Murder Miners is the #1 rated Xbox Live Indie Game. It's a Halo-inspired, loadout-based arena shooter with a crazy-fun zombie infection mode and competitive deathmatch & CTF. Play online with up to 30 players. Includes vehicles, destructible/constructible environments, zombie survival and more!
User reviews: Very Positive (1,119 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 25, 2014

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March 5

Murder Miners X - Sneak Peek 1

A quick look at one of the very early builds of Murder Miners X. Alpha access is coming.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=um7y059WrTA

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February 10

Murder Miners Theme Song Metal Remix

One of our players who goes by the name of "LeFurger" made a metal remix of our theme song. It's really well-done, check it out!

Did you know that our theme song was the result of a contest we ran? In a future post I'll show you some of the other submissions we had.

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About This Game

Murder Miners is the #1 rated Xbox Live Indie Game. After a year of updating the game on Xbox and several months of work porting it to PC, we're finally ready for Steam.

*The game currently does not have split-screen play as shown in the trailer (that's in the Xbox version). We may add split-screen in an update.*

Halo-inspired core gameplay

3-shot-kill pistol included, with new additions such as wall-jumping, unlimited sprint, multi-directional dashing and alt-fire modes.

Unique Infection mode

One player starts as a zombie, hunting down the miners one by one, turning them into zombie teammates. Miners 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 miners toward them. Unique to our game is the ability to feast on miner corpses to level up your zombie attributes.

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

    Minimum:
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: YOU NEED A PIXEL SHADER 3.0 GRAPHICS CARD TO RUN THE GAME
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 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:
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: YOU NEED A PIXEL SHADER 3.0 GRAPHICS CARD TO RUN THE GAME
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 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
Helpful customer reviews
135 of 152 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
777.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2014
Don't write this off as some minecraft spin-off. I'd say it's 5% minecraft, 95% Halo. Like I know a lot of people have probably said, it uses block-based maps, and if the host doesn't disable it, you can place and destroy blocks. But a large majority of the time, that's not the focus of the gameplay in the very least. It can be a pretty competitive FPS. Or it can just be a casual game to play with friends, if you're not the competitive type. There's your standard team death match mode, free for all, and capture the flag, which are the competitive modes. And then there's the more laid-back, casual modes in Zombie Survival and Infection. In Infection, all players start out as humans, with one randomly selected player as a zombie. If the zombie kills you, you respawn as a zombie, and the game is over when all the humans are dead. The winner is the player with the most kills. I don't really like it, because it seems like a boring camp-fest, and there's always that one guy that just digs a hole and hides with a shotgun. But overall, this game is really fun. If you like Halo, you'll like this.

The weapons are pretty standard. The sniper, battle rifle, pistol, shotgun, and machine gun are all straight out of Halo. There's also the energy sword, but it works a little differently in this. It doesn't instantly lunge and one-hit-kill like the Halo sword does, but instead has to be charged for 2-3 seconds. Or you can use two weak sword attacks instead. Then there's the hookshot. Basically, it's a grappling hook straight out of batman. Or the hookshot from Legend of Zelda, if you like. Then you've got your frag grenades, which can't kill a full health/shield player, and your plasma grenades, which only kill if you actually stick a player. Everything is pretty well-balanced overall.

In addition to standard fire modes, all weapons have a secondary function or alternate fire mode. The sniper/pistol/battle rifle have scopes. The shotgun camouflages you as the same kind of blocks surrounding you, and the machine gun empties the remainder of its clip at double the normal fire rate. The sword and hookshot don't have alternate fire modes.

Then, there's the miner gun. It can break single blocks, a 1x3 grid of blocks, or a 3x3 grid of blocks at a time. It also has a "Blaster" mode that requires time to charge, but releases a slow-moving explosive projectile. It can also be changed to "building" mode and used to place blocks, for mapmaking purposes, or building cover to hide behind.

Anyway, there's a lot of different things you can do in this game, and for $1.99, it's an investment you probably won't regret. If this sounds like something that would interest you, don't second-guess yourself. Buy it and come play with the rest of the community!

Edit/update: I'd like to also say that the casual/average community on this game is absolutely terrible. If you're a person that ragequits or boots anyone playing better than you, don't buy this game, we don't want you playing it. I'm tired of getting booted from matches when I do well, as well as hosts that end the session after getting stomped for one match. I don't ALWAYS get booted, because there are a few people that don't care if they win or lose and respect skilled players, but by large, most of the community doesn't want to play unless everyone else they're playing with sucks, and that is a very bad way to approach any game. It's very common in this game for even just moderately good players to be accused of hacking and immediately booted from the lobby.

