Medieval Engineers is a sandbox game about engineering, construction and the maintenance of architectural works and mechanical equipment using medieval technology. Players build cities, castles and fortifications; construct mechanical devices and perform landscaping and underground mining.
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Release Date: Feb 19, 2015

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Why Early Access?

“Medieval Engineers is an Early Access game, which means that it is released while under development but is already in a very playable state and contains a vast amount of features. The game is being improved on a regular basis through updates that add and polish features and content, optimizations and bug fixes.

Getting real feedback from our community is our topmost priority. Working on a game behind the veil isn’t fun and is altogether much less effective. Real people with real needs and real voices you can listen to are the heart of game development. We invite all players to give us their feedback and suggestions and help us create the best game possible!

Buy now, play on Steam and receive future updates.

Everything in the game is subject to change.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Medieval Engineers will remain in Early Access development until we gather enough feedback from the Community. We need to see how people play our game and what do they want us to focus on. Community feedback is expected and will direct our future decisions. We want to ensure that our players have the best experience possible and we will continue to develop the game in Early Access for as long as it is required in order to achieve it.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“We are planning to release new updates on a regular basis. These updates will contain new features, optimizations and bug fixes. The same model has been used for our first Early Access title, Space Engineers (http://store.steampowered.com/app/244850), with great success. New additions to the game will be also depended on player feedback.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The first release of Medieval Engineers will feature: Creative mode (unlimited resources, instant building, invulnerability, levitation), Steam Workshop (SDK + API), damage, and structural integrity. Multi-player and survival modes will come later. A full list of all the features can be found on our website: http://www.medievalengineers.com/features.html

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“All players who decide to purchase the game in Early Access will receive future updates. The price of Medieval Engineers is going increase gradually for as long as it is under development and more features are being added.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Our studio has a very good reputation for developing Early Access titles and the way we involve our players in this process. Our first Early Access game, Space Engineers, is considered to be among the most successful Early Access projects on Steam. Getting real feedback from the Community is our topmost priority. Real people with real needs and real voices you can listen to are the heart of game development. There is a dedicated sub-forum where players can report bugs that they find in the game (http://forums.keenswh.com/?forum=415209). Similar to our forum, players can use our Reddit page as well (http://www.reddit.com/r/MedievalEngineers/).”
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July 26

Medieval Engineers: Developer Diaries - Episode 9

Greetings, Engineers! The 9th episode in our series of developer diaries has been released. Today we introduce you to Greg, our programmer who worked on the revised building for Medieval Engineers.
Revised building is the unification of building between Medieval Engineers and Space Engineers. This is to allow the use of planets in Medieval Engineers. We needed to do this because the old building system was locked to a fixed grid. This grid was no longer useful because of the curvature of the planet, meaning that buildings needed to rotate to align with the planet's surface. The additional benefit is that it enables players to build freely, aligning castles with the natural features of the world.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8nb126gA78

Full info & Main forum thread: http://forums.keenswh.com/threads/7386022

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July 19

Medieval Engineers: Developer Diaries - Episode 8

The 8th episode in our new series of behind-the-scenes footage and developer diaries has been released! This week we're delivering our 2nd Q&A with Medieval Engineers team lead Tim Toxopeus.
A big shoutout and many thanks to players who sent us their questions. As usual, we don't have time to get to them all, but there will definitely be more Q&A in the future.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDtOP3wUpAQ

Main forum thread: http://forums.keenswh.com/threads/7385903

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“Medieval Engineers has set the bar for future sandbox games quite high.”
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About This Game

Medieval Engineers is a sandbox game about engineering, construction and the maintenance of architectural works and mechanical equipment using medieval technology. Players build cities, castles and fortifications; construct mechanical devices and engines; perform landscaping and underground mining.

The game is inspired by real medieval technology and the way people built architectural works and mechanical equipment using medieval technology. Medieval Engineers strives to follow the laws of physics and history and doesn't use any technologies that were not available in the 5th to 15th centuries.

Medieval Engineers concentrates on construction aspects, but can be played as an action game too. We expect players to avoid engaging in direct man-to-man combat and instead use their creativity and engineering skills to build war machines and fortifications. Medieval Engineers shouldn’t be about troops; it should be about the machinery you build.

Medieval Engineers is the second “engineering” game developed by Keen Software House. The first one is Space Engineers, which sold over 1 million copies in its first year and is still a bestseller.

