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Boom Town

rated 4.14 / 5 stars
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May 5, 2012 | 6:08 AM EDT

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Join the Gold Rush and get rich, by the careful (or some times indiscriminate) use of high explosives. Upgrade your rig, refinery and explosive power.

Choose your starting plot, buy explosives, liberate the gold and use the proceeds to build your town.

Perfect for casual, hardcore players and office workers. No time limits, no pressure, do everything at your own pace.

Can you build the ultimate Boom Town?


Use mouse to buy upgrades, explosives and build your town.

Use mouse to lay explosives.

WASD or Cursor Keys to scroll the map.

WASD or Cursor Keys to drive your truck and collect the gold ore.



Rated 4 / 5 stars

I unlocked everything a little too easly


Rated 5 / 5 stars

liked it,but found a spelling error it the school building. instead of are,a it should be area,.


Rated 0 / 5 stars

i got bored on the first few hours


Rated 3 / 5 stars

After 15 minutes of playing, I was ready to rate 5 stars. Another 15 minutes, and it had dropped to 4.5, and it has continued to drop as I have played, until I've quit 60 days in out of boredom.

The problem is balance or, rather, the lack of balance. I had maxed out my upgrades by day 25ish, and after that it's just grinding to complete the game. It's pretty enough, and it's engaging enough, but it needs a lot of work to make the progress consistently satisfying from start to finish.

The town building seems too much of an afterthought, as well. It should have more of an impact on the daily mining, for my tastes. Linking your upgrade path with certain town buildings (smithy, anyone?) and your refining level with your available workforce, for example, would create a powerful incentive to balance your upgrades with townbuilding.

It's a promising start to an engaging concept, and I'm sure with tweaking it can be enthralling.

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Rated 4 / 5 stars