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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 the Solar System. 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. Miner Wars runs on the VRAGE engine, built and tailored specifically for the title.

Blog RSS Feed Report abuse MINER WARS 2081 IS FINALLY RELEASED!

0 comments by MinerWars on Nov 28th, 2012

Prague, Czech Republic, November 28th – 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.

EXCLUSIVE LAUNCH FOOTAGE:

Intro: Youtu.be or: Mirror1.minerwars.com

Launch trailer: Youtu.be or: Mirror1.minerwars.com

WHERE TO PURCHASE?

* Steam: Store.steampowered.com
* GameStop: Impulsedriven.com
* GamersGate: Gamersgate.com
* Desura: Desura.com
* Directly from the developer: MinerWars.com

Free demo available at Minerwars.com

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 Minerwars.com

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Report abuse Miner Wars 2081 Beta Now Available on Steam!

0 comments by MinerWars on Nov 21st, 2012

Everyone who pre-ordered Miner Wars 2081 can now get his Steam key and activate Miner Wars 2081 Beta on Steam! Official launch date is November 28th, 2012.


Dear Journalists & Community,

Miner Wars 2081 Beta is now available on Steam! If you own copy of Miner Wars 2081 (purchased at www.minerwars.com, Desura, Gamestop, Gamersgate, or almost any other place):

  1. Get your Steam key: Minerwars.com
  2. Open your Steam client; go to menu; click 'Games'; then 'Activate a product on Steam'
  3. Type the key and wait until the game installs
  4. Enjoy Miner Wars 2081

If you don’t own Miner Wars 2081 – you still can purchase the Beta from our site: Minerwars.com

Official launch date is November 28th, only one week from now. On launch day, the game will update itself from beta to full game.

Journalists – you can use this updated Miner Wars art pack: Mirror1.minerwars.com

I myself enjoy playing Miner Wars and I am surprised how engaging the story actually is.

The game now uses Steam Cloud. We are now adding Steam Achievements.

Best Regards,
Marek Rosa & The Miner Wars Team
www.minerwars.com

Report abuse New art pack for download and launch date for Miner Wars 2081

0 comments by MinerWars on Nov 14th, 2012

New art pack for Miner Wars 2081 is available for download and now we have an exact launch date: November 28th, 2012


Dear Journalists,

Please update graphical assets and videos of Miner Wars 2081 on your web site. Some of you still display two year old screenshots, logo, trailers, etc.

New art pack contains logos, screenshots, skins, banners, product info – everything you need to properly showcase Miner Wars 2081.

Art pack: Cdn77.minerwars.com
Gameplay videos:
Cdn77.minerwars.com
Cdn77.minerwars.com

Launch Date: Miner Wars 2081 will be released on November 28th, 2012, on all major distribution platforms: Steam, Gamestop, Gamersgate, Desura and www.minerwars.com

By pre-purchasing Miner Wars 2081 you get instant access to BETA stage: www.minerwars.com
 
Best Regards,
Marek Rosa & The Miner Wars Team
www.minerwars.com

Report abuse News on the official launch date & Beta build updated

0 comments by MinerWars on Nov 1st, 2012

Dear Miner Wars Alphans,

 We just got confirmation on the official launch date – Miner Wars 2081 is scheduled to launch in a month from now. More detailed date will be announced in advance.

 On this occasion we just released an update to the beta build – 31 missions, 100 hand-crafted space cities and billions of procedurally generated sectors.

 We ask our community to report any problem they may find to our forums or directly to support@minerwars.com

Thank you.

Best Regards,
Marek Rosa & The Miner Wars Team
www.minerwars.com

Report abuse Press Release - Miner Wars 2081 – Free Beta keys!

0 comments by MinerWars on Oct 23rd, 2012

 

Want to get your hands on a free beta key for Miner Wars 2081?

First Make an account! Don't have one, perhaps ask your friend for THEIR affiliate link and help a bum out.

1. Add the affiliate link from your games. (DO NOT SPAM, Obey other site's rules!)
2. When someone clicks on that link, you get one point; you're able to view your progress on our website, on your profile page: Minerwars.com
3. Once you attained 250 clicks, send an email to beta@keenswh.com, and we will use our box of genetically engineered rabbits to send you your beta key, hopefully that's all they'll send you... disregard all and any carrots.

The affiliate link should be: Minerwars.com (add your ID or username in place of XXX)

You can find your personalized link and number of clicks on your profile page: Minerwars.com

DON'T FORGET: THE MORE PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT MINER WARS == THE BETTER GAME IT GETS IN FUTURE

Thank you

Best Regards,

Marek Rosa & The Miner Wars Team
www.minerwars.com

Report abuse Miner Wars 2081 – Arrogantly releasing first DLC named “2.5D Experiment”

0 comments by MinerWars on Oct 18th, 2012

Our Miner Wars Fans,

Yes, yes, I know, Miner Wars 2081 is not even finished and here we are, releasing some crazy DLC.

Well, let me tell you the story behind this “Miner Wars 2.5D Experiment”: one lonely night I was sitting here in the office, trying to decide what to do next with my life and Miner Wars. Then it struck me: we just released one 2.5D game named Miner Wars Arena – but we actually already had all its functionality in Miner Wars 2081 – only with much higher production value. So I was like “bro, why can’t we just take 2081, set camera to its 2.5D top-down angle and let people decide what to do next with this project?” (Don’t forget I was alone in the dark, speaking to myself)



Next day we did that camera hack; Actually we had to create a few more hacks, for example:

  • Bots/AI didn’t take kindly to be limited to 2D movement...
  • Missiles tend to fly above the ground...
  • Player ship didn’t interact with terminals and cargo boxes

Isn’t it fantastic? Making a brand new game in just few hours? Oh I guess this is what you hate about big publishers. But hate is good. It’s better than apathy.