The game is also not a polished masterpiece. There are bugs and glitches as with any game, especially indie games. But this game has very solid gameplay, a lot of variety, and it's a diamond in the rough. The sequel is hopefully going to be better when it's finally released, as it's going to have matchmaking on dedicated servers instead of user-made locally hosted lobbies, so lag will (hopefully) be less of an issue.

But if you enjoy this game, and you happen to have a spare computer and a reasonably good internet connection, add me on steam! On the murderminers.com forums, we got someone to write a script that automatically runs a lobby on its own and changes the map on its own, we just need people with the resources to run them constantly, and that would improve most players' experience with the game tremendously, as a lot of people's only complaints relate to having high ping/bad connection to the player hosting the game.
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31 of 37 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
Bought 3 Copies, at $0.97 each, and we had fun all night. Runs smooth, Playes well. Cheaper than Arcade games I played as a kid, that lasted for 2 minutes per 4 Quaters.

That's really all you need to know.

1.) It's LEGIT: The game runs well, and the controlls are TIGHT. This is not crap. It's a real game.

2.) It's simple. Start it up, choose a mode, jump in.

3.) Online works fine. Not many players, but, we had no problem playing with people all night.

4.) It's a buck. Even if we never play it again (we will), it was worth the night of fun we had.

5.) It's not "Like Halo". Don't know what all that is about. But, it does play like a solid FPS.
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33 of 44 people (75%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
Better than CoD
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16 of 24 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
TL:DR
You can use a grappling hook to take a man out of his helicoptor, punch him to death, steal the helicopter, and kill 30 zombies with flaming rockets where zombies can not hit you and Halo Spartans can try. Hope they don't have grappling hooks.

This game is amazing. The graphics are a bit poor, but there are many gamemodes, amazing weapons, lovely vehicles and mechanics, sick maps, and just an all around 20 dollar game for 2 dollars. ♥♥♥♥ lunch at Micky D's, get this game.

Final Verdict: Buy if you have any interest at all.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
Good Lord this is fun. Spiderman + Halo mixed into one game. Best dollar ever spent.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
91.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
HEY AVERAGE STEAM SHOPPER!!

This game you see... Murder Miners? Its a pretty fun game

With 2 parts Halo and 1 part Zombie Survival with just a dash of Mine Craft, you get this little miracle!
What makes this game super fun and addicting is that, you are not on a race for RANKS and NEW ARMOR, Giving it the fun gaming feeling you should get when playing a FPS! You do not have ranks and have every weapon available! (Except if the Host disables it) You have the same power and abilities as everyone else does! You are able to customize your player with Halo-Like Helmets and a decent size color list with making about every body-part a different color!

You are able to create your own maps with a minecraft ease OR quickly join in and rekt havoc into a DEATHMATCH, TEAM DEATHMATCH, and CFT! Dont even get me started about Infection or Zombie survival! 2 DIFFERENT but similar game-type where you are able to fend off endless hordes of zombies-things on ANY type of map, or join the ranks of the undead and destroy the lives of many who cry under the nearest desk! (BTW your able to disguise your selves as blocks shhhh ;P )

Every Wednesday, a person from the Developers itself hosts a game that lasts from 6 pm to 7pm (Central) with on average 15 to 20 players at once!

If your looking for a fun and easy FPS without the hassle of worrying about what your rank is...then this game is the one you want! Even buy 4 copies at once to give it to your friends, so your able to enjoy a fun and spooky time with them (Zombie Survival gets pretty spooky!)

I Highly recommend this Fun and Spooky Game! For only $1.99, your getting it no better anywhere else! (except when its on sale for $ .99)
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
I originally gave this game a thumbs down as I thought I came across multiple hackers. Within 24 hours the dev contacted me tell me I had joined a game with 'Map Making Mode' turned on which grants players special abilities like flying and teleport. I came across 1 person who didnt die when I emptied an entire clip into him but again that could be turned off or on(for noobs maybe?). Either way the response was fast and helpful. Especially for a game under $10! To me this shows the dev actually cares about his game and the players. And it's a fun game too! It reminds me a little of Blockstorm but with more game modes. All in all it's worth checkng out. Thanks JForce Ty!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
Best 99 cents ever spent.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
Very fun to play with friends! For a good price too! :)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
What ISN'T thereto like about this game?!

Other than the zombie AI being dead stupid but...

