Gameplay feature: Mining

Group Description

Games that feature mining as a part of the gameplay. For purposes of this game group, mining is defined as the following:

"The use of equipment, instrument(s) or similar device(s) by the player, used to extract minerals or geological equivalents from seams, veins, or other conventionally known sources."

Equipment usually used in mining may range from a pick, dynamite, a painful set of fingernails to modern/sci-fi laser-based mining equipment, or the Gnomish ThrustMaster 3000™.

Successful digs will result in precious metal(s), ore(s), rock, or other geological material, which must be subject for further activity or manipulation; may it be for the purposes of blacksmithing or to be sold for profit (in this case, must be manually conducted).


Mining copper ore in Terraria (2011).

Note
Sci-fi simulation games where the player may manually mine asteroids, comets, or similar locations for minerals from his/her ship should also be included in this game group.

Limitations
  • Games where further activity or manipulation of extracted material does not exist or where it is conducted automatically without the need of further intervention from the player should be excluded from this game group.


  • In relation to the above, strategy games where mining is a minor feature, where its use is identified only as a source of income should be excluded from this game group. This usually refers to strategy games such as Age of Empires, Sid Meier's Civilization, or Starcraft.


  • Games where mining is only part of the game plot and its activity may not be freely accessed at any time by the player should be excluded from this game group.
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Starbound2013Linux, Macintosh, WindowsChucklefish Ltd.3.74
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Don't Starve2013Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 4, WindowsKlei Entertainment Inc.3.39
Wayward2013Browser, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsUnlok...
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria2012Macintosh, WindowsBlizzard Entertainment Inc.4.70
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition2012PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Microsoft Studios4.10
Miner Wars 20812012WindowsKeen Software House a. s....
Glean2012Browserzupergames.net...
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria (Collector's Edition)2012Macintosh, WindowsBlizzard Entertainment Inc....
Terraria2011Android, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Wii U, Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox 360, Xbox One505 Games Ltd.3.55
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.67
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Collector's Edition)2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.30
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World of Warcraft: Cataclysm (Collector's Edition)2010Macintosh, WindowsBlizzard Entertainment Inc.3.00
Xenoblade Chronicles2010New Nintendo 3DS, Wii, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.4.46
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm2010Macintosh, WindowsBlizzard Entertainment Inc.3.39
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Selected Covers

Terraria Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Terraria
XenobladeX Wii U Front Cover
Front cover for XenobladeX

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Terraria
Main menu - This screen usually changes with each new update, sometimes signifying a graphical presentation of the latest major update and highlighted mod.
Screenshot from Don't Starve
Title screen
Screenshot from Starbound
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