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Miner Wars 2081– E3 2011&Updates Decree

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Miner Wars– Miner Wars 2081 is a six-axis space shooter featuring entirely destructible environments. The game is playable in a single player campaign, cooperative modes, and a further MMO franchise in the works.

Prague, Czech Republic, April 26th, 2011 - Keen Software House a. s. will be sending representatives to E3 2011– mosey over for a rendezvous.

ATTENDANCE AT E3 2011

This year Marek, Nick and Ansel from the Miner Wars entourage will be visiting E3 2011.

The purpose of the visit will be to network, meet with distributors and allure some future clientele. Although there won’t be a Miner Wars exhibit this year, the crew would consider it a sporting good time if any fans of the game or curious individuals also attending E3 2011 would like to feature in a little rendezvous.?

E3 2011 held from June 7 - 9th at the Los Angeles Convention Centre.

So, if you are attending the event and fancy a little engagement during the day or an after-hours imbibement, then please send us an email and we’ll sort out the times: info@keenswh.com.

UPDATE COMING SOON

Every week we hold a meeting for fans, and every week the prominent question is: when is the next update?

Well we’ve heard the calls, and in a figurative sense we’ve been working around the clock. This next update will be a whopper and it couldn’t be done by incremental steps and outsourcing– we needed more staff, and only the most stand out senior developers.?

As of yet, we’re still unable to give an exact date, but keep one’s nose plucked for early July (hint, hint).

However here are some details for those of you who are disinclined to pluck noses, prick-up ears and peel eyes.?

Introducing some of the upcoming features:

- The in-game editor - build your own space ship, space station, any sort of space-like edifice you can think of. These structures will be made from prefab modules, and in the future we’re looking to feature‘total destructibility’ for these objects.

A next generation renderer, featuring:?

- Image Space LOD (Level of Detail)– seamless LOD with no popping artifacts

- Deferred rendering, unlimited light sources!

- Tons of optimizations!

- Screen space ambient occlusion

- Dynamic shadows

- Upgraded shaders, looking even more gorgeous?

- New render quality setting - EXTREME– designed for newer hardware

- New render quality setting - LOW– designed for older hardware

- Backward compatibility with older hardware - Pixel Shader 2.0

- Converted to XNA 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010

- New installer and auto-updater / launcher with P2P optimizations

DEVELOPER MEETINGS

A reminder to fans, Keen Software House hosts meetings to the public every Sunday afternoon Pacific Standard Time. There will be a commentary followed by a Q&A session. You are free to voice your opinions on the game or fondle any curiosities.

Times

US: Pacific Standard Time– Noon, Sunday?

Eastern Time– 3pm

EU: Prague Time– 9pm, Sunday

More information: http://www.minerwars.com/ForumTopic.aspx?id=1221

REMINDERS

- Keen Software House a. s. is always taking suggestions and interested in your feedback. Post here: http://www.minerwars.com/Forum.aspx

STORE

The game is still available at a generous discount. This package includes free access to the current build and free updates to the engine until the final stages of production.

To take advantage of this offer while it's still hot, visit the Miner Wars store: http://www.minerwars.com/Store

ABOUT MINER WARS

Miner Wars 2081 is a six-axis space shooter featuring entirely destructible environments. The game is playable in a single player campaign, cooperative modes, and includes a further MMO franchise in the works.?

As a player you are the operator of an advanced mining ship competing in an open-ended asteroid belt. You’re handed a great number of options with concern to play styles and objectives to complete: should you choose to explore the vastness of space, engage in outlandish, epic-scale battles, or accrue wealth through harvesting and plundering—money which can be used to purchase upgrades such as equipment and weapons to make a superior craft.

Miner Wars will feature high-quality rendering, spectacular special effects and realistic physics. Thanks to the 'VRAGE' engine, the environment is completely destructible and persistent. Furthermore, there are literally no boundaries to this battle arena; players can explore a limitless plain as the universe is opened up to their gaming pleasure.

Release date: Q1 2012

Platform: Windows (in future: Xbox 360, Window Phone 7)

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ABOUT KEEN SOFTWARE HOUSE

Keen Software House a. s. is an independent software development company focused on creating innovative video games. We love making games, playing games, and making the games that you love to play.

Learn more: http://www.KeenSWH.com

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