Prague, Czech Republic, January 25th, 2012 – Keen Software House summarizes outcomes after the first month from the launch of Miner Wars Frontline Developer Program, an initiative to motivate gamers to participate in Miner Wars development.
Dear Fans, with your help, Miner Wars can become the next sci-fi hit!
We deeply appreciate all the feedback and contributions you’ve made to Miner Wars so far. To deepen even further the cooperation between gamers and developers, about a month ago (December 2011) we started the Miner Wars Frontline Developer Program to encourage you to support us in the development of our (your) game, Miner Wars 2081.
The outcomes of the program so far are summarized below. About 100 fans have been rewarded for their contributions to Miner Wars, whether participation in our Affiliate program or the Miner Wars Frontline Developer Program itself. The rewards currently range between free Miner Wars license keys (i.e. you get the game for free) and so-called Qualification Points, giving you cool badges on your profile as well as some special powers (sounds supernatural, yeah?).
Also, there are some competitions ( http://www.minerwars.com/Contests.aspx) you might want to see and join, with even more interesting prizes (including real cash in USD!).
Affiliate Campaign Medals ( http://www.minerwars.com/Affiliate.aspx )
These are results of an older campaign started even before the Miner Wars Frontline Developer Program. For affiliate clicks (i.e. a link or a banner somewhere on your blog that people could follow to our website, www.minerwars.com) you could receive cool medals for your profile, as well as some prizes.
Over 100 fans received a medal, some of them received a medal + the official soundtrack and the best ones in the affiliate campaign received a medal + the official soundtrack + a free license of Miner Wars 2081.
Miner Wars Frontline Developer Program: Results and Rewards
We assigned all Qualification Points and rewarded the eligible players (those who earned QP through their contributions, feedback, etc.) with associated badges and privileges. Qualification Points, as well as the cool badges (Frontline Developer Ranks), are now visible on forums and people’s profiles.
So if you want to, feel free to join us and help us with the promotion and development of Miner Wars, whether it be level design, 3D models, concept art, story contributions or feedback and bug reports!
For more info on the Miner Wars Frontline Developer Program, see http://www.minerwars.com/MWFD/
Miner Wars Wiki – New Functions
We recently added several new features and possibilities to our Miner Wars Wikipedia. The articles are sorted into categories and divided into official and unofficial articles. The official articles are either written or accredited by Keen Software House and represent official information about the game story, background, etc., while the unofficial articles can be added by any user and represent the fan contributions to the game universe (e.g. new characters). If you want to contribute to the Miner Wars Wiki, simply create a user account and send us an email to email@example.com to get your account activated for article submissions.
Some of our fans also wrote articles and tutorials and published them on the wiki. With your help, we are making a whole new digital universe!
Our special thanks go to our long-time supporters as well as the following recently rewarded fans:
Alphazebra, Archeagus, ArtimusBena, Atomic, AuntJemima, azwethinkweis, azzatron, bfwlegend, Blackwind, Brocklesocks, CityBuilder, Craterlord, DarkGhost, darkone, DaSoldier,
Desse32, DooMerPS, drago55577, Drakon, enigma1025, Gahme, Gopherpunter, hansmuff
Hyperaxe1, Chebar, iHenk, japot, jesterman90, Jordan, Justin9820, Kerma, KoolBear, LtGreeneyes, Lyoko774, m0nster, MemoryThief, morph, MrE, muggsbud, NekoSteamBoy, Nightwind, Nomad, noppa354, NUMBERZero, Pizarro, ramathlehi, reclaimer117, Roflmaker, Saint, Saltynut1, Scuderia, sinlessmoon, Slaggy, snipe, SolCommand, spacesector, Spartan070, Splintert, Swampfox, Timmie, ultra, Unsung, Urutar, xMive, ZeppoMarx, Zerebo, ZevN47, Zuriki.
Stay with us and help us make Miner Wars better and better!
Endnote: Miner Wars 2081 is now available on Desura, so if you are used to browse and buy games over Desura, consider visiting Miner Wars 2081 there: http://www.desura.com/games/miner-wars
ABOUT MINER WARS
Miner Wars is a 6DOF interior and space shooter franchise played in a fully destructible environment, currently comprised of two games: Miner Wars 2081 and Miner Wars MMO..
Miner Wars 2081 features single player, co-op, and standard multi-player modes.
Miner Wars MMO is a massive multiplayer online game situated in the same game universe.
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.
Miner Wars 2081 - Q2 2012
Miner Wars MMO – Q4 2012
ABOUT KEEN SOFTWARE HOUSE:
Keen Software House a. s. is an independent software development and publishing 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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