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Murder Miners
Genre: Action, Shooter
Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Feb 20, 2013 @ 3:21pm
May 27 @ 7:55am
Recent Announcements View All (22)
Murder Miners now on Steam + new promo video
Final playtest session tonight at 7PM CDT
Release date: TBD
Murder Miners is the #1 rated Xbox Live Indie Game

Halo-inspired core gameplay
No other game is as similar to Halo as Murder Miners is.

Infection mode is the best part
One player starts as a zombie, when he kills one of the miners they'll become a zombie too. The game ends when the last miner is infected. The zombies can dig through walls and use their tentacle grab to reach higher places or pull the miners toward them, Left 4 Dead Smoker-style. Miners can use the Minergun to build forts and keep away zombies.

Move like a ninja
Wall jumping, unlimited sprint and multi-directional dashing make moving around fun!

Online co-op map making + completely destructible maps
That's the benefit of voxel-based environments. If you want to blow your map to pieces you can (you can also turn off destruction by locking whichever blocks you want), or if you want to build a fortress to defend your flag, you can do that too. Voxels mean in-game map making online, with more freedom to make what you want (as opposed to using pre-made pieces). Several fans have told us how they enjoy making maps in Murder Miners over other games due to the simplicity, greater freedom and just how fun it is. Our Minergun gives you many tools so you don't have to painstakingly place blocks one by one. Almost every popular map you can think of has been remade by our community.

Active community with monthly tournaments
Our fans have set up a site at where they host tournaments all the time, with prizes too!

Some of our favorite fan comments so far:
Seriously such a great game. Thank you so much for giving console FPS new life
Best console fps in terms of "feel" since Halo 1
I love these new movement options. I always said, the perfect FPS would be halo 1, but you could move like a ninja.
Played a 1v1 with someone on what seemed like a smaller or maybe incomplete remake of Dust. It was the most fun I've had playing an FPS game in quite some time. It's not without its faults, but aiming just feels soooo good. Can't wait to see this evolve.
Even in beta, this game is hands down more fun than any of the FPS I've played over the past 2 years.
halo 1 3sk pistol and maps? sold. would pay a far greater price.
finally just got murder miners and i love it. the work you guys put out is amazing. Also how you reply to customers unlike every other company is what makes you guys better.
I was also impressed with the level of staff interaction over XBL. Seems like a good group of people running things at JForce Games.
you guys are quickly becoming my favorite developers.
I swear these guys are the next Bungie. Keep it up!
You know, I can't say that I've ever met such a wonderful team in my life of gaming. You guys put a lot of effort into both the game and your community. I thank you on my and everyone else's behalf. Keep up the good work!
You guys have exceeded what I thought was even possible for an Indie Game on the Xbox 360, with all the content and smoothness and such. This game blows my mind on a daily basis, and I'm so happy to purchased such a gem for only 240MSP!
Just wanted to say thanks for infection mode. It's soo fun that it even got my wife playing from time to time when my daughter leaves her controller It's great to be able to play a game with/against my wife. We've not gamed together in years.
I had bad thoughts of infection, thinking its going to be some crap remake of deathmatch but with zombies, but now I know not to judge you guys. I had the most fun on infection than in any Halo game. I don't even care if I die, its just to much fun.
My goodness, your game is so freaking awesome! I'm kinda surprised that so few people have noticed you're supremely awesome game! Such an immense amount of customization! My goodness, you guys are brilliant!
This game is just so fantastic, and I have such high hopes for it. I could see it becoming my main shooter for a very, very long period of time. I'm 24 years old, and it hasn't been since my highschool days that I've found myself this passionate, inspired, and flat out hyped the ♥♥♥♥ up about any videogame whatsoever.
The way I see it, there's a reason why hundreds of people still play Halo CE for the PC instead of picking up a copy of Halo 4. 343 ruined Halo, but I should stop there because this isn't a Halo 4 complaint thread. In my opinion, Murder Miners is the savior of the FPS genre.
It was also cool to see pro Halo player "Ninja" livestream the game. He said it was sick!

If you have any questions or feedback please let us know. We have active forums and a live chat widget on our site:

And send a friend request!
Popular Discussions View All (67)
Aug 16 @ 8:35pm
zombie loadouts?
23 hours ago
Murder Miners Released.
Aug 11 @ 1:42pm
new weapons and blocks!
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Therapist Aug 16 @ 7:02pm 
I'm late, but congrats on making it to steam, guys!
[RH] Hawkdude Aug 15 @ 8:17pm 
i like this game on xbox so ill buy it on steam also
COMET_ Aug 15 @ 7:02pm 
Also, heres some suggestions...
1.You can turn OFF zombie tentacle grab
2.More weapons
3.More rideable things
4. Make max zombies less laggy
5. Make it for mac
6. More gamemodes..maybe like swat or something from halo
7. An ability to turn on ragdoll mode (so peoples bodies go flying!)
8. MAKE THIS FOR IOS AND ANDROID! Even if it doesnt have multiplayer, i would still make maps and play zombie survival...
9. Make more blocks
10. Make more Map making turn on a mode where no one can jump or you can double jump..something like that!

My second favorite is castle miner Z...
savagesammich Aug 15 @ 8:16am 
P.S. i wonder when/if they will ever add ragdoll physics...?
savagesammich Aug 15 @ 8:14am 
I've had this game on the 360 for about 4 months. Frickin best indie game i've played, especially with the split screen so i can call my little brother a twat when he "murderizes" me. WHY ISNT THIS ALREADY ON STEAM??? The best finishing touch of the game was the dun, Dun, DUN!!! when u finish customizing your armor. VERY nice work, Jforce!
walgrompres Aug 15 @ 7:39am 
really big hit on xbox even bigger on steam well done jforce
Smokeey101 Aug 14 @ 12:52pm 
The game on the xbox was pretty good, It would be good to see it on the pc.
Behr11 Aug 12 @ 11:00pm 
Even though the graphics themselves aren't very impressive, the core gameplay is SO much fun.
dpulve Aug 11 @ 6:27pm 
zombies should get loadouts but instead of weapons, they ar abilitys!
[o.W.n] Lazy Green Aug 8 @ 4:20am 
its like mine craft halo and ace of spades in 1