Keen Software - 21 December 2010 Miner Wars 2081– Free gifts from the developers
Developers at Keen Software House have begun a new tradition– releasing pieces of Miner Wars 2081 source code, programmer documentation, revolutionary algorithms, audio files, models, textures, shaders, snippets of the game design document and myriad other points of interest to developers in the community - for free!
Presenting: Keen Auto Updater and Keen Star Background!
These applications will be free to use, with full source code, registered under public domain license. We expect that people will share this code on source code repository servers and begin collaborating. Or simply use for their own enjoyment!
Keen Auto Updater:a customizable tool which allows the automatic updating of a pre-installed program.
Keen Star Background: a construction and rendering tool for creating backgrounds for 3D applications (aka sky-sphere or sky-cube). Giving out assets will be a new tradition at Keen Software House, because we’re lovely and cuddly and want you all to be happy.
No not really, it’s just because Marek Rosa (CEO) wants us to, and whatever he says goes. No really, one time a programmer tried to stand up to him, and he was bludgeoned to death with a keyboard– he was only 8.
Please send help, this company run as a Dickensian workshop labored by orphans. Orphans with diseases. I’m writing this email to you now as a one-armed, 11-year old boy named“Timmy-27” (he doesn’t bother with proper names anymore).
The money you and government send helps, but mostly the money is spent funding Marek’s‘Death-Ray’.
I wish I could see the sun again, just one more time. It’s so cold.
And please, download the applications. Marek is threatening to take my other arm away soon :(
On a happier note: we’d like to know what you’d like from us!
Are audio files important to you? Or perhaps models and shaders are more your thing? Let us know on the forums and we’ll do our best to meet our fans’ needs.
Finally, the staff at Keen Software House want to wish you all a very merry Christmas; from the lowliest programmer, to the most handsome and radiant writer (Richard Waldron, I think we all agree). And most of all, a special thanks to all the dying orphans out there whose low labor cost made this game possible!
- Terms for our public domain license may be found at http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0
- Keen Auto Updater, Keen Star Background and many more information available on our company forums: http://forum.keenswh.com
Don’t forget to check out our Christmas edition of Miner Wars 2081!
Keen Software House offers a challenge to players who have pre-ordered the game - to go out and find as many“Christmas-y" things in the new engine release as possible.
Careful, some of them are rather subtle.
- Every Saturday, members of the Miner Wars 2081 development hold meetings for live feedback from the community.
Details here: http://www.minerwars.com/ForumTopic.aspx?id=1221
- Keen Software House is looking for feedback on a new "catchphrase" for the game (no… more… Schwarzenegger…).
Details here: http://www.minerwars.com/ForumTopic.aspx?id=1274
The game is still available for a 70% discount. This package includes free access to the current build, and free updates to the engine until the final stages of production.
To take advantage of this offer while it's still hot, visit the Miner Wars store: http://www.minerwars.com/Store
Don't forget, if you're strapped for cash, there are plenty of ways to earn a free copy of the game:
ABOUT MINER WARS
Miner Wars is a 6DOF space and base shooter, played in an entirely destructible environment. Features include single-player, co-op, and standard multi-player modes– with an MMOG in the works!
As a player, you operate an advanced mining ship in an open world asteroid belt.
Dig kilometers of tunnels through asteroids, harvest the ore, travel the vast Solar System, fighting your enemies and discovering mysterious alien secre—well, we’ve said too much.
Gameplay is led by an epic storyline which will introduce you to many types of mission: rescue, exploration, revenge, base defense, thievery, transportation, stealth, search-and-destroy, harvesting, racing or just freeplay as you zoom around and blasting everyone and everything you see.
World release: TBA
Platform: Windows, Xbox 360 Live Arcade, iPhone (pocket version)
ABOUT KEEN SOFTWARE HOUSE:
Keen Software House s. r. o. is an independent software development company focused on creating innovative video games. We are passionate gamers who love developing games and we want to make games that people love to play.
Company web-site: http://www.KeenSWH.com
NOTE TO EDITORS:
Game page: http://www.MinerWars.com
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