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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

Reviews


samohickeysamohickey

Rated 4 / 5 stars

I did it! I made the world a better place!! Haha!

I liked this game. It was a nice 8bit mining game that had kept me intrigued enough to finish it. The music was decent, the need to upgrade kept me motivated and the best touch of all was that when you'd finished the storyline you were still given the freedom to continue playing.

I love when games give that freedom because even though there may not be a lot to do, you have the choice to continue your own exploration and so on.


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mechreyonmanmechreyonman

Rated 4 / 5 stars

AWESOME...but, MAKE IT LONGER!!!
why don't you get discounts for the repair shop, and there should me more to the game than getting the core. But it is great for a half hour time killer. I love how realistic Jamie's personality was. I also think the world could be bigger



Black-NapalmBlack-Napalm

Rated 4 / 5 stars

A very nice digging game, although I found it a bit too short and too easy. I finished it in my first sitting, in about an hour. At first it was actually quite hard, but it's basically the same as with other mining games - just dig to the max depth (before taking damage), pick up the best ores (iron at the beginning) and go sell them. After the first upgrade (which for me was the hull for $500), the game got really, really easy, especially if you don't buy the next available upgrades but save a bit to buy some better (so you don't lose money for the previous upgrade).


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RakkrakkluckRakkrakkluck

Rated 4 / 5 stars

I like this game. It's fun to just dig deeper, it sure kills time in a pleasant way.
The music may loop but never gets on my nerves, the only somewhat negative part is the short time that all achievements as well as Jobs need to be done. But it's a flash game, so that part is kind of a given. Overall 4 out of 5, I'd say.



tSavvytSavvy

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Once I started playing this game I just had to finish.
Music was very good.
A little short but still worth playing.
Kudos on making a very simple yet impressive game.