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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

just like motherload nice game


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I loved the game but occasionally the keys would stick (not my computer I tested this on 3 diff computers) but it was only a few blocks before it stopped but I also wish that the coolant went lower or some of the ores were higher cause I needed the highest coolant for smaragd but otherwise the game was great.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Good game, very simple but addicting. It was too easy and TOO simple though. Those are my only issues. Other than that, good game and good idea.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Make a now version with more ores and medals, i very like the game


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Hey Schulles,
I have to admit that your game resembles x-Gens masterpiece "Motherload". Many have already criticized the similarities between the games but "Motherload" is not flawless either. Punctual and precise navigations where mandatory to avoid wracking your rig for just touching the ground with to much force. A fingercramp or control-glitches (they are rare but you notice them as soon as your rig for no reason smashes to the ground after hours of playing ML) ended your endeavor in martian soil.
The missions where kind of an innovation in the genre (I did not find one with missions except for "get rich!" or "gather spare parts to escape the planet") but they consisted only of gathering a certain amount of resources. May be a rescue-mission or exploration of liquid resources would be my suggestion.
By the way I stumbled upon an easter-egg: Gronkh ist the nickname of a German Let's-Player who is sufficient renown to earn profit with his videos. As soon as you mentioned "Wolfram" I knew that you must be from a German speaking country because although it has the letter "W" in the PT of elements it is called "tungsten" in English.
Never the less, keep up the good work!

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Schulles responds:

Hey KlausT!
Haha, didn't think someone would recognize his name, guess you're from germany, too! ;)
Yeah, I think every mining game draws some comparisons to motherload, just like every platformer draws some comparisons to mario. Both games were pioneers of their genre and every game that followed had some similarities... It's just about adding something new to it, like in my case missions and rebuilding the town and changing the gameplay as much as you can. I actually enjoyed motherload, but at some parts just didn't like the graphics and the atmosphere too much. I think I played motherload the first time when I was ten or something and after a loooong time I remembered playing it and was like "Mhh... Can I do something like this aswell?" And then I started developing this one here, gave it the atmosphere and graphics I like, added a little plot and did my very best to make it less motherload-like! :) By the way: another inspiration was DIG-DUG of course! :D My father played that a lot when he was a kid...

Oh, and I'm not sure if using the word "wolfram" is actually wrong, because I found it like this in the dictionary:

Thanks for your nice, helpful and motivating review! ;)