Early Access

  • Game modes
    - Creative - unlimited resources, instant building, invulnerability, levitation
    - Survival - this mode is work-in-progress. Currently available: death/respawn, survival building, resource management, inventory, character stats (health, stamina, food)
  • Single-player
  • Multiplayer - alpha version (not final)
    - Creative and survival mode with your friends
    - Cooperative: build together with your friends, protect your castles/cities from barbarian raids
    - Competitive: battle against other players
    - Privacy customization: offline, private, friends only, public
    - Max 16 players (this may increase in the future)
  • Character crafting - craft your tools using the basic resources such as scrap wood or small stones
  • Dedicated servers - players can connect to a third party host, rather than using a player-host, in a peer-to-peer set-up. The result is a faster connection and a more fluid multiplayer performance with less lag
  • Barbarians - first prototype of enemy AI
  • Barbarian waves (survival mode) - barbarians will attack players in waves during the night
  • Weapons - Crossbow, sword
  • First-person & Third-person
  • Block types:
    - Small: 0.25 meter (25 centimeters)
    - Large: 2.5 meters
    - Dynamic: can be used to construct carriages and machinery that is supposed to be moved around
    - Static: immovable and connected to earth; if a heavy load breaks its structural integrity it cracks and unsupported parts become dynamic
  • Building blocks: stone walls (various shapes - from blocky to rounded), wooden walls and flooring, roofs (ceramic, thatched, hay), power source blocks (manual human labor), stored energy blocks (torsion spring), leverages, weights, swings, ropes, wooden beams of various length and shape… More will be added in future!
  • Realistic physics – structural integrity, destructible objects (everything: from blocks to terrain), real proportions, volume, mass, storage capacity, integrity
  • Steam Workshop – share your creations with the Community
  • Modding - world files, 3D models, textures, shaders, API (scripting in-game objects in C#)
  • 64-bit
  • World management – generate new worlds, “save as” to multiple copies, auto-save every 5 minutes (can be turned on/off), edit world settings

    More to be added later

    Please be sure to read the list of current features before you buy the game. It will give you an insight on what is or isn't actually working: http://www.medievalengineers.com/features.html

    Performance Notes

    Medieval Engineers is in development and undergoing frequent optimizations. The performance will get better. The performance depends on the complexity of your world and the configuration of your computer. Simple worlds run smoothly even on low-end computers, but a more complex world with rich object interactions could overload even high-end computers.
    Minimum requirements represent the bare minimum to run simple scenes and don’t guarantee a perfect experience.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft Windows 7 (latest SP) 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo 2.0 GHz (or AMD equivalent)
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT / ATI Radeon HD 3870 / Intel HD Graphics 4000
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX® compatible on-board
    Recommended:
    • OS: Microsoft Windows 7 (latest SP) 64-bit
    • Processor: Core i5-680 @ 3.6GHz, Phenom II X4 810 or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 7870 / NVIDIA Geforce GTX 660 with 3 GB VRAM or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX® compatible on-board
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parsifal
( 15.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 27
BLUF: If you don't mind Space Stuff, go with Space Engineers for now - it's more polished, easier to use, has land-based and space-based environments, better experience overall.

That said, by all means support Med Engs as well as many of us do. I can see the reason for the Med / Space split - but personally think those reasons could be addressed better as one game unit.

No Water. Not gonna troubleshoot the Devs other than to say "Water, please." And ladders should come before elevator / crane assy's.

I have faith Keen will complete this and do it well. I'd like to see large, flat worlds in both this and Space Eng.

I will say this is not quite a 'Minecraft Upgrade' yet in many ways.
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Minty
( 13.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 27
Has had almost nothing significant done since it was first put into early access and there's very little content in the game in the first place. It rarely gets any sort of new content, it's pretty much a side project that feels like it's been abandoned. There are still things in the trailer from well over a year ago that aren't in the game yet, with no indication of when or if they'll actually be added anytime soon.
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Mr_Davy_Jones
( 20.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 27
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gipsar
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 26
this game used to work on my win 8 computer, then it made me update to win 10, and now it says "unsupported graphics card" when im using the same computer. fix this or give me a full refund
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sharkswim2002
( 45.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 25
This game in its current phase is missing a whole lot of things. It's survival is very tedious and exhausting to the point where it could take you an hour or two to make a small house. Unlike space engineers you are very limited as to what you can build and would definately benefit from the addition of a couple more blocks.

