6DOF Combat - Every ship in the game is fully maneuverable in 6 directions. This makes the combat extremely dynamic and exciting. FPS veterans will feel at home with our WASD mouse and key setup and Space simulation fans can use their beloved joysticks to maneuver the ship in space. Miner wars space is a full-pvp/looting friendly environment.
Skill based Game - Flying will take mainly skill. You dont need to "grind" your way up to the top doing repetitive missions as there are no skill levels only player skill and the ship upgrades will count.
Big variety in ships - a player can acquire the ship that will most suit his needs. There are no restrictions as to which type he chooses but some will be more suited for mining, large battles, exploration / scouting and some for hit and run tactics. Planned for next release version: Player controlled mining stations and trade posts.
Ship upgrades - every ship can be upgraded on a space-station with a large variety of weapons, armour plating, engines, radars, maneuvering thrusters, cargo-holds, mining equipment and many other upgrades.Planned for next release version: EVA (extra vehicular activity) - you will be able to leave your spaceship and travel on foot in space (space suits) or on space stations to meet your fellow companions face to face.
Mining and exploration - any player in the game can choose to lead the life of a miner or explorer. There are almost 50 material types that can be mined from an asteroid and some of them are so rare that they will make you a very rich person should you find them. An explorer can travel around sectors and get a nice pay for tips on where to mine.
Epic sized battles - our Vrage engine allows for some really massive battles in space. Up to 300 player ships can be displayed in one sector and engage in a rough battle for resources.Planned for the next release version: Player controlled mothership, battleship and cruiser battles.
Looting - Player has to earn some credits for his efforts in PVP. Any ship in the game can be looted by another player should it be destroyed. You can either destroy your opponent (NPC, Player) and get a much lesser loot or you can disable your opponent and steal some of his equipment and resources. In the heat of the battle some of the equipment or resources will get destroyed.
Factions - there will be around 30 factions in the game. All of the factions will have a different approach on reaching their goals (explorers, army, miners etc.) and some of them will be aiming only at strict piracy. Planned for the next release version: A player can become leader of a faction should he get elected by the faction elections
Alien artifacts - Their purpose is still unknown but they are certainly not made by humans or by nature. They are found randomly, no actual radar can detect them. Some are found in alien tunnels, some of them only after digging into the asteroids.
Combination of Single and Multiplayer elements - is the mission too tough for you? You will be able to either hire a person to help you on a mission or invite your friend to help you complete the mission objectives.