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Prague, Czech Republic, September 26th –
Miner Wars 2081 enters Closed Beta and the development team
engages in victorious monkey-boy dance.
The big day is here! After three years of furious development,
we are almost at the finishing line.
Miner Wars 2081 has left ALPHA phase and is now officially in
BETA. This is an exciting time! We've currently packed in 31
missions, which is about 10-15 hours of straight game play, but
could take you much longer considering the free-roaming / sandbox
gameplay, in-game editor and multi-player!
Only first 6 missions are dubbed and tested by our team.
Remaining missions are in the process.
This update will be only for customers who pre-ordered the game.
We're disclosing much of the game content in this update.
It's no longer a technological demo; it's got those things you've
been waiting to sink your teeth into, and now is the time to give
us those last golden ideas...
We haven't forgotten about multiplayer code, we have polished
many facets of our networking to include: merchants, mining,
drilling, turret, terminal scripts, and over 50 weapons! There are
15 default death-match sectors ready to choose from and you can
always build your own death-match sectors in the in-game
We have also added a Hall of Fame death-match sector with
banners of our Community Contributors! We wanted to show a
little thanks to those who believed in us before we got
To top it all off, we're introducing Co-op gameplay! And
it's not just 2-player, or even 4-player Co-op, but up to 16
players! Check this new video giving a taste of Co-op from the
This closed beta will showcase most of the end-game material
since the game is almost done. That means it’s feature
complete, so the only thing left is bug-fixing, balancing and
polishing. If you think something important is missing or
doesn’t work well, let us know ASAP. Thanks.
I know we've just met you, and sure this is crazy, check out our
new stuff, and we'll read your input! Maybe...
Marek Rosa & The Miner Wars Team
ABOUT MINER WARS
Miner Wars 2081 is a 6DOF action-survival space-shooter
simulation-game set in the year 2081, 10 years after the
destruction of all planetary objects in Solar System. The player
controls a mining ship on an adventure across the Solar System.
Miner Wars 2081 features single player, co-op, and standard
Miner Wars MMO is a massively 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 extensive tunnels, harvest
ore, travel the solar system, fight enemies, and discover
mysterious alien secrets. Gameplay is driven by an epic story and
offers a choice of single/multi-player game, cooperative, or you
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.
- Fully destructible and persistent (dig through asteroids,
build / destroy space stations, ...)
- Seamless transition - interiors & exteriors
- Full Solar System traveling (billions of sectors)
- 6DOF - six degrees of freedom
- Fast adrenaline-pumping action
- Story campaign - 31 epic missions
- Single-player / co-op / death-match
Survival & Sandbox
- In-game editor
- 50 weapons, armors, medicines, tools...
- 22 player ships
- Hundreds of objects
Miner Wars 2081 – Q3-Q4 2012
Miner Wars MMO – Q4 2013
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 are
committed to making the kinds of games that players crave.
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