With Mine Tycoon's development starting soon, we are going to be posting features as we re-write the Game Document completely, reshaping the game into the ultimate simulator.

Some Features:

Total equipment Control
Manage your mine
Invite friends and continue your search for gold in multiplayer
Buy claims and expand your mine
Realistic Duel Joystick controlsDay/Night cycles - Weather System
Mine Tycoons Pricing will be as follows:

Demo - Free
Alpha - $10
Beta - $20
Full Version - $30
Full Version Expansions - $10 Each (Requires full Version)

If you purchase in either Alpha or Beta, you will get a Full version for free, saving money.  All Expansions must be purchased separately.

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D6K Dozer Duel Joystick Controls - Caterpillar Excavator 330B Excavator
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2 comments by ineedcash12 on Mar 9th, 2014

Demo Phase 1 has started into production.  I bet your wondering to yourself what that means, well let me tell you!The first demo of Mine Tycoon is a basic get to know the equipment and the basic game functions.  As Mine Tycoon is focused around digging, we decided to start first with the Excavator.  

We are including:

- 330B excavator with realistic controls
- Sounds for 330B
- Digging of voxel terrain and movement of said terrain
- skybox
- 2km by 2km area

Once we get the demo ready, in a couple weeks, we will let everyone know the controls.  Our goal here is to prove we can do this with equipment, and then expand outwards into gameplay.  But don't expect any gameplay until the Alpha launch, around June/July.

Phase 2 is where the actual fun begins when we add bulldozers and haul trucks. :)After the demo phase 1 launch, we are going to start taking pre-orders of Alpha for $10.00. This will help speed up development tremendously and make the game that much better. 

Alpha Features:

All the equipment needed for gameplay, along with wash plants
Buildings added

Beta Features:

Multiplayer Support
Additional Equipment
Mobile Alert App Possible?

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lango_unchained
lango_unchained Apr 1 2014, 4:16am says:

Hello there,

Just wondering how much of a mining background you have for developing this? I always wondered if a mining tycoon game existed and now from working as an exploration geologist for nearly 3 years and I know my younger self would have loved to have played something like this. during long days at work I've always imagined ideas for something like this

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ineedcash12
ineedcash12 Apr 2 2014, 8:53am replied:

I've worked in an underground coal and have done a bit of research in the above ground mining. :)

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lango_unchained
lango_unchained Apr 1 2014, 4:41am replied:

Emm, ignore the horrendous grammar...

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ineedcash12
ineedcash12 Feb 15 2014, 10:50pm says:

New life is being added to Mine Tycoon, starting with a complete redo of the terrain engine, in the Summer of 2014, stay tuned! :)

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ineedcash12
ineedcash12 Feb 16 2014, 9:03am replied:

Youtube.com

New engine link

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magnificent
magnificent Feb 17 2014, 9:15am replied:

Looks very cool, I'll already see myself driving through the grass and trees.

Please continue

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ineedcash12
ineedcash12 Feb 17 2014, 4:37pm replied:

Trees will fall as static assets at first and disappear, but eventually will splinter and fall.

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magnificent
magnificent Feb 17 2014, 5:20pm replied:

Can you estimate how long before alpha?
1/2 years?

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ineedcash12
ineedcash12 Feb 17 2014, 10:25pm replied:

Demo will be around June/July unless we hit snags. But, Mine Tycoon, once the equipment is in and working, an Alpha won't take too long. The game puts the tools in the players hands, to say, so the game itself, would be ready quiet quickly. It's just a matter of adding equipment, making sure it works as planned, and away we go. It's a huge financial risk for this on my part, but you never succeed if you never try. This demo will cost me 15k-20k out of my own pocket. So if everyone can share this, it would be splendid. :)

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