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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August 30

Medieval Engineers Developer Diaries - Episode 14

Hello, Engineers! In today's dev diary with Medieval Engineers Producer Tim Toxopeus, we take you back in time to the age of Medieval heraldry. In response to your wishes, today we're proud to present banners! Medieval Engineers will soon allow banners that are player-customisable. They have 3 layers (background color, pattern + color, and a symbol + color) as well as a bonus layer. As a gift to our early community of players, anyone who has already bought Medieval Engineers or who buys the game before our next release will receive a special, unmoddable layer. All other patterns and symbols will be moddable through our workshop.

We're also launching a banner design contest - starting today! You can design your own 3-layer banner according to our technical specifications. Tim will personally choose the winner, who will have their banner design elements implemented in the vanilla game.
Check out the contest rules on our forum to learn a little more and submit your banner design: http://forums.keenswh.com/threads/7386928

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWLT4We8hMw
Main forum thread: http://forums.keenswh.com/threads/7386929

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August 23

Medieval Engineers: Developer Diaries - Episode 13

Hello, Engineers! The 13th episode in our series of behind-the-scenes developer diaries has been released! This week Tomas Rampas, our lead game designer, will reveal more about how planets are designed in Medieval Engineers. For more details about concepts like planetary tiles, roads and the overall design approach, watch the dev diary video below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HxMLC9Mcsc

Main forum thread: http://forums.keenswh.com/threads/7386701

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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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PonyBadger
4.7 hrs
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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Indiana
22.0 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 27
This game reminds me of the good parts of space engineers with a more interesting setting. The building system is fantastic and the destruction is even better. Some of the best I've ever seen. The combat is simple but had potential to expand later. I understand the updates are super rare but it's because they are trying to wrap up space engineers so they can focus all their resources on this game after. This game has a ton of potential and I hate using that word bu I mean it because this studio has what it takes. The only thing this game really needs is more players to keep things interesting with role play and pvp.
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~Deus Vult~
8.8 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 25
As per now, the game isn't worth my time. Literally, since everything takes hours, hours and several more hours. It's hardly fun chopping down 2000 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ trees for like 5 minutes á tree, only to get thrown out of the server because the host leaves. The components of a great game are all there, it just needs a great deal of polishing. Right now you are probably better off with one of the other 100 000 000 000 000 resource collecting/cunstructing/surviving games out there.
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OG Platypus
0.7 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 25
Fanomanal gamplay mechanics, Stunning graphics and just breathtaking destruction.

Build a castle, Fortify your castle, decorate the interior, Teraform the landscape, Build offensive artillary and put seige to your castle and blow down the walls. Not easy at first but once used to the mechanics or Space Engineers it is a fanominal game.

7.5/10 Platypus Bills
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Governor
0.3 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 24
Broken, buggy abandoned mess. Do not buy.
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Somanyaugsyourbodycanthandleit
1.4 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 24
Dead game
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Bloo Flar3
37.2 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 24
Graphic bugs on anything higher then low graphics. Finding out how to build give me a massive headache. You only have a bloody axe and a torch trying to use the axe to build has no use in building, where the f*** is the hammer?
Try to build makes me want to put my keyboard through my screen.
Only use this game has or works is creative mode which shouldn't be the aim.
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Harambe
2.6 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 24
Reaaaallly crappy game. Expected some great updates that never happened and unfortunately, I have had the game for way longer than 2 weeks so no refund for me :(. Massive waste of money. DO NOT BUY
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Synbios128
2.9 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 24
I did not like this game and luckily got my money back.
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MoistGrandma
0.8 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 23
Nothings changed :/
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
75 of 106 people (71%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 31
Medieval Engineers had an unimaginable amount of potential but was abandoned. It's very bland and boring and since it first went on the store, few changes were made. The game runs horribly on my PC which nears the recommended specs. It is still early access and no different from the original release. I didn't even want to take the time to expand on my sentences into further detail because no effort was put into this.
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28 of 41 people (68%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 6
Honestly had lots of hope for this game. Coming from playing space enigneers I thought it would be amazing, but unfortunately I was wrong.

Honestly the game is complete dog-♥♥♥♥. It's got no depth to it other then building castles of which you then have literally zero use for. I hoped they'd add REAL battles sometime but I guess I was wrong.

Not to mention in the year I'ved owned it, literally zero updates have been released and no word on any future ones.

This really does feel like a quick cash grab and I STRONGLY suggest you do NOT buy this POS of a "game".

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23 of 39 people (59%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
28.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 10
This game has some good potential. but they abondend it shame!
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
37.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 24
Graphic bugs on anything higher then low graphics. Finding out how to build give me a massive headache. You only have a bloody axe and a torch trying to use the axe to build has no use in building, where the f*** is the hammer?
Try to build makes me want to put my keyboard through my screen.
Only use this game has or works is creative mode which shouldn't be the aim.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 16
About a year ago i would have recommend this game but back then this game recived regular updates with new fetures, now updates are very rare and when they do happen they add almost nothing. It seems like most of the recources have been devoted to keens other title Space Engineers (One I would reccomend trying out). I will outline the pros and cons now

Pros:
Very impressive physics system with destructible terrain and buildables not to mention the engine can calculate stress and make your creations collapse under their own weight

Workshop support for Mods, Maps and blueprints

The multiplayer is relitivley fun if you can find enough people playing anymore

Has combat even if it isnt that in depth (crossbows swords clubs)

Cons:

Hard to run due to almost no optimization

Most servers are empty

The barbarians (the ai enemy in the game) will just follow you forever which is a nuicence in early game and the do little more other than hit your building with their club

The ai in the game (animal, enemy and your pesants) are very glitchy and cant pathfind very well

Almost abandoned by the devs

Survival is very slow (takes 20 minutes for a new player to build a stone foundation

No point in building a castle

So in summary this was a game with lots of potential and started of well but after time was slowly abandoned
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 16
This game is not worth the money. Very incomplete and very boring, This game has a great concept but untill its better executed its really not worth playing.

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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 25
As per now, the game isn't worth my time. Literally, since everything takes hours, hours and several more hours. It's hardly fun chopping down 2000 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ trees for like 5 minutes á tree, only to get thrown out of the server because the host leaves. The components of a great game are all there, it just needs a great deal of polishing. Right now you are probably better off with one of the other 100 000 000 000 000 resource collecting/cunstructing/surviving games out there.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 24
Broken, buggy abandoned mess. Do not buy.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 23
Nothings changed :/
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful