November 30, 2012 12:00 PM | Danny Cowan
Following up on a recent success with the Steam Greenlight service, Keen Software has released its "6DOF survival space simulation shooter" Miner Wars 2081 as a digital download via Steam, Desura, Impulse, GamersGate, and its official website.
Miner Wars 2081 offers a quest in which players scavenge destructible and persistent environments in the aftermath of the destruction of all planetary objects in the solar system. Though gameplay largely focuses on survival and resource management, players can also accept missions in which they will rescue survivors, race spacecraft, and explore abandoned vessels, among other tasks.
The game supports cooperative multiplayer for up to 16 players, and also includes a 16-player Deathmatch mode. Miner Wars 2081 is priced at $19.99.