2.5D experiment inherits all its features from Miner Wars 2081 – code base, destructible environment, weapons, ships, art assets, game mechanics, turrets, cargo boxes, anything and everything.

It’s mostly death-match multi-player experience, although you can play it against bots if you want.

This DLC is now available as part of Miner Wars 2081 installation – you just have to purchase “Miner Wars Arena + 2.5D Experiment” on our web site. That will unlock all the 2.5D sectors in Miner Wars 2081.

Anyone will be able to create their own 2.5D death-match sector in the in-game editor – you just have to put “2.5D” in the sector name title. And then, anyone who has purchased this experimental DLC can play your sector.

Let us know where you think “2.5D Experiment” should go. Create a new game? Add new 2.5D features? Create single-player experience or just keep it multi-player?

Last but not least, anyone who's purchased Miner Wars Arena at MinerWars.com gets “2.5D Experiment” for free.


Gameplay video: Youtu.be

Purchase: Minerwars.com

Best Regards,
Marek Rosa & The Miner Wars Team

Report abuse Miner Wars 2081 just got Greenlit by Steam

0 comments by MinerWars on Oct 16th, 2012


Our Miner Wars Fans,

We have such great news. We have been picked along with 20 other games by the Steam community. Yes, we made it – it’s just a few weeks until Miner Wars 2081 is released on Steam.

Everyone who has pre-ordered Miner Wars 2081 will get their Steam key.

So what’s next? Miner Wars 2081 is currently in beta, it’s almost become the final product, and just about all missions are playable. We will be making new updates next week (bug fixes, voice over for all missions, polishing, optimizations).

I am very glad to state that everyone who has played the beta says it’s a great game; they love the controls, the action, it’s very polished and that if they could vote they would give it 9/10. Which is good for a niche 6DOF Space-Sim game, right? :-)

Thank you everyone for your support and votes. We wouldn’t have made it without you. Honestly, we wouldn’t have.

Many Thanks,
Marek Rosa & The Miner Wars Team

Report abuse Barth’s Moon Co-op Gameplay Video – Spoiler Alert!

0 comments by MinerWars on Oct 9th, 2012

Dear Miner Wars Alphans,

We’ve finally reached Beta! Today we are releasing a new video, which is a little calmer than the last one (Russian Warehouse Bratsk).


You’ll get a chance to get deeper into the story behind Miner Wars 2081 and experience a mission where you as a player have to exterminate a hidden Raider base. Pay special attention to the solar wind at the end and also the solar map that’s used for traveling through the solar system.

The video has been recorded by four of our developers.

Video: Youtu.be

Direct download:
Mirror1.minerwars.com

Reminder to all our fans – please vote for us on our Steam Greenlight page:
Steamcommunity.com

Best Regards,
Marek Rosa & the Miner Wars team

Report abuse Miner Wars 2081 Hits ALPHA Stage - Demo Featuring First Mission Released!

0 comments by MinerWars on Jul 31st, 2012

We are thrilled to announce the release of a new Miner Wars 2081 demo!

Prepare yourselves for an almost-final look at the first storyline campaign mission – Russian Assault. It features voice-overs from pros such as: John McCalmont (Marcus), Tori Kamal (Apollo), and JJ Aaronson (Madelyn).

Descend into the mineshafts in your Arion MK7 Combat & Mining Ship and hold tight as the initial conflict unravels. Survive a deadly ambush, battle your way out of the mining complex, escape with your mothership and...

...to be continued!

As a bonus, enjoy our Playground sector, designed to feature many of the gameplay elements Miner Wars 2081 will soon offer. The new demo also offers improved and up-to-date in-game editor to build maps and sectors of your dreams!

Wanna try yourself? Check out the new demo (Public Build) at Minerwars.com
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Eager to see more? Check our new two gameplay videos on Youtube:

- Russian Assault (1st Mission): Youtube.com
- Special Playground Sector: Youtube.com

Play the new demo and send us your feedback! Tell us what you like/dislike, what you wish for, what makes you confused, and what your most anticipated Miner Wars 2081 feature is. Feel free to contact us through our forum!

Report abuse Action-Packed Screenshots and E3 Trailer Reminder

0 comments by MinerWars on Jun 14th, 2012

The gang here at Keen Software House is proud to present a brand new bundle of action-packed screenshots featuring combat scenarios from the Miner Wars 2081 storyline campaign! Get an inside look at the greatest interior and space shooter of the decade, coming soon to your PC!

We are thrilled beyond belief about the many exciting gameplay variations Miner Wars will offer. One of these, of course, is adrenaline-pumping action - cut your way through lines of enemy fighters, mother ships, and stationary defenses!

Enjoy our fresh selection of screenshots!
- Screenshot Gallery at MinerWars.com: Minerwars.com

E3 Trailer Reminder
Just a reminder, too, to check out our brand new trailer, made fresh for E3! It shows our hand-crafted interiors, awesome exteriors, creepy tunnels and mine shafts, fortresses, and heavy industrial equipment. Don't miss it!
- Official E3 Trailer on YouTube: Youtu.be
- Video Gallery at MinerWars.com: Minerwars.com

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New Demo Coming Soon
In early July expect to see a whole new game demo of Miner Wars 2081 in which you'll get your first real taste of the storyline campaign. What is the plot premise, who are the main characters, and how does humanity survive in 2081, ten years after the solar apocalypse? Be the first to peek behind the curtain!