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 (1,828) - 63% of the 1,828 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Oct 13, 2017

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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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October 30

Update 1.1.5642

- Dump Truck has been added to the game
- Conveyor Belt has been added to the game as an attachment to the Shaker
- Conveyor Belt's Container has been added to the game as an attachment to the Shaker

Bug fixes:
- Prompt window about minimal hardware requirements can now be closed permanently
- Run or walk can be chosen now as default moving action, check controls options
- In Bank in selling panel list of gold bars, list is now refreshed correctly and show price for each bar
- While melting gold bar at blacksmith, balance account cannot go under 0$
- Machines in Machine Shop cannot be fueled before buy
- Fuel hoses should not brake any more
- Memory leak when holding ground on shovel (skinned meshes problem)
- Memory leak when snapping parts of washplant tier 3 to their places on ground (skinned meshes problem)
- Texture streaming is corrected, so game should require 1.5gb less ram
- Player and machines reset while they somehow appeared outside map
- Corrected loading of saves after which vehicles physics was broken (low riders)

Balance changes:
- Miners moss in washplant tier 3 will slower loose gold when miners grille are not applied
- Now when you put ground from shovel to bucket then to magnetite trailer, there will be not only magnetite but also dirt. This will happen if you have not processed it through magnetite separator in the first place

- Signs on the claims to help players localize important places
- In the city center you can find posters with faces of our kickstarter bakers and their short messages
- Saves are now encrypted and compressed
- Dutch language added
- Added Badges, Trading Cards, Emoticons, Profile Backgrounds
- DigTube updated with new content

Known issues:
- Shadows below particles in vehicles are squared
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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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