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Space Engineers Announced

Indie Czech developer Keen Software House announces Space Engineers is their second game, following up 6DOF shooter Miner Wars 2081 with a sandbox game that allows players to construct space stations, pilot spaceships, and mine asteroids. This trailer offers alpha gameplay footage, this developer blog has some background details, and here's a bit from the announcement:

Space Engineers is a sandbox game about engineering, construction and maintenance of space works. Players build space ships and space stations of various sizes and utilization (civil and military), pilot ships and perform asteroid mining.

Space Engineers utilizes a realistic volumetric-based physics engine: all objects can be assembled, disassembled, damaged and destroyed.

Space Engineers is inspired by reality and by how things work. Think about modern-day NASA technology extrapolated 60 years into the future. Space Engineers strives to follow the laws of physics and doesn't use technologies that wouldn't be feasible in the near future.

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