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Good stuff this week! The Miner Wars 2081 Official Sound-Track gets its first update! Plus, you may not know it, but we're totally into the whole event-driven music thing. A tour of the new tracks follows. Also, check out the new refund policy, and join hands in celebration as the team announces being in the top 100 at indiedb.com!

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Good stuff this week! The Miner Wars 2081 Official Sound-Track gets its first update! Plus, you may not know it, but we're totally into the whole event-driven music thing. A tour of the new tracks follows. Also, check out the new refund policy, and join hands in celebration as the team announces being in the top 100 at indiedb.com!

UPDATE SUMMARY

  • Release: The first official update to the Miner Wars Official Sound-Track
  • Feature: Event-driven music? Nice!
  • Return Policy
  • Top 100 at Indiedb.com! Next round of voting begins
  • Reminders
    • Public meetings with members of the team on saturdays
    • Catchphrase feedback/ideas
    • Vote for Miner Wars 2081 on indiedb!
  • Store: 70% discount

RELEASE:

    • “No Man’s Space” (Parts I, II, III)
        This collaborative effort between Dan Wentz and Artimus Bena spans over 13 minutes and counting. This work will be the first event-driven game progression implemented into Miner Wars and serves as an example of how similar pieces will be broken down and integrated into the game as an immersing element.

        To get the song into final form, the base parts were laid out in a sequencer, slowly redone and built upon note by note with midi-triggered orchestral, choral, and percussive backdrops. Bass, guitar and keyboard parts were also recorded live to help give it an organic feel. The goal was to have an interactive score that had multiple keys, meters, tempos and dynamically building crescendos present throughout, allowing multiple variations in possible start/resume points while maintaining a sense of overall continuity.

    • Leftovers
    • “The track 'Leftovers' is based on the feeling that comes from looking at the scarred asteroids, something innocent being ruined forever. A miner who's job was to drill hundreds of asteroids over his lifetime, turning back over his shoulder and saying "What have I done?"

    • Miner's Revenge
    • " 'Miner Revenge' is meant as a tribute to those pissed off miners sick of the regime their are forced to follow. The rebellion rises, syndicate fleet flies toward the government station.”

    • Powersource Abandoned
    • “ 'Powersource Abandoned' depicts a huge mysterious station system that seems like it served as a power station in the unknown past. Looks like it still produces power but it is abandoned, and you are absolutely alone here. Or are you?

    • I Fight For What I Deserve
    • “The piece 'I Fight For What I Deserve' is the story of the Miner Wars people. They fight every day with worst nightmares of this rotten world, only to get what they deserve, what they were always supposed to have. But, will they ever get it?”

    • “Space Thoughts”
    • “I have been playing keys for about 34 years, and my favorite thing to do is just sit and noodle spacey stuff along the lines of Isao Tomita on my synths. For the ambient stuff I just thought back to the days of science fiction movies when most of the sound effects were done on a synth, and played some mellow spacey sounds using a couple patches I created on the Novation KS4, which have a distinct retro sound to them. I thought of outer space as I played, floating through it and seeing all the cosmic wonder.”

  • We are proud to announce the first update to the game’s official sound track. These tracks begin to unveil collaborative efforts by 4 different composers, Dan Wentz, Artimus Bena, Slobodan Stevic and Jeromie Esterline.

    Dan Wentz/Artimus Bena:
    Slobodan Stevic:

    Jeremie Esterline:

    It's important to remember that if you buy any of the soundtrack releases, access to the rest of them is absolutely free of charge. If you haven't gotten the OST yet, check the Miner Wars Store to add it to your cart and support the game!

RETURN POLICY

    • Only if the customer is having technical difficulties installing or launching the game
    • Only 3 days after purchase
    • And the company may reject a refund request on any grounds deemed reasonable by the team, or based on evidence against a customer's claims.
  • It's important that we cover our @$$3$ in this manner to keep the game afloat, so after recent disputes we've decided to come up with a simple, plain-English refund policy in order to keep things clear for future customers. We have used both professional and indie examples as a model for this basic list:

    A refund will be given:
    We stress that refunds are not necessarily a legal obligation!

INDIEDB

    • "...I would like to thank all of you for your votes! Without you we would never have made it this far.

      But now we are in the next round of voting so we need every one to re-vote. With your help we can get Miner Wars the 'Best Upcoming Indie'!"

  • Says Nick Miller, Marketing Director for Keen:

    Minerwars.com


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Artimus Bena
Composer, Script Writer
Keen Software House

MinerWars.com

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REMINDERS

  • Every Saturday, members of the Miner Wars 2081 development hold meetings for live feedback from the community.
    Details here: Minerwars.com
  • Keen Software House is looking for feedback on a new "catchphrase" for the game.
    Details here: Minerwars.com
  • Vote for Miner Wars 2081 at indiedb.com.
    Details here: Minerwars.com

STORE

    The game is still available for a 70% discount. This package includes free access to the current build, and free updates to the engine until the final stages of production.
    To take advantage of this offer while it's still hot, visit the Miner Wars store: Minerwars.com

    Don't forget, if you're strapped for cash, there are plenty of ways to earn a free copy of the game:
    Minerwars.com

Comments
ZeroSeconds
ZeroSeconds

does this mean ur not looking for music composers anymore?

i've bin meaning to submit something to the forum.

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MinerWars Author
MinerWars

I am not 100% sure on this but we are always looking for new people so it wouldn't hurt to post something on the forums.

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CWalker00
CWalker00

Hello,
I love the game, but there's a phrase in this that somewhat put me off.
"This package includes free access to the current build, and free updates to the engine until the final stages of production."

It's probably just me misunderstanding it, but does the "up until the final stages of profuction" sound offputting to anyone else?
Probably nothing anyway. Keep up the great work!

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MinerWars Author
MinerWars

Yeah we could probably word it a little better. Basically you are ordering the full game right now at the discounted price, but you also get access to the Pre-alpha/alpha/beta builds while we are working on the game for free.

So yes you get the full Miner Wars 2081 game at the 70% discount price.

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