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Planetary Prospectors: A.R.M. (Asteroid Resource Mining)
Platforms: PC, Mac
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Jun 24, 2014 @ 1:01pm
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Launched on Steam Early Access! Explorers and Miners come joing the Mining Community Adventure.
Launching next week and New Trailer!
Release date: Fourth quarter 2015
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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).

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In the year 2068 CE, 95% of Earth's population was eradicated by an iron ore based asteroid. The remaining 5% of the population was hiding in deep underground bases, or on S-142 the mining colony on Mars.

It's now the year 2246 CE, a time of Peace and Prosperity, humans have reached a pinnacle in time, achieving vast technological abundance. The 'gold rush' in space has begun! Mega Mining 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 Alpha, the graphics will only get better, our main focus has been made to make space mining fun and compelling.

Theme: Space "Western" Miners

Genre: Space exploration, Survival Adventure, Flight Simulation

Mood: Creepy, Dark humor, Suspenseful with comic relief

Cameras: FPS Cockpit / 3D person Arcade Asteroid Mining (1st person cockpit supported with Oculus Rift)

-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"
-Crafting spaceships, space stations and building planets by terraforming them.

Future platforms considered
iOS, Android, PSN, Xbox Live Arcade, WiiU, PS4

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 Space Miner in the Universe. The player is then 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 credits are refined, the player is able purchase better and larger cargo-ships that can carry larger loads and allow further travel. Then eventually build-up a space mining empire and a chance to build a Mega Mining Corporation.

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 (6)
Jul 7, 2014 @ 9:38am
How important is Building and Construction, opposed to Destruction and Mining?
Jul 12, 2014 @ 5:44pm
Preferred platform PC, Mac, PSN, Xbox live or WiiU
Jul 12, 2014 @ 5:44pm
Arcade vs Simulation
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NefariousDimensions  [author] Oct 11, 2015 @ 7:15pm 
We are now on Steam Early Access, come join and help shape the future of the game. Its still early and we will be working on it for the next 9-11 Months.
NefariousDimensions  [author] Sep 25, 2015 @ 9:22am 
We will be back up on Steam next week, we had something come up that we can't talk about at this time. We will make sure that it will be better than before. Thanks for your patience and support
BlackFire Sep 23, 2015 @ 4:31pm 
Still nothing new? Shouldn't it be on Early Access already?
NefariousDimensions  [author] Sep 17, 2015 @ 1:08pm 
@Garmie We made a mistake. It happens. Not like we left an astronaut behind when we left Mars or something...
garmie Sep 17, 2015 @ 6:52am 
LOL, you failed on launch day. Maybe this is a warning for everyone
NefariousDimensions  [author] Sep 15, 2015 @ 5:07pm 
We launched but having some issues, will update people shortly. Stay tuned...
BlackFire Sep 15, 2015 @ 4:57pm 
What happened to the game? I saw it some days ago on Early Access but now i can't find the page even anymore on Early Access. Has the realese date been moved?
[Twitch]Hohiboo Jun 12, 2015 @ 9:25pm 
congrats on being greenlit!
NefariousDimensions  [author] Jun 1, 2015 @ 11:21am 
MAJOR UPDATE, we made many improvements with the Camera, Controls and a new exo-mech mining suit, now supporting a cockpit with HMD VR supported HUD, or simulated for regular monitors.

We have made so many improvements, from upgrading from the previous Unity 4.3, that is 32-bit, to Unity 5 that is 64-bit. Expect to see Planetary Prospectors:ARM this Summer on Early Access.

We need our community to support and help shape this game. Register, share, comment, every bit helps.

Thank You

-Nefarious Crew
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.