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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Very Positive (100 reviews) - 80% of the 100 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (2,628 reviews) - 81% of the 2,628 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
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King Of Potatoland
( 11.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
Really good game... no idea why nobody plays it :C
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ルシファー
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
this game can be annoying at times but overall, it is a very good game

pros
like halo
amazing gamplay mechancs.

cons
horrilble spawn placement
maps are reppetitive

8/10
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Defib Kid
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
It's a Halo knockoff and a Minecraft knockoff with some genuinely unique ideas thrown into the mix. Even 1v1'ing with a friend is fun. Getting into a big match on a blocky recreation of CoD's Terminal map is just boatloads of fun.
The gunplay is surprisingly good, with every weapon feeling balanced and useful for a different playstyle. The hookshot and miner gun mix into the guns well and add a unique element to gunfights. You could shoot your enemies until they die as they try to do the same to you, or you could whip our your miner gun, open a pit beneath them and toss your grenades down it.
There are loads of original maps, but my favorite maps are the aforementioned block-based recreations of famous Halo, CoD, Counter Strike and Goldeneye maps. They all play like the originals, and many have secret passageways useful for sneaking up on an opponent. You can also build and destroy most of the blocks on the map, and save your bombarded/constructed variations into a brand new map.
There is no matchmaking system, and no way to invite people to a private match that I recall seeing. So getting into a game with just your friends is sometimes tricky. The graphics are obviously not max-resolution 4K swagology. But the art style is extremely charming.
Buy this game. It's only $2 at the time of writing, and you'll at the VERY least get a healthy serving of lols for your money. If you're like me, though, those $2 will get you a shooter you look forward to playing for hours whenever you hear someone else has a copy.
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FrozenShadow25
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
FUN AND A LITTLE DUMB IN THE NEXT UPDATE MADE SINGLE PLAYER MATCHS AND MAKE THE TEAMS EVEN
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gentle-cheese-kun
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
it is a good game i played on xbox before it had a pc port and it was good ah good times
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Pebs
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Product received for free
The best hide and seek simulator.
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Deathbomb
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Product received for free
Pretty fun to play with friends.
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NeighborlyBLTIS
( 14.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Product received for free
10/10
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TheBackstabbingSniper
( 8.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
This game is great for the 1$, but if theres a huge sale then i would reccomend getting Just cause 2 for 2$. If you also want a better version of this game, but sadly without infection or zombies then get blockstorm. Ok, This game has a built in map making mechanic, sadly Limited players. Just get this game for 1$ on sale and 2$ normally, it wont be a waste of money. FUN!!!!!!!!!!! SEE YOU THERE!
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Wacky-alien32#1212
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Product received for free
is a really cool and fun game

the developers and players are active and friendly

so yeah tottally worh it you should get it :)
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Fazbear210
( 11.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
GAme WROk On TablE AsuS Pc,S
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NegativeVortex
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
Before I played:
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xxBronzeGamerxx | BGN Nation
( 10.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
Great game to mess around with friends... Love it for that purpose.
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44th | ElectricCraze
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
Product received for free
Joins Zombie Survival.
Gets called f#ggot.
Is booted.

Joins murder match.
Kills enemy team member.
Is booted.

Terrible community. The servers that are online are really bad.

Graphics are meh. Music is meh. Game is minecraft+halo.
Not recommended.

I got it for free in a giveaway, but it is still really bad. Don't buy.
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Flowey The Flower
( 13.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
Howy,I'm flowey!My rate on this game is pretty good but my computer doesnt have internet in the underground so it works for 3 minutes then i have to rejoin.This game shows how its kill or be killed.
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Firezz GamingYT
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
one of the best games ive ever played its like halo and minecraft all in one game you shoud get this game plus its so cheap its only 2 dollars
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Your Boy Joe
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
10/10 Just a very great game.
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Newsdude222
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
great fun! Totally stupid game but still LOTS of fun to play. Great to play with friends!
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SamL
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
Product received for free
Great game so far for as much as i have played but the devs could maybe think about adding some sort of single player campaign i do reccomend this game as its quite cheap and a blast to play allthough some people might get bored after a while because 1st there isnt very many people who play the game and 2nd the game does get kind of repetetive after about half an hour of play but overall i would say this is a game for people that like fps games and stuff like that
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29 of 36 people (81%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
86.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
I loved this game... I really did. My friends and I got the four pack and we liked the game at first. The combat was simple but the more skilled weapons had a higher skill cap than most people expected. While my friends soon lost interest in the style of the game, I kept playing. I kept playing this game through it's peak. I remember back when to be considered good you actually had to know how to reliably use parkour moves. But the golden ages are FAR gone. Idk really what started it, I remember the game picked up alot of trolls, but if you play any game long enough you'll make friends and enemies so I ignored it, even when others didn't. But despite the fact that myself and a few loyalists kept playing, and well the servers kept getting smaller and smaller until it just wasn't fun anymore. The game wasn't fun back than for the same reason it isn't fun now. Murder Miners doesn't have many game modes, or many public servers which really gimps it's already limited play style. Further more if you do find a server it's hard to play seriously. I played in a few servers today before posting this review (i went through about 6 hosts in an hour) alot of them would end the game early, most of the time to disband the server. Because I (not to try and sound douchey) dominated the competion. It isn't fair to put new players at this game in a match with somebody who's played it for hours (i think my hours must have been reset, any of my friends can tell you I've played way more). I mean this game does want a pro-face right? At one point a player that i recognized from the past came on for 1... count it 1 game. I'll admit when the person came on for that game it was super fun. Sadly because of how the community is now we didn't even get to finish. When he was at 47/50 kills and I was at 45/50 (the next player had less than 25 I wasn't really watching him). the host ended the game early. Normally I would have been mad... but when you play this game, expect hosts to BM if you start beating them.
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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
A game you should consider purchasing

