StalakMiner is a third-person action adventure digging game that presents strategical and timed mining challenges to you as a miner tasked with reaching the depths of the planet. Collect rare metals and minerals to sell for credits used to upgrade your vehicle.
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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“StalakMiner has been in development for just under a year, and heavily uses player feedback to help iterate on gameplay decisions. We are very interested in listening to and using feedback provided from the larger audience that we will be able to reach through the Early Access program. Doing so will help us deliver an even more polished product for gamers to enjoy.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“That is a difficult question and really depends on broader community feedback. Our intention is to tweak and balance the core mechanics until it feels just right, and will be delivering updates until we feel it is done. A reasonable estimation would be between 0.5-1 year from initial release.”

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

“The full version will include graphical polish in world elements such as the metals and minerals in support of the developing narrative, level generation and more character customizations. Any additional features will be heavily influenced by community feedback.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is fully functional and ready for enjoyment by a larger audience of gamers. The players that have already tried the game have invested many hours into playing the game, which makes us confident in our Early Access release. What needs further development is the narrative and supporting elements, and balancing of gameplay mechanics.

As a player, you are already able to enjoy the mining mechanics, discovering new ores and sell them for profit, use gained profits to upgrade your rig, purchase tactical items to aid in exploring the underground, complete timed-challenges to win coupons used to buy character customizations, and finish the game! For a full feature-list, please refer to the "About This" section on the page.”

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

“We expect the price to perhaps go up a small amount once version 1.0 releases, but that remains to be seen.”

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

“You can always follow our updates and progress through our Discord server anyone is welcome to join. Steam ratings will also play a large part of balancing the game more and help us prioritize polish. If you have suggestions on how we can balance or improve the game, please let us know either on the Steam forums, or in our dedicated Discord server!”
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About This Game

"Core" Game

You have taken on a contract offered by a large corporation that needs you to deliver a payload to the core of the planet. Do so with haste, because this contract has been offered to many other miners that have already departed before you. In your quest to deliver the payload, you dig in search for rare metals and minerals in a planet consisting of a variety of unique zones. These resources can be sold for credits to upgrade your vehicle allowing you to dig faster, deeper and longer then your competing miners. Be careful however for there are many obstacles in your way, some more dangerous than others. Watch your fuel or your vehicle will self destruct to protect corporate secrets!

Explore & Upgrade

Explore the deepest depths of the planet to find rare metals and minerals that will make you rich enough to buy anything your heart desires. Use the money gained from selling treasures found deep below to upgrade your vehicle at the workshop. StalakMiner features many caves well protected by Stalakmites that have killed previous explorers that left behind new technologies to unlock for your vehicle.

Strategic Gameplay

Each type of metal or mineral brings its own challenge in how it exists in the world of the underground. Decide wisely on how you approach digging your mine-shafts to reach the resource you want, or face the consequence of missing out on others placed nearby. You can buy and use items at the item store such as Dynamite to help blowing up rocks that block your path, Expanding foam to function as a stepstool to reach out of reach items and teleporters to quickly transport your cargo to the surface. The dangerous undergrounds contain many features such as Lava, hidden Gaspockets, Stalakmites and Rocks that block your path. As a player you get constantly challenged to find the best way around in the maze you will be digging yourself into.

Customizations & Rewards

Every successful retrieval of minerals and metals earns you XP once sold at the mineral processor, which can be used to unlock customizations and various skins to make the vehicle look exactly the way you want. These customizations and skins are purely cosmetics and do not affect your gameplay. It is however worth noting that it feels a lot more epic to blow up things looking like a badass than it does with the stock equipment and skins every beginner gets!

10 Zones to Explore

Science has taught us that planets consist of layers like an onion, and the same is true for the world of StalakMiner. Explore 10 different zones underground, each with a visually distinct look, fitting ambient sounds and more. Are you ready to explore? These zones all feature stalakmite caves containing knowledge, blueprints and more left behind from previous mining expeditions. Are you up for recovering those?

Timed Challenges

Occasionally your scanner will detect temporally unstable treasures such as treasure chests and skeletal remains near you. When these are detected, you have a very limited amount of time to find and reach them while keeping an eye on your health, fuel and cargo. It's a risk well worth taking considering the potential financial reward of finding such treasure.

Global & Friends Only Leaderboard

The game features both a global and friends only leaderboard to let you enjoy beating the speed at which you all have completed the mission objective of delivering the payload to the planet's core. Beat a level faster than anyone else on the timed leaderboard, or simply show you had much more fun gaining a massive amount of score while extracting the precious resources found underground.

Misc

This game has been developed by the following people:

- Paul Ambrosiussen
- Torben van den Hurk
- Jack Beeby
- Tristan Reimus

System Requirements

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 4XXX Series / AMD FX4XXX series
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 950 or Radeon HD 7970
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 8XXX Series / AMD Ryzen 5 1XXX Series
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 1660 / Radeon RX 590
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 4XXX Series / AMD FX4XXX series
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 950 or Radeon HD 7970
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 8XXX Series / AMD Ryzen 5 1XXX Series
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 1660 / Radeon RX 590
    • Storage: 500 MB available space

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