Annual MARS4 Review: Highlights of 2021

Updated: Jul 8

The Mars4 launch in spring 2021 saw the groundwork laid for the establishment of the Mars4 game, the Mars4 token and the revenue-generating Mars Land NFT. Through 2022 and beyond we hope to build upon these successes to implement our integrated NFT economy alongside the exploration and colonization of a virtual Mars.


2021 has been a tremendous and transformative year for Mars4 and our many community members, investors and partners around the globe.

2021 Q1:

  • The idea of the project was born

  • 3D Interactive Mars programmed

The Mars4 project’s development team has modeled their detailed 3D map of Mars’ terrain based on real data from NASA and other space agencies. Think of it as the Martian equivalent of the first 2001 Google Earth 3D map. In this virtual world on Mars, users purchase plots of land that they can later navigate, build upon and monetize.

  • Dual tokenomics set

  • Ongoing smart contract development

2021 Q2:

  • Fundraising started and the first investors/advisors onboarded

A significant turning point was when Illuvium’s head of strategic partnerships Danny, and co-founder Kieran joined as early investors and the lead advisors for Mars4.



  • The community Started to grow exponentially

Martians' community started to grow exponentially and the first cultural groups were created starting with the Mars4 Japan Telegram channel. Here, Mars4 is honored to express special gratefulness for our true fans and early believers such as Yuzo Kano and the whole supporting Japanese community!

Later on, Mars4 established channels for China, South Korea, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Russia, Poland, Turkey, Arabia, Spain, France, Italy, and Africa.


  • The first 10K Mars Land NFTs were sold in a matter of weeks

The pre-sale of Mars Land NFT land plots started in the early summer of 2021 and was well-subscribed with more than 20% of the available plots purchased within the first few weeks.


2021 Q3:

  • Fundraising successfully completed — Mars4 oversubscribed

By the end of the summer, seed funding ended with the top VCs and Partners believing in Mars4. For the early trust we want to say special Thank You to the founders of Illuvium, CEO of Quantstamp, CEO of Bitcoin.com, Ascensive assets, NGC Ventures, AU21, X21, Longterm Ventures and Momentum 6, Andromeda Capital, Spark Digital, Genblock, Tenzor Capital, Stake Capital


  • Mars NFT marketplace opened making NFT sales skyrocketing

In August Mars4 opened its eCommerce site, with the guidelines for customers making it easy to acquire Mars Land NFTs, even for beginners in crypto space. MARS4 dollars were then legalized on the eCommerce site in early October. Since then, buyers on Mars4 marketplace now can pay with ETH, USDT, USDC or MARS4.

  • Smart contracts for NFT and Tokens were launched and audited

Early October saw the smart contract for Mars4 NFT approved by Binance NFT alongside a successful audit by Quantstamp which saw a sizable increase in our community.

  • IDO & TGE

For the first time, the Mars Dollar (MARS4) was introduced to investors on Sushiswap, via the MISO launchpad that was extremely oversubscribed. SushiSwap operates as an automated market maker, which is a kind of decentralized exchange (AMM). There is no central authority in charge of transactions, so users may exchange cryptocurrency tokens without fear of being scammed. SushiSwap, on the other hand, uses mathematical formulae to automatically determine pricing and uses smart contracts to execute transactions.


2021 Q4:

  • Mars rover game on Telegram

More than 2K Martians were playing the rover riding game on Mars4 Telegram to reach the highest scores and win MARS4 tokens.

  • SushiSwap Onsen Program opened up for yield farming

SushiSwap Onsen Program for the first time suggested staking opportunity for Mars4 investors. You can now stake MARS4 and ETH pairs in the 2x Reward Farm for attractive annual percentage yields. If you would like to see the tutorial feel free to click HERE.


  • Listed on our first Centralised Exchanges, Bittrex Global and MEXC

On October 21st MARS4 was opened to our investors through Bittrex Global. Bittrex provides the widest selection of cryptocurrencies in the United States along with fast trade execution and dependable digital wallets, all protected by industry-leading security practices. The USDT-MARS4, BTC-MARS4, and ETH-MARS4 markets are now open!

As part of our listing on Bittrex, our Chief Marketing Officer Paul and main character Ethan participated in the Ask Me Anything sessions that you can check HERE. We also provided a limited-time trading competition event with 400 000 MARS4 reward pool.


This was followed by the Mars4 listing on MEXC Global, the platform with the most comprehensive spot trading categories with the extremely rapid launch of new projects on the entire network. It currently contains the USDT-MARS4 market as well. Together with MEXC we also had AMA, Kickstarter, Trading and holding competition with the 980,000 MARS4 reward pool.

In addition, the market value of MARS4 dollars can be tracked on CoinMarketCap, DexTools or CoinGecko.

  • Multi-award-winning Creative Director joined the Mars4 team

Vitalijus Zukas, the multi-award-winning creative director, had recently joined the Mars4 team to create the NFT game in the Metaverse. His expertise covers the design of Virtual Reality and Metaverse environments. In the video game and film sectors, Vitalijus had almost 20 years of experience. Read the full article HERE.


  • With game development partners started game creation

The game concept was publicized and discussed in Mars4 AMA with Vitalijus!

  • Released Mars4 storyline trailer

  • Released VR movie experience: DUBAI 2040

The first part of the VR experience was shared with the community right before Christmas on Mars4 Discord. The action takes place in The NEWTON Crater land plot, which was sold as one of the first Super Rare NFTs in the Mars4 Metaverse. Thank you to our Dubai-based investors for the inspiration. Wait for the second and third part in 2022! Read more HERE.

To celebrate the launch of the VR movie experience, Mars4 is organizing a huge $16,000 giveaway including 20 Mars Land NFTS, $2000 Mars4 tokens and 10 Oculus Quest 2 for NFT land owners! The competition ends on 2022.01.16 UTC+2 23:59.


Year in Numbers

  • The community has grown to 110K across all our social channels.

  • More than 5,000 investors hold Mars4 NFTs and can call themselves real Martians.