Prague, Czech Republic, October 18th – Miner Wars 2081 is not even finished and the team at Keen Software House arrogantly decided to release its first DLC. It’s not even DLC, it’s an experiment: Miner Wars 2081 transformed into 2.5D gameplay. Is there a better name than “Miner Wars 2.5D Experiment”?
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: http://youtu.be/fkVnOD9h_CQ
Marek Rosa & The Miner Wars Team
ABOUT MINER WARS
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 Solar System. The player controls a mining ship on an adventure across the Solar System.
Miner Wars 2081 features single player, co-op, and standard multi-player modes.
Miner Wars MMO is a massively multiplayer online game situated in the same game universe.
As a player, you operate an advanced mining ship in an open-world asteroid belt area. You dig extensive tunnels, harvest ore, travel the solar system, fight enemies, and discover mysterious alien secrets. Gameplay is driven by an epic story and offers a choice of 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.
- Fully destructible and persistent (dig through asteroids, build / destroy space stations, ...)
- Seamless transition - interiors & exteriors
- Full Solar System traveling (billions of sectors)
- 6DOF - six degrees of freedom
- Fast adrenaline-pumping action
Keen Software House a. s. is an independent software development and publishing company focused on creating innovative video games. We are passionate gamers who love developing games, and we are committed to making the kinds of games that players crave.