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.
Recent Reviews:
Mixed (98) - 68% of the 98 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mixed (3,352) - 62% of the 3,352 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Oct 13, 2017

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May 15

Update 1.3.8298 - About time

Hello! Ahoj! Salut!

From now on you can play Gold Rush in Czech and Romanian languages.

We have also fixed some of the reported bugs, including the time flow inaccuracy (the not-so-subtle pun in the headline should make sense now).
See changelog below:

  • Fixed inaccurate time lapse bug.
  • Fixed bug, which prevented selling gold with the mouse.
  • Fixed online Heavy Machine Store's bug with the incorrect amount of machines in the cart.
  • Depleting fuel turns off the machine. Previously refilling pump would make it work without the sound.
  • Fixed some textures.
  • Fixed Gamepad's upgrade slot bug.

  • Added Czech and Romanian languages.
  • Wave Table's indicator no longer counts water.
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May 11

Update 1.3.8257 - Vehicles are ready to rock again!

Hello Prospectors,
It wasn't easy to be a Front-end Loader operator lately, but don't be troubled!
With latest Update 1.3.8257 your favorite machines are back on track!
More in the changelog below:

  • Front-end Loader and Dump Truck driving model fix.
  • Claim upgrade option fixed on a gamepad.
  • Paint Shop fixes.
  • Fixed gold bar's double melting bug, when fast-clicking.
  • Bank's Stock fix - possible to move through tabs on a gamepad.
  • Fixed Blacksmith's buttons flashing.
  • Fixed notifications' highlights on a gamepad.
  • Gamepad zoom now scrolls to gamepad's cursor instead of the middle of the map.
  • Fixed bug, which caused quitting laptop menu, when trying to upgrade claim with (B) button.
  • Laptop launch optimization.
  • Menu launch optimization - should work smoother after pausing.
  • Added possibility to scroll map, after reaching map's borders with gamepad's cursor (left analog stick).
  • Store's basket changes are highlighted with a blink.
  • Gamepad's button translation fixed.
  • Frankenstein's controls reset to default.
  • Frankenstein's gamepad controls fix - player should no longer quit when pressing [Y] button. If the issue continues to exist, go into settings and change Frankensteins conveyor controls to Standard.

  • Added confirmation question, when firing a worker.
  • Added confirmation question, when selling a gold bar.
  • Looped claim selection on the map - pressing right on the last claim button, relocates to the first one.
  • Washplant balance - synchronized all elements, which can be filled.
  • Claim's reset price is displayed when there are not enough funds.
  • Reduced amount of gold on all claims except the Old Arnold.

Now let's get digging!
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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

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: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GeForce GTX 760
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    • OS: Windows 7 (64-bit) or Newer
    • Processor: Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GeForce GTX 970
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
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