This game has been Greenlit by the Community!

The community has shown their interest in this game. Valve has reached out to this developer to start moving things toward release on Steam.

Planetary Prospectors: A.R.M. (Asteroid Resource Mining)
Favorite
Favorited
Unfavorite
Platforms: PC
Languages: English, French
Players: Single-player
Posted:
Updated:
Jun 24, 2014 @ 1:01pm
Dec 29, 2014 @ 2:05pm
Recent Announcements View All (7)
We have a Greenlit, ALL SYSTEMS GO!
Play the Early Access beta or pre-order Planetary Prospectors 2 for 1 Plus more Limited Time bonuses...
Description
Release date: Fourth quarter 2015
Planetary Prospectors A.R.M. (Asteroid Resource Mining)

Nefarious Dimensions is an Independent Game Studio currently working on Planetary Prospectors A.R.M. (Asteroid Resource Mining).

Vote for us on Steam Greenlight

The gold rush in space has begun! Corporations and many independent prospectors have entered the race to collect the most minerals and become the wealthiest miners in the galaxy.

You have been given the opportunity to mine asteroids within an infinite procedurally generated universe that contains meteor showers, space stations, mining refineries and much more to be discovered.

Purchase and upgrade a wide variety of spaceships and equipment. Use the right tools at the right time on many different kinds of surfaces to more effectively recover gems and minerals. Plan, strategize and prioritize which asteroids to mine and manage limited fuel and cargo space. Get too greedy and you can get stuck in deep space with no fuel! But manage your resources wisely and you could be rolling in spacebucks…

In-game Art is not final and is only Beta, the graphics will only get better, our main focus has been made to make space mining fun and compelling.

Theme: Space Western Miners "retro-futuristic/fantasy"

Genre: 3D person Arcade Asteroid Mining (1st person with Oculus Rift support)

Mood: Creepy, Dark humor, Suspenseful with comic relief


-Limitless, Procedurally Generated Universe
-Near-Realistic Newtonian physics simulations
-Use the proper tools on the different surface types (snow, Ice, alloys, metals, sedimentary, igneous, metamorphic rocks)
-Trade minerals, gems and crystals such as (bronze, silver, gold, emerald, ruby, sapphire, diamond) for repairs, upgrades and purchase new tools and spacecrafts
-Post Highscores online to see who is the wealthiest miner in the galaxy
-Purchase and upgrade near/far-range scanners, to strategize mining of certain specific asteroids
-Puzzle mode, race against time and use the proper tools to gain the most minerals
-Enable shields, while navigating through a meteor shower, and block chunks of broken off asteroids
-Call a nearby "Merchant Ship" to bring fuel, in case the player is left stranded in middle of deep space.
-Arcade style controls to be built around dual analog sticks (currently Xbox 360 wired controller and mouse/keyboard supported )

Stretch Goals
-Oculus Rift support
-Different storylines, and "Choose Your Own Adventure Style" dialogs
-Uncover the ancient mysterious of alien Xenoarchaeology, buried deep inside some asteroids.
-Crew can join the journey, or take them to destinations for extra credit$
-Compete or co-operate with a friend online
-Collect materials, and craft your own spacecrafts or other structures
-Persistent Death, when the character dies, or gets "too old" that character is lost.
-Choose to equip extra thrusters to increase speed and maneuverability in replace of equipped tools.
-Evade "Space Pirates" and other rogue miners that may try to steal from your horde, or even worst.
-Careful where the player mines, as claimed territory can result in a warrant issued from the "Space Police"


Future platforms considered
iOS, Android, PSN, Xbox Live Arcade, WiiU



The "Gold Rush" in space has begun, corporations and many independent prospectors have entered into the space rush to collect the most minerals to become the wealthiest Miner in the Universe. Choose to play as Kim Jung-Deux an old-timer, dirty miner, recently released from the penal colony on the asteroid Garda-IV.

Kim Jung-Deux, then receives a telegram from his now deceased Grandfather, giving him a message with an inheritance of an old broken down jalopy, named the Jalopnik, a barely functional mining cargo-ship.

Kim Jung-Deux, then is given the opportunity to mine asteroids within an infinite procedurally generated universe. That also contains meteor showers, space stations, mining refineries...

Upgrade, purchase, and edit the many types of spaceships. Acquire the many tools such as
Drills, Plasma Torch, Jackhammers, Grinders, Proton Beam, ION Cannons, Particle Beams, Magnetron, Flamer Thrower, Arc Lightning Torch, Tectonic Beam, Acid Gun and Mining Explosives...

When enough credit$ are refined, the player is able purchase better and larger cargo-ships that can carry larger loads and allow further travel.

Puzzle Mode (Destroy as many asteroids as possible and collect minerals to purchase more fuel, before the tank becomes empty)

Choose to use the proper tools at the correct time on various types of surfaces to more effectively recover gems and minerals in less time. Carefully plan and strategize then prioritize between which asteroids to mine, and how to manage how much fuel and cargo space remains. Be careful not to get too greedy and get stuck in deep space with no fuel, no signal, and no help as it will cost a hefty penalty to call in a "space tow-truck".

Although the main focus of ARM is mining and not combat. A suspension of disbelief and suspense of other "entities" and Pirates that will try to steal your precious "booty". The main goal of ARM is to become the most wealthiest Miner in the Universe. As Players can post their scores online, or join a server with other mining friends. Work together or compete against each other, to make the most money.

Popular Discussions View All (5)
2
Jul 7, 2014 @ 9:38am
How important is Building and Construction, opposed to Destruction and Mining?
NefariousDimensions
2
Jul 12, 2014 @ 5:44pm
Preferred platform PC, Mac, PSN, Xbox live or WiiU
NefariousDimensions
2
Jul 12, 2014 @ 5:44pm
Arcade vs Simulation
NefariousDimensions
132 Comments
< >
NefariousDimensions  [author] Dec 30, 2014 @ 12:03am 
Great work Community, lets keep the comments coming and continue to build together. Stay tuned for a new visual target trailer with improved graphics to be released in the next few days.
Sr Hoffmann Dec 22, 2014 @ 7:33am 
+ ou -
Shafylus Dec 15, 2014 @ 4:55pm 
Looks good, voted!
NefariousDimensions  [author] Sep 28, 2014 @ 4:54pm 
@Milenko Planetary Prospectors will build mood and tension with Erie atmospheric environments. We want to build suspense and mystery to allow for some scary moments...more details to come soon.
Milenko Sep 21, 2014 @ 6:29pm 
Voted, but how are there horror elements in this game?
hmytos Sep 7, 2014 @ 2:03pm 
I voted. Good luck ^^
Joelmo Aug 20, 2014 @ 1:08pm 
Looks good =)
Mighty Oak Aug 20, 2014 @ 9:14am 
I think it would be a fun game with the space mining and trading the minerals that you mine
fOoon Aug 17, 2014 @ 5:34am 
норм
Vinni Aug 4, 2014 @ 8:44am 
забавная игра