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Our Nation’s Miner Kickstarter Video, Screens, Info

Our Nation's Miner Kickstarter Video, Screens, Info

Our Nation’s Miner Kickstarter Video, Screens, Info

Play a free-flying nomad caught up in a damaged empire in this unusual blend of classical arcade and modern gameplay from indie developer Lord Bytesworth; proof of concept prototype (Windows only) is available for download.


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Okay, are you ready? (Deep breath…)

Our Nation’s Miner is an open-world, role-playing, hybrid-gameplay, science-fiction, sandbox game, set inside of a vibrant, spacefaring dystopian future, overrun by a collaboration of various societies.”

That’s some genre, eh?

Here’s another way of putting it. Take the gameplay of Asteroids, the visual style and third-person perspective of Mass Effect and the environmental sub-generation of the Diablo series, mix together, pour into your computer and wait for everything to turn the color of nickel ore. Voilà! Our Nation’s Miner.

The game’s freeform style will enable you to choose the degree to which you become involved in the game’s story and lore. At no time will you be forced to follow preset storylines

You can help build governments or try to bring them down; become involved in politics or avoid them altogether; take to the stars in search of rare artifacts and technologies; or just kick back and relax for awhile. You can do whatever you want.   

Your character and ship will be highly customizable. In keeping with the game’s hybrid gameplay styles, you’ll be able to leave your ship, walk around and interact with detailed environments such as communal areas, shops, homes (you can even own one), space stations and planet surfaces. The developer promises that every walk-around scene will be unique. There will be no duplicates.

Our Nation’s Miner won’t be combat-centered, nor will you command a crew of fighters. You’ll just be someone who’s trying to make the best of a bad situation, and your effect on the Universe will be under your control.

From indie developer Lord Bytesworth, the game is targeted for release on PC, Mac and Linux at a date TBD. A Greenlight campaign has been launched, and a Kickstarter campaign is in progress until March 13, 2015. If you like what you see, please consider backing Our Nation’s Miner. 



Karla Munger

Karla Munger

I've been with JA in one capacity or other since 2003. I'm currently website administrator. I'm also a digital artist (my avatar is one of my creations). I write reviews and articles, create graphics and basically help tend the site. It's work I enjoy very much. I love playing games of all kinds, but adventure and RPGs are my favorites (particularly scary/dark/unsettling ones). At the top of my list are The Cat Lady, The Longest Journey, Dreamfall, Still Life (first one only), Scratches and Culpa Innata. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool recluse and prefer the company of animals, hardware and ghosts to human beings (no offense). And no bio would be complete without my saying that I do NOT care for phones of ANY sort. Further, I think Dell computers are garbage and that Microsoft has become megalomaniacal. "I put my heart and soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process." - Vincent Van Gogh "I need solitude for my writing; not like a hermit - that wouldn't be enough - but like a dead man." - Franz Kafka "I've been to hell and back, my boy." - Susan Ashworth, The Cat Lady

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