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Posts tagged “Miner Wars 2081”

I Will Survive: Space Engineers Adds Survival Mode

I have seen things in Space Engineers, readers. Horrible, crotch-related things. I got so wrapped up in seeing those things that I didn't actually notice if there was any sort of game in there. Now I'm fine with pure building and messing about being considered gaming, but if you absolutely insist on there being some drama then the newly released Survival mode might be for…

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Hands On With Space Engineers

There's not a lot to do in Space Engineers, but this is the first Early Access game I've played in a while that works, and, well, isn't completely broken. In fact, it's given me a bit of hope: the content is light, and it has crashed a few times, but it doesn't feel like a game being held together by good intentions and hope. It's…

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Miner Wars 2081 Source Code Made Available To Modders

The best sort of source code is available source code. So it's splendid news to hear that the developers behind Miner Wars 2081, Keen Software House, have made the code for both the full game and the engine available for all purchasers of the game - although for modding only. So that's all 360,000 lines of code for you to stare at in bewilderment. Or…

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Miner Wars Gets Release Date, Massive Beta Additions

Yesterday, I said that no one's really carried Descent's excellent anti-grav combat forward into a modern game. Now, of course, what I meant to say was the not totally-wrong thing: that Miner Wars 2081 has not only paved over our simplistic notions of "up" and "down" with the fuuuuuture, but it's also brought in some brilliant-looking features of its own. For instance, fully destructible environments, a persistent…

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Major: Miner Wars 2081 Enters Beta, 16-player Co-Op

UPDATE: co-op video below. The Miner Wars team send word that their game has finally entered beta, and there's a great big update for everyone who pre-ordered. They're pretty pleased with the amount of content the space-miner/shooter now offers. They say: "We've currently packed in 31 missions, which is about 10-15 hours of straight game play, but could take you much longer considering the free-roaming…

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Strike While Its Hot: Miner Wars 2081 Demo

I keep forgetting that Miner Wars 2081 exists, usually remembering just after my daily rant to the people on the streets below my apartment. "People liked Descent." I'll shout from the window, refastening the sash of my dressing gown as a harsh Mancunian gust threatens to undignify me. "With all this new tech, why isn't there a freeform game in a similar style but with…

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Back At The Coalface: Miner Wars 2081 Trailer

Oh, oh! There are too many games. This trailer has reminded that I've got to go back to space-exploration and rock-hauling thingum Miner Wars 2081 and see how they're getting on. If this latest trailer (below) is anything to go by they've made spectacular progress since I last looked in, with a lot more action, and plenty more space content. Also I like it when…

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Minerer: Miner Wars 2081

The Miner Wars team send word that they've just released a major update for the game (which is in a pre-orders-pay-for-alpha-access-state) which includes a in-game editor. They explain: "Build your own space ship, space station or any sort of space-like edifice you can think of. These structures are be made from prefab modules, and in the future we’re looking to feature ’total destructibility’ for these…

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Keen Prospector: Miner Wars 2081 Demo

Hmm, this is odd. I updated my preordered version and had a play last night, and there didn't seem to be all that much new in the build, so I am assuming this pre-Alpha demo is basically just the same tech demo (which has some basic environments, weapons in, mining tech and so forth, but very little actual game content) that shows off how the…

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Interview: Miner Wars 2081

Miner Wars 2081 - as it is now known, so as to emphasize its science fiction setting - has one man at the heart of it all. He's called Marek Rosa, and he developed the game's destructible environment engine. That's what allows players to go around burrowing out the insides of asteroids in the game, and jolly impressive it is too. Having come up with…

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