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Utopian Mining

rated 4.35 / 5 stars
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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 4.5 / 5 stars

Outstanding, its about time someone made a redux of Motherload.

But it's time to crack down on this and give it some HARD reviewing.

Graphics: Although it's in pixels, it just feels right for the game, it seems almost arcade-ish in gameplay, although a few other pixel effects, such as grinding some of the ores, may have been good aesthetic additions. 9.5/10

Gameplay: you could teach a little kid to play this game, it's so simple, even more so than motherload. However the fact theres a sort of storyline really gives a reason to play it in the first place. A few more missions would have been great though, i most of the time was over-upgraded for the jobs. 9/10

Other: The games upgrades are like a mirror of those in Motherload, as well as some of the controls and game aspects, you said you made this game as an inspiration from motherload, and you absolutely NAILED the feel of motherload in a completely seperate and unique game. Im rather suprised you didn't get a higher rating in the weekly place category. But thats not my decision.

OVERALL: You did VERY WELL, you obviously worked hard and you got a 4.5/5, 9/10 from me. This coming from a rather hardcore gamer, you should be VERY proud of yourself.

Now onto reccomendations, if you ever feel as though you want to make a sequel.

-Add more upgrades, try not to just make a game thats an EQUAL to motherload but tops it. Motherload had inventory items like teleporters and reserve fuel tanks. Perhaps you could start there?

Thats all i can suggest for you, Schulles, but otherwise you did a GREAT job!


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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Great game,needs to be longer.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

some of the medals don't work.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Although this type of game has been done before, i felt like this one was fresh.
The music is great, as well as the art style. And the addition of missions was very nice.
I also like the size of the map; It's huge! The upgrades were nice too, but nothing too unique or new.
Medals are another nice add, we all know medals make ANY game better ;).

Great game, i really like it.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

the game seems to be very glitchy in the way of upgrades,a prime example is i have more then enough to buy both cooling liquid IV & the supersize battery,but the game seems to think ether i already have them or have a supirior version(which i know for a fact that all the things i have are only level 3 rather then 4) and wont let me buy them

there needs to be an easier way to recharge/repair,like say at the shop you can get consumable items that repair or recharge you so you dont have to go all the way back up to the surface

speaking of energy,i feel that your energy shouldnt drain as fast as it does,what i mean is that your energy seems to deplete while just roaming around underground at the same pace it would while your are drilling,which makes no sence since just walking would use less energy then drilling(unless it does and i just dont notice,if thats the case then disreguard this bit,please)

also,i have a bit of a problem...its just a minor annoyance:
when you buy a new battery your energy is fully restored which makes sence cus well,its a new battery so it starts off fully charged,yet when buying a new hull level,your health dosent get restored?

in the way of minerals,i for the love of me have no idea how to pronounce the green mineral's name X|

& mabye its just me,but ruby & iron seem to look identical,so when i was mining for ones i just ignored them,only relising i was wrong after accsadently hitting one

UPDATE: i realise the reason i mistook ruby for iron is because the further down you go,the darker if gets so there was little to no way to notice it wasnt iron

anyway,i JUST beat the game and i can say,im glad you get to keep playing after the last quest

overall,pretty good game

5/5 + 9/10 + faves

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