Mark" in this game sounds a lot like the guy I. The film, it's hilarious what he says about the astronaut who was marooned in Interstellar- "that guy was a real A-Hole!"

Pretty easy so far if you have followed the book or the movie, basically you just pick the answer that makes the most sense. Sometimes you will have to have read the incoming messages to get the right answer. I was tempted to give "Mark" a deliberate wrong answer, but I think the script would have just corrected me.

It is a lot like lifeline I'll give you that. It's just that style of game. I like this better though.


Little Labs, Inc.
75 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
© 2015 Little Labs Inc.


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