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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 stars

Pretty addictive...

The music is pretty good, the graphics are retro in a good way, the gameplay is simple but it doesn't get boring after a few hours.

The only bad thing is that the health meter didn't found it necessary... you can survive the game with very few health if you are careful.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Simple, fun, and time consuming (In a good way!). It's a concept that's been done before, but it's a good rehash.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Very fast, easy, and simple game. even then, you can have fun for about an hour. The easy upgrade system and the almost impossibility to be out of money makes it fun. I still think it is too short. So 4.5 Stars


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Not bad at all. Short and simple game. If you focus solely on the jobs you can finish the game rather quick. It's these type of games that are addictive in some way through a need to progress. If the story had more depth by adding maybe a boss fight after retrieving the core or some other optional story stuff like additional characters it would've been awesome!

If I would make changes to this game I'd make the mini-map viewable on the side and make it more obvious to which items have already been bought in the store.

Other than a few small things, this game was great!

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Honestly, this game was a game l played back when l was a child, and it truly has inspired me to become a much better and experienced gamer; honestly, it was the reason why I started playing Newgrounds; hell, why I started playing Flash games at all! The game may be simple and short, and of course eight-bit, but that's what makes it so damn charming! However, half a star is taken off due to the fact that, although this game (in my mind) is rather legendary, it IS very short and, after you buy the fourth cooling upgrade, you can just get a few diamonds and buy everything. Other than that, I couldn't have any more praise for this game.

Final Rating: 4.5 Stars

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