The #1 rated Xbox Live Indie Game. Halo-inspired. Destructible/constructible environments. Vehicles. Zombie survival. Hookshots. Infection mode: Be the zombie & eat the dead to level up your zombie abilities. We host 30-player games every week. Join us!
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Release Date: Jul 25, 2014

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September 28

New ban options and infection changes added

Took a quick break from working on Murder Miners X to update Murder Miners 1. The update is live on Steam now. Here's what we added:

  • New ban options! You can now permanently ban a player from your current session or all of your future sessions. You can edit your blacklist via the blacklist.txt file. There's a few other hacking fixes included too.
  • Infection changes! Zombies now start off with insta-tentacle shot and their devouring time and health recharge time have been reduced.
  • JForce developers now have gold chat text to distinguish from JForce posers.
  • A few default settings have changed along with some menu stuff. For instance, there's now a link to our Steam workshop when selecting a map so you can quickly get new maps right in the lobby.
As for MMX news, it's been much more productive here lately as we work on getting the next sneak peek out to show off some new tech.

See you online!

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May 13

Murder Miners X - May update

Hey murderers, sorry again for the lack of updates on Murder Miners X (the sequel to Murder Miners). Jonny's had some big technical hurdles to get past while developing this game so he hasn't been as productive lately, but updates should start to get more frequent once he gets back to programming the more fun and exciting features. One of the things that took him awhile to get right was our networking solution, Bolt (now called Photon Bolt after the buyout). This is the best networking engine you can purchase for Unity. It means we should basically have AAA-quality networking.

Another thing that's been taking a lot of time is perfecting our animation system, trying to get aiming/rotating, strafing, etc. to work properly (unlike in MM1, where aiming straight up doesn't look correct from 3rd-person view, and doing a 180 turn just rotates the whole player around without leg movement, and strafing/backward walking animations don't exist). This has been pretty complicated, but we'll show this off in our next sneak peek video.

In the meantime, here's some progress on a new weapon that will be in the game.

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About This Game

***The split-screen mode shown in the trailer is only on the Xbox version***

Murder Miners is the #1 rated Xbox Live Indie Game. We still host community playdates every Wednesday at 6PM Central. Join the Murder Miners Steam group to be notified of the weekly playdate. We'll also notify you when the sequel, Murder Miners X, is released on Steam Early Access.

Halo-inspired core gameplay

3-shot-kill pistol included, with new additions such as wall-jumping, unlimited sprint, multi-directional dashing, alt-fire modes, and the ability to choose any weapon at spawn.

Unique Infection mode

One player starts as a zombie with the goal of infecting the other players until they've all turned over to the zombie army. The humans can use the Minergun to build forts, while the zombies can dig through walls and use their tentacle grab to reach higher places or pull players toward them. Unique to our game is the ability to feast on player corpses to level up your zombie. You can play this mode with up to 30 players. We'll usually have a full 30 player lobby in our weekly JForce play date. Come join us! It's a very intense experience when you're the last man standing and you have a whole swarm of player-controlled zombies coming after you.

Online co-op map making + completely destructible maps

The Minergun makes map-creation easy and fun. Almost every popular map you can think of has been remade by our community, and you can share them via Steam Workshop.

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System Requirements

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Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: In order to run the game, you'll probably need one of the following graphics cards or above: ATI Radeon X1300-X1950, nVidiaGeForce 6 et 7, Intel GMA X3000 series
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: In order to run the game, you'll probably need one of the following graphics cards or above: ATI Radeon X1300-X1950, nVidiaGeForce 6 et 7, Intel GMA X3000 series
    Minimum:
    • OS: Snow Leopard 10.6.8, 32/64-bit
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    Minimum:
    • OS: glibc 2.15+, 32/64-bit. S3TC support is NOT required.
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
32 of 39 people (82%) found this review helpful
41 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
if halo and minecraft had sex, it would make this game.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
35.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
This game is really fun if you play with friends. I could spend all day playing the infection gamemode because the adrenalin rush is real >.> . But seriously get this game it is very fun.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
Great game, haven't played much but from what I can tell it's sorta like Quake, Minecraft and Halo all mooshed together - I got it for less than 40p and have already played it for an hour.

Make your character, fire up a deathmatch or team deathmatch and wait for people to join and have fun :)
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
Great game to screw around in!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
47.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
This game is amazing. No matter what I'm doing, killing zombies and running for my life, sprinting back to base with the flag, or sniping people in a murdermatch, I'm loving every second. This game was one of the first games I got on steam, and it has always been so much fun. I HATE PVP-BUT I LOVE IT SO MUCH IN THIS GAME <3 <3 <3 add in the 'America ♥♥♥♥ yeah' song in the background. Its ♥♥♥♥ing amazing.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
Product received for free
This game is a very simple but entertaining halo-inspired FPS shooter.

Unfortunatly as of right now, there is a very minimal player count. HOWEVER, the developers of this game are very involved with the community. They will host large scale games that always seem to have a high number of players.

