Have drill, will travel? Good, because the people of Utopia need your help after a storm has ravaged their once prosperous city. In Utopian Mining, a short mining simulation game by Schulles, you play an adventurous little robot whose motto is "Drill, baby, drill!" Move and drill using the [arrow] keys and press [X] to interact with buildings and people. Save your progress by pressing [X] each time you pass the Tree of Memory, next to the repair shop. Sell your ore and earn money to recharge your batteries, upgrade your drill rig (which will let you to drill longer and deeper), or repair any damages.
Watch your battery level, which drops while travelling underground, carefully as you play; if you get stuck underground without any juice, you'll have to be rescued at a cost of 250 pounds and any ore in your hold. Don't forget your heat levels either! Dig too deep without the right upgrades and your rig will quickly take on damage. When your health bar reaches zero, you'll have to be rescued at the same cost as when your battery dies. If you like, you can play through the missions and rebuild the city, or just drill to your hearts content. It's up to you. If you are brave enough, you might even reach the Core.
Utopian Mining will be too short for most players and the concept is nothing new—perhaps you've heard of Mega Miner or Motherload or this little game that rhymes with "Pinecraft"? But, for those that aren't in the mood to build 1:1 scale replicas of Rivendell or the Starship Enterprise and just want to, you know, dig Utopian Miner will provide just the right amount of casual fun to keep you occupied for an afternoon.