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Miner Wars 2081 and Demo Released

Keen Software House announces the release of Miner Wars 2081, their six degrees of freedom action/survival space-shooter, accompanied by the promised playable demo for the game. Here's the game's video introduction and launch trailer, and here's word:

The wait is over. Keen Software House just released Miner Wars 2081, the most anticipated 6DOF survival space simulation shooter. Miner Wars 2081 is now available worldwide through all major digital channels, including Steam, GameStop, GamersGate, Desura and www.MinerWars.com

Miner Wars 2081 is a 6DOF (six degrees of freedom) action-survival space-shooter simulation-game set in the year 2081, 10 years after the destruction of all planetary objects in the Solar System. Player operates an advanced mining ship in a fully destructible and open-world environment, which remains persistent as he completes missions or plays online with others. Realism and survival are key aspects of gameplay.

“From day one, I have been pushing myself and everyone in the team to make the best 6DOF (six degrees of freedom) gaming experience of our lives and I'm incredibly proud of my team and our supportive community. Together we have achieved this goal.” said Marek Rosa, CEO and Creative Director of Keen Software House, author of Miner Wars 2081.

We tried to push boundaries of innovation on many fronts - first by developing our own voxel engine VRAGE, allowing us to present fully destructible and persistent environment, set in an open world area containing the whole Solar System, then by polishing intuitiveness of the game controls. We believe that good gameplay starts with immersion and you achieve that only if the game reacts exactly how player expects it.

Miner Wars 2081 is just the first piece in what we want to become a large Miner Wars universe. In this first title we focused on the journey of two brothers, Marcus and Apollo Rainier. Trying to uncover what they expect to be a groundbreaking discovery leading to ancient times, they travel through the whole Solar System, visit vastly different sectors, and cooperate to fight with warring factions. In a desperate attempt Apollo is forced to seek the help of the dark side – The Fourth Reich. We believe that players will enjoy the immersion and story, which is supported by heavyweight musical lineup and professional voice acting.

“Releasing Miner Wars 2081 is the culminating point of my work in the last three years. I am very happy that now I can start focusing on our next projects. I am full of ideas and Miner Wars 2081 just scratched the surface of what can we achieve with our in-house engine - VRAGE. Miner Wars MMO will blow your minds; Also I can’t overlook that the community demands for the continuation of the story and gameplay introduced in Miner Wars 2081.” said Marek Rosa as he jumps in excitement.

“I personally want to thank to our community for supporting as for all these years, keeping our forums troll/hater-free and especially for helping us to get through Steam Greenlight” said Marek Rosa.

6DOF (six degrees of freedom) games are back baby!

Miner Wars 2081 is also available in retail stores in Czech and Slovak Republic. Players may expect an update with Czech localization.

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12. Re: Miner Wars 2081 and Demo Released Nov 30, 2012, 10:54 Caladell
 
Alright. Finally got a chance to play for a bit last night.
So far, I like what I see. Runs well, feels like a Descent game, and it's easy to get lost, which I actually like. One minor thing I've noticed, or rather not noticed, is being shot at. I'll be taking damage, and have no idea where it's coming from.
Can't comment on the story so far, as I'm not totally sure what's going on. All I know is that Russian forces are attacking for some reason.
Haven't tried a flight stick yet, nor a controller. Just using keyboard + mouse, and controls are quite nice. Mouse response is more like a FPS than a flight game, which works perfectly for it.
I think Descent fans are going to like this one.
 
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11. Re: Web installer? Nov 29, 2012, 13:59 Ant
 
Fibrocyte wrote on Nov 29, 2012, 13:49:
ASeven wrote on Nov 29, 2012, 12:31:
Seems the game is rather horrible.

Ehhh... I'd suggest reading the article. It's like the guy is nitpicking. I'm not entirely discounting his review but I'd like to see some more before making a decision. Plus, it has a demo (unlike Mincraft, ugh).
Yeah, one review isn't enough.

Since the demo is out, someone please tell us. I can't now. Maybe during Christmas break!
 
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10. Re: Web installer? Nov 29, 2012, 13:49 Fibrocyte
 
ASeven wrote on Nov 29, 2012, 12:31:
Seems the game is rather horrible.

Ehhh... I'd suggest reading the article. It's like the guy is nitpicking. I'm not entirely discounting his review but I'd like to see some more before making a decision. Plus, it has a demo (unlike Mincraft, ugh).
 
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9. Re: Web installer? Nov 29, 2012, 13:46 Ant
 
ASeven wrote on Nov 29, 2012, 12:31:
Seems the game is rather horrible.
Yeah, I saw that on http://www.gamerankings.com/pc/971361-miner-wars-2081/index.html too, but that's only one review. We need more reviews. I will wait.
 
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8. Re: Web installer? Nov 29, 2012, 12:31 ASeven
 
Seems the game is rather horrible.  
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7. Web installer? Nov 29, 2012, 11:06 Ant
 
Is there a full installer instead?  
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6. Re: Miner Wars 2081 and Demo Released Nov 29, 2012, 02:06 Gipson
 
Definitely has the Descent (one of my fave series ever) or Freespace feel to it but how do the ships control?  
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5. Re: Miner Wars 2081 and Demo Released Nov 29, 2012, 00:48 Asmo
 
Decent fun, certainly has a "minecraft meets descent" feel about it.

Last time I played (couple of weeks ago) missions were still kinda difficult to follow, so I hope they polished that up quite a bit. Otherwise, it's pretty smooth and stable, works on surround and is a bit of fun once you get past the brutal first mission (first timers will get a bit ticked off
 
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4. Re: Miner Wars 2081 and Demo Released Nov 28, 2012, 23:47 Caladell
 
I think I'll have a chance to play tonight. Got the alpha package ages ago, and they've done a ton just this year alone. For about the first year, it was mainly a tech demo. Cool to fire up every once in a while, but not worth playing for more than a few minutes. Last I tried it was a few patches ago, so they had one mission or so. Didn't put a lot into it since I've been waiting for release. Mission itself seemed cool, and difficulty was up there a ways.
So hopefully I'll be back later tonight with some more impressions.
 
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3. Re: Miner Wars 2081 and Demo Released Nov 28, 2012, 23:27 nin
 
ViRGE wrote on Nov 28, 2012, 23:16:
So how is it?

I'm curious as well. It looks fun.

 
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2. Re: Miner Wars 2081 and Demo Released Nov 28, 2012, 23:16 ViRGE
 
So how is it?  
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1. Re: Miner Wars 2081 and Demo Released Nov 28, 2012, 22:28 Dr. D. Schreber
 
Now if only it didn't have always-on DRM.  
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NOT THE BEES! NOT THE BEES THEY'RE IN MY EYES AARRGRHGHGGAFHGHFGHFG!
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