App description: The Game of the Year award-winning action-RPG is back in a big way with this new MEGA UPDATE! With a brand new storyline, new enemies, new asteroids, and new gear, it's the perfect time to experience this iOS classic for the first time!

- New bonus storyline that continues the adventures of Uncle Jeb and the Gritstone Mining Company!
- A new map filled with 16 new sectors to mine!
- New asteroids, tougher enemies, and brand new secrets to uncover!
- Two new License Levels, with top-tier ship equipment to match!
- A new ultra-powerful level 8 ship, designed by billionaire madman Bancroft!

Since its original release, SPACE MINER: SPACE ORE BUST has been hailed as one of the greatest iOS games of all time by critics and customers alike. Don't believe us? Check out these reviews:

"Without a question, this is one of the best games I've played since the App Store went live" - Toucharcade.com (5/5 stars)

"HOW GOOD IS SPACE MINER. The answer is INCREDIBLE GOOD. It's probably the best original game to hit the iPhone." - Gizmodo

"Space Miner: Space Ore Bust gets my total complete recommendation. Long gamelife, great polished graphics and most importantly fun gameplay in space accompanied by banjos. Now I want a sequel." - Touchgen.com (5/5 stars)

"Few games truly stand out like Space Miner does." - Slide to Play (4/4 - Must Have)

App Store Rating: 4.5/5 (over 5,000 reviews!)

Onion AV Club: Grade A

No Dpad: "MUST HAVE"

App Spy: 5/5

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Still reading? Awesome! Here are some more good reasons to pick up SPACE MINER!

- Hours of space-blasting gameplay across a massive 64-sector, non-linear galaxy!
- Fully upgradeable and customizable ships with literally thousands of possible equipment combinations!
- Hilarious storyline featuring top-notch writing!
- New Game+ mode lets you keep your game-changing ALIEN TECH and play on harder difficulty modes!
- Full Game Center integration for Achievements and Leaderboards.

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Venan's comments:




There you have it folks! We'll be checking this and any other threads we find, so if you want to tell us anything about the game, we'll be listening!
02-09-2010, 05:42 AM
The performance in fields with dust clouds is pretty poor on the 3G when compared to other fields.
Any plans to see if this can be optimised?

Last edited by AClockworkSausage; 02-09-2010 at 05:52 AM.
02-09-2010, 05:45 AM
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I bought it!!!

02-09-2010, 07:01 AM
Devs: are you planning to release an iPad-specific version? same sprite sizes, but a bigger field of view? that would be AWESOMEPANTS!

back in the day, i played a game for PC called Swarm. i played the ever-living-$&!% outta that game! by far, my favorite weapon was the ball & chain. it was pretty easy to keep it swinging around your ship with a mouse. don't know how easy it'd be with the control we've got here, but could you guys look into that for the future?
02-09-2010, 07:15 AM
Joined: May 2009
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Originally Posted by minameismud View Post
Devs: are you planning to release an iPad-specific version? same sprite sizes, but a bigger field of view? that would be AWESOMEPANTS!
Nooooooooo... I don't want to buy the iPad just for this
Sounds WAY TOO AWESOME.
02-09-2010, 07:29 AM
Hello all - I want to congratulate the developers for delivering such a deep and enjoyable game! Also I'd like to add my "voice" to those of the people having performance hiccups on an iphone 3g. I'm experiencing the same problems in quite a few levels, when the action starts to heat up, with only a few objects/explosions on screen. I've done the "classic" step of rebooting, I updated my firmware to 3.1.3 but the problem persists. I don't have any probems with other games (even performance-heavy ones), so I should assume that this is some kind of optimisation issue of the game itself. I hope this gets patched, the overall quality of the game deserves it!
02-09-2010, 07:33 AM
I bought this game, at first I was like meh looks pretty lame but then i dove in and got it. Boy am i happy i did. This game beat my expectations by a good length. I've been addicted to this game since I bought it. Well done Devs, Well done! Looking forward to what you have in stores.
02-09-2010, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Hai5 View Post
In the Pinata level, how to distroy that huge pinatasroid? I tried all the weapons: blaster wave, laser beam, mine drill etc. None budged...
Patience, grasshopper, patience.
02-09-2010, 09:18 AM
ok - I'm getting either Space Miner or Doom 2 RPG tonight. It's settled.

but... which one?

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02-09-2010, 09:20 AM
I haven't tried Doom RPG yet but I can attest to the quality of Space Miner. I just hope they make updates.
02-09-2010, 09:26 AM
Joined: May 2009
Location: Daydream
Posts: 3,375
Don't give up Space Miner for something else.

And I don't really need updates, I hope they make new games, these people obviously do their job brilliantly.

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