The Miners is a game inspired by Diggers - one of the best Amiga games released in 1993 by Millenium.

Player leads team of 5 miners, who mines deeper and deeper for precious gems and other treasures. Excavations are performed on a small, but very rich in raw materials, planet called Morg. It is a perfect place for mining. Varied topography and beautiful scenery encourages for digging. Unfortunately, all what they mine is owned by The Mine. Suddenly, one day, owner of all mines on the planet, announced competition for the best mining team. Winner will receive the first prize - one of the richest mines on the planet! Additionally, that they will keep for their own all treasures found during competition. Why dig a whole life for someone, like you can dig for yourself and increase your treasury?

However, victory will not come so easy. You will have to beat other teams, and watch out for many hostile creatures who live in the caves. You will also have to cope with the mines itself, as they are placed in really wild and inaccessible places. Luckily, competition rules allows to use advanced mining tools.

Don’t waste your time and send your application to the competition today!

Game features:
- campaign and “free play” modes
- 4 unique races with their own characteristics
- 5 mine graphic sets
- 21 precious gems to dig and to sell in the bank
- 6 advanced tools to buy in the shop
- 72 achievements to get
- 3 ways to control miners
- hand-drawn pictures
- map and campaign editor included
- half-open game construction

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The Miners on Steam

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Hello! :D

I have a great news to share with you. The Miners has been approved on Greenlight and now is available on Steam store! I worked for that for more that 4 years...

For those who does not know / follow my project I will take this opportunity to say few words about it.

The Miners is a game where player leads team of 5 miners, who mines deeper and deeper for precious gems and other treasures. Player need to keep an eye on all miners so nothing bad happen to them. They can fall into very deep tunel or into the water, go into fight with other miner or even be attacked by some hostile creatures who lives in caves under the surface. But what is the most important for every miner, they can... find something interesting... something shiny... something precious... something... like rubies, emeralds, diamonds, gold, silver and more! It would be a pity not to pick it up...

Main game features:

  • campaign and “free play” modes
  • 4 unique races with their own characteristics
  • 5 mine graphic sets
  • 21 precious gems to dig and to sell in the bank
  • 6 advanced tools to buy in the shop
  • 72 achievements to get (also supports Steam achievements)
  • 3 ways to control miners- hand-drawn pictures
  • map and campaign editor included
  • half-open game construction
  • Steam cloud support

Below is a link to Steam store where you can try it, and buy :) (BTW demo version can be also downloaded on IndieDB here)


And few new screenshots to have a quick view how the game looks like:





Game released + demo available

Game released + demo available

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Come and try officially released game demo. Dig some tunnels, look for treasures and become rich.

The Miners on Steam Greenlight

The Miners on Steam Greenlight

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Finally I submitted my game to Steam Greenlight. Please visit it and vote!

Game finished + trailer

Game finished + trailer

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Game is finally finished! Come and see latest official trailer of my game!

Last known bugs removed!

Last known bugs removed!

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I successfully removed last known bugs, that I couldn't solve for a long time. I have also increased game performance thanks to really simple solution.

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The Miners Patch 1.01 -> 1.02

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The Miners Patch 1.0 -> 1.01

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The Miners Patch from 1.0 to 1.01 (for full version only)

The Miners Demo

The Miners Demo

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The Miners Demo contains 2 playable races and 2 maps (+tutorial map). Additionally some achievements have been allowed. Provides good view on a gameplay...

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Guest
Guest

So glad I was subscribed to your blog all this time. I hoped this would become available :-) Stumbled upon this by chance and so happy to see it in it's final stages!

I'm running Linux, fingers crossed you would consider a SteamOS version, otherwise this is going under WINE. Looking forward to another update for the GreenLight page and its inevitable release!

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nornik81 Creator
nornik81

Thank you for good words! Hope we all will soon see this game available on Steam :) I have put lot of work into this project, and I'm really satisfied with the final effect.

Unfortunately for 99,99% game will be for Windows platform only. Sorry...

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Esor
Esor

I have a feeling it may work on wine.

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Esor
Esor

When is it going to be released? It looks great.

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kassu27
kassu27

This looks amazing, I like it!

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Vemdel
Vemdel

Haha, oh my, what a game-play, lovely.

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Guest
Guest

OMG OMG OMG !!! I love you ! I've been a fan of Diggers / Diggers Xtractors forever and I never saw anybody coming back with such a great idea for a game anymore ! Thank you for doing this ! Definitely tracking it ! Will you include lots of gizmo machinery like in the 2 diggers and other ones of your own invention ? Really looking forward to this ! Is it the definite graphic style ? I liked the darker style of diggers, yours is quite bright right now. Anyway, thanks a lot !

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nornik81 Creator
nornik81

Yes, graphic that are presented here, are final. I know it's style is different from original Diggers, and I did it on purpose. I didn't want to create just a remake of a game. I wanted to recreate one of my favorite Amiga games "on my way". For example keeping graphic in cartoon style.

Re your question about machinery. Well, there will be some stuff to buy and use in the game, but not all items from Diggers will be implemented. Most of items, that were put there were unnecessary (in my opinion). For example bridge - maybe I used it twice for a whole game. Flood dam? Completely pointless. Map? Also (never used it). Explosives? To be honest, there wasn't anything to blow up with them (maybe opponent if you were lucky and he didn't teleport). The best of course were both tunnellers. Looking at them, while they made their way through dirt was really fun. But while using them over longer period of time, they were causing more problems than fun and benefits. For example, I replaced them with "advanced" and "expert mining tools". Miners who holds them in his backpack mines better (faster). Disadvantage is that, that they reduce miner carrying capabilities.

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SniperCharlie
SniperCharlie

I like this.Gonna track^^

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