Medieval Engineers adds multiplayer

    
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Medieval Engineers

Keen Software House has added multiplayer functionality to Medieval Engineers. What’s Medieval Engineers? It’s the firm’s followup to Space Engineers, an enormously successful Minecraft-meets-space-survival sandbox sim, and it’s currently in early access.

ME’s initial multiplayer rollout supports all the features available in the single-player game’s creative and survival modes, including mechanical parts, building and destruction, structural integrity, and NPCs. Players can also host their own dedicated servers for “more fluid multiplayer performance with less lag.”

More info is available at lead developer Marek Rosa’s blog as well as in the video after the cut.

[Source: Dev blog]
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Deepfred
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Deepfred

It’s not ready just yet imho – i’m a huge fan of ME and SE too and I ritually check updates each week. I do own it but until they introduce some kind of dynamic like having to mine resources or something it hasn’t got the draw SE does for me just yet. It will, it’s got some interesting dynamics going on, but it’s still needs just a few more weeks (the things I’m looking for are mentioned as their next top priority).

At this moment in time it’s still just a builder/modeler with no real game yet. But it’s right around the corner.

Chuki792
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Chuki792

I wasn’t even aware SE was out of early access! Bought it after the ‘engineers in spaaaaace’ article a while back on old massively, but resolved to wait til actual launch before jumping in…

cald
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cald

Ah nice about time they added MP guess I should check it out now.

cald
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cald

EatCandy Being on steam is a good thing.

jefreahard
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jefreahard

Vellik There’s a time stamp if you hover your mouse over the article date. But yeah, I wish it was visible by default.

Loyheta
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Loyheta

And it may have a survival mode.. but I mean an apparent survival difficulty, i.e., zero g, being stranded on a rocket with limited energy. That kind of stuff.

Loyheta
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Loyheta

Oh, THEY made Space Engineers…. hmm I may just have to check this out. I had a complete blast in SE but.. it was mostly from messing around or doing survival modes. Wonder how this will compensate for the lack of survival difficulty?

Vellik
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Vellik

Hmm, I’ve wanted to check this out for a while, but this may finally give me a reason to. The friends only server mode seems like a nice feature as well.
Unrelated, I’ve kinda missed the timestamps for when articles are published on this site. Just a little thing that I found useful for one reason or another.