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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September 27

Medieval Engineers: Planet Trailer Part 1

Hello Engineers! Today we show you the first segment of the trailer for the upcoming release. We also tease the release date. ;)

This week's live stream (Thursday September 29th) with Tim and Xocliw will start at the same time as before: 20:00 CEST, this is 14:00 ET and 11:00 PT for you Americans! Don't miss out because we will reveal more about the release date in this live stream!
See you there!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nM4SlHiXSfE
Main forum thread: http://forums.keenswh.com/threads/7387779

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September 20

Medieval Engineers: Developer Diaries - Episode 17

Hello, Engineers! In this week's dev diary, we show off the winning entries to the Medieval Engineers banner contest in game. Take a look at the video to see the newly implemented bow, catapult, and stag. As banners are a fully moddable feature, we've also released a banner modding guide. If you'd like to mod your own banner for the game, take a look here:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=766998916
Finally, next Thursday (September 29th) Tim will be livestreaming with Xocliw. Be sure to watch the stream, as we'll be revealing some important info! ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0x_j6RdOu4
Main forum thread: http://forums.keenswh.com/threads/7387632

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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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stinkyalex04
39.9 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 27
Every time I try to start the game it either crashes, freezes or lags and it is unplayable but apart from that it is a fun game
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Achilles
0.4 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 26
This game is poorly updated and optimized, if you want to waste your money, go ahead and buy it.
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Your Friendly Dictator
44.9 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 25
If the devs finally get round to this fabled "planets" update and begin fixing the thousands of other problems, it'd be well worth the buy.

Do not buy in the current state.
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The Doc
4.4 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 25
keen house software makes games unplayble unless you have like a 50,000 euro PC
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301Spartan
1.0 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 21
this is awesome
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Rniessius 1.7
3.0 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 20
Not sure where this game is going.
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Scott
2.3 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 18
Have had this game for a while now. bare content, decent graphics, no updates worth a ♥♥♥♥. if your looking for a mp experiance, the most amount of players ive personaly seen online is 5. as in all the players added up in every server.... 5. dont buy till it has content. everytime i see this game in my inventory it just burns.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
66 of 79 people (84%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
16.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 10
1. Devs begin making game.
2. Devs sell game as "Early Access."
3. Devs make money form people trusting them to continue developing the game, and updating the game.
4. Devs do some updates, on a sort-of-regular, and sort-of-timely basis.
5. devs suddenly stop updating, and apparently stop developing game.
6. Devs basically tell those whom purchased this piece of trash "game" (word used VERY loosely) to go F&%$ themselves.
7. Devs keep Money.
DON'T BUY. I think everyone whom bought this crap, should get a refund. However, since that is not going to happen, i'll just be sure to AVOID anything else these thieves make from this point on.
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47 of 61 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 29
Don't bother buying it, I bought it a little after it came out and thought it would be a lot of fun. But then the Dev's left it to die after making their money off it.
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25 of 31 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
9.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 7
Wait for the planet update and possibly 5 further updates.
There is a lot that's great about this game, but at the current time the distinct lack of content, slow development (they are working on pushing out planets, which is cool and all, but there are bugs in the game that need fixing NOW, not in three months) and buggy hitboxes outweigh the cool aspects by far.

Don't buy it until they stop talking about updates and actually release updates.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 17
bought this on the 21st of february 2016 , ufortunately the game got abandoned by the devs...
and there is no progress whatsoever in the development.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 10
Dead boring game with extremely limited usability.
It feels and looks unnatural. Controls/Audio and game engine isn't really the best.

In my opinion the game hasn't been changed since I bought it (almost at release date).
Developers mainly only bugfixing things.
Workshop boring/dead content.

The game has lately gotten tons of negative reviews. No wonder I'm doing the same now.

waste of money.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
16.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 19
Keen Software, in all their infinite wisdom, decided to make a medieval spinoff for Space Engineers. It seems innocent enough, until you realize that Space Engineers is still in early access and the engine for it is a buggy unfinished mess and has been for over three years now. They are trying to develop an early access game on top of an early access game, and it's falling apart faster than that one time I tried to build a jenga tower on my ♥♥♥♥.
So not only did Keen Software not bother finishing Space Engineers, they then tried to build another game on the shoddily constructed unfinished engine. Do yourself a favour and buy something else that isn't ♥♥♥♥♥.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 16
NO
I purchased this game in February of 2015. The lack of content and progress made on this game in the last 19 months has forced me to give this a huge thumbs down. Not because it's a bad idea or even a horrible game in it's current state. For what you get it's not too terrible really. I give it a thumbs down because it hasn't lived up to what was promised. I think nearly two years is long enough to for those of us who bought into early development of a title to wait for a semi-finished promised product.

Keen Software House bit off more than they could chew when they made the mistake of developing this game at the same time as their unfinished Space Engineers.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 19
Released now for 18 months as at the time of this review, I would have to say it's not likely to ever be finished. Keen, unfortunately, have some history in this regard, and ME looks like it'll follow their Miner Wars title into an incomplete oblivion.

If that turns out to be wrong, I'll be only too happy to totally re-write this review, but for now, I'd suggest not buying this, and instead put it on your follow list to see if it ever develops.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 10
Just made the mistake of purchasing this game again do not make the mistake I did.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 21
Abandonware by the developers.. tried to like the game got suckered into buying it when it first game out.. no updates in a long long LONG time.
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