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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

eh not very original but i guess i completed it so 4.5 stars


Rated 5 / 5 stars

beginning is a bit tough if you don't do the jobs. end is kinda easy once you get the upgrades. now about the has good controls, it's simple, easy to learn and addictive. bit slow at beginning but picks up more you play it. graphics are pretty good.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

A very well polished, balanced and enjoyable game. Thoroughly enjoyed completing the game. Came to know about this game from the flixel tutorials.
Progression of jobs, power ups and medal achievements are well balanced. The medal icons are gorgeous.
I wish the developer expands this game to become commercial success.
Thanks for the wonderful game.


Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

good concept.
game got bugged for me, if I go past the first rock layer the robot starts to overheat no matter how advanced my gear is

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

I like this game a lot. It's very simple but fun, and although a little short, it's still great.
It actually reminds a game also on Newgrounds called "Scuba," which is also a favorite of mine. I see a lot of reviews saying how they like the game, and want a sequel, which I additionally wish for (pls creator), so I recommend you guys checking out Scuba. It's like this but futuristic and admittedly much more complex than this game. It has Terraria and Minecraft vibes.
Anyways, love this game, hoping for a sequel, and have a good day!