You have been selected to participate in the JMC Autonomous Mining Iniative. You must uncover resources on Asteroid 404 and sell them to meet daily quotas whilst avoiding radioactive tiles that will drain your battery. Buildings can be constructed from these resources to aid on your mission and you can buy upgrades to ensure maximum mining effectivness.
WASD to move
Left shift to sprint
E to mine/interact
B to place building
R to remove building
Q to access upgrade shop
Esc to exit menus
Feedback from the experts
Joep van Duinen: Very interesting concept :) You can take a look at the Final Earth 2 Game for inspiration: https://poki.com/en/g/the-final-earth-2. Nice music, where did you get it?
Onboarding and goals are not really clear. Controls could be more intuitive / better explained
Noël Meudec: This game is a resource management game. I liked its atmosphere. Even though the graphics are very simple they do the job, the background music is nice and the commands feel natural.
Here are the things I would improve:
- The game needs a tutorial to understand the basic commands. I spent a lot of time just to understand what I was supposed to do. For example: I didn't immediately understand that staying on the nuclear sign was charging my aircraft.
- Some game mechanics need to be tweaked: mining resources by keeping pressing E is too slow, to have to go back to the main base to charge the batteries and bring back resources get repetitive, etc.
- I played 30 minutes (died a few times) and could build only a couple of radars. It would be nice to balance the game at the beginning to make it more exciting sooner and make the player want to build more buildings. I wish I could have explored more features of the game quicker.
Overall, this game was interesting and has potential. With slightly better graphics and polished gameplay, it could become really good!