Become a gold miner. Work hard, dig deep, explore the world, and you’ll become the wealthiest man in Alaska. Use a variety of specialist machines to find as much gold as you can.
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Mixed (816) - 63% of the 816 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Oct 13, 2017

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November 21

Update 1.1.5972

- Gold Cheat has been removed
- Added 1$ Mode (Price of every piece of stuff is set to 1$)
- Added Day Summary
- Reworked refuelling system
- Added rich spots on smaller claims
- Added Wind Quality to the settings
- Added Subtitles to the DigTube
- Added system, that should prevent vehicles from sticking on small spikes of terrain
- Added Help menu to the Main Menu
- Sound engine has been updated to the newest version

Bug fixes:
- Fixed bug with transporting connected big generator on other claim
- Fixed digtube menu collapse
- Gold nugget reward does not count to provision when claim is rented
- Corrected pictures for workers when game was loaded when all looked the same
- Equipment should not be covered with ground when dropped on it(should resolve also issue with connecting/un-connecting pump)
- Fixed bug where you stuck in big generator
- Gold will be flushed faster without the grilles.
- Plugs should fit properly on Wash Plant now

- Workers are in grayscale when not assigned now
- Active differential lock is now green
- Artbook - new Languages added: Japanese, Dutch, Norwegian
- Lowered Dump Truck Indicator
- Changed LOD bias on low settings to 1 from 0.3. Now more things should be visible on low settings
- Turkish and Norwegian language added
- Added hint when miner’s grills not applied and gold is flushed
- Minimum requirements popup window can be close by esc or enter, do not show again can be marked by space bar
- Added show fps in graphics settings
- Valve from wavetable is always on now
- Prompt when device is not on a flat ground and player try to attach something
- Credits updates
- Added one big power plug to the Big Generator
- Added Water Sources and Hog Pan Areas to the Map
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November 9

Update 1.1.5836


- Added Quicksave (F5), QuickLoad (F9) and Hide HUD (F10) to the keybindings.
- Added area to sell equipment and machines
- Added Autosave option to the main menu.
- Added Quick Swap between machines on the same claim ( '[' and ']' ).
- Added Power Splitter to the Equipment Store.
- Added Water Hoses Connectors to the Equipment Store
- Added Water Splitter to the Equipment Store.
- Added Autosave System
- Added Cloud Saves on Steam

Bug Fixes:

- Fixed the bug with repaying loan installment after every loading of the game.
- Fixed broken Separators, Wash Plants, and Bucket that didn't collect any gold.
- There should be no problems with cable after transporting Big Generator or Wash Plant.
- Dump Truck shouldn't explode anymore when raming the Wash Plant.
- Fixed bug, when you had infinite dirt while digging at the bottom of the claim.
- Fixed bug when bed has got into cabin geometry - Slightly reduced the turning possibility on Dumptruck.
- Fixed bug with loader having less gold than excavator
- Fixed bug, where there was no sounds in vehicles, generators or pumps after loading the game.

Balance Changes:

- Duration of the day has been significantly lenghtened. It's 120 minutes now per in-game day.
- Significantly increased fueling speed.
- Added possibility to repay the loan faster
- Reworked fuel consumption - Now machines should use it a lot faster because it's correlated with in-game time instead of real-life time
- Reworked workers - Now they are correlated with in-game time instead of real-life time and should take money and give gold properly


- Navigating through menu on controller has been improved.
- Dump Truck and Walking got new default keybindings on controller. It may force you to set your custom keybindings once again.
- Added 5th Camera to the Excavator's "Show Control" window.
- Minimum RAM requirement in the in-game system check is now 12 GB.
- Added bunch of new tips to the loading screen.
- Machines and Environment sounds have been separated.
- Added a lot of fueling related sounds.
- Renting of the claim has been reworked and now works properly.
- Added sounds to Wave Table
- Added sounds to attaching the trailer
- Removed Shadows from Particles
- Limited framerate in menu to 120 FPS.
- Journal description has been updated to match changes in game
- Tools are now also available by pressing 1,2,3 keys
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About This Game

Those of you who have never dreamt about finding a gold nugget, please raise your hand. Ok, now, gather around, because I’m about to tell you something. The rest of you can just enjoy this experience because there is nothing I can tell you to make you even more interested. It’s just a “dream come true” for all of us, right?

Gold Rush allows you to discover the tough experience of gold mining. You start with just a few bucks, but with passing days, you can become the wealthiest man in Alaska.

We created a big, detailed world with four unique gold mining claims. On each, you will find a fully deformable terrain. Each fragment of our world has its own background story you can discover in your spare time.

Our main goal was to create a high-fidelity simulation. You will spend a lot of time in the excavator, as it is the main gold mining tool. So with that in mind, we spent the majority of our time giving you the best possible experience.

There is no campaign in our game. Instead, we decided that you will go directly into the Sandbox mode, where you will not be constrained by anything. If you ever feel lost or you don't know what to do, press TAB key and check the journal and DIGTube for additional info.

Remember, nobody can work all day, all night. Even if you’d like to, the hard work of gold miners is often hampered by the force of nature. Difficult weather conditions can easily spoil the machines and stop the extraction for a long time, not to mention the winter when you can’t dig at all.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 (64-bit) or Newer
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 12 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GeForce GTX 760
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 13 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    • Additional Notes: System requirements may change during the development of the game.
    • OS: Windows 7 (64-bit) or Newer
    • Processor: Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GeForce GTX 970
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 13 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    • Additional Notes: System requirements may change during the development of the game.
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