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Land on a terraformed planet.

Prospect, collect and sell resources.

Build miners, machines and storages.

Craft new gears, weapons and tools.

Enhance, equip and balance your drone(s).

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Story:

  • You bought a Prospector pack, including a small space ship and you set off to a distant terraformed dwarf planet to search for precious resources
  • Obviously, you crashed your ship during landing and you did not land exactly at your desired destination, but you will soon find your way around
  • However, once you start exploring the area, deeper into the mines, you will realize something is wrong...

Controls:

  • Left Mouse to move, select, activate and interact
  • Right Mouse or arrow keys to pan the view
  • Shift + Left Mouse to inspect items/areas
  • Ctrl + Left Mouse to attack enemy drone
  • E to customize selected drone
  • Q to toggle attacking selected enemy
  • F1(..N) to select your drone(s), press again to center
  • Space to focus on selected drone
  • 1..8 to use or consume items
  • Z, X, C... to execute programs
  • Tab to select (next) enemy
  • Esc to clear selection or show menu
  • F10 to show menu
  • F5 to save game
  • F9 to load game
  • Drag and drop items, hold a second to split a stack or combine stacks

Instructions and hints:

  • Your first objective is to get past the lava, just search everywhere, solution is straightforward
  • You don't have any weapon on start, avoid fights until you find one
  • Your drone has limited inventory capacity, that can be upgraded by modules. Only the first inventory row is available in game - to use access cards or consumables, move them up there
  • Modules can specialize your drones for combat, mining, defense, etc. Make sure to unequip first before replacing modules. You can replace modules only in landing shuttle, when you use the Repair machine
  • Modules and construction kits can be placed only in the first inventory row

Purchase

Buy Now$9.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $9.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Prospector.zip 30 MB

Download demo

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ProspectorDemo.zip 30 MB

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RTS control style games are some our least favorite games but that doesn't apply here! [played the demo] and really enjoyed the exploration and the player character is quite interesting. The intro really makes you want to explore, and figure out what's going on in the world. I think you could take this a step further and have some cutscenes between transitions to spice it up visually. Great job!

looks great

The "go up a level" tiles could stand to be more visible. It took me a while to clue in to what they were... Maybe make the little box on the wall glow blue or something?

I am also stuck.

I have the left gun module, but no gun for it. I put two fuses in the control unit; it doesn't seem to do anything. I can select cracked walls, but can't destroy them. All I can seem to do in the upper-right unmarked mine is rapidly deplete my credits trying to get to what appear to be three health bars. I have checked all of the storage boxes that I can find in the lower mine entrance (even the one behind the three enemy bots). If the way across the lava is "straightforward", I guess I am just not a straightforward thinker, lol ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I apologize for the frustration, level design is still a bit behind:) When you put the fuses in the control unit, it becomes "active" and you can click on it to open the doors around, just follow the wires on the floor. Animated sprites are on my list, I will bump the priority on them. That could make the control units and elevators easier to spot. Thanks for feedback and have fun!

After I activate the control unit and click it again, all I see is this:I tried clicking on the picture of the control unit on the right side of this screen, but that didn't do anything, either. Doors are all still closed.

I really have to rework this part - you need to click on the computer screen:


Aha, that did it. Maybe it would be more intuitive if you put a little triangular play button in the bottom right of the control unit menu once it is activated, so that the control unit would work much the same as the furnace?

I have quickly patched it using available assets, hopefully there is no other pixel hunting like this. Please get the latest binaries. Thanks for playing the game! :)

Get the free demo and let me know what you think!