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
- 5 precious gems to dig and to sell in the bank
- 6 advanced tools to buy in the shop
- 48 achievements to get
- 3 ways to control miners
- hand-drawn pictures
- map and campaign editor included
- half-open game construction

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0 comments by nornik81 on Feb 16th, 2014

After several months without any update I would like to provide you with some information about progress of the project.

Main change is that all backgrounds in the game were redrawn from the scratch. All of them, as well as any other pictures in the game, were hand-drawn by Kacperus. I'm sure you will agree with me that he did a great job here, as they greatly increase quality and atmosphere of the game. Of course you can see all of them in the images section.

All 20 maps that were planned have been created and tested. I think they are quite varied and player shouldn't be bored while playing on them. Maps are quadratic, horizontal or vertical rectangle, small or very large, flat or mountainous, etc. They have many hidden caves and other places to visit. I have to say, that I wanted to refer somehow to my inspiration that I used to play on my Amiga many years ago, and I put Dhobbs map into the game - it is called Dhebbs here. You may see it on a Campaign screen which also was finalized.

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While testing the game, I realized that current gems doesn't look "precious". I added more shading, lights and polished the edges. I think they are much more shiny right now and they encourage for digging.

I also noticed that looking for certain map in the game is very uncomfortable. To solve this I added map filters in free play mode and in both editors. This change will greatly help in navigating through all available maps, as allows to filter them base on their tileset.

Also some other minor changes/updates were implemented - for example there is new Seal in the bank ;)

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kassu27
kassu27 Sep 3 2013, 6:12am says:

This looks amazing, I like it!

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Vemdel
Vemdel Sep 3 2013, 2:59am says:

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

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Guest
Guest Jul 14 2013, 4:35pm says:

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 Jul 15 2013, 4:50pm replied:

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 Jun 13 2013, 6:29am says:

I like this.Gonna track^^

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