Gameplay: When you start the game, you simply pick which guns you want to go with and enter the game. All guns are well balanced but some weapons such as the sniper require decent FPS skill to operate. The game itself is very simplistic, pick up a gun and kill.

Graphics: Very simple pixelated graphics, this game can run smoothly on lots of computers.

Overall, this game is well worth the 99 cents (49 if on sale) to buy this game. A fun, multiplayer fps shooter that anyone can enjoy.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 14
best 50 cents ive ever spent
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
Murder Miners is pure gold.

As far as I'm concerned this is the real DOOM multiplayer. This game can be slow paced, but you can set speed options to max so that Murder Miners makes the new UT look like a traffic jam.

-Movement system is very nuanced, lot's of little movement-tech can be applied to nearly all actions you take in this game, whether this is intentional or not, who knows, but it's amazing.

-Many modes and a ridiculous amount of maps, plus the ability to create your own maps.

-Ridiculous amount of character customization is pretty insane considering I didn't expect customization at all.

-This game even comes with native borderless windowed mode support for all you multi-tasker multiple monitor bros like me, something that many $60 games don't have.

Don't let this game fool you by looking like Minecraft, it is actually very different; this game is essentially Halo meets Quake meets Battlefield (destroying parts of the maps). I got a 4-pack on sale for $0.98, if I knew I would've had this much fun I would've paid full price ages ago.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
34.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
Do you like Halo? Me neither never played it, But with Murder Miners I felt I have! With its crappy sword and overpowered pistol now you can relive Halo's finest moments like; (insert Halo's finest monents)! Seriously though this game is great and priced at a steal. if you buy one, buy four for the price of two. Help spread the word about this great blocky shooter of derpiness! (but for some reason it blurs out part of my name, I guess umlauts are naughty. I don't know what is wrong with people who cut down trees. still a great game though)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
pretty fun
made me kill myself 10 times
halo + minecraft had a great night but halo got pregnant then this came outa the ♥♥♥♥♥
the end
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Riv
2.6 hrs
Posted: September 28
Such a fun game to play on the PC and an addictive game too jforce did an amazing job posting the best Xbox Indies game on steam
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✪ Aenaiη
0.6 hrs
Posted: September 28
OMG BEST FPS GAME OF 2069 11/9 ~~IGN etc.


But really it's nice funny game
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azjefe
4.0 hrs
Posted: September 26
fun game to play when you are bored and want to own fools with tenticles coming outa your hand lol
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GrACE n' TrUth
0.5 hrs
Posted: September 25
Product received for free
Full disclosure: they were giving it away for free so i picked it up


It's blatantly minecraftlike visually, but that doesn't come up much in gameplay. You can break stuff, but mostly only if you have the gun that does that, instead of one of the ones that does damage. The gunplay is fast and exciting, quake-like.
Definitely worse things on steam for a dollar.
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GayRetard™
4.8 hrs
Posted: September 25
the game is good on the xbox live version but the steam version is pretty bad theres barely any players so more than often you cant play the mode you want to play like tdm or infection and the controls are horrible with mouse and keyboard, it looks bad in hd, i would recommend it since its probably the most enjoyable 1 dollar game on steam but lets be real if it was over 1 dollar i would not recommend it, i would however definitely recommend this game on the xbox 360 if you own one because theres alot more hosted games and players making it pretty fun and the controls are great aswell.
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Jkincaid2012
0.2 hrs
Posted: September 25
Game has a low population, but the developer is working on it. Hopefully the game picks back up. Its fun to play though!
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AGIHAP♥
0.7 hrs
Posted: September 24
too good for 0.7 hrs
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Darth Ebola [MDIGaming]
166.7 hrs
Posted: September 24
A seemingly simplistic yet fantastic game. It's main appeal is the easy stage creation which basically feels like everything a Lego game should be. (Don't kill me Minecraft fanbase. I'd rather die at the hands of someone less then 20 years younger then me).

The actual gameplay is simple enough to not have the many overcomplicated woes of modern FPS games, yet the appeal of the late 90s deathmatch games. Also, hookshots for us Bionic Commando fans. All 5 of us.

Its almost impossible to play a match of this game and not laugh for one reason or another. Either you're killing some adorable little soldier in some explosive manner resulting in their body flying followed by a cartoonish SPLAT effect, sniping their head off followed by blood gushing out, or just having an insane match with dozens of users with an odd number of asterisks in their usernames.

The best and worst social aspect of this game is the community. The users range from really fun to play with and lighthearted, to your typical "THIS MAP SUCKS/YOU GUYS ARE CHEAP" type players who are usually the ones with 0 points. There aren't usually that many active servers, and there are even days where there will be just one game active, usually some bland textureless map with only pistols and swords enabled *Shudder* and everybody taking the game way too seriously. However, if you do start a server people WILL join. It can take 30 minutes or 20 seconds, but they will all flock in simultaneously.

If you buy this game, have a few matches to get used to it, but make sure to create some stages as well. The most relaxing thing in the world is to spend hours just making an awesome map.
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S A N D E R S
10.6 hrs
Posted: September 24
Halo and Minecraft crossbreed
11/10
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