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App description: Some suspected that Mars once harbored life.
There was a reason that it wasn't ever found.

Top Most Anticipated Games of 2013 - Touch Arcade

Top Most Anticipated Games of 2014 - Pocket Gamer

'Once you start mining, you absolutely won't want to stop.' -Jayisgames

'Mines of Mars had a tendency to grab ahold of me for just one more mineral run' 4.5/5 -Touch Arcade

Game of the Month - App Store Arcade

'Mines of Mars is a fantastic crafting game' - 4.5/5 -148 Apps

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Mines of Mars is a procedural atmospheric mining game that is inspired by games like Metroid and Motherload.
It is also a story based adventure game with dark secrets, great weapons, tons of different items, and a gorgeous world to explore.
The world of MoM is procedurally created, so that every time you play it, it will be a little different.
There are tons of different enemies, dark corridors, and a large variety of fauna and ambient creatures.

-Huge Procedurally generated underground world
-Night and Day system
-Dark secrets
-Atmospheric vibes
-3 Mini Games
-Original Ambient Soundtrack by Evan Gipson
-Lots of flora and fauna
-Tons of Weapons and Items
-Great storyline
-Gravity Mining!
-Huge Bosses

Co-op mining will be coming in a future update!

For more info, follow twitter.com/cm_games and Facebook.com/Crescentmoongames
03-05-2014, 05:04 AM
#2
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: The rainbow-fuelled nightmare of my mind
Posts: 2,760
"Inspired by games like Metroid and Motherload"

...how does one see that and not hit the purchase button?

Motherload is amazing

03-05-2014, 05:06 AM
#3
Game Impressions




Last edited by Sanuku; 03-05-2014 at 08:25 AM.
03-05-2014, 05:22 AM
#4
So magnificent
03-05-2014, 05:31 AM
#5
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 19,850
Looks like Terraria in Mars. Is it?
03-05-2014, 05:40 AM
#6
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Germany
Posts: 8,635
Want that!

Hi, you seemed to be lost on the Internets.
This is TouchArcade, where 2$ for a game is too much, 5$ is an outrage, and 10$ or more is putting sugar in their car tanks whilst killing puppies.
03-05-2014, 05:42 AM
#7
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: The red Skittle
Posts: 5,325
Here's some quick tips for gameplay, for anyone interested:




While digging, tap on any ore/mineral in your field of vision to see what it is.

Dig horizontally before you dig down. This applies for long shafts - have a horizontal offshoot every 15 blocks or so as well as general exploratory digging. If there's an ore underneath you, dig one block further than the start of your downwards facing shaft. It will help you if you want to come back up and keep digging horizontally.

You can shoot blocks to destroy them. I haven't tried this on ore, but dirt goes down fairly easily. You can use this to make a hole in a wall you can't land near, or upwards.

While exploring caverns is fun, a single vertical shaft with horizontal branches will make sure you cover as much ground as possible. Mining horizontally every so often gets boring, but you can easily get away with horizontal passages whenever you see something interesting.

Don't bother with the Offering Pit until much, much later.

I recommend upgrading/crafting in this order: Pickaxe -> Container / Helmet -> Jetpack / Boots

Weapon crafting isn't that important. The standard pistol will last you through any mining encounters, but extra firepower makes bosses a whole lot easier.

You will find boss areas, made of unbreakable gray stone. The doors are locked, but can be opened by finding a nearby thing. These are rarely more than a screen away from the special zones.

The things from above that you find stand on an unbreakable stone base. Standing on the left- or right-most stone of these bases will save you some time. You'll see what I mean.

The revolver is pretty much the best weapon, alongside the pistol. The rest are situationally wonderful.

While digging a single shaft downwards, I recommend making horizontal offshoots "arrow"-shaped. Here's a spoiler-free picture example: http://oi57.tinypic.com/mmqrl.jpg. Single-block-high tunnels are much more difficult to fly into.

Dying or running out of fuel will cost you your inventory... Make sure you empty it before boss fights!

The ores and minerals are spread through the world in pretty much the same order as they appear in your inventory once you discover them. If you dig down and find deposits of X, but want Y which comes later, you simply need to go deeper.



That was that. I can post boss walkthroughs too if anyone is interested... Chances are lots of people will be interested.



Need proofreading, editing or writing done for your game?
Contact me via PM or email and we can talk.

Last edited by Echoseven; 03-05-2014 at 03:39 PM.
03-05-2014, 05:45 AM
#8
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Germany
Posts: 8,635
What will the price be? Can't see the first post, somehow.

Hi, you seemed to be lost on the Internets.
This is TouchArcade, where 2$ for a game is too much, 5$ is an outrage, and 10$ or more is putting sugar in their car tanks whilst killing puppies.
03-05-2014, 05:47 AM
#9
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: The red Skittle
Posts: 5,325
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vovin View Post
What will the price be? Can't see the first post, somehow.
$6.49 NZD, pretty sure that's $4.99 US.



Need proofreading, editing or writing done for your game?
Contact me via PM or email and we can talk.
03-05-2014, 05:48 AM
#10
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Germany
Posts: 8,635
Quote:
Originally Posted by Echoseven View Post
$6.49 NZD, pretty sure that's $4.99 US.

Superb, thanks a lot!

*makes a a mental note: buy gift card*

Hi, you seemed to be lost on the Internets.
This is TouchArcade, where 2$ for a game is too much, 5$ is an outrage, and 10$ or more is putting sugar in their car tanks whilst killing puppies.