Pros:

-The game feels good to play (although it's quite subjective)

-The mechanics are simple, unique and kinda interesting.

You can fly on overpowered spaceships which can shoot 5 rockets in a row or float mid-air and slain people while wielding your futuristic sword or even take your shotgun and disguise as a pile of blocks and be part of the map.

-You can build your own map

-You can do a classic capture the flag, team deathmatch or go with your friends in infection mode, build a shack and try to survive to the zombie horde.

-You can pretend to be spiderman with batman's graplin hook.

-You can even become a zombie and use your tongue as a graplin hook.

-Balanced

-Runs on your grandpa's pc

-Easy to understand, you'll get how the game works after barely 10 hours.

Cons:

-Lacks players

-Little weapon variety

-Not very deep in terms of gameplay

Conclusion: Do I recommend it ? yes ! despite all the cons I mentionned above, I had a very good experience playing this game. Very fun with friends on your own server, which you can modify as you wish.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
22.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
I can highly recommend this for lan-partys :)
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
I played this game on Xbox. 10/10 best memories.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
I work at a movie theatre and a guy that did some mural painting for us told me about his sons gaming company. I looked into it and discovered this gem. This is game is so so fun but does not have very many players. I played for about 30 minuets and only ran into 2 other players. I will keep playing it though! It's great!
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
It's fun yes, but no one really plays it, which is sad, cause it's fun with allot of people
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
Pretty fun because i don't care for graphics
I really have had fun
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
I really liked this game, def worth $0.49
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
Good game, reminds me of halo combat evolved with less good graphics, if you implemented a different system to obtain different items like helmets and gear that would be even more like halo
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
Recommended
25.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
Needs More players!!!!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
The game is literally Halo 2 with minecraft graphics. I really enjoy the game, unfortunately the community is extremely small. However, it brings back great memories of Halo 2 at friends' houses, and is absolutely worth the 2$.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
great fun! Totally stupid game but still LOTS of fun to play. Great to play with friends!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
10/10 Just a very great game.
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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: May 15
Really awesome game, i played this game with a few of my friends on the Xbox 360 a couple of years ago. You should definitely get this game!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
Was playing on a random server, got kicked for trying to climb a tower.

Came back on, got kicked again.

Kept on coming back on until the host gave up and quitted.


7.9/10, would get host to quit game again.

(Which is why I like the fact that this game lacks a ban option :p)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
I love this game, I played it quite some time on 360 a few years ago, but nowadays you can't play with competitive settings, people just create servers to play with ♥♥♥♥♥♥ rules that aren't fun in the long term. I wish people played seriously, like on Halo, this game had potential...
If you have friends to play with, or random people that want to do 1v1s or TS, this game is really enjoyable.

Recommended.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
Fun game, but i cant keep cheaters out of my game. I want to play public because i dont have alot of friends that play this, but when I kick someone I know is cheating they just join back in. A real bummer, some jerk using a mod menu to ruin a low pop game. Just sad.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
one of the best games ive ever played its like halo and minecraft all in one game you shoud get this game plus its so cheap its only 2 dollars
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
Product received for free
Great game so far for as much as i have played but the devs could maybe think about adding some sort of single player campaign i do reccomend this game as its quite cheap and a blast to play allthough some people might get bored after a while because 1st there isnt very many people who play the game and 2nd the game does get kind of repetetive after about half an hour of play but overall i would say this is a game for people that like fps games and stuff like that
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
Great game people who dislike don't know a real game if it is right up their ♥♥♥. Buy this i promise you won't be mad of your bought copy of this.
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