Miner Wars 2081 Official E3 Trailer

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Keen Software House has presented Miner Wars 2081 at this year's E3. The game has been in semi-closed beta testing for over a year, and from what I've played of it, is quite enjoyable.
(Before you ask, no this bears no relation to Minecraft or similar. It's just a cool space-flight orientated game.)




Miner Wars is a 6DOF interior and exterior space shooter played in a fully destructible environment. 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.

World release:
Miner Wars 2081 – Q3-Q4 2012
Miner Wars MMO – Q4 2012
btw prowler had the best news posts​
 

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When you haven't got any ideas of your own, just go back and rip off old games.
I don't mind as long as they're ripping off GOOD games.

And at the same time, making the ripoff GOOD. Also, if there is no more Descent games being made, why not keep the genre alive?

I wouldn't even call this a ripoff. More of an homage.
 
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Pretty much.

I still have StarLancer and Bang! Gunship Elite to play through on the Dreamcast, but I know that I'll soon have Good Game Cravings, and I gotta say, this kind of "space sims" is one of the genres I like the most.
 

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Given that the teams behind both Miner Wars and Red Faction Armageddon contained people who created and/or worked on the original Descent games, I'm not sure it's fair to say they ripped it off.
 
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When you haven't got any ideas of your own, just go back and rip off old games.
I don't mind as long as they're ripping off GOOD games.

And at the same time, making the ripoff GOOD. Also, if there is no more Descent games being made, why not keep the genre alive?

I wouldn't even call this a ripoff. More of an homage.
Why aren't they being made, anyway?

Parallax Software split up in 1997, and no more games were made since then, except for direct ports to other systems.
 

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Interplay still owns the Descent IP and despite being virtually dead (no recent games, large debts and worthless shares) they won't let anyone pry it from their bony grasp.
 

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