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Stranded 5 Points Complete the tutorial to begin your journey.
Lost and Found 10 Points Find all the lost items.
Modular Design 10 Points Pimp out your ride with all possible modules.
Upgrade Started 10 Points Upgrade one of your sub-systems.
Midpoint 25 Points Complete 10 Objectives.
Unearth 25 Points Uncover all the buried items.
Game Complete 50 Points Find all the Alien artifacts to complete the 'story'.
Upgrade Complete 100 Points Upgrade all sub-systems to their maximum levels.

Author Comments

Explore and mine minerals! Visit alien planets and mine for the resources you need to upgrade yourself and your ship. Features procedurally generated levels and an object-based crafting system for upgrades. Find 18 artifacts to unlock all story pieces and finish the game, or keep playing to get all the upgrades.

Inspired by MotherLoad, this is an RPG-like spin-off. You won't be disappointed!
Instructions

Arrow keys or WASD to move
Double press on Up key for double jump
Space or Shift - press and hold to dig
Enter - teleport
Space - enter ship
x - close tutorial window

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Updates in v 1.43:

- add split option for resources
- bigger item capacity for higher upgrade levels
- fix some bugs
- lowered some item prices

Updates in v1.44

- lower Fragile Frame price

- fix: now you can also get small lava globule from lava pockets
- bugFix: you no longer die when a gas geyser explodes using dynamite
- in the Research tab you can see all items now, even objects you don't own yet (should make a lot more sense now)

NEW UPDATE:

Added Medals!

Reviews


DreadWraithDreadWraith

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Simply put, this is a fantastic game!

It does have a few issues; I noticed drilling speed reductions despite max upgrades after I had returned to my shuttle to drop off my inventories. I also noticed that, despite your level of armour plating, damage from lava and gas pockets still harm you the same.

The crafting system is pretty awesome, but it took me a while to realize I had to find artifacts to unlock the important recipes. It was then a bit of a pain to find the artifacts at lower depths, as I did not have the required cooling to safely make it down there. That said, *it's not impossible*. I actually rather enjoyed the challenge of having to do hit and run mines to try to probe into the danger zone to find the artifacts. Spiced the game up a bit. Also helped to nail home the lost and alone element of the game for me.

So... The glaring issue I have is this; I have collected all the artifacts, upgraded all my equipment to max... watched all the videos through, and in order, multiple times... But I still cannot seem to actually finish the game. From reading other users' comments, it seems that watching the final video is supposed to unlock a special planet? Well, it's not happening for me. Not sure why, but I'm fairly certain I've done everything in my power to unlock it, but... not happening.

Despite a few technical issues, and a few spelling issues here and there, I'm giving this game five stars, because... those things can be fixed, and this game was damned entertaining.

Suggestions for a sequel or other mining game:
-Make the upgrades reflect on your character outside of the upgrade screen
-More environmental hazards. Not necessarily quantity, but variety. Maybe seismic activity causing cave-ins?
-Make explosive gas pockets more obvious!

TL;DR:
-Good game
-Can't get the ending to unlock
-Make another one!


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radkelolradkelol

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Struggled to get into it, gave it half an hour and no strong feelings.

Some clearer direction as to where to go next would be helpful. More concise objectives in general would be appreciated.

All i saw here was a typical "upgrade until you have no soul" game. Some people enjoy this i'd rather have something to look at as i did it rather than oh look a rock, yay more rock.

In a nutshell. Too drab and repetitive for me.



Lewej-OnicsLewej-Onics

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Excellent game! I thoroughly enjoyed playing through it, despite it being frustrating when you're like: "Oh yay, new research! GARR SO MUCH RESOURCES NEEDED!", but it was still very enjoyable. I beat the game and I maxed all my sub-systems but I didn't get the medals for them. No matter though. Glean is definitely in my top 10 favourite flash games I've played as it was quite rewarding and addictive as you progressed further and gained more research and upgrades.

The only real part I didn't like was that area of the game when you were unable to go too deep underground, despite needing what was down there to upgrade and not having the necessary research to get the other upgrades you need. It really slowed down because there were those 1 or 2 things you REALLY had trouble finding.

Anyway, good game! Keep on making awesome stuff!

Lewej-Onics.


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YarashiYarashi

Rated 5 / 5 stars

I really enjoyed this game. The level-generator provided well-traversable maps, and the optics improvents made it a lot easier to find the necessary resources.
The game is very repetitive, but it is something you should expect from a game of this type.

As long as one thinks ahead and always tries to bring dynamite/teleport pads, the player will never get stuck. Otherwise, the chances on getting stuck are quite low to begin with.

I did not like the way the inventory-capacity was represented. I would rather have seen numerical quantities here, and numerical quantities of each resource gained when dug.


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AsklingAskling

Rated 5 / 5 stars

This game is awsome and the way you ended the game leaves the possiblity of a sequel!

@utley: you need to find all the artifacts (6 at around every depth interval of 50) to backtrack to their planet of origin to complete the game.