Prague, Czech Republic, January 29th, 2015
Independent developer Keen Software House today announced that Medieval Engineers will be available on Steam Early Access on February 19th, 2015. The players who purchase Medieval Engineers on Early Access will have the chance to play the game and become an active part of the development process, by providing valuable feedback that helps the developers improve and finalize the game. Medieval Engineers is the company’s second “engineering” game after Space Engineers, which was released in October 2013 and sold over 1 million copies in its first year, and is still keeping its bestseller position.
Medieval Engineers is a sandbox game about engineering, construction, and the maintenance of architectural works and mechanical equipment using medieval technology. Players build cities, castles and fortifications; construct mechanical devices and engines; perform landscaping and underground mining.
As with all Early Access games this won’t be the final version but an ongoing development project. Medieval Engineers might still be under development but is already in a very playable state and contains a vast amount of features. Players who will decide to join the Early Access version should understand that the game is still under development and many things will be missing or may change during development. The game will be improved on a regular basis through updates that add and polish features and content, and include optimizations and bug fixes.
“Getting real feedback from our Community is our topmost priority and we are looking forward to the moment that our players will get their hands on the game and send us their first suggestions” said Marek Rosa, CEO and Founder of Keen Software House. “We want to assure our players that our team will do its best to keep up the hard work, as we have done up until now with success, and that developing two Early Access games at the same time will not have a negative impact on their development. We invite all players to give us their feedback and suggestions and help us create the best games possible!”
Medieval Engineers will be available for purchase through the developer’s web site http://www.MedievalEngineers.com, Steam and several other online distributors.
More details about the decisions that led to this project and its development can be found on Marek’s blog: http://blog.marekrosa.org/2015/01/medieval-engineers_22.html.
About Medieval Engineers
Medieval Engineers is a sandbox game about engineering, construction and the maintenance of architectural works and mechanical equipment using medieval technology. Players build cities, castles and fortifications; construct mechanical devices and engines; perform landscaping and underground mining. Medieval Engineers utilizes a realistic volumetric-based physics engine with a focus on structural integrity: all objects can be assembled, disassembled, damaged and destroyed; the object’s mass and structure influences its integrity. The game comes with creative mode and an early prototype of survival mode.
More information about the game is available at http://www.MedievalEngineers.com
About Keen Software House
Established in 2010 in Prague, Czech Republic, Keen Software House is an independent game development studio aiming to create games that are based on real science, real facts, real physics and real emotions. The company is mostly known for its popular Early Access title, Space Engineers – a sandbox game about engineering, construction and maintenance of space works. Space Engineers was released in October 2013 and sold over 1 million copies in its first year, and is still keeping its bestseller position. After the big success of Space Engineers, the studio is continuing its engineering series with the announcement of Medieval Engineers, a new sandbox game about engineering, construction and the maintenance of architectural works and mechanical equipment using medieval technology. The game will be released on Steam Early Access soon. Keen Software House is also the developer of Miner Wars 2081 and Miner Wars Arena. In addition to their ongoing development of Space Engineers and Medieval Engineers, the studio develops its own in-house game engine, VRAGE, currently in the second version and its core feature is volumetricity of the environment. Space Engineers and Medieval Engineers are the first titles fully utilizing VRAGE 2.0.
More information about Keen Software House is available at http://www.keenswh.com
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