Murder Miners is the #1 rated Xbox Indie Game. It's a Halo-inspired, fast-paced FPS with a crazy-fun infection mode, destructible environments, vehicles, 30 players online, Team Deathmatch, CTF, Zombie Survival and more!
User reviews: Very Positive (605 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 25, 2014
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November 24

Announcing...Murder Miners X

AKA Murder Miners 2. It's now in development! We’re using Unreal Engine 4, with the hope of releasing on at least PC/Mac/Xbox One/PS4. We’re taking the core Murder Miners gameplay, fleshing it out and focusing on:

  • a complete graphical overhaul, including smooth terrain and actual lighting
  • extreme weapon diversity
  • extreme player mobility
  • adventure/exploration/survival/mining/infection mode: Basically the plan with this mode is that you’ll be exploring an infinite, procedurally generated world (maybe with non-procedural “dungeons” hidden here and there), mining for resources and using those resources to build defenses and gain more weapons/vehicles which allow you to explore more of the world and explore it more efficiently, while combating AI and player-controlled zombies/creatures and other miners.
  • matchmaking/ranking for competitive play. We want a big tournament scene for MMX (we even want the functionality to bet on games with real money, like a game called Blood Toll tried to do).

These are goals, not promises.

We do want to find another experienced programmer to help with all this.

Why not just continue updating Murder Miners 1 forever?

We’ve already spent a year updating it after release on Xbox. We’ve been working on this game for about 3 years now. We want to work on something new. Murder Miners X is where our excitement and passion is at. This is the game that’s really going to put us on the map. There’s too many things that need to be completely redone in MM1 in order to get it to a near “perfect” state, which is the goal for MMX.

Follow the development here or on our blog, play early builds

We’ll try to post regular updates on our progress. Hoping to release a very early, bare-bones version that you can play in a few months. So stay tuned and don’t do drugs.


PS: We released another Xbox update which adds the 3 new helmets, plus an in-game timer and a fixed spectator mode that got broke in the last update. PC version got the update today with the timer.

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November 19

Community playdate tonight at 6

Come play Murder Miners with JForce tonight from 6-7PM Central time! (That’s 7-8 if you’re east coast and 4-5 west coast). Look for JForce Ty or JForce Ato hosting.

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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 upon the 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. Share your maps via Steam Workshop.

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System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0 graphics card
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 250 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: You should definitely be able to run the game with DX10 card, and you'll most likely be able to run it with a DX 9.0C card.
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader model 3.0 graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 250 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
304.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
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!
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Fast-paced yet accessible gameplay. A lot of people say this is similar in gameplay to Halo 2 and I can see it. A friend bought this for me and I've been playing it more than I thought I would :)

ESPECIALLY for two bucks - recommended for any twitch fps fan.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
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.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
For the sake of non-satirical folks out there, I have to include some foreplaywords: this review should not be taken seriously by any mean.

This game has terrible, pixelated graphics accompanied by orthodox, unimaginative gameplay revolving around spamming the left mouse button and hitting arbitrary keys on your keyboard. There's virtually no way to familiarize oneself with the game as he's thrown straight into the action. Personalization is very limited, as there are only 2.23*10^32 possible ways to customize appearance.

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If you are a big fan of Halo or Minecraft, play it. If you want to jump up some parsecs and score an Ntimes360°MLG noscope headshot on the way down, play it. If you like wasting time in general, for the love of Goddess Ilias, just do it.

However, if you are on the great quest to find the mythical beast that legends have titled "life," then no, this game doesn't supply you with any of that. Butt! You can now get this "Life" DLC for only $9.99! Included free shipping and lifetime warranty!

In short, best game 7/guns do it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
I spent many hours playing this game on my xbox 360 praying to Gaben that it would be released on PC one day, and finally we get to play this amazing game on the right machine.

All seriousness tho, this game is awesome, its if you took the core gameplay of halo 1/2, with its own unique touches, toned down the graphics (Gameplay over graphics any day), but as a bonus, there is an added a level editor. You really should get this game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
OK... its fun but I got it on sale. I would pay full price for it ($2) but not more than $5. A 4 pack is only $5 if you want to play with friends. You can build and there are several multiplayer modes but there isnt much else. But Im gonna go ahead and recommend it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
its like a halo sandbox GET IT NAO it gets constant updates and lots of potential with each one
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
26.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Ok, before I start, THIS IS NOT A MINECRAFT CLONE. Secondly, I have been playing this game since 2 weeks after it's debut on the Xbox Live Indie Games section. After all my experience with it after its beta stage up until the newest update, I can say it still is an amazing game. In fact, this game is what got me interested in Halo, I had never played Halo properly before then.

