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Apr 15, 2012 | 10:00 AM EDT
  • Daily 2nd Place April 16, 2012
  • Weekly 5th Place April 18, 2012

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Being generous! 5 Points Give John some money.
COAL 5 Points Find coal.
IRON 5 Points Find iron.
Start off your adventure! 5 Points Enter Utopia.
Vamos a la playa! 5 Points Get some sand.
A good investment... 10 Points Give Dave some money for his project.
Engineer 10 Points Help building the steammachine.
GOLD 10 Points Find gold.
It works! 10 Points Make the steammachine work.
WOLFRAM 10 Points Find wolfram.
DIAMOND 25 Points Find diamond.
Expensive experiments 25 Points Give George some smaragds.
Project completed! 25 Points Give Dave some sand.
RUBY 25 Points Find ruby.
Saving electricity 25 Points Give George some wolfram.
SMARAGD 25 Points Find smaragd.
The COre 25 Points Get the COre.
Jewelry 50 Points Give Jamie some rubies.
Hero 100 Points Finish the game
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Author Comments

Daily 2nd place, frontpaged, so many kind reviews and such a nice rating! Well, thanks a lot guys, you're awesome! :D

EDIT: This game was inspired by 'Motherload'. It is about mining ores and selling them to buy upgrades and drill deeper. Utopian Mining is part of this mining genre, so the games share the same basic concept. However, I did my very best to make it different to other mining games, by adding a different atmosphere, a story, some quests, cartoony-8bit-graphics and another feeling to it (and some other small stuff, too).

I hope you enjoy playing it. :)

Welcome to Utopia!
A few days ago a storm destroyed nearly the whole town.
Help these people and find out more about the Core-Ore...
Mine around as a mining robot, earn money, buy better hardware and complete missions.

This game has a few missions, different upgrades for your robot like drills, chasis, cooling liquids and batteries, awesome music made by Kevin MacLeod, some selfmade 8bit sounds, and lots of coal, iron, gold, wolfram, smaragd, ruby and diamonds!

How to play:
'LEFT', 'UP', 'RIGHT', 'DOWN' - move around
'X' - interact with things
'C' - cancel or leave
'J' - jobs
'M' - map
'I' - inventory



Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

i just play this game for the medals, other than that the game was shit


Rated 4 / 5 stars

An entertaining and very light hearted mining sim. Enjoyed the missions and upgrade slope very beginner friendly and the tutorial was thorough and helpful. However there was a little trouble when acquiring minerals for missions. Such as when acquiring 25 rubies, I accidentally mined 6 diamond along with it, and had to start over. Either way fantastic game :)

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Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Dunno how anybody finished this in 5 minutes. I've been playing nearly an hour and haven't gotten wolfram. You have to buy intermediate levels of upgrades just to get around to reaching more expensive ores, just to buy more upgrades. Gold runs out fast so you end up grinding away at every last coal and iron. Then you go to buy the second-highest liquid cooling and it takes some odd amount of money away and doesn't give you the cooling system. Fuck that... this game takes way too long, and is way too grindy.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Nice Game. . . .


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Its quite short and boring. Just mining just is boring i bought all the expensive upgrades, completed all the jobs under 5 minutes. Put more jobs in it, maybe throw some monsters in too.