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  Miner Wars 2081 – Closed Beta released
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09/26/2012
 


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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 editor.

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 rolling. 

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 fifth mission:  http://www.youtube.com/user/MinerWars

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...

Best Regards,

Marek Rosa & The Miner Wars Team

www.minerwars.com

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 multi-player modes.

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 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.

Open-world Environment

- Fully destructible and persistent (dig through asteroids, build / destroy space stations, ...)

- Seamless transition - interiors & exteriors

- Full Solar System traveling (billions of sectors)

Intuitive Controls

- 6DOF - six degrees of freedom

- Fast adrenaline-pumping action

Rich Gameplay

- Story campaign - 31 epic missions

- Single-player / co-op / death-match

- RPG-like

Survival & Sandbox

- Mining

- Trading

- In-game editor

- 50 weapons, armors, medicines, tools...

- 22 player ships

- Hundreds of objects

World release:

Miner Wars 2081 – Q3-Q4 2012

Miner Wars MMO – Q4 2013

Platform: Windows

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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NOTE TO EDITORS:

Game page:   http://www.MinerWars.com/ 

(Feel free to use pictures, videos and texts from this site to preview the Miner Wars game)

Press contact:   press@keenswh.com 

Company web-site:   http://www.KeenSWH.com/