Don't even get me started on the spawnable npcs that dont even follow proper orders and above all litterally stand there and do nothing sometimes.

Im not saying it's a horrible no good waste of time, all im saying is you are most likely not going to get your moneys worth until they actually decide to update it for once.
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ar_cv
( 279.9 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 22
hard
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matwkp-PC
( 7.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 22
why do i have to download a virus to play this?
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Crusty Pancake
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 19
When I first bought the game it seemed amazing. Building a castle then seeing the awesome destruction as it toppled. Building medieval weapons with outstanding physics was really fun. Fun for about an hour. After that the game gets extremely boring. There's just nothing else to do. No missions or objectives. Nobody is EVER on multiplayer. After a couple of months they released survival mode. It was so difficult to learn and ultimately just plain boring. I deffinetly regret buying this game and I wish I would have bout space engineers instead.

Pros:
  • Great Physics
  • Decent Graphics
  • Workshop content
  • Ok building mechanics

    Cons:
  • No story or objective
  • Very un-optimized
  • Steep learning curve
  • Nobody is ever on multiplayer

    3/10 This game sucks

    GO BUY SPACE ENGINEERS
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matthewl1111
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 18
I wish I had bought this a week later when refunds were available.
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Wolf_Lord14
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 17
Product received for free
This game is a brother to space engineers in my eyes. I just like sandbox games like this, SO GUD 15/10
I really enjoy the games the developers create for entertainment, and theyre no to expensive like the others.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
34 of 41 people (83%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
74.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 8
Game rarely ever gets updated, and hasnt been updated in 3 months.. The last few times it was updates it was just alot of bug fixing for stuff I didnt notice.
I got this game right when it came out and I had high hopes for it, but I feel ripped off almost.
Just dont buy it, turn away and go somewhere else.

I do think the devs are working on something right now but am unsure. Maybe I will change my mind later on this.
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24 of 30 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
136.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 10
New inventory system allows you to put nearly everything into your pocket. Game was supposed to be about moving stuff using machines like carts and cranes with pulleys and levers. Instead, we get an "inventory"
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17 of 26 people (65%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 4
Truly a painful experience. This game is essentially abandonware, except they do release tiny maintenance updates every now and then. The updates dont add anything in the way of new content though. Guess I got spoiled with Space Engineers, this games predecessor, with a new block almost every week, and at least once a month, with weekly patchmas full of bug fixes, optimizations, and new legos. Sadly ME falls short of this.

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19 of 30 people (63%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 7
Space engineers ♥♥♥♥ing cool.....

This game..... what a ♥♥♥♥ing piece of trash riding on space engineers good name. I bet everyone had high hopes, but the lack of really any movement is disapointing to say the least. I bet I have been waiting just like everyone else for them to actually make the game cool.... every time I check in ♥♥♥♥ is just the same..... Shame on them
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 3
Can't say I'd recommend this game to anyone except when it's heavily discounted.

This game is basically a castle building simulator, nothing more and nothing less. I think KSH (developers) made this as a tech demo or something in the office then decided to release it for $20 upon realizing they could bilk loyal Space Engineers fans out of money.

Oh yeah, it also has the semi-poor performance/bug issues that crop up in Space Engineers as well.
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12 of 20 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 3
not any better then it was a year ago
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 11
The game's dead. No important updates recently, and no one plays.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 19
When I first bought the game it seemed amazing. Building a castle then seeing the awesome destruction as it toppled. Building medieval weapons with outstanding physics was really fun. Fun for about an hour. After that the game gets extremely boring. There's just nothing else to do. No missions or objectives. Nobody is EVER on multiplayer. After a couple of months they released survival mode. It was so difficult to learn and ultimately just plain boring. I deffinetly regret buying this game and I wish I would have bout space engineers instead.

Pros:
  • Great Physics
  • Decent Graphics
  • Workshop content
  • Ok building mechanics

    Cons:
  • No story or objective
  • Very un-optimized
  • Steep learning curve
  • Nobody is ever on multiplayer

    3/10 This game sucks

    GO BUY SPACE ENGINEERS
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 5
Trailer looks cool; from a decent dev too... The only thing that works in the game, thank god, is the uninstall button
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 29
Abandonware, only get it if its on sale or if you're super keen to just walk around for about 5 minutes, its almost impossible to build anything like they show in the trailer, get space engineers as its far more developed than this.
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