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!
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: http://dict.leo.org/ende?lp=ende&lang=de&searchLoc=0&cmpType=relaxed§Hdr=on&spellToler=&search=wolfram
Thanks for your nice, helpful and motivating review! ;)
awesome game, u should create a button to switch between robots tho.
Lots of fun! And a great way to use up some boredom!
Pretty good game, it starts off rather slow, so it may not attract many people, but all in all a good game.
I really enjoyed the game. It reminded of an old game that game out in 2006 named motherload. I expierenced no bugs during my gameplay thoughout the game. I was hopeing more of a challenge. The core was easy to get to really. If you played Motherload it has a surpise ending. I enjoyed the game 4.5/5