Miner Wars 2081 - Progress On The In-Game Editor

Prague, Czech Republic, 30 November 2010

One of Miner Wars' sweetest features, (and potentially powerful selling point after completion) is the in-game editor. Today Keen Software House reminds us what it can already do, and flips the veil on what it WILL do. PRETTY SOON.

UPDATE SUMMARY

*Editor: Current and future features lists

*Reminders

-Public meetings with members of the team on saturdays

-Catchphrase feedback/ideas

-Vote for Miner Wars 2081 on indiedb!

*Store: 70% discount

EDITOR

What is this editor all about? Exactly what does it edit?

Well, it edits Sectors, to put it simply, and by the time it's finished the Miner Wars 2081 player can make his/her own expansion if they want.

Miner Wars Editor Key Features

-Create and save randomly generated sectors in two clicks.

*Randomly generated sectors also vary in overall colors of sector (fog, etc.)

-Create asteroids with selected material

-Carve asteroids into desired shapes

-Create large and small ships, debris

-Small ships in placement act as enemy bots

-Move and place the objects around in your sectors(rotating non-voxel objects added recently)

-Save and play your sector

-Share your sectors instantly with others

Already some pretty impressive functionality. Let's take a peek at their progress.

Following is the list of features they're working on as we speak:

--Move and change player starting position

--Copy/paste objects

--Choose behavior of small ships (enemy, friend, guns and more)

--Multiple-material asteroids

--Merging asteroids between themselves (this is a method of generating new and interesting asteroid shapes)

--Reload currently edited sector

--Control Fog and Sun colors

So it looks like pretty soon, not only will you be able to enter multi-player games with buddies, but you'll also be able set up basic scenarios too. Co-op, anyone? How's about a HUGE space battle, where the outcome is never the same twice?

REMINDERS

*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.

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

STORE

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:

http://www.minerwars.com/Contests.aspx

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ABOUT MINER WARS

Miner Wars 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.

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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: keenswh@keenswh.com

Company web-site: http://www.KeenSWH.com


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