In 2050, facing overpopulation and lack of resources, Humanity starts a terraforming program to prepare its exile from the Blue planet. Three space rockets fulled of Mechasms - autonomous robotic insects programed to modify the environment of a planet - are sent to colonize the Moon, Io, and Mars.
30 years later, une first wave of settlers is sent in recognition to Mars, but contact is lost as soon as they arrived. Sent to inquire about their fate, a space probe discovers the awful truth...
Out-of-control Mechasms have tried to absorb the settlers. These last become insane and create a separate society. Called the “Awaken” and devoting themselves to the original Node, they send a clear message to Humanity : it is not welcome on Mars.
To avoid extinction, Humanity has no other choice than recapturing the corrupted lands by the Mechasms.