September 9, 2013 at 2:38 pm #60026
Wow just watch the two ship crashing into each other 😎
Space Engineers is a sandbox game about engineering, construction and maintenance of space works. Players build space ships and space stations of various sizes and utilization (civil and military), pilot ships and perform asteroid mining.
Space Engineers utilizes a realistic volumetric-based physics engine: all objects can be assembled, disassembled, damaged and destroyed.
In 2002, Marek Rosa got an idea of making a physics-sandbox game where players construct static and dynamic structures in a grid-like environment, with realistic physics and realistic volumetricity.
This idea was inspired by his childhood days, spent with the popular construction toys of LEGO and LEGO TECHNIC.
Back then the technology wasnâ€™t ready for a full-scale approach, so the first phase of his â€œmaster planâ€ focused only on dynamic voxel terrain. This resulted in our first title, â€œMiner Wars 2081â€.
The second phase is happening right now and is materialized in â€œSpace Engineersâ€.
Space Engineers is inspired by reality and by how things work. Think about modern-day NASA technology extrapolated 60 years into the future. Space Engineers strives to follow the laws of physics and doesn’t use technologies that wouldn’t be feasible in the near future.
To be honest, for the sake of intuitive gameplay, we had to make a few sacrifices to â€œrealism elitismâ€ – artificial gravity, max velocity, reactor efficacy, static grid, immovable asteroids, etc.
Space Engineers concentrates on construction aspects, but can be played as a tactical shooter as well. We expect players to avoid engaging in direct man-to-man combat and instead use their creativity and engineering skills to build war machines and fortifications. Space Engineers shouldnâ€™t be about troops; it should be about the machinery you build.
Looks like it will be on Steam early access
Just been looking through their site and it has just clicked that it’s Keen Software makers of Miners War.September 9, 2013 at 5:24 pm #100202robskeParticipant
You beat me to it 🙁
Damn that for playing Dune 2 (not 2000!).
The physics are indeed looking quite good. I’ll await it with vigorous anticipation!September 10, 2013 at 3:01 pm #100203
It does look like an out growth from Miner Wars will be interesting to see where they go with this.September 11, 2013 at 3:34 am #100204SolCommandParticipant
I have to say that if they add some depth to the gameplay in this new project it might just turn out to be a really great game.October 2, 2013 at 3:52 pm #100205
Awesome crash test video from Space Engineers. 😎 😎October 2, 2013 at 11:50 pm #100206sscadminKeymaster
It actually looks better than miner wars in some aspects, but its nice that they are expanding the engine like they are to do some good things. But I agree with SolCommand on this one in that depth will really make or break this one.October 17, 2013 at 3:38 pm #100207
You can get the game prelaunch but it seems it will only be available for a few hours on certain days before the 28 of October. http://www.spaceengineersgame.com/pre-sales-announcement.htmlPrague, Czech Republic, October 16th, 2013
Space Engineers seems to be stable and bug-free at this moment and there are still a few days left till October 23, so we decided to do a prelaunch test-run for a limited period of time.
If you buy the game during this window, you will receive a steam key and you will be able to install and play the game immediately. Even before October 23.
We hope that this decision will make some of you happy and will help us test the game even more thoroughly. If you experience any problems, please consult our troubleshooting page.
Estimated schedule: tomorrow, sometime about this time
Important note: there are going to be discounts on Space Engineers and Miner Wars 2081, please make sure you understand them before you do any purchase (otherwise you may lose a few dollars).
Read more: forums.keenswh.com/post/discounts-special-offers-6575409October 23, 2013 at 3:13 pm #100208
Early access to the game can be bought through the site http://www.spaceengineersgame.com/ for $14.99 nice price and you will need to reg it with Steam, can’t see any word on how big the download but I guess some where in the GB region.November 25, 2013 at 1:41 pm #100209
Looks like they have been doing well with the early access on Steam http://www.spaceengineersgame.com/space-engineers-ndash-one-month-of-early-access.html Game I would like to have a go at but sadly until I get the broadband sorted out it will just have to wait.
It has been a month since Space Engineers was released on Steam Early Access and itâ€™s a good time for some recapitulation.
Space Engineers has sold over 100,000 copies in the first 3 weeks and was also featured on the Steam Top Sellers.
The gameâ€™s community has created thousands of creations which are available in Steam Workshop and can be found here: http://steamcommunity.com/workshop/browse/?appid=244850
The development team has been very busy implementing new features â€“ some of them were already released in weekly updates, but some features need more development time and will be released in the following updates (multi-player, manual building, tools, etc.).
List of features added since October 23:
- Steam Workshop (upload and download your world to/from Workshop)
- Magnetic Landing Gears (so you can land your small ship on a large ship)
- Symmetry/Mirroring in creative mode
- Copy/paste/delete in creative mode
- Modding of 3D models
- Max speed is now the same for all objects (104m/s)
- Inertial dampeners for astronaut and for ships can be turned on/off
- Faster building and deleting (CTRL+SHIFT)
- Beacon (HUD shows a direction/distance to beacon blocks)
- Localization to 15 languages
- Linear and angular velocity of objects is now saved
- Experimental support for much larger worlds
This is a video demonstration of all important features that have been added during the last month:December 14, 2013 at 4:59 pm #100210Cruisin1500Participant
anyone in the alpha for this? How is it?December 15, 2013 at 2:30 am #100211
See the price is back upto $15.00 still it’s a lot cheaper than E:D.February 19, 2014 at 3:59 pm #100212
Any one know how big the download is I see it on Steam for Â£8.03 till the end of the week also noticed it’s say the Alpha can be played off line?.February 19, 2014 at 5:33 pm #100213shadmarParticipant
800MB.February 20, 2014 at 2:05 pm #100214
Think I will get a copy, missed it on Steam thought it was till the end of the week but appears to have only been for yesterday.February 22, 2014 at 9:11 am #100215
So I have bought the game and I have had some shenanigans doing it, first up I thought I would go through Steam now even though I have 20 game that use Steam I have never bought one using it. So it was a WTF moment when I went to the check out and discovered all the personal information they want from you, you think you were applying for a bank loan not buying a game so that was the end of that. 😡
Next up was Keen store but it appear to be broken and you can only use Steam :angry:
Finally to Gamergate where I bought the game and got the Steam key 😆
Downloaded the game and it was only 472MB so far I have only got as far the option screen and the mouse is working, so it off to the forums to find the answer to that.
And here’s the latest video update for it.
Turns out the mouse thing was just a glitch bit more of a problem is the invisible tiles which seems to be connected to using a Radeon graphic card.
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