Total Miner: Forge is an Xbox Live block-building sandbox game published on June 24th, 2011 by Craig Martin, founder of Green Stone Games. It was released to PC through Steam on December 23rd, 2017.

Modes of Gaming[edit | edit source]

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Dig Deep cave system.

Currently as of version 2.5, there are four game modes available, Dig Deep, Creative, Survival Mode, and Peaceful Mode.

In Dig Deep Mode, players are guided by blueprints which unlock items and blocks to progress mining deep underground.

Creative Mode gives players unlimited resources and unique tools to create a world of their own making.

Dig Deep Mode*

Creative Mode world creation options allows players to generate terrain based on Grasslands, Semi-Alpine, Desert, and Flat Land. Flat Land allows players to generate a completely flat map based on which block was picked when creating a new world.

In the Survival Game Mode, a new game mode added to the game in version 1.8, players are free to craft any items and blocks without blueprints*. A day and night cycle helps regulate when monsters spawn in.

  • While in the Survival Game Mode, some blocks and items will be locked in the shops, first requiring that they be found.

Permissions[edit | edit source]

Total Miner has a concept called permissions for multiplayer. Permissions establishes players' abilities to do actions where the admins can agree upon. There are currently 10 player permissions , Below are the 10 player permissions.

  • Adventure
  • Edit
  • Creative
  • Fly
  • Map
  • Chat
  • Spectate
  • Grief
  • Save
  • Admin

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Crafting a Diamond hatchet.

Players have the ability to craft items and blocks by hand or by a workbench. When using workbenches, certain items or blocks are required to be placed in a specific place to craft the specific item or block wanted.

There is a option called "Easy Craft" listing every craftable item or block and how they are crafted. When first use of it, a pop-up will show up and state that easy craft will craft any unlocked item or block selected from the easy craft list. Pressing (x) will make the pop-up not show up again in the world the player is visiting.

Mobs[edit | edit source]

Main Article: Mobs

Image of the new spiders

The Zombie Avatar Skin and is also the same skin used for zombies.

There are several, both Violent and Passive Mobs in total miner, Ranging from ducks to Zombies.

Markers[edit | edit source]

Main Article: MarkerMarkers show the efficiency of Total Miner to create marvelous structures and buildings. Markers currently have two uses. Markers can be used as a point to create zones for spawns , editing, and PVP. In Creative , markers are used to fill or clear blocks in a certain area (up to a total of 500,000 blocks)

Updates[edit | edit source]

There have been several updates to the game. Currently, the latest update is version 2.5 on the Xbox 360, and 2.7.3 on the PC.

Reception[edit | edit source]

There has been heavy a few people criticizing against Total Miner for attempting to "copy" Minecraft. Total Miner is not found as an exact copy to Minecraft or plagiarism in its development, and has listed Minecraft and Miner Dig Deep as an inspiration to Total Miner in their Credits. Many critics say Total Miner is just basically Minecraft.

Despite this, a number of gamers would still ignore the acceptance of Total Miner being an open sandbox game that is independent in its design and foundation to Minecraft.[citation needed]



Gallery[edit | edit source]

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