Miner Wars closed beta running, New Patch and Competition

Prague, Czech Republic, July 7, 2010

Dear space shooter fans,

First of all I would like to thank all the people that are giving us this much support in our project. We are very proud to announce that our start of the closed beta went almost flawlessly. We have started to work closely with about 50 beta testers and are receiving bug reports and all kinds of suggestions on regular basis. People are playing and discussing lively about the game and were loving it.

All the feedback that the testers are giving us having a big impact on the game development as we are closely listening to all of our fans. Its a game for the players after all.

We still have some beta testing places open, but because of the enormous interest the current open places are beginning to grow thin. We urge all the people interested to join the closed beta testing to apply using the rules in this forum thread:

http://www.minerwars.com/ForumTopic.aspx?id=230

Furthermore we would like to announce that as of this day were starting a new competition to create a logo of our engine VRage. This engine is what powers Miner Wars. VRage engine supports a dynamic full destructible environment. VRage will be made available to all Indie development teams in the future for modest price levels. We would like it to become a tool of young studios that want to create new original titles.

These are the basic rules of the competition:

http://www.minerwars.com/ForumTopic.aspx?id=665

As of this day were going to post the newest game improvements on our news site. These are the latest release patch notes. Were only going to display the patch highlights. Detailed patch notes with bug fixes wil be made available only to closed beta testing participants.

- Zoom

- Harvester device tweaked

- Drill - only experimental

- New player controlled ship - RIGJ - parameters and physics unfinished

- Following is just an experiment, to see how people react to it:

- Auto-leveling OFF by default

- Afterburner ON by default

Newest patch is going live today at cca 17:00 pm GMT. Only those that participate in the closed beta will be able to test it!

Thank you for supporting us and stay tuned for more changes and announcements.

Your Miner Wars Team

www.minerwars.com

Miner Wars is a 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 premiere: end of 2010

Platform: Windows, Xbox 360 Live Arcade, iPhone (pocket version)

Please visit http://www.MinerWars.com for more information on the game, trailers and pictures.

About Keen Software House Ltd:

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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