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!
User reviews:
Recent:
Very Positive (107 reviews) - 81% of the 107 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (2,722 reviews) - 81% of the 2,722 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 25, 2014

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May 13

Murder Miners X has AAA-quality Netcode

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 basically have AAA-quality networking, with features like authoritative movement and lag compensation.

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

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.

Community

System Requirements

Windows
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
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Very Positive (107 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (2,722 reviews)
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NicorXX
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Great game! Great to mess around with friends... and if you love Halo games like Halo 2 - 3 it playes very similarily with maps and all.
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Gwynbleidd
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Most of these negative Steam reviews are spot on. If you start killing the other players too much (the whole point of the game), you get booted by insecure sore losers who take the game more seriously than their sex lives (or lack thereof). I played only two games before this happened. In my first game, I joined late and did poorly, as I was still getting used to the flow of the gameplay. In my second game, I started off kinda sloppy, but quickly began improving and getting kills left and right, making good use of my environment to get the upper hand on unsuspecting players. While in the middle of a kill streak, I was then booted for being too good at the game. With a community this pathetic and butthurt, I've decided to simply go back to the countless better multiplayer games I have in my library, ones that will actually reward me for doing well rather than punishing me for it, or else what's the point in even playing a competitive multiplayer game. I don't like insulting an entire community, but anyone with common sense will tell you that the one for this game deserves derision. Peace out.
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Pokedude1323
( 46.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Pros:
+ Great base controls
+ Vehicles
+ Nice hud
+ Great character customization
+ Good physics
+ Plug-and-Play controller support. You can literally plug your controller in and instantly play the game with it.

Cons:
- Vehicles are hard(er) to control
- Lack of color, very bland base textures
- Melee feels off
- Most player-hosted servers feel laggy
- Not enough lobby settings
- Bad zombie AI, either too easy or too
- Not enough graphic settings

Graphics and Performance
+ Textures (even though they are bland) they have a good amount of depth
+ Higher fps on worse computers
- A few graphical errors
- Not enough graphic settings

In Conclusion:
The game is a great game with a pretty good community. Its great if you have a few extra dollars and a few friends. Its also very easy to set up private games for you and your friends. It has easy to use controls and settings. Any issues will most likely be solved in the new game as well. A must buy if on sale.

Graphics - 9.5/10
Optimization - 4/10
Soundtrack - 9/10
Gameplay - 9.4/10
Online - 7/10

Overall: 9/10
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Delta_Thunder
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
You can honk the vehicles' horns.

You can honk the horn on the helicopter, whilst launching rockets upon thine enemies.

*honk honk* *KABOOM*

10/10
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MilKeyStorm
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Product received for free
Good Game
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JuGGis
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Halpa hassu mainaaja beli, joka on kiva Wrendin kaa.
Vois suositella tätäki tuotosta.
Viiskauttaviis ajantappo beli.
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AmazingTurtle
( 16.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Product received for free
Even though I got this for free through VG247, this game was the worst game I've played on Steam. It's like if Halo ♥♥♥♥ed Minecraft, and had a baby. That's how bad it is. Even worse, the servers on the game are mostly EMPTY, and the game severs that are NOT EMPTY are filled with 8 year old ♥♥♥♥♥es, who kick you off the server, for no apparent reason.

Update: Just got a angry response from one of their ♥♥♥♥in developers. Thanks JForce, for being such a pain the ♥♥♥!
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clock
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
really fun with friends
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Sneakyno1
( 15.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I absolutely love this game! I always have fun on whatever gamemode or server i play on.
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Vimpuli
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Ok this review was just a joke, but the developer actually responded ;3;

Murder Miners isn't really a bad game. I would give it a "neutral" review, but Steam doesn't have those ;3;

The only problem I have with it is there are no players
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
-Quick Review-
Murder Miners is an indie FPS developed by JForce Games and released 2014. Lets get this meta description done that everyone has already said for this game: It's basically Halo + Minecraft inspired.

-Detailed breakdown review-
Story: There's no game story, so instead I'll tell you the story how I got this game. My brother was like "Hey, lets play this game", and I said "oh, okay." and he gave the game to me as a gift for Christmas.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=701999407

Gameplay: You can tell the game's controls and mechanics were inspired by halo (because of the shield, shield recharge, weapons, vehicles etc). And you can also tell it's been inspired by Minecraft because of the square boxes the environment is made out of and... ya know, the name.
You have about eight weapons, your character's armor is customization, before you spawn in you select two weapons to use, servers can have different themes, weapon limitations, etc. The generic FPS modes are here of course: Death Match, and Zombie survival.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=701999374

Community: It's worth while to make note when there are games that go the extra mile to create a comunity.
While I will admit I haven't participated in any yet, Murder Miners does boast having a community. After playing enough indie games where no one else is playing, it's definitely note worthy when you come across one that has scheduled events.
(It is posted all over including on my review and in their game; but join their community steam group to get notifications on when they are hosting community events)
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=701999344

Conclusion: All in all, I don't have much to say about this game. It does what it's advertised to do. It was fun to play a few matches with my brother. I'm not really the target audience for this game. I could take it or leave it.

------Edits and updates------
Edit/Update June 10, 2016:
added "community" section.
Edit/Update June 11, 2016:
Added Screenshots
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
this game is a mother♥♥♥♥ing masterpiece
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
THIS GAME IS ♥♥♥♥ING SICK
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
It was 1 dollar so, Why the hell not. Only thing is I got no friends to play with..... So if you got friends get it. If not like me, no. So I don't recomend it..... Cause I have no friends.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
It is pretty good. I would get in on sale, becasue not many people play it, but still tons of fun! The only that sucks is that is doesn't have crisp graphics.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
THIS GAME IS AWESOME I DESTROYED ALL MY MINECRAFT FRWIENDS AND GRAPPLED THERE ♥♥♥♥♥
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
I absolutely love this game! I always have fun on whatever gamemode or server i play on.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
I've got to say that the game is alright but allot of people said they have window issues well i'm not the game goes normal and i started to have fun but its very great you should get it if you have like issues of murder miners don't get it but i have allot of fun it does not mean that you cant play it its just i dont want your computer to break
10/10 :)
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
Hey dude loveee this game im very exicted to see more updates and ive been going to the meetups almost everytime and i cant express my enjoy for this great game love playing it with my friends keep up the good work!!!!! 10/10
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