NEWS: Indie Game SPACE ENGINEERS Sells 500,000 on Steam’s Early Access

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More than 500,000 PC gamers have discovered the next viral hit on STEAM’s Early Access, and that game is Space Engineers, a space-based sandbox engineering game that lets you mine asteroids, build ships, and so much more. The game comes from Keen Software House, a studio dedicated to mixing real science and science fiction fun in gaming to create new experiences.

See below for the full release, and be sure to check out Space Engineers today!




Keen Software House’s Space-Based Sandbox Engineering Game Becomes Next Viral Hit on Valve’s Community-Focused Development Platform

PRAGUE (MAY 6, 2014) – Independent developer Keen Software House is proud to announce that Space Engineers, a space-based sandbox game featuring astral engineering and construction, has sold more than 500,000 copies on Steam Early Access.  Space Engineers is available for $19.99 at http://store.steampowered.com/app/244850/ or at http://www.SpaceEngineersGame.com/.

Space Engineers has captured the attention of PC gamers with a unique take on the open-ended sandbox genre that features the application of real world science, physics, and engineering mixed with just the right amount of science fiction fun. Driven by community word of mouth, an incredibly passionate fan base, and the creativity of its many players, Space Engineers has become one of the most popular games on Steam. The development team is now focusing on optimizing and improving the multiplayer performance and implementing new features and fixes that will make the gameplay experience even better.

“We are very excited to celebrate this milestone with our fans, whose encouragement and active participation made this possible,” said Marek Rosa, CEO and Founder, Keen Software House. “As an independent developer, finding an audience of this size, with this kind of support for our game – even while the product is still in development – is incredibly inspiring. The fans, with their limitless ideas and passion, continue to push us to improve, add features, and develop innovations that our community deserves.”

As an “Early Access” game, Space Engineers remains in development, and takes feedback and suggestions from the community of players to further improve and expand the game. Keen Software House has added numerous major features to the title over the last several months, including the recent implementation of both Multiplayer and Survival modes – two features requested by the community.

Space Engineers is a sandbox game about engineering, construction and maintenance of space works. Players build and pilot space ships and space stations of various sizes and utilization (civil and military), and perform asteroid mining to create the outer space world of their dreams. Featuring both single- and multi-player modes, as well as both Creative and Survival modes, there is nearly no end to what can be built, what can be played, and what can be explored.

Space Engineers utilizes a realistic volumetric-based physics engine: all objects can be assembled, disassembled, damaged and destroyed, and presents a new gaming genre to PC gamers: creative engineering games. For more information, please visit the game’s official web site at http://www.SpaceEngineersGame.com/ or connect with other players and the development team at https://www.facebook.com/SpaceEngineers.

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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