Bloxy Award-winning community developer berezaa put together a winning game for ROBLOX back in 2016. Azure Mines has been highly played and highly rated since its release. This particular tycoon/mining game hybrid has finally made its way to the Xbox One version of ROBLOX, giving console gamers a chance to build their own mining empire.
In the game, players are in charge of restoring a derelict mining facility back to its former glory. On your way to doing this, you'll need to gather lots of rare ores from the mines in order to rebuild your base. The game comes with many different progression systems and a "satisfying gameplay loop" that rewards players for the hard time they put into working in the underground. Level up your character, craft better and more efficient tools, and upgrade your base stations, which will allow you to dig deeper into the huge and randomly generated caves. As you carry your loot back to base, be sure to keep an eye out for the monsters waiting for you in the dark.
If you hadn't heard about Azure Mines until now, here's more on the story of how the game came to be what it is now:
Did you know that berezaa started creating Azure Mines during an eight-hour development live stream? It was initially intended to be an open-source demo, he tells us, but his fans had enjoyed the new spin he put on the classic tycoon/simulator genre so much that he ended up actually wanting to turn the game into a full-fledged experience. Two live stream marathons later, Azure Mines was born.Berezaa himself aimed to make this mining experience different from others:
I set Azure Mines apart from other mining games by adding a building system, giving players their own mining base to upgrade, and putting a lot of detail into the aesthetic of the individual ores and mine regions. I’m really happy with the results.Before you start your journey towards becoming a mining master, check out the release trailer:
Azure Mines in ROBLOX is available to play right now.
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