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Goldmine

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This is a game I wrote so that I could have a bit of a distraction at work. The idea is simple, you click to mine a resource, hire workers to do the mining for you, upgrade them, unlock new levels and worker types, gain prestige levels and start over. I used to switch to it about every hour or so, distribute the gold and return back to work. At some point a few of my coworkers noticed and asked to play too. They seemed to really enjoy it, requested new features and reported bugs. Before I knew it, a dozen people in the office were playing. (You might be tempted to tell my boss, but he was playing too and even wrote a cheat.) This was a bit unexpected, but made me realize that people outside of work might enjoy this game as well. After a bit of searching I collaborated with an artist and a composer to help me make the game more presentable. Working on this project was fun and all of us learned a lot. What you see is the result of our efforts and we hope you enjoy it despite its flaws. Thank you!
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Release date
Mar 28, 2018
Developer
Alaric von Teplitz
Publisher
Alaric von Teplitz
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for Linux

Minimum:
  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+, Fedora 21+, Debian 8+
  • Processor: An Intel Pentium 4 processor or later that's SSE2 capable
  • Memory: 500 MB RAM
  • Graphics: Any
  • Storage: 150 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Any
  • Additional Notes: A monitor with at least 1080 pixels of vertical resolution.

System requirements for macOS

Minimum:
  • OS: MacOS 10.9 or later
  • Processor: An Intel Pentium 4 processor or later that's SSE2 capable
  • Memory: 500 MB RAM
  • Graphics: Any
  • Storage: 150 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Any
  • Additional Notes: A monitor with at least 1080 pixels of vertical resolution.

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 or later
  • Processor: An Intel Pentium 4 processor or later that's SSE2 capable
  • Memory: 500 MB RAM
  • Graphics: Any
  • Storage: 150 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Any
  • Additional Notes: A monitor with at least 1080 pixels of vertical resolution.
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Goldmine reviews and comments

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What spoils me somewhat the Whim about Goldminer Is the Fact that this is less an Idlspiel And more a Clicker. I am the Type Of Player who likes to run a Game in the Background, then occasionally forks up the purchased means Of Payment-occasionally I put on my own hand to get a few Advantages. In Goldmine I have had to put On a hand all the Time, as it is a.) No Offline Progression there, b.) The Miners what-know-I do with their Time, but very little is done. I found that simply clicking myself was more profitable in the Early Hours, as the different Types of workers hardly contribute anything to the Gold Stock. This becomes really clear after buying the last Click upgrade and relying on the Workers from then on. Prices are scaling to outrageous Heights and value for money is miserable. "Hey, look, we bought a Guy with a Pickaxe for 3tonen Gold!" My Administrator Shouts to me from his Cabin over Days. "Super!" I say, hammering in like crazy on a Gold Vein, as my Drows further down prefer to look to see if one has lost a few Cents to proudly present to me in the Evening. "What does he bring to me?" "48 Pieces of Gold a Day!" My Administrator says proudly, taking an Art Break so I can Compliment him. I stop the hacking for a Moment, although this would actually be the ideal Way to relieve my Frustration. Just imagine that the Vein is my Administrator's Face and zag ... "In fact? A Full 48 Pieces of Gold? "I ask with suspicious Calm, which guides the Dwarves to distance away from me. "I don't know where to put them first!" "That pays off at some point!" The Administrator shouts. ' I've got the next one on the Phone, too. You'd start here for 3.5 Trillion! " That is enough for me. I'm surrounded by Stairs. Only my Golems and my Half-tridges are to be used for something, even if the two have rather questionable Methods to top up my Account balance. I've stopped to inquire about where the Rings come from, which sometimes fingers are still stuck On. Half Knowledge is, in the End, the best Form of Knowledge. In a fresh Update, which was recorded in December, the Developer has installed a Mine Sweeper variant with which you can cut neat coal And which offers some Content even after Reaching the tenth Prestige Level, as Criticism arose in his Forum Was that it would take over 1000 Hours of Playing Time to get the final Achievement. Adding To his Community and the low Price save the Game in my Eyes. Unfortunately, as an Idlspiel It is hardly usable and I am looking for a reasonable one again. Nevertheless, I cannot and will not recommend Goldmine, as I find the Behavior of the Developer exemplary and would like to support him with a positive Review.
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