Miner Wars 2081: Why the name change?

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London, United Kingdom, 2 November 2010 - Miner Wars 2081: Why the name change?

Keen Software House has a special announcement today regarding an addition to its game's title: Miner Wars 2081:

"Here at Keen Software House, we felt the need to present our game more clearly as a science fiction title. We also have sequels planned so it's important for us to give this installment its own unique identity." -Marek Rosa

Below is a snippet released from Keen's script writer Artimus Bena, depicting the delicious atmosphere they're going for with this new title change: "Nearly a decade after the Solar Event, our problems have only mounted. Many of us in space have reached their breaking point. Limited food, scarce supplies, bitter feuds; a third of us have been diagnosed with some level of radiation poisoning due to prolonged subjection to solar flares. This is our legacy. The year 2081... may be our last."

UPDATES

    <*>New addition to the game's title <*>New distributors: impulsedriven.com and yawma.net <*>New engine updates: editor, weaponry

New Distributors:

Meanwhile, Keen Software House continues to rack up assets as it blazes through production. Word has it that the indie company is taking matters into its own hands, making distribution deals early in production with such high-traffic sites as Stardock.com and GamersGate.com

Today they announce the additions of impulsedriven.com and yawma.net to their list of on-line distributors.

New Engine Features:

- Editor: increased functionality, true player to player map sharing

- Weaponry: New silent "Rifle" class weapon for your testing pleasure

A complete loadout on the current build's features can be found here: http://www.minerwars.com/CurrentTestBuildFeatures.aspx

STORE

Awesomely, 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 6 Degrees Of Freedom (6DOF) underground and space shooter played in a fully destructible environment and is a combination of single player story game and MMO.

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 Ltd 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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