App description: Use your finger as a pickaxe, dig tunnels and guide the Micro Miners to the Gold, Silver and Coal deposits. Where's my lemmings?

Description :
Microminers is an arcade-puzzler which revolves around the control of a vast horde of tiny miners. The screen is constantly scrolling downward, and its your job to collect all the available deposits of gold, silver, and coal that you see. Any missed resource represents a strike, and the level is considered failed if you miss three chances to collect. Further adding to the chaos is the fact that any miner left behind is lost indefinitely to the black nothingness beyond the screen.

Gameplay trailer

Awards :
- Listed in Best Games Of The Year 2012 on and

Reviews :
- 4.5/5 : There is so much to love about Micro Miners
- 4.5/5 : Micro Miners is one of the biggest surprises of the year that came out of nowhere. Unique intensely satisfying gameplay paired with a cool presentation makes it one of those games that should be part of all iOS collections.
- 9/10 Gold award It's fun, and perhaps more importantly, it's unique.
- Game of the day
- App of the day
- We talked about Micro Miners a few weeks ago, but then we had no idea of the masterpiece that was hidden behind this release.
- Markus Person (creator of Minecraft) email about the gameplay trailer : Haha, that looks cool! :D.
- My mum : This is beautiful my son. What is it exactly?.
- My grandpa : Instabuy.
- My wife : Hmm why not, as long as it pays the bills. And my new shoes..
- Bob, miners leader : Come on lazy guys, let's dig..
- Lemmus, lemmings leader : Worst casting decision ever. I mean, we're just a thousand times better than those micro miners. Just. Give. Us. a Pickaxe..

Fun Facts :
- The game is inspired by a small java game called Miners4K that Markus Person (aka Notch, the creator of Minecraft) made in 2006 for the Java 4K challenge.
- The development of the game started in 2010 on an iPhone 3G.
- @Notch tweeted the micro miners gameplay trailer on September 8th 2012 ( ). Well the video was private, bad luck. I made it public 2 hours later, it was enough to drive 10,000+ views.
- "Haha, that looks cool! :D", that's what Markus replied by email after I sent him a link to the trailer.
- In this game you will find 323 gold deposits, 207 silver deposits, 181 coal deposits and 997 diamonds.
- A micro miner is 14 pixels tall.
- The game was first rejected by an Apple reviewer for "too much pixelated graphics". The appeal board proved me right 15 days later.

Features :
- 3 maps, 40 levels.
- 40 collectable items to improve your miners team.
- 21 animated tutorials/demo
- Bonus levels, Powers ups, and Score bonuses.
- Unique gameplay.
- Original soundtrack by Jon Baken (the half of Georges & Jonathan).
- Compatible with iPhone 3GS+, iPod 3rd gen+, all iPads.
- Optimized for iPhone 5 screen size.
- 5 Game Center leaderboards.
- Record and share in-game videos.
- Goodies, surprises.

Echoseven's comments:

12-18-2012, 08:17 AM
Brilliant fun and well worth supporting.. We need this dev to make more amazing retro innovative games. The dialogue is hilarious. This has potential like Majesty somehow. It's also easy to pickup and play, so no worries about controls; the drawing works perfectly. Shame on anyone who didn't like the pixel art, but I still love what I see. This game should appeal to all ages & gamer types; now that's rare. Very conducive to stylus play, but a joy to play normally. Too cool to pass up.

01-03-2013, 10:47 AM
Hello,microminers is nominated in 2012 most innovative game and best casual game
The tiny miners need your vote!

On a side note an update is waiting to be approved with 2 fixes and last level of 1st world slowed down.
01-04-2013, 07:52 AM
Just got this game and I have to say, I'm really enjoying it. The game mechanics are simple, yet refreshing. It's a nice game that's progresses at a good pace as you move on. One of my favorite parts of the game is the music, it's smoothe and I'm digging it. (no pun intended) I haven't had any problems so far. Anyways, it's a good and challenging game. Give it a go.
01-04-2013, 07:56 AM
Downloading now, you know the funny thing about this game, it stuck out to me, I'm 35 now, I had my first console when I was 6, don't worry about promoting, if this is the real deal people can just tune in. What I mean is the game seems to be carrying itself, anyway I plan to give an honest review, I'm thinking of comparing it to punch quest in my mind when I play, don't know, wait and see.

Anyway lets see how this compares to my astronomical expectations.

Last edited by King hAPPy; 01-04-2013 at 07:58 AM.
01-04-2013, 07:58 AM
Just tried game, really good and addictive, I will keep on playing.
01-04-2013, 08:31 AM
Amazing, fun and not fast bored type game! Love it!
01-04-2013, 09:03 AM
The games mechanic is very clever and makes you wonder why it hasn't been thought of before, it's a big game a perfectionists game.

If you like simple retro with very clever innovation this is it for you.

I can only describe it as greedy lemmings, but there is more to this game than that. Even the tutorial levels are challenging, you must strategize to win, admittedly I am only on the first world. But it seems later there are killer worms, more miners, etc.

You have made an epic little game here, it has still to make an impression, because it very challenging in a "why didn't I think of that way".

Give the reviewers a chance to get their heads around this little piece of art, that you obviously worked so hard on. All I can say is go with the flow, no ironic pun intended.

This game won't go unrecognized, it is far too innovative for that. I am in awe, this is the work of a true game maker.

Anyway, I only like to make people's heads explode in games, so I won't go on and on. I plan to follow up my feedback, once I finish the game.

Thank you for the great game!
01-06-2013, 08:34 PM
If you are looking for something unique, that feels built ground up for ios, this is the game.
01-09-2013, 10:28 AM
Now this game really is easy to learn and hard to master, excellent game.

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