Miner Wars Trailer – The Spiritual Successor to Descent?

I’ve never heard of Miner Wars but the fact that the game Descent came up caught my attention. Descent was a 3D shooter from the 90’s that really took the genre into a whole new level that no one seems to have been ever to replicate since then. It gave players real 6 degrees of freedom and in my opinion was much more challenging then your traditional first person shooters at the time. Miner Wars looks to be the spiritual successor to Descent and is being developed by Dan Wentz, a former developer for Descent. The trailer looks fantastic and I can’t wait to see more.

Press Release

London, United Kingdom, 19 October 2010 – Keen Software House announces new gameplay trailer and game update.

Miner Wars is a video game featuring: Outer space First Person Shooter with a fully destructible environment, Single Player Story and is a Massive multi-player online game (MMO).

Miner Wars was released two weeks ago in its pre-alpha version and is still available at a 70% discount. We have allowed our fans to buy the game before it was even released this allowed them to save a lot of money on their purchase.

We have also gave our fans the possibility to contribute money to the development of the game. We would like to express our deepest gratitude to all of the people who have contributed. Your help was much appreciated and will never be forgotten.

At the time of the release we had promised our fans that there would be frequent updates to the game.

So here is the next one of many!

A great new trailer by Audio Director Dan Wentz a former Descent developer.

Sandbox- In the current build we have “random” mode for sandbox. In the new build we have added more detail creating a more polished look. We have added large ships and small debris objects hidden in asteroids just to name a few. These additions to “random” mode will give the player a more epic feel to their space enviroment.

Level editor – Save and Load function has been added

The trailer and new test build update are available at http://www.MinerWars.com


Miner Wars is a 6 Degrees Of Freedom (6DOF) underground and space shooter played in a fully destructible environment and is a combination of single player story game and MMO.

As a player, you operate an advanced mining ship in an open world asteroid belt area.
You dig kilometers of tunnels, harvest the ore, travel the solar system, fight your enemies and discover mysterious alien secrets.

Game play is led by an epic story and is a combination of a 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.

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