The Great Martian War

War is Hell, Especially if You’re Fighting Martians


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“The game play is fantastic as it feels as though you are in the middle of a movie.”

– Robyn Oglesby (Mac Sources)



History Meets Science Fiction in The Great Martian War for Android & iOS


TORONTO – Feb. 4, 2014 – It’s June 1913, and relations between Germany and the rest of Europe are tense. On June 28th, a massive shockwave rocks Europe—emanating from a single blast point in the heart of the German Empire. This looks like the beginning of the war everyone has been anticipating; however, it is the terrifying start of something much different. The Great Martian War for iOS and Android spectacularly re-imagines the years 1913-17, with humankind fighting a catastrophic war against a savage race of extraterrestrial invaders.

The Great Martian War is a cinematic and immersive endless runner based on the scripted drama of the same name that aired on HISTORY late last year in the UK and Canada. Playing as Gus Lafonde, a skillful scout and brave soldier determined to survive the Martian invasion, the player navigates vast battlefields—evading land mines, artillery strikes, tanks and terrifying Martian war machines. Along the way, Gus must collect rations and Victisite (the living metal that powers the alien machines) to unlock power-ups and complete his mission.

The Great Martian War (iOS/Android) is free to play and can be downloaded from the App Store [], Google Play [], and Amazon’s Appstore for Android.



  • Virtually endless gameplay: Randomly-generated levels allow for non-stop fun
  • Visceral combat: Immersive 3D visuals and sound effects place you in the middle of the Martian War
  • Massive scale: Escape through vast environments and exciting set pieces as you progress through 18 player levels
  • Period-specific battle gear: Beat the odds with World War I-themed power-ups
  • Achieve the impossible: In-game achievements challenge you to finish your mission and collect rewards
  • Dynamic content: The Martian War universe is always expanding with ongoing content updates and new features!

The Great Martian War app was created for Shaw Media by Emmy® Award-winning Toronto-based interactive agency Secret Location. To appeal to users on a long-term basis, the agency will release content updates that will improve the game via user metrics. The Great Martian War is compatible with iOS, Android and Kindle Fire. For more information, please visit














About the Film
Commissioned by HISTORY (a Shaw Media network) as a co-production between eOne Entertainment in Canada and Impossible Pictures in the U.K., The Great Martian War is a scripted drama in the tradition of Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds. When an unprecedented attack by monstrous Alien war-machines devastates Western Europe, a rag-tag alliance of world governments unite to protect Earth. With powerful and detailed First World War parallels, The Great Martian War is a unique allegorical tale exploring the horrors of war. This landmark project artfully blends state-of-the-art CG elements with actual period footage to produce a convincing Martian War film archive that forms the foundation of the film.


About the Developer
Secret Location is an interactive agency that launches products and solves problems through storytelling. Launched in 2008, the company is already a Digital Emmy®, Gemini, AToMiC, Creativity International, FWA and Marketing Awards winner. Secret Location was also shortlisted for a 2011 Cannes Lion and is a three-time Webby Awards honoree. Secret Location works in three convergent specialties: brand, entertainment and technological development. It is at the intersection of these three verticals that Secret Location has found its niche, creating innovative solutions that connect with audiences and generate awesome results for clients. Secret Location is based in Toronto, Canada, and is led by Executive Producer James Milward. To find out more about Secret Location, visit

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