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  MINER WARS 2081 IS FINALLY RELEASED!
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11/30/2012
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

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.

EXCLUSIVE LAUNCH FOOTAGE:

Intro: http://youtu.be/3KRnkZO2hCM or: http://mirror1.minerwars.com/Videos/MW2081_LaunchIntro.mp4

Launch trailer: http://youtu.be/ILhUdox1yYk or: http://mirror1.minerwars.com/Videos/MW2081_Launch_Trailer.mp4

WHERE TO PURCHASE?

Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/223430/

GameStop: http://www.impulsedriven.com/minerwars

GamersGate: http://www.gamersgate.com/minerwars

Desura: http://www.desura.com/games/miner-wars

Directly from the developer: http://www.MinerWars.com

Free demo available at http://www.minerwars.com/Downloads

Everyone who owns a copy of Miner Wars 2081 (pre-ordered or future purchase at minerwars.com or any other place) can retrieve their Steam key at http://www.minerwars.com/SteamKeys.aspx

FOLLOW US:

http://twitter.com/MinerWars

http://www.facebook.com/MinerWars

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

http://www.MinerWars.com

ABOUT MINER WARS

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.

You operate an advanced mining ship in a fully destructible and open-world environment, which remains persistent as you complete missions or play online with others. Realism and survival are key aspects of gameplay. Inventory and the way you use resources such as fuel, ammunition, oxygen, ore, and weapons are important when surrounded by dozens of warring factions.

The gameplay is driven by an epic story and offers a choice of single player, co-op, and death-match multi-player.

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, destroy space stations ...)

- Seamless transition between outdoor and indoor environments

- Full Solar System traveling (billions of sectors)

Intuitive Controls

- 6DOF - six degrees of freedom

- Skill-based game

- Fast adrenaline-pumping action

- Joystick Support

Rich Gameplay

- Story campaign - 31 epic missions

- Mining and Exploration – Players are encouraged to explore and harvest

- Trading & Looting

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

- 22 player ships

- RPG-like / Survival game-play

Single-player / Co-op / Death-match

- Single-player

- Co-op multi-player up to 16 players

- Death-match multi-player up to 16 players

Survival & Sandbox

- Factions (Fourth Reich, Euro-American Confederation, China …)

- Devoted community which crowd-funded the development

- In-game editor

Released: November 28, 2012

Platform: Windows PC

ABOUT KEEN SOFTWARE HOUSE:

Keen Software House is an independent video game development studio founded in 2009 by Marek Rosa. The company focuses on the development of Miner Wars™, the VRAGE™ engine, and other projects yet to be announced.

Motto: “We are passionate gamers who love developing games, and we are committed to making the kinds of games that players crave.”

NOTE TO EDITORS:

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

Press contact:   press@keenswh.com 

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

Art pack (press info, logos, screenshots, backgrounds and more): http://mirror1.minerwars.com/Downloads/MinerWarsArtPack.zip