Have you always dreamed of searching for gold? Then start your own adventure now - alone or together with friends. Explore a huge map and dig for gold using a variety of methods, vehicles and wash plants.
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Mixed (432) - 43% of the 432 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
May 13, 2022

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We are a small team of developers and regularly work on the game.
Unfortunately, we are currently not able to finish the game within a short period of time, as we are only a small team. We are working at full speed to achieve all the goals we have planned. For now, we are implementing the standard features in the game and expanding the functionality bit by bit. The community can report bugs directly in the game and thus support us directly. This makes it possible to quickly fix bugs in a short period of time.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Currently it is planned that the game remains in alpha status for a minimum of 1 year. There will be regular updates and improvements.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The difference will be big. Currently we plan to integrate the basic functions into the game and everything needed. This includes some vehicles, items and what is needed for the gold search. Later in the process, more and more content will be added and will also respond to requests from the community and implement them if necessary.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Since the game is currently still in development, we can't say anything specific about it yet. The planned full release date is 2026, and we are developing the game day by day. As soon as the release is foreseeable, we will also provide more information. Every week we release new updates, some are bigger, some are smaller. We have a roadmap that can be viewed at any time at the following link. https://trello.com/b/EC8Gd7iP/roadmap-public-early-access This contains upcoming content for the next weeks and months. The list is always updated. Currently, the basic functions in the game are already integrated. You can search for gold, wash gold and already operate various facilities. Various vehicles, such as normal cars, work vehicles are already included in the current game. New vehicles and equipment will be added regularly. Multiplayer is also already available and can be used. With each update we get one step closer to the final game.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We do not plan a price increase. Everything was calculated and the price is already fixed. It is possible that the game is cheaper but not more expensive.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We want to work together with the community.
We rely on the help of each player.
Thus, it is possible to quickly find and fix many errors.
This also speeds up the release of the official version of the game.”
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About This Game

Have you always dreamed of going on a gold hunt yourself? And to bring the valuable metal to light with small or large equipment and hard work? Then you now have the chance to show what you're made of and experience the different ways of finding and digging for gold with Gold Hunter.

However, all beginnings are difficult. You start your adventure with some money and a metal detector. And when you have found your first gold, you expand your equipment with a small mobile unit. Over time, with more experience and with more gold, your mining operation grows and grows until, in time, you are mining the gold with the heaviest machinery and the biggest plant.

And because the work in a mine never stops and there is always so much to do, you can now experience this adventure together with your friends. Manage your mining operation, hire and pay people to work for you, or assign free jobs that other players can take on and do for you.

Current Game Features

  • Gold prospecting with handheld, mobile and stationary equipment.
  • Single and multiplayer mode
  • Detailed 14 km² map
  • 6 beginner claims and 5 claims for big machines
  • Free placement of equipment and facilities
  • Extensive simulation of all operations
  • Day and night rhythm
  • Different camera perspectives
  • Controller and joystick support
  • Integrated chat and voice
  • Steam Cloud

More game features to be added during Early Access

  • Search for gold on land, in water and under the ice
  • Detailed 81 km² map
  • Different seasons
  • Varied weather
  • Over 60 claims
  • Over 50 different vehicles on the ground, in the water and in the air
  • Over 250 different items
  • Facilities have to be assembled by the player himself
  • Detailed resource system for fuel, water and electricity
  • Waste water and overburden management
  • Wear and tear and repairs of equipment and machines
  • Extensive simulation of all work - everything has to be done by yourself.
  • Extensive management of your mining operation
  • Story and quests in single player mode
  • Orders and employees in multiplayer mode
  • Exchange with other players and companies in multiplayer mode
  • Other activities outside of mining, for example fishing.
  • Customisable machines, buildings and furniture
  • Minimal survival integration (not mandatory)
  • Achievements
  • Further expansions planned following Early Access

The adventure begins

You have a gigantic 81km² map at your disposal for the search for gold, which is just waiting for you.
You equip yourself with a metal detector and go - alone or with friends - in search of the first gold nuggets in the forest. The proceeds from this can be invested in a highbanker or a small mobile washing drum. The new equipment can then be put into operation on one of the beginner claims.

The mining operation grows

With perseverance and experience comes success - and with success the machines get bigger. And big machines need new space. Invest your money in a big claim and build up your plant there, using big excavators and other vehicles to keep the washing plant running.
Hire friends in multiplayer to help you run your business to success.

Your trademark

Create your own company, configure your vehicles and your machines, build a house according to your wishes and furnish it so that the evenings can end comfortably with friends after hard work.

New shores

If you need a change of pace, how about digging for gold in the water with a dredger. Or how about digging for gold under the ice in winter. In Gold Hunter you will get to know and try out different ways of digging for gold.

Stronger together

Work together with friends on a claim to experience and celebrate success together. Or work with friends on a server in different companies and on different claims. Hire out equipment, place orders, or take orders yourself so that your expensive machines don't rust.

There is a lot to do

Gold Hunter puts a lot of emphasis on making the simulation of gold prospecting an experience. However, this also means that all activities and steps have to be carried out by yourself! Equipment has to be set up and adjusted. Levers and buttons have to be operated yourself, containers have to be filled manually, defective equipment has to be repaired and maintained. So when there is something to do, the player is challenged!


And when you need a break, you can spend the time with various leisure activities, or explore the huge map and find places that are not in any travel guide.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7 or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7 or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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