So what is Murder Miners? It's essentially FPS inspired by the gameplay of Halo with the graphics of Minecraft. In fact, that's all it has to do with Minecraft. Now onto the gameplay. The weapons included (the main ones being the Pistol, Machinegun, Shotgun, Sniper and Battle Rifle) play pretty much the same as their Halo counterparts, particularly Halo: CE because of the 3-headshot-kill Pistol. This will appeal to Halo fans but also most FPS fans as a whole because they are just so balanced. However, movement I find is quite unique. Yes there is Halo jumping, but there are also pretty nice mechanics including wall-jumping, multi-directional dashing and unlimited sprint, which I feel pretty much allow you to be a ninja.

While what I have metioned so far describe this as a competitive shooter (which it is), it also has a great casual side. The main part of this being infection mode. This is my favourite mode in MM, as I feel it is the best infection mode out of any FPS game I played, as the zombies are not underpowered as they have a grappling tounge to move across the map quickly, and are able to devour corpses to level up.

Another great thing about murder miners is the map creation. Now I'm not too into map-making myself, but the game's Minergun allows you to place and destroy blocks with different modes. These options allow you to make maps pretty much any way you want. It's also really easy to use so map-making won't be too complicated, although it can take a while depending on what sort of map you want to make.

Are there any bad points about Murder Miners? Well, not too much. The only real thing I have a problem with is that when playing with a lot of people (particularly 18+ people) the game can tend to lag a bit. However, I have an i3, so it could just be me, but I have also seen this problem on the Xbox version. But thankfully this doesn't happen too much. Another thing to mention is that JForce are really involved with their community and respond to any suggestions or complaints they may have. Also updates used to be very frequent last year (pretty much every month), but are kind of slow at the moment, but this is due to the big vehicle update late last year and with porting the game to PC. I'm sure updates are likely to be frequent again, which is a good thing.

All-in-all I fully recommend this game, as it is really good and fairly cheap (£1.59). I would also highly reccomend getting a 4-pack, as it is not too much more expensive and this game is awesome with friends. I have been playing this game for a long time and will continue to play it.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Honestly, this is a fun game.

I thought at first, reading the title and looking at screenshots, I thought it was just another pop game rip-off, and seeing that those were Halo and Minecraft didn't help. Then I looked at the video on the store page, it looked decent and well done. What really turned my thoughts around were the other reviews, though. They were very good, saying great things about the game.

Then the price, only about a dollar on sale.

I bought it to see how it was.

Long story short, it's pretty enjoyable, with fast paced and fun combat. A few different modes as well, and an acceptable sized community. There is workshop support as well, so maps you make by, yes, building, can be published to the public. All I could really ask for, is more weapon and map building features, and a little bit of graphics shaders options, nothing too heavy. (There isn't very good lighting and atmosphere.)

7/10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
So I log in and I'm greeted to a brilliant character customisation screen. I notice there are no unlockables, making everybody equal. I pimp out my character and enter the game. I look around and find a useful, and easy to read, help section telling me most of the mechanics of the game. I hop on an infection server and boy, it was a lot more than I expected. Brilliant mechanics such as devouring and tentacles so I can pull myself around and get the jump on my armed human enemies. Unfortunately they keep killing me, as there's only one of me. So what do I do? I dig under them with my secondary attack. I get one of them and soon I'm on them with my new team-mates devouring all in site. "That was fun!". I then join a FFA server and have a great choice of weapons. From swords, to a halo-esque, to a shotgun which gives me camo. This game is not like any other, certainly not like Halo or Minecraft. The voxel-based system is purely to allow for easy mapmaking and movement; it works like a charm.

TL;DR Brilliant game with great mechanics, gamemodes and weapons. Not just a copy of minecraft or halo.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
29.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Great game, I recommend this to everyone who wants some fast and simple fun
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
game is good skins good too
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
this is the best game ever IT DOSNT WORK :D
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Fun as ♥♥♥♥, I rekt Josh and Narwhal in it when I was able to play it.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Great fun game for its price
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
I luv this game. I already had it on the Xbox 360 but i got this during the Halloween sale and i still love this.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Stop reading this review and buy this game. Seriously...GO!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
I'm scared I had fun with this...
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
This game is really good and yeah it is better than blockstorm or any other block type game.Murder miners has preety good weapons to offer but lacks in players.You can only play online if anyone has made a public server and due to that most of the time the server is laggy.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
best game in the world. Its basically minecraft and halo combined
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