New alpha video showing physics and solar wind

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

London, UK, March 11, 2010– Keen Software House&Miner Wars development team releases a new alpha video of their current build. The team also announces some really exciting news for people that would like to join the miner wars community.

The new alpha video shows the physics present in the game and it also shows the feature called Solar Wind. Solar wind is basically a wall of fire originating from the sun that will destroy almost everything in its path. Please notice how far the ship was dragged from its original location by the Solar Wind. The barrels have dissapeared alltogether since they have no thrusters to compensate for the Solar Wind drag.

Furthermore we have added some new features for our community. Anyone participating on the game development will get some goodies ingame and eventually they can attain a free copy of the game and exclusive look at unreleased game content. Some of our community members have already started working towards helping the game and are already receiving medals for game contribution achievements.

Our community is quite a lively place and we would like to invite anyone to come and have a look at http://www.minerwars.com/Forum.aspx

We are still looking for people to help us with game content creation. Modellers, programmers, community management people and people that will help with the game promotion.

Miner Wars is a game made by the community for the community of 6DOF space simulators.

The video can be downloaded directly from: http://www.minerwars.com/Downloads.aspx please right-click on download button and choose save as.

You can also find the video on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/MinerWars#p/a/u/0/IUjS04jegBg

Keen Software House is also proud to announce that we have published a chapter in a book about game development called GPU Pro: Advanced Rendering Techniques. Here is the link: http://www.amazon.com/GPU-Pro-Advanced-Rendering-Techniques/dp/1568814720/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1266696252&sr=8-1 . The chapter speaks of destructible volumetric terrain that we use in our VRAGE for the development of Miner Wars.

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.

Features:

- 6DOF

- Fully Destructible Environment

- Single Player Story&MMO

- Persistent open world - millions of km

- 15 mission types: Revenge, Mining, Harvesting, Defending, Exploration, Rescue and more

- High quality rendering

Platform: Windows, Xbox 360 Live Arcade

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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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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