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The drill thrill

by d_0o_d - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Hello people, this is my game... The drill thrill!

Simple game, you've got an awesome drill and like mining. This is your regular job, you do this to get money, because you like money.
Fortunately the shopkeeper also likes money and he can equip your drill.

But what's the point? Digging down, getting money just for the sole purpose of upgrading your drill? Pfff...
But wait! There's more! Deep down there lies something ... what could that be?

Installation instructions:
Windows: Just download the file that fits your machine. If the 64Bit version won't work, try the 32Bit one.

Mac: I don't know how you run your apps. Seriously guys, I just followed the packing instructions. But if it works, please tell me.

Linux: Yeeeeah, sorry. Linux is also my main OS, but there's no good way to make binaries. So just download love2d for your distribution ( reference: ). Then open a terminal, cd into the directory where the *.love lies and execute

Thanks for playing and rating.
Have fun, I know I had while programming it!

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Agreon says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 2:32pm

That was fun to play :)

Scam says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:11pm

Fun! Definitely try again to find what lies down there.

Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:42pm

Very nice work, most of my points go to theme and mood.

Blokatt says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:55pm

I dig this.

Ditto says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 6:18pm

Cool game!

smbe19 says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 6:36pm


Kerdelos says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 6:41pm

I spend more time on this than I should have haha. Nice game ! Yet at the beginning it is frustrating when you can hardly get the coins you mine

Wakka says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:17pm

funny idea

Apr 28, 2014 @ 8:00pm

I really enjoyed this game. Scary to go down further, while it gets darker and darker.

pancakecity says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:23pm

This was a fun game, great job! I like the upgrades a lot!

Secret_Tunnel says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 4:13am

Cool game! Very well put-together. The graphics get the job done, and the tutorial is great. As it stands right now, the collision detection is a bit too precise. I know, too precise, right? But yeah, sometimes you've gotta cheat a bit in favor of the player to make them feel more awesome than they really are. Make it a bit easier to pick up coins, and you've got a really fun little game on your hands.

spotco says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 4:29am

Loved it! Really great RPG-progression elements.
Was expecting something exciting after the boss (phase 2?) dissapointing :(

Spaceoff says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 11:19am

This was actually really fun. I was addicted enough that I had to get everything :D

The window was a bit too tall for my laptop screen res (1366x768) leaving the text at the end after the boss cropped out, but oh well.

voxel says ...
May 6, 2014 @ 3:09pm

OSX version works great. Only confusion I had was trying to work out how to exit the shop. Nice game, liked the art style a lot

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