Put your mechanical skills to the test in a physics-based sandbox where ingenuity and creativity are the ultimate key to survival. Construct fantastical machines, gather resources, acquire new technologies to battle dangerous enemies and use your imagination to shape your world.
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May 22, 2019
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Mechanic Miner has been in development for quite some time and after 4 years of development including 1.5 years of alpha testing, we feel like the game meets the polish and standards for what an Early Access game should be. The development of Mechanic Miner is heavily directed by our community’s feedback and suggestions, releasing Mechanic Miner into Early Access will allow us to expand our community while providing us with the resources and feedback needed to further develop the game in a direction desired by our community.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Mechanic Miner is leaving Early Access on February 20, 2020!”

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

“The full version of Mechanic Miner has an improved tutorial, an in-game guide to all the features in the game and a reworked Story Mode. Included in this version is new biomes, new parts, new enemies, new bosses and new endgame challenges!

The game also features mod support via Steam Workshop.

We hope to add more acts to the Story Mode as well as working multiplayer some time after launch.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current version of Mechanic Miner has 3 different modes with over 50 different parts/blocks for you to construct with, over 30 different resources for you find, and 20 enemies including a boss for you to fight. The Story Mode currently has 1 act were the player will experience the first part of our protagonist inventor Johns adventure. Survival Mode offers a more challenging experience where the player chooses his or her own path. Creative Mode allows the player endless hours of designing and constructing crazy contraptions. Furthermore, it’s possible for you to share and find contraptions for you to play with through the Steam Workshop. The Early Access of Mechanic Miner also has a beta version of Multiplayer which supports 2-3 players with Creative and Survival Mode unlocked.”

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

“We plan to raise the price as more content is added. This doesn’t mean we’ll raise the price every time we add a new part or an enemy, but rather in stages when significantly more content has been added.”

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

“As mentioned before, the development of Mechanic Miner is strongly lead by the feedback and suggestions from our community, and we plan to keep it that way! We have a strong and active Discord where we – the developers – gather feedback on a daily basis and engage with our community. We also have a forum and sub-reddit for those who wish to provide feedback through other channels.”
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About This Game

Mechanic Miner is a construction and survival game where you build mechanical steam-powered machines in a physics-based sandbox. Gather resources, kill monsters, acquire new technologies and use your imagination to build crazy mechanical devices to conquer challenges.


Mechanic Miner lets you design and construct any kind of machine! From the basic vehicle covered in deadly spikes or the trustworthy catapult to a submarine, an air balloon or a giant mechanical spider.

Mechanic Miner has more than 70 different parts and building blocks for you to play around with and build machines from – all of it simulated through a realistic physics engine making your constructions behave like in real life.

Get creative, improve your skills, build more advanced contraptions and become a mechanical mastermind to conquer any challenges that may lie ahead. You can also share your designs with your friends through the Steam Workshop!


You’re stranded on a strange and treacherous planet where survival is made difficult by hostile animals and plant life. Luckily, you brought a multitool from your home planet that enables you to craft any kind of machine part – provided that you find and gather the right raw materials.

Relying solely on the technology you brought, you set out to explore this new and unknown world. However, your new home planet will not only challenge you – it might kill you! Face waves of deadly critters and fight unrelenting monsters that show no mercy. To survive, you must acquire the necessary steam-powered technology allowing you to delve deeper into the diverse biomes of the planet and perhaps, ultimately, escape.


Let your inner mechanic shine in Creative Mode. With unlimited resources at your disposal, immortality and the ability to fly you can create anything and set your imagination free!

Creative Mode is great for players who want to let their creativity flow without limitations, and with the blueprint tool you can easily save a copy of your contraptions and use them in Story or Survival Mode if you have the resources for it.


Follow your own path in Survival Mode. You start with nothing and explore, gather, research, construct and fight for your survival.

Survival Mode offers new challenges for advanced players – you need to use your wits and imagination to create contraptions that are able to withstand the harsh environment, aggressive enemies and devastating Aether Storms that wreak havoc on the planet.


  • Explore a randomly generated sandbox. Dive into the story, fight for your survival or start creating without limits.
  • Mine the planet for useful resources and start constructing your own unique mechanical steam-powered machines and devices.
  • A realistic physics engine powers Mechanical Miner's sandbox and will test your contraptions’ ability to navigate the harsh terrain.
  • Use your mechanical constructions to fight and defend you and your base from deadly critters and fight unrelenting monsters. Will you survive?
  • Create blueprints of your mechanical constructions and use them in Story or Survival Modes. Or share them with friends on Steam Workshop to prove who the real mechanical mastermind is.
  • Acquire new technologies and expand your base and building capabilities as you progress in the game.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: Core i3 2.4 Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 400 series and newer, AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series and newer
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: OpenGL version: 4.4

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