The title of this game is a placeholder and will be updated once the game reaches pre-alpha status! This game is still in EARLY DEVELOPMENT. 

In this exploration Craft'em-Up, you will uncover the mysteries of a mountain and the legends surrounding its inhabitants.

On your journey, you will forge mighty tools and rediscover long-forgotten knowledge.

WASD - movement

Left-Click/ENTER - mine or forge

Drag & Drop - move items around and drop them on the floor

B - Open Bag

E - Interact

Spacebar - Hold Item with tong

  • 馃敟 walk around with WASD, Click to mine materials
  • 馃敟 walk to the furnace to smelt ingots
  • 馃敟 drag & drop items from your inventory
  • 馃敟 heat up items with your iron tong
  • 馃敟 procedurally generated caves
  • 馃敟 forge tools with your hammer
  • 馃敟 find rare gems and materials
  • 馃敟 open chests and store items in them

Also planned:

  • (coming soon!) 馃 Make friends with Dwarves!
  • (coming soon!) 馃 Fight enemies
  • (coming soon!) 馃椈 Solve puzzles and explore a vast mountain area!

Hey, my name is Miguel and I am a game developer from Germany, currently living in London. This is my first game I have ever built with Godot Engine, to learn more about the journey feel free to checkout my devlog series:

Development

I am working on this game every week and try to produce a devlog after each milestone. So rather than having weekly devlogs, I try to summarise progress in a high quality video.

If you are further curious about the current progress, you can checkout the following:


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Version 0.1.10
cave-mac.zip 50 MB
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can you make an option to craft hammers? i would like to  be able to use better hammers, like an emiril hammer.

Hammers can be crafted on the latest development build accessible on my Discord! (you'll need to be active there to be able to play it)

Is this the best pickaxe you can get?

Right now, yes.

cool

I finally achieved my goal! I cleared out a whole map (or at least the rectangle of map that isn't fully filled in) as well as a sizeable bit of its sides after some mess ups, after doing so I have 1136 coal, 732 copper ore, a clean 100 iron ore, 57 gold ore, 54 emiril ore, 36 rubies and 11 diamonds

should mention I've started doing this on an earlier build before anything too crazy was added so there were only two bases and chests

also I've done this over the span of several months, but if I were to sum it all up I think it would