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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Mostly Positive (89 reviews) - 74% of the 89 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (2,891 reviews) - 81% of the 2,891 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 25, 2014

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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

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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scrump
0.8 hrs
Posted: August 27
Great gameplay
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Squiddely
145.1 hrs
Posted: August 27
I liked murder miners i would recermerd it because I have played it for 150 hours
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Manny Pardo
4.9 hrs
Posted: August 27
best game ever please buy at least 12 copies
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Eriksen
0.9 hrs
Posted: August 27
This ♥♥♥♥ it lit
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[Cygil] Ian
4.1 hrs
Posted: August 26
Actually really good for the price
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Asriel Dreemurr
4.9 hrs
Posted: August 25
Everything I love about classic FPS titles, and much more. Server hosting is easy, great gameplay, great design, and the use of inspiration is beautiful. This game is a lot of fun for hours, and great for parties. 9.5/10
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Semen Whisperer
28.1 hrs
Posted: August 24
dis gaym is lyk minecwaft but mor fun but my mom dont let m play after dark cuz iz 2 scare 4 meeeee but i lik
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Rakensen
1.1 hrs
Posted: August 23
Great indie product that would be definitely on my recommendation list if it wasn't completely dead. Lots of fun game modes and controls great, runs well, classic Halo action but with parkour and some extra mechanics. But as of now, don't buy. You won't find anyone to play with unless you bring your own friends.

Review has been changed because the devs are humble and made a great product that I shouldn't be bashing just because there's nobody to play against sometimes. I have noticed the community hosted events go off often but have never been able to join them since they always happen while I'm working or playing another game. The game is great and it's dirt cheap. Just ♥♥♥♥ing buy it and wait til they host community events and then go have a blast.
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TotallyRemember ツ
4.8 hrs
Posted: August 23
This game is fun with or without friends, you can kill eachother in a deathmatch on tons of community made and developer made maps, or survive with or without a team from zombies on loads of maps to choose from in this game. tons of weapons to use and play around with.
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Jack Bennett
0.1 hrs
Posted: August 23
its ♥♥♥♥.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
its really fun but there is almost no people on so you barely get to play. but for its price its worth it and another thing thats nice is the dev gave me some feedback on the review so that was pretty nice
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
99.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
This game has been one of the best Indie games ive ever played and its really great if you have some good friends you can play with, not so much if your lonely. Highly recomended though. I got the game for free and since have actually bought this game for many of my friends because its so much fun (:
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
More hairs on a bald man's head than there are people on this game.
Good game though.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
Great game, only problem is with the very low player count.
Would recommend to play with friends :)
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
Don't let my few hours total on this game fool you, I played this alot on Xbox back then, when I found it on steam I was like ♥♥♥♥ YEAH. Awesome price for such a great game with great potential. The developer seems pretty chill and active as well. Bought 4 copies to share with my friends.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
28.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
dis gaym is lyk minecwaft but mor fun but my mom dont let m play after dark cuz iz 2 scare 4 meeeee but i lik
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
949 of 1,074 people (88%) found this review helpful
1,088 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 25, 2015
Before buying this amazing game, you must understand and agree to the following:
-You will be kicked if you play well.
-You will be allowed to stay if you're a girl.
-Your friends will be kicked for "soliciting prostitution." (actual quote).
-Being better than the host is a direct front to the united states of america and will be assessed with a ban.
-Users must agree to use at least one middle school insult in every chat message.
-You must be/act 12 or younger.
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813 of 984 people (83%) found this review helpful
999 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 15, 2015
This game looked like minecraft and halo had a baby

and they did sort of

but it has autism.
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878 of 1,097 people (80%) found this review helpful
67 people found this review funny
Recommended
106.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 23, 2014
Get a blender. No, not that blender. A cool one, with holographic lights or something. I don't know man, duct tape Christmas ornaments to it. There you go. Now go grab your Halo collection. Yes, all of them. No wait, put Halo 4 back. There you go. Now dump 'em all in the blender. Okay, grab Minecraft. What? No, that's Terraria. Grab Minecraft. Okay, that's Yogscast Adventures, and that game doesn't even exist. Grab. Minecraft. Okay good, now throw that into the blender. Turn it on. No, no stop fiddling with the buttons. On. Turn on. Yes, it's plugged in, turn it on! It's on? Okay, good. Let that sit for a minute. Mmm, tasty right? Grab a glass. A... plastic cup? What is this garbage? I said glass, man. Glass. Okay, that's a bowl, and now you're just screwing with me. Thank you, a glass. Pour the holy combination of Halo and Minecraft into that glass. Okay, well, you spilled some on your shirt, but hey, we all make mistakes. Go to your computer. Open the disc tray. Okay, that's a waffle maker, not a disc tray. Is the disc tray open? Okay, put the cup in it. See? It's like a cup holder. Close the disc tray. Is it working? Okay then, have fun!
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170 of 189 people (90%) found this review helpful
27 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,824.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2014
First and foremost, I have to say that if you are good at FPS games, you will be seeing a whole lot of this. http://puu.sh/j0pPW/47dd0db054.jpg

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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