October 2nd, 2012 | By Alex Wilkinson
Miner Wars a long time project from Keen Software House has finally reached Beta after being in development for almost a decade (although most of this was as a part time project). On the back of this beta release Keen Software House have published their most interesting trailer so far. Containing some of the finalized voices, along with showcasing some storyline progression and….. Pirates! Check out the new exciting video below to see what you think.
Miner Wars is a First person action survival space simulation game, oh yeah it is also classed as Sci-Fi. Miner Wars seems to have a great deal of classifiers but overall the game does look very interesting and indeed does require a great deal of description to get the message across.
Set in the year 2081 this is the first installment in the proposed franchise of Miner Wars. Taking place in a post-apocalyptic inner solar system, approximately 10 years after the destruction of Earth.
The story focuses on the struggle of mankind to live in outer space for long periods of time now that the sanctuary of earth no longer exists. This unsurprisingly leads to war as vital resources become key points of dominance in this fragmented society.
The gameplay is focused around players controlling a mining ship on an adventure across the inner solar system. The gameplay is highly action oriented set in a fully destructible open world, which remains persistent as players complete missions or play online with others. The conservation of resources such as fuel and ammo will play a huge role in this traitorous space combat sim.
Miner Wars does sound a very interesting and different concept to the norm, I am sure the beta will show the true depth of play and you can download a demo from the official site here. You are also able to purchase the game from the site at the pre-order price of $19.99, if the demo leaves you wanting more. If you would rather get Miner Wars on Steam vote for it here to make it a possibility!