I have just been made aware of this most excellent independent board game in-the-making, Mars needs Mechanics.
The inventors describe it thus:
„London, 1873. The British Royal Academy of Space Exploration has just announced a mission to colonize Mars! It has invited the world’s best steam mechanics to compete for the prestigious position of Royal Astronautical Engineer, on board the spacecraft, the HMS Victoria VII. To win the job, contestants will have to prove their resourcefulness, ingenuity, cunning timing, and of course, mastery of Steampunk mechanisms!“
Now be so kind and watch the video:
And then sidle over and pledge your support!