Prague, Czech Republic, 23 November 2010
This week there's a lot of good stuff to cover. Keen software House is giving the fans of Miner Wars 2081 a peek at their playbook, so to speak, announcing what features they plan to have working within the next few engine updates. This is actually pretty exciting for those of us who've been waiting anxiously to hear what Keen Software House is planning to do next.
Also on the agenda this week are a few reminders about some things you may be interested in; the number of site registrations revealed; and then a fun new segment called the "Top Miner Awards", for which there are no actual awards, just the glamor and fame attached to being a world class prospector!
But the centerpiece? An announcement from Keen: How you can get a free copy of the MMO version of the game. Hurry up though, the deadline is the first of December. More information below.
*Engine: Some well-anticipated features are in the works.
-Public meetings with members of the team on saturdays
-Vote for Miner Wars 2081 on indiedb!
*Community: A major landmark in site registrations, Top Miner Awards
*Store: 70% discount
Keen Software House will grant anyone who has already pre-ordered the game, and ANYONE who orders BEFORE the first of December, 2010 (That's *December 1st, 2010*), will be granted a free copy of the Miner Wars MMO. This move was in response to a more and more common misconception among existing customers, which the company has accepted the blame for.
They stress that it's important to remember that Miner Wars 2081, and the Miner Wars MMO are two separate products, although "2081" WILL have a 'classic FPS', small server-based multi-player system.
The official announcement/explanation here: http://www.minerwars.com/ForumTopic.aspx?id=1382
Check the STORE section below for ordering information.
Some seriously complex features are in the works, and probably just the kind of features you've been waiting for.
The Keen to-do list includes a way more advanced Level Of Detail (LOD) system, (which will feature much smoother transitions and improved FPS), dynamic shadows, and yes... MULTI-PLAYER MODE. Right now, angels are singing in the sky for you, I'm sure.
Of course, the Miner Wars 2081 player should keep in mind it could take a while to get all these features in presentable condition, but now you know some really high-demand stuff is on the way!
A complete loadout on the current build's features can be found here: http://www.minerwars.com/CurrentBuildFeatures.aspx
*Every Saturday, members of the Miner Wars 2081 development team are holding meetings for live feedback from the community.
Details here: http://www.minerwars.com/ForumTopic.aspx?id=1221
*Keen Software House is still looking for feedback on a new "catchphrase" for the game.
Details here: http://www.minerwars.com/ForumTopic.aspx?id=1274
*Vote for Miner Wars 2081 at indiedb.com.
Details here: http://www.minerwars.com/ForumTopic.aspx?id=1326
The Miner Wars 2081 staff are proud to announce that the Miner Wars site now has OVER 5000 registrations. Whew, congratulations guys!
The Miner Wars site reports that over 269,008.40 worth in mined ore has been gathered so far by enthusiastic miners out there! Keen Software House would like to take this opportunity to recognize the top 3 miners out there.
*In third place we have "D4rkFr4g" at 8,519, beating "TheVillageIdiot" to third place by only *three* points!
*"raidersgun" takes a firm position in second place with 11,240!
*And in first place, standing victorious is "Nekora" with an astonishing and impressive twenty-six thousand forty points (26,040)!
A pat on the back, and perhaps a tissue, for each of you brave souls!
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 2081 is a 6DOF interior and space shooter played in a fully destructible environment featuring single player, co-op, and standard multi-player modes, with an MMOG in the planning stages.
As a player, you operate an advanced mining ship in an open world asteroid belt area.
You dig kilometers of tunnels, harvest the ore, travel the solar system, fight your enemies and discover mysterious alien secrets.
Game play is led by an epic story and is a combination of a single/multi-player game, cooperative, or you against everyone.
The story will introduce you to many types of missions: rescue, exploration, revenge, base defense, theft, transportation, stealth, search and destroy, pure harvesting, racing or just flying around and destroying 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 like to play.
NOTE TO EDITORS:
Game page: http://www.MinerWars.com
(Feel free to use pictures, videos and texts from this site to preview or review the Miner Wars game).
Press contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Company web-site: http://www.KeenSWH.com