Become a gold miner. Work hard, dig deep, explore the world, and you’ll become the wealthiest person in Alaska. Use a variety of specialist machines to find as much gold as you can.
Recent Reviews:
Mixed (79) - 60% of the 79 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mixed (4,536) - 62% of the 4,536 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Oct 13, 2017

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Recent updates View all (132)

May 20

Open Beta Update 1.5.4 - Workers Experience, Store Sales, and More!

Hello Miners!
Update 1.5.4 Open Beta is here!
Try out new content before the release.

What's new:
  • Workers Experience
  • Store Sales
  • Retraining Workers - choice of specialization
Workers Experience
Workers can now get more skilled with time! For each working day at your gold mine (counted on midnight), they gain +1% performance. When the worker reaches maximum performance for a particular Tier, the Upgrade option is unlocked, which allows upgrading the worker to the next Tier. The Upgrade itself doesn't increase the performance.

Store Sales
Once in every 1-3 days, a random part in each store will be on sale. The sales are independent for both stores (machines and equipment) and can happen on different days. Items are on sale only in physical stores (in other words: there will be no discounts on the laptop).
Discount range:
  • Machine Store - 10-25%
  • Equipment Store - 15-30%
Players will be informed about the sale via prompt (upper left) with information about items name and discount.

  • Added Store Sales (described above).
  • Added Worker's Experience (described above).
  • Retraining Workers is no longer random. When selecting the Retrain option, a specializations list will appear. Each specialization has a different price - the more complex the machine, the higher the price. If the worker was on a higher Tier than the 1st one, he/she will lose the percentage of performance equal to one Tier.
  • Updated DigTube videos.
  • Reworked particle effects of campfire and machines smoke.
  • If not used, Batteries now lose durability during winter.
  • Added possibility to order drill services on random spots via Laptop.
  • Icons of broken parts now also appear over broken parts, which lay on the ground.
  • Fixes of achievements, which rely on statistics.

How to switch to open beta branch:

Open Beta branch is a voluntary option and it may not reflect the quality and content of actual Update 1.5.4.
Save files from Open Beta version won't be transferred to a live build.

To discuss topics related to Open Beta Update 1.5.4, please create a thread in Open Beta 1.5.4 forums:

Your reviews are extremely important to us. If you haven't done it yet, we'd be grateful if you could leave a review on Gold Rush Steam page.

Now let's get digging!
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May 17

Leaderboards - s02 Scores & s03 Announcement

Hello Miners!
The second Season of Leaderboards has ended. Congratulations to all the mine bosses who participated. You've proven to have true grit and remarkable skill!

TOP 10 players in each category will be rewarded with a special vehicle skin in the next update.

Leaderboards Season 3
The next season is planned to be launched in the second week of June. The exact date will be announced at the beginning of June. Take some time to relax and plan your strategy for the next season.

Stay tuned!
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Just Updated

Update 1.5.3 is LIVE!

Check out the new free content:
  • Leaderboards Season 2
  • Overseer
  • Reinforced Parts
  • Transport Crate
  • Parts Analyzer
  • New random events
  • Balance changes
  • Internet radio integration
  • And more!

Click here
for the full list of changes.

Just Updated

Update 1.5.2 is LIVE!

Check out the new free content:
  • Leaderboards
  • New & Updated National Flags Skins
  • and more!

Click here
for the full list of changes.

Just Updated

Update 1.5.1 is LIVE!

Check out the new free features:
  • Pressure System
  • Power System
  • Christmas Gift
  • and more!

Click here
for the full list of changes.

Just Updated

Anniversary Update is LIVE!

Check out the new free features:
  • Four Seasons Cycle
  • Achievements
  • Reversed Tutorial
  • Difficulty Modes
  • and more!

    Click here
    for the full list of changes.

Just Updated

Halloween Time-Limited Event is LIVE!

Play on your own responsibility:
  • Scary Vehicle Skins
  • Spooky Decorations

Click here
for the full list of changes.

Just Updated

Update 1.4.4 is LIVE!

Check out the new free features:
  • Collectible Stories
  • Fast Travel
  • New Vehicle Paint Jobs
  • More Repairs
  • Redesign of Existing Systems

Click here
for the full list of changes.

Just Updated

Update 1.4.3 - Repairs Part 2 and 'Re-worked' Workers are LIVE!

Optimization upgrade, new features, and improvement to the existing system.

