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 protect yourself from enemies and use your imagination to shape your own world.
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Mostly Positive (65) - 73% of the 65 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
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?

“We do not have a set date or range for this, but we expect to use roughly a year in Early Access. Mechanic Miner is that type of game where it’s possible to add an almost endless amount of content (resources, parts, blocks, weapons, enemies, biomes, bosses, etc.) and we wish to add much more before leaving Early Access. Furthermore, we wish to keep on adding content to Mechanic Miner even after Full Release.”

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

“Because of the endless possibilities, it’s hard to define what a “Full version” of Mechanic Miner would be. The full version of Mechanic Miner is planned to have more content in form of resources, parts blocks, weapons, enemies, biomes, bosses and so on… but how much more is hard to say. What we know is, that we want to add the following on/or before Full release:
  • A complete Story Mode (Currently has 1 act)
  • A non-beta version of Multiplayer
  • Mod-support
We plan to add content regularly during the Early Access, but as mentioned before we also wish to keep adding content after Early Access.”

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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June 14

Hotfix v.0.5.1a (14.06.2019)

We just released a hotfix. No more dessert.

• Fixed a crash sometimes occurring when spawning a vehicle.
• Fixed a crash occurring at The Dwellers cutscene in Story Mode.
• Fixed a rare crash sometimes occurring when placing a plumbing.
• Fixed a crash occurring when building on a block that is being lifted.
• Fixed a crash sometimes occurring when respawning a new vehicle at Hologram John in Survival Mode.
• Fixed a crash occurring when detaching an active grappler from a machine and afterwards recycling that machine.
• Fixed a memory leak related to the players physics.
• Fixed a typo in quest objective saying “dessert” instead of “desert”. Yes, the cake was a lie.
• Fixed a bug where the player wasn’t removed from a ladder when traveling between instances.
• Fixed a bug where the files failed to copy over when moving a game from story mode to survival mode at the end of Act 1.
• Fixed a bug where only one pressure plate would work if connected to the same cable circuit.
• Fixed a bug where some buttons (like backspace) didn’t work in dialogue windows.
• Fixed a bug where the description in the “upload to workshop window” did not render in multiple lines.
• Fixed a bug where the text in the dialogue box when uploading a blueprint to the workshop would flash.
• Fixed a bug where the game did not automatically save when starting the second part of the tutorial (Marsh area).
• Fixed a bug where the game did not create a new checkpoint right after moving a game from story mode to survival mode at the end of Act 1.

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June 11

Experimental Branch is now live!

We have decided to add an experimental branch to Mechanic Miner that is available for everyone who owns Mechanic Miner. The experimental branch will include the newest of newest content and features that is currently under development. For starters, the first version of the experimental branch has 5 new parts for you to play with!

Here’s one of the new parts, a clutch:

The experimental branch serves two purposes: It’s an opportunity for us to have new features and content tested before releasing it into the main branch, and it’s an opportunity for our players to co-design/develop new content and features while getting a sneak peek of new content.

Please note that the experimental branch is unstable, so bugs and crashes are to be expected.

Let us know!
Whether it’s bug-reports or suggestions, and if it’s from the main branch or the experimental branch, your feedback is extremely important. This is your chance to shape the future of Mechanic Miner, so please consider joining our Discord and let us know what you think!

How to enable the Mechanic Miner experimental branch
The experimental branch is available to anyone who owns Mechanic Miner. To enable the experimental branch, you need to do the following:

1) Right click on Mechanic Miner in your Steam Library and click “Properties”.
2) Go to tab called “Betas”.
3) Select “experimental” in the drop-down menu.
4) Close window and the game will update.

If you want to revert to the original game, follow the same steps but pick “NONE” in the drop-down menu.

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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 any challenges in your way.

In Mechanic Miner you can design and construct any kind of machine! Build a catapult, a submarine, a battle tank or a air balloon - all simulated through the physics engine

Mechanic Miner has over 50 different parts and building blocks for you to play around with, and we’re constantly adding more. You can also share your designs with your friends through the Steam Workshop!

Get creative, get better, build more advanced stuff and become a mechanical mastermind to conquer any challenges that may lie ahead.

In story mode you’re stranded on a strange and treacherous planet, where survival is made difficult by hostile animals and plant life. You did bring a multitool from your home planet, which is able to craft any kind of machine part - provided of course that the right raw material has been found. Relying solely on the technology you brought, you set out to explore this new and unkown world. But the road isn't paved with ease. The surroundings of your new home will threaten and challenge you! You will face waves of monsters and fight unrelenting bosses that show no mercy. To survive and advance the storyline you must acquire the necessary steam-powered technology, that will allow you to delve deeper into the diverse biomes of the planet, and perhaps, ultimately, lead you to your escape.

In creative mode you can let your inner mechanic shine. You can create anything! With unlimited resources at your disposal, immortality and the ability to fly - the only limit is your imagination! Creative mode is great for those who just want to let their creativity flow without limitations, and with the blueprinting tool you can easily make a copy of your contraptions and use them in story or survival mode, if you have the resources for it.

In survival mode you can follow your own path. Start with nothing and explore, gather, research, construct and fight for your survival. Survival mode offers a challenge for advanced players - you will have to use your wit and imagination to create contraptions to withstand the harsh environment, aggressive enemies and devastating Aether Storms that wreak havoc over the planet.

  • Explore a randomly generated sandbox with the option of following the story or creating without limits.
  • Mine the planet for a variety of useful resources to help you construct your own unique mechanical steam-powered machines and devices. The only limit is your imagination!
  • The 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 terrible monsters and bosses, will you survive?
  • Create blueprints of your mechanical constructions, use them later in Story or Survival modes, or share them with friends on Steam Workshop and prove who the real mechanical mastermind is.
  • Acquire new technologies and expand your base and building capabilities as you gain experience with the level-based progression system.

Mechanic Miner is still in development and there is so much more to come:

  • Mod-support
  • Full version Multiplayer (currently in beta)
  • More acts in the story mode
  • More parts/blocks/weapons/augmentations
  • More monsters and bosses
  • More challenges
  • More fun!

System Requirements

    • 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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