Take on the role of 'MINER #4268' - a genetically engineered mining unit. Decimate asteroids in spectacular fashion to prove your worth to the empire. Smash your expectations and be rewarded with your freedom!
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Mixed (20 reviews) - 40% of the 20 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 22, 2015

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About This Game

Welcome to the Empire, Miner!

In 'Our Nation's Miner', you take on the role of 'Miner Unit #4268' - a genetically engineered Human, born into the depths of a spacefaring corporation which has run amok.


Prove your worth as a miner unit by harvesting materials from the asteroids that litter the cosmos, then construct and donate valuable objects for the empire - you will be rewarded.

If you are considered useful, you will be given upgraded licenses to explore and harvest new, more exotic locations with their own unique set of asteroids to decimate.

Your ultimate goal is freedom and exclusive access to Earth, the legendary home-world of your species.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or Above
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 11 Compatible
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
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Overall:
Mixed (20 reviews)
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jeremiah
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 16
Pretty boring.
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mfajth
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 5
Mayby I'm to stupid for this one. Can't even figure out how to start this game...
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Mongoloid Mike
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 27
After one of the most boring 10 minute introductory scenes I've ever been forced to sit through, the controls in this POS don't work.
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Kitsune
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 21
This game is a high definition version of the old game Asteroids.
While easy to figure out after muddling around in the hangar for a while the game lacks anything resembling a decent tutorial and the cursor/controls are not very responsive/seem to be partially broken.
Doesn't really have much in the way of BGM and the pew pew just gets old fast.
I picked this game up in a bundle for $4, I definitely would not recommend buying this game for it's store price.
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Gudrodar
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 21
I would write a review on this game, if it won't stop working the minute I want to create a new profile.
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Showdonn
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: February 20
If you've ever played the arcade game Asteroids... this is a very shiny looking version of it that is less entertaining because it lacks even a motivation to reach a high score. You're better off playing Asteroids because at least that game has an actual consequence to losing rather than losing collected resources and thus making the game taking longer to complete.
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psyGressiw
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 20
I'm a sucker for neon glowing stuff, but its UI is mess and in it's current state it is sadly unplayable.
Add tutorial, add possibility to dump only part of material, make it possible to switch different info screen without closing previous one. Looking back on how much time it was spent to make it look gorgegous, waste a tiny bit more to make itplayable? Please?
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Wonko the Sane
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: February 20
So, I just played through the entire game in one sitting, hoping that something would make it worthwhile.

It did not.

It's a very pretty game. That's about all that can be said for it. There is no story to speak of, and honestly no gameplay to speak of either. I've seen more elaborate game design from first year programming students. You shoot asteroids until they blow up. That's it. Shoot enough asteroids and you can move to another area to shoot asteroids that look different, and get better ways to shoot asteroids.

While you technically can die if you get hit enough by asteroids and debris, there is no consequences. You respawn immediately in the same place, you lose no resources or progress. Half the times I died I barely noticed. I suspect there were times I didn't notice at all.

If it were an early access game, I'd say it's a pretty start but needs a lot of content added. Since this is apparently final release, it's just disappointing. Like another review said, this is a tech demo, not a game.

TL:DR, not worth the time or the money.
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malusLupus
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 16
can't really play it as the UI doesn't work! the cursor is way off any buttons.
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42 of 49 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2015
I'm a little bit dissapointed.
This game looks and sounds really great but that's it.
(So far) There is no lore, no story being told and nothing else to explore.
You just fly from A to B, destroy some asteroids and move on to the next planet.
You'll finish the game before maxing the weapon upgrades and the money you get for crafting items is only being used for 4 other ship-models, each available for $50. I finished the game with 300k wihout anything to spend on. If that's what you're looking for and if you're willing to pay about € 16,- for 3 hours of gameplay go on and take it, otherwise I would not recommend to buy it.
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30 of 43 people (70%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2015
This is not a game. This is a tech demo. You should be able to "lose" a game. Even if not lose, you should at least be aware that you're doing it wrong. If you are inclined to try this anyway, take a careful note of your play time to not exceed two-hour refund barrier. You may need it.
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19 of 29 people (66%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2015
From what I've played so far, 'Our Nation's Miner' seems to be a modern take on the classic 'Asteroids' experience with a bright, colourful design and a decent upgrade system. Essentially, it's a mix of the old and the new. Flying around the hub areas can be surprisingly serene, with impressive background aesthetics and a soothing sci-fi soundtrack. When it comes to blasting asteroids, playing around with the various weapons as you unlock them can be a satisfying experience, and the visual effects combine with the audio to create an oddly calming atmosphere. It's like comfort food.

The only cons I can think of right now are that the interior spaces are quite small, the lore, while intriguing, is not fully explored, and there could be more to spend well-earned cash on. All of which would be great to see expanded upon in a future update. Apart from that, the game is fun! If you're looking for an arcade-style space shooter, I say give it a try.
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
First off, what is Our Nation's Miner? What it's supposed to be is a space game where you pilot a ship, gather resources, craft, and better your ship. So far so good. In reality, Our Nation's Miner a good attempt at a good idea, but it falls short.

If you are about to add Our Nation's Miner to your cart, here's what you're getting yourself into:

.Story/Premise.
There's not much of one. Basically shoot stuff to make stuff so that you get the clearance to shoot more stuff and make more stuff.

.Controls.
Sloppy and slippery. In some situations, this can be a good thing (heh)... Just not when you're trying to pilot your super cool space ship all over an admittedly beautiful universe in order to shoot at asteroids or sell materials. They feel entirely unresponsive and, even if you aren't moving your ship using the wasd keys (you use the mouse to aim your lazers), it tends to drift all on its own until it hits something and is forced to stop. It's unnecessarily difficult to manuever into the ports that

The firing is also unsatisfactory. It sounds nothing like a lazer and the feedback when blasting an asteroid to smithereens is lacking.

.Loading screens.
Personally, an automatic red flag. There's one of these babies (not too long, but still) every time you move between areas.
.Soundtrack.
The best part of the game. It's chill and pleasant.

.Graphics.
The space theme is well done with metal structures and glowing bits. It's pretty, but I prefer funtional any day.

.Bottom line.
I can't with a good conscience recommend this game--and especially not for 15.99. It feels more like an alpha than the finished product.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
This game is a high definition version of the old game Asteroids.
While easy to figure out after muddling around in the hangar for a while the game lacks anything resembling a decent tutorial and the cursor/controls are not very responsive/seem to be partially broken.
Doesn't really have much in the way of BGM and the pew pew just gets old fast.
I picked this game up in a bundle for $4, I definitely would not recommend buying this game for it's store price.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
can't really play it as the UI doesn't work! the cursor is way off any buttons.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
I would write a review on this game, if it won't stop working the minute I want to create a new profile.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
4 of 11 people (36%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 27
After one of the most boring 10 minute introductory scenes I've ever been forced to sit through, the controls in this POS don't work.
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