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Drill Core

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: tinyBuild
Developer: Hungry Couch Games
Release Date: 2025

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'Drill Core' Is A Strategy/Mining Game Coming To PC Early Access Later This Year - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 21, 2024 @ 6:36 p.m. PDT

Drill Core is a strategic mining game where you gig to the center of the planet, find rare materials, and defend yourself from alien attack as you build your mining platform base and plan the best way to strike it rich.

Corporate greed meets strategic planet-mining in Drill Core!

Boss others into doing the hard work for you as you manage your own mining crew to descend deeper into the planet’s core. Deep dive and drill down on those deliverables by investing in a mix of barracks, factories and new tech during the day to keep your colony strong and reach the planet’s core. Make important corporate decisions like building up your platform's defences with turrets and guards to keep everyone safe, or pushing on for glory and greater rewards by focusing on the dig. Be mindful though, as when night falls aliens will attack from both above and below and endanger your precious revenue.

Will you prioritize efficiency and risk your workers' safety, or focus on defense for survival?

Each mission is unique, with procedurally generated planets, monsters, and conditions to test your strategy prowess. Will you move the needle and disrupt your approach or is it all above your paygrade? Collect valuable resources as you mine downwards to spend on upgrading your rig and employing new workers to optimise your dig. Each successful mission will unlock new upgrades for your platform so be sure to plan carefully and pick the right tools for the job. How deep will you get on your next run?

Key Features:

  • Drill down to the planet’s core and earn mineral riches
  • Lead your crew to boost your revenue
  • Build factories, barracks and tech to grow your base
  • Defend your colony from hordes of aliens
  • Customise your platform and plan your dig for the most rewards
  • Every mission is unique with randomised enemies and dig conditions
  • Nostalgic pixel art style

Drill Core is coming to PC (Steam Early Access) in Q4 2024.

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