  • Keep an eye on your Washplant, as from now on, it can break when least expected.
  • Create a team of workers specializing in Vehicles or Washplant and benefit from a special boost!
  • Experience an optimization upgrade as a result of switching to Unity 2018.1.

Check full changelog here.

Just Updated

Update 1.4.2 - Tutorial and Hard Mode are LIVE!

Brand-new features for new and experienced players!

Start your gold mining operation in no time with a simple tutorial.
Once you're experienced enough, put your skills to the test and face the serious difficulties of gold mining with Hard Mode.

Check Hard Mode's features and full changelog here.

Just Updated

Update 1.4 - Repairs Part 1 are LIVE!

New tools, breakable parts, and a whole new system of machine repairs.

Experience brand new game-changing system as from now on your machines can break when least expected.
Purchase spare parts and take advantage of new tools in your quest to strike it rich!

Check out the list of new tools and breakable parts here.

Just Updated

Update 1.3 is LIVE!

New free content, bug fixes, and significant performance upgrade!

Hello Prospectors,
We proudly present the 1.3 Update, which includes:
  • New equipment.
  • New features.
  • New lacquers.
  • Performance upgrade.
  • Bug fixes.

See the full changelog:

New Equipment
Gold Nuggetator - save precious time by washing multiple miner's mosses (big and small) at once.

New Water Pumps - we introduce new pumps, adapted to the changing needs of the gold mining operation. Depending on the scale of your activities, choose from Big Water Pump, Big Electric Water Pump, or the top class Big Electric Water Pump.

New features
Online stores - with Online Equipment Store and Online Machines Store available on your laptop, you can make your life easier and spend more time digging gold instead of shopping.

Rotating objects - not only for perfectionists. Additional precision will allow you to create your perfect setup.

Claim reset - now that you've gained experience, you can start fresh and use your know-how to run your gold mining operation more effectively.
Important! Machines from the claim will go back to the Shop, but Equipment will be lost.

And more - Excavator's mouse digging mode, Notification's tab on the laptop, Season 1 trophy, and other are waiting for you in Gold Rush: The Game. Go check it now!

New Lacquers
Tired of your ordinary vehicle lacquers? Want to express your uniqueness and extravagance?
Try brand new custom lacquers. Who said gold mining can't be fashionable!
Available variants:
  • Camo
  • Leopard
  • Pink
  • Golden

Performance upgrade
Confirmed by players, new fixes significantly improve frames per second rate. For more details, see the changelog or simply test it by yourself!

Bug fixes
With your help, before and during the open beta update, we were able to find and fix multiple bugs. For the full list, check the changelog.

Just Updated

Open Beta Update 1.3 is here!

Gold Nuggetator, New Water Pumps, Vehicles Skins, Claims Reset - that's just the most important features.
Check our changelog here.
More info about how to join to the beta:

New DLC Available

Frankenstein Machinery has arrived!

Mobile Conveyor and new Washplant parts are available to buy as a DLC.
Visit our steam page to buy that DLC and add it to your Steam Account!
See you on the claim!

Just Updated

It's time for Season 2.

Fresh start for everyone with new and upgraded features.
  • Use De-Rocker to take your screening performance to the next level.
  • Stop digging blindly! Use Drilling Machine and find the biggest gold deposits on your parcel.
  • There is new claim available. Explore it to find more gold then ever before. See you at Nighthawk Parcel.
  • Don't limit yourself to one machine. Right now you can use multiple dumptrucks or any other machine.
  • and more!

About This Game

Make your gold mining dream come true! Start with nothing but few spare bucks and work your way up to becoming the millionaire. Gold Rush: The Game is a gold mining simulator based on smash-hit TV Series from Discovery Channel. Let's get digging!

Sit behind the wheel of multiple vehicles such as excavator, drill, front-end loader, bulldozer, and others. The whole gold mining operation depends on your steering skills!

Experience the challenging life of a chief mechanic. Various parts of machines can break when least expected and cost you big time.

Keep improving your gold mining business. Start with a simple bucket and a hog pan, lease your first claim, and upgrade it to next tiers, as you begin to dig gold.

Admire highly detailed vehicles and gold mining machines. Purchase new and more efficient wash plant parts to increase your earnings.

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.

Check out another great game which is being developed in cooperation with Discovery Channel:

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 (64-bit) or Newer. Doesn't support Mac OS.
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GeForce GTX 760
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 17 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    • OS: Windows 7 (64-bit) or Newer. Doesn't support Mac OS.
    • Processor: Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GeForce GTX 970
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 17 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible

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