The Mars Simulation Project (mars-sim) is a Java-based open source project that simulates the activities of the first generation of settlers on Mars with a higher fidelity of modeling and simulation details than a typical PC strategy game.
mars-sim aims to integrate and incorporate as many research disciplines (such as physics, chemistry, biology, economics, psychology, and social science) as possible to simulate the dynamics and behaviors of people, social structure, physical and mechanical systems, and environment in the context of developing human settlements on Mars.
A settler will be a computer agent possessing certain prescribed attributes, dynamic properties and the external characteristics imposed on it. Each makes weighted decisions and interact with one another to produce unexpected results in a sandbox world.
For instance, each settler is assigned with a job, a role, having technical skills, personality traits, natural attributes, and preferences of tasks. They build relationship as they interact and work with one another. They are there to live, dream, explore, and settle Mars.
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