Miner Wars Trailer and New Build Info
Just got a note from the folks at Keen Software House about their in-development MMO/singer-player space shooter called Miner Wars. They've got a new trailer showcasing this "outer space First Person Shooter with a fully destructible environment." To be clear, you're piloting a ship from a first-person perspective, so you won't be walking around as is typical from the FPS genre. However, that doesn't make it look any less fun from an FPS-ey perspective.
Remember Descent?? That old-but-great game had a similar vibe to at least the initial look at Miner Wars -- you're piloting a ship that has full six degrees of freedom to fly around and shoot stuff. Yay! I loved Descent. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Descent_(video_game) ) This time though, you get to blow up everything in front of you, apparently, meaning you can tunnel your way through the rock walls in front of you instead of just getting dizzy as you try to maneuver yourself into a proper orientation to fly through the environment.
I suppose since I brought up Descent, I should point out that the newest trailer was created by a member of the old Descent team, Dan Wentz. He's the Audio Director on Miner Wars, incidentally, but my rummaging through their "team" list brought up no other Volition hits, so other Descent lineage appears to be in spirit more than direct aside from Mr. Wentz. Cool enough though... just looking for some other familiar names from the way-back. Anyway, check it out:
Great music and it's looking mighty-fine all around. Fully destructible environments coupled with the theme of being a deep-space asteroid miner gets me downright interested in checking this out more. So... let's go see what they've got in store! (Well, besides an early-adopter discount of 70% to buy up the game now and get early access to another just-released alpha test of the game. Nice!)
Full press release after the jump...
Miner Wars - New trailer by former Descent developer Dan Wentz
London, United Kingdom, 19 October 2010 - Keen Software House announces new gameplay trailer and game update.
Miner Wars is a video game featuring: Outer space First Person Shooter with a fully destructible environment, Single Player Story and is a Massive multi-player online game (MMO).
Miner Wars was released two weeks ago in its pre-alpha version and is still available at a 70% discount. We have allowed our fans to buy the game before it was even released this allowed them to save a lot of money on their purchase.
We have also gave our fans the possibility to contribute money to the development of the game. We would like to express our deepest gratitude to all of the people who have contributed. Your help was much appreciated and will never be forgotten.
At the time of the release we had promised our fans that there would be frequent updates to the game.
So here is the next one of many!
A great new trailer by Audio Director Dan Wentz a former Descent developer.
Sandbox- In the current build we have "random" mode for sandbox. In the new build we have added more detail creating a more polished look. We have added large ships and small debris objects hidden in asteroids just to name a few. These additions to "random" mode will give the player a more epic feel to their space environment.
Level editor - Save and Load function has been added
The trailer and new test build update are available at http://www.MinerWars.com
ABOUT MINER WARS:
Miner Wars is a 6 Degrees Of Freedom (6DOF) underground and space shooter played in a fully destructible environment and is a combination of single player story game and MMO.
As a player, you operate an advanced mining ship in an open world asteroid belt area.
You dig kilometers of tunnels, harvest the ore, travel the solar system, fight your enemies and discover mysterious alien secrets.
Game play is led by an epic story and is a combination of a 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.
World release: TBA
Platform: Windows, Xbox 360 Live Arcade, iPhone (pocket version)
ABOUT KEEN SOFTWARE HOUSE:
Keen Software House Ltd is an independent software development company focused on creating innovative video games. We are passionate gamers who love developing games and we want to make games that people like to play.