A downloadable game for Windows

Controls WASD to move. E to interact. Minigames require keyboard typing, A & D, entering numbers and dragging sliders.

Objective Delay the inevitable end to your settlement on Mars as long as you can to board as many researchers as you can onto your rocket ship. Overcooked vibes with hints of Among Us mini games, set in a beautiful sci-fi laboratory.

FAQ: We’ve had people ask, and YES, our music was created by our very own developer @Brainoid! I also created the sounds, so please do rate us in the Audio category!

Known Issues: If you get “stuck” on lab equipment, try pressing E again to “disengage” from it.

Streaming Our Game? Unreal games often run poorly in OBS. We recommend adding the game to your scene as a “Game Capture” and checking the “Limit capture framerate” option. Also try checking the VSync option on / off in the game options.


The GROWTH, an invasive species of plant, is expanding rapidly, consuming the planet! A dangerous large growth, known as the MOTHER VINE is destroying everything we’ve ever built. We need to get off this planet, abandoning the planet, leaving our settlements and precious research equipment behind.


The only way off this planet is via my ROCKET. The trouble is, all the other RESEARCHERS are still at their settlements and need to make their way here. I must delay the inevitable Growth for as long as I can, to allow as many of my fellow researchers as possible to escape with me!


The Generator

  • Keep the GENERATOR fuelled! It powers most of the lab’s equipment.
    • Remember to fill the FUEL CAN at the FUEL TANK before refuelling the generator!!

The Greenhouse

  • Keep the GREENHOUSE watered to continue growing our medical herbs
    • Remember to fill the WATERING CAN at the WATER PUMP before watering the crops!!
  • Use the WATER PUMP to resupply its water supply
  • CROPS will grow as long as the greenhouse soil isn’t dry
    • Remember to HARVEST fully grown crops to allow new plants to grow.
  • HARVESTED CROPS will be used to produce the PREFLIGHT BOOSTER SHOT.

The Researchers

  • Keep your eyes and ears open for RESEARCHERS arriving at the MAIN DOOR
  • Open the MAIN DOOR to allow RESEARCHERS into the Lab
    • Remember the Lab needs to re-pressurise for a duration after opening the MAIN DOOR
  • RESEARCHERS will only board the rocket once they’ve had their PRE-FLIGHT BOOSTER SHOT
    • Remember to HARVEST CROPS to produce additional PREFLIGHT BOOSTER SHOTS

The Growth

  • Use the CHAINSAW to remove any growth that’s obstructing lab equipment
  • If the MOTHER VINE gets to our lab, it’ll destroy the rocket and we’ll be doomed.
  • Delay the MOTHER VINE by hitting it regularly with missiles using MISSILE CONTROL
    • Remember the SATELLITE needs to be aligned to use MISSILE CONTROL

The Rocket

  • The ROCKET can only launch after COMPILING THE LAUNCH CODE
  • Board to the ROCKET when ready to depart
    • Remember to delay as long as possible - we must SAVE as many RESEARCHERS as possible!!


  • Remember to put back the CHAINSAW, FUEL CAN and WATERING CAN back where you found them!
Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
(1 total ratings)
AuthorsHonestDan, Brainoid, spacey3d
Made withUnreal Engine
Tagsamongus, Game Jam, lab, Ludum Dare, Ludum Dare 50, mars, overcooked, researchers, science, vines
LinksLudum Dare


TheLarsMission_V1-2.zip 263 MB


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Ridiculous and awesome. I may be the best water pumper in north america.