Still gets a Halo/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
Awesome game! I like to play it when i'm bored or just for fun sometimes :D Maybe some more gamemodes in the future? that would be awesome :D I recommend it!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
Murder Miners is a refreshingly simple shooter, bringing back some great memories from the classic Halo era. The included remake maps and customization options are great. The menus/interface could use some work, but they don't affect gameplay at all, which is smooth and enjoyable. Looking forward to the sequel!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
I'm amazed how much I love this game. Its a fps with blocky maps you can destroy and build on. That's why I was surprised it was good. Many games try to do the minecraft thing. They usually suck. This one doesn't. It's fast paced, high damage and the building and destroying slips into the gameplay seamlessly. It doesn't feel like they tried to rip off minecraft, it just works. There are a ton of cool maps and you can make your own as well as downloading community maps. You have standard death match and capture the flag but also infection and a zombie survival mode which are very fun. The game is surprisingly immersive and addicting. Destructible environments open up tons of possibilities such as destroying stairs below you or blowing the cover off a vent to crawl through. You can also build houses bunkers and towers which will aid you in survival but can be destroyed. There are a few vehicles, some fairly nice character customization, and the game costs $2.. Not even on sale.. Just $2. It's amazing with friends and even solo against zombies. Highly recommend grabbing it
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
Well lets start with the name Murder Miners is the most stupid name ever but the game play is very Halo and the minecraft elements aren't really there to mine you need to shoot the ground or get the miner gun which can mine blocks and place them as well im reviewing the pc version but i have the xbox version as well and it costs 1 pound or your regional equivalent and if your like me you want it because the low FOV(Field Of View) will give you eye strain and a headache and theres no way to change the FOV whitch im going to put at the top of a list of game design deadly sins but over all if you dont have problems with low FOV go for the pc version becus mouse and keyboard are better for FPS and if you do go for xbox version in the indie store and over all if you liked halo you will like this
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
44.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
Simply put, I LOVE this game!
It takes the best of a halo-style fps and combines it with the destructable/buildable map style of minecraft.

It was easily my favorite indie game on the xbox 360 and it performs even better on PC.
Infection mode is a blast as is designing your own custom maps.

The only disappointment I have is the lack of local split-screen which was available on xbox and was supposed to be added to PC. I believe it is still planned to be added in an update.

Once split-screen is added, this game would be an easy 10/10 for me.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
Coolest super cheap game EVER! I love the Halo feel & the fact that it doesnt take powerful hardware to run right. Infection mode is awesome! Also really like the hookshot. You can swing around the map like spiderman. Its a little glitchy but way less that I was expecting. Host your own game and apply mods like turbo fire or fast movement. Just a whole lotta fun. I would recomend being able to put bots in the game. you can put zombies in for infection mode but once your a zombie there's no one to kill, so bots would be nice. I would give this game as us ebayers would say A+++++++
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
82.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
I'm mostly a Quake and UT player so I could never get into the actual Halo games, but Murder Minders eased me in to the Halo mechanics by using Minecraft's tried and true building style which people have used to make maps from games I actually liked. Making the maps I want is so easy in this game, although it becomes an actual project when you want to make a balanced map with great flow. It is actually surprising that for a shooting game, the casual players and dedicated community members don't have that locker room behavior which you find in other shooting games the moment you join a server.

Obviously, this is a game best played with friends but never be shy to make new ones for the sole purpose of just playing this game.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
I blew a hole in a wall with a sticky grenade, grappling hooked through it, then slashed a guy with my energy sword before touching the ground. Soon after, I narrowly escaped a horde of zombies on my hoverbike before accidentally running it off a cliff. Later, I pulled a guy out of a helicopter using my newly-grown zombie tentacles and ate him.

That was my first hour playing this game, so yeah, I would say I got my $2 worth almost immediately.

This game looks silly, and it definitely is. But the gameplay is solid, with lots of variation and fun to be had. Gunplay is very similar to the original Halo, with community maps and gamemodes that exceed the scope of any FPS I've played before. The simple, 90's era graphics might be a turn off for some, but they really allow the gameplay to flourish in ways big studio FPS games rarely do. Maps can be massive in scale, vertically and horizontally. The community created maps range from entirely original, unique concepts, to faithful recreations of classic FPS maps (the other day I was playing CTF on Halo's Blood Gulch and Zombie mode on Goldeneye's Complex). The rudimentary graphics also mean the game runs as smooth as butter, with no latency or framerate issues to speak of.

In short, this game is immediately fun, excellently conceived and executed, and is a great value at only $2. Recommended ad infinitum.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
Best dollar I've ever spent!
I bought this when it was on sale for a buck and thank God I did! It's so fun! It's even *better* than Halo!
It's really instense, if you are a budget gamer, you NEED this game. Their's no reason NOT to! I mean two bucks? Why not?
Also, might I add, it's still better than COD.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
so much fun :)
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