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It has been a month since Space Engineers was released on Steam Early Access and it’s a good time for some recapitulation.

Posted by MinerWars on Nov 25th, 2013

Prague, Czech Republic, November 25, 2013

It has been a month since Space Engineers was released on Steam Early Access and it’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 game’s community has created thousands of creations which are available in Steam Workshop and can be found here: Steamcommunity.com

The development team has been very busy implementing new features – 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
  • Inventory
  • Items
  • 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:

The community has participated in a survey for the most wanted feature and the results were not surprising: 44% voted for multi-player, 24% for survival and 10% for 64-bit version of the game.

“The best thing on Space Engineers is its Community. Every day we see so many fantastic creations – it’s amazing”, said Marek Rosa, CEO of Keen Software House. “The reception of the community has been more than positive and the feedback is very constructive. We want to thank everyone for this.”

Space Engineers is available for purchase on the developer’s web site: www.SpaceEngineersGame.com/buy.html, on Steam: store.steampowered.com/app/244850 and at several other online distribution services.

For more details on the development of Space Engineers, read Marek Rosa’s blog: Blog.marekrosa.org.

Space Engineers is in alpha stage of development. Everything in the game is subject to change.

For the latest news on Space Engineers, like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/SpaceEngineers or follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/SpaceEngineersG

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About Space Engineers:

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.

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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. Company’s first title Miner Wars 2081 was released in 2012. Keen Software House develops its own in-house game engine VRAGE, currently in the second version and its core feature is volumetricity of the environment. Space Engineers is the first title fully utilizing VRAGE 2.0.

More information about Keen Software House is available at www.keenswh.com

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billyboob
billyboob Nov 26 2013, 5:37am says:

OK. Hands up if you thought recapitualtion was the wrong word or phrasing in English, only to check the dictionary to see it's entirely correct... Nobody? Sheesh.

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