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Planet Driller

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Planet Driller is a mining game where you need to find DarkMatter in order to save the earth. To do this, drill your way through a procedurally generated planet full of minerals that you can sell for cash, then use the cash to upgrade your ship and make the job a lot easier!

Planet Earth needs the recently discovered DarkMatter only found in another galaxy. You are sent to drill a distant planet’s surface to find DarkMatter and save the world!Key Features
  • Procedural World
    In Planet Driller the world is procedurally generated, so that every new game you start, you have a different experience based on a seed and difficulty with more than 4 Billion different worlds.

  • Dynamic Economy
    As you discover more minerals the price of each one will start to decrease, based on the law of supply and demand. (i.e the more gold you find, the less it will be worth)

  • Procedural Music
    All ambient music is procedurally generated MIDI music.

  • Upgrades
    At first your ship has a slow drill speed, a small tank, low storage and a weak protecting hull, but as you sell more minerals and collect more money, you can buy upgrades for each component that will make the job easier!

  • Tools
    Several tools will help your journey.
    Explosives, because sometimes blowing up your path is easier then drilling it.
    Beacon, to teleport you back to the surface wherever you are.
    Insurance, to give you a brand new ship once you destroy yours.

  • Natural Disasters
    The planet you are exploring is hostile and from time to time natural disasters will happen, like meteor showers, earthquakes and blizzards that will make your journey not as pleasant.

  • Buy new Ships
    Upgrades are fine, but they have a limit. Once you bought every upgrade, you can now buy a brand new more powerful ship.

  • Steam Cards, Achievements and Leaderboards
    As you play you will earn Achievements and Steam cards. You can also submit your score to the Leaderboards and compete with other people and friends.
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Developer
Oryzhon Studios
Publisher
Oryzhon Studios
Age rating
Not rated
Website
http://oryzhon.com/

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel Pentium D or AMD Athlon 64 (K8) 2.6 GHz
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics or AMD/ATI Radeon HD Graphics
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 200 MB available space
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 7,8,10
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 or AMD Athlon II (K10) 2.8GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVidia GTX 650 / Radeon R7
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 200 MB available space
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Last Modified: Aug 28, 2019

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Planet Driller reviews and comments

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In the family "let's get a amateur and ultra ugly copy developed under unity of a popular genre" I would like planet driller. Some reminders: the driller/mining games have been popularized by MotherLoad (Flash), its commercial version Super MotherLoad which allows local multiplayer and the famous SteamWorld dig (warmly recommended); the principle is to dig as deeply as possible by pulling in the passage of precious minerals whose resale will eventually buy improvements (digging speed, solidity/health, oxygen/gasoline, storage capacity) and consumables (usually comfort bonuses like a teleporter to return to the surface). The challenge comes from the fact that death is more or less punitive (game over or simply loss of resources), usually caused by poor management of fuel or health. In addition, these are usually games that promote exploration (puzzles, puzzles, formidable enemies, environmental traps) and the feeling of progression. In planet driller, none of this. The game randomly generates columns of mineral cubes more or less valuable depending on the height, and that's it. There is nothing absolutely exciting to dig in 1000 meters of rock (which will be done in an hour of play) and blocks totally randomized. We then do the whole beast strategy of "I dig straight" since this is the most effective way to achieve the main objective of the game without the potential scruple of missing resources or events that could be rare, or otherwise want to avoid a few risky areas. SteamWorld dig and Super MotherLoad had very good ideas to spice up the feeling of discovery and adventure (oil lamp lighting, unknown and mysterious minerals, a scriptive plot). No nothing, the developer has judged here that only digging stupidly was exciting, since the harvested resources allow a priori a sense of progression. A priori... because that is, we manage to go back and forth to the petrol station and to resell each time the minerals taking care to safeguard without anything motivates any management of resources. 25% gasoline? You're coming back. Any damage? You wait for the drone (a solid devoid of animations and life) to heal. But you don't know? You can buy two other ugly drones, with better statistics... But even less functional! From width 2 to 3 blocks, digging becomes ironically laborious, since if the metal carcass in the form of trash is not well lodged, it will deny doing its work. In addition, the Hitbox becomes badly larger, it is difficult to circulate straight without having to take the explosive blocks all flashy. In short, we return to the small drone, since it will dig on a column cleanly to Rusher the "end" and with it, this game purge. Soulless, this is how to describe this software of "simulation" of digging of ugly blocks with hideous textures and the technique pounded. Yes, as we will meet in passing many bugs of textures or collision. We will finally fall at last, without paying attention, in our carrot digging that almost already 500 meters, on dark matter. Nothing prevents us from digging up to the "floor" (lol, literally, I let you see the screenshot below), but once on the surface a small window will open with the following message "you saved the Earth, thanks for playing"... Come on, as a gift, here is the series of screenshots, hideous as shameful. http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=795992373 http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=795992656 http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=795993285 N. B: a more easy perfect game for satisfy our urges (or not) of successful hunters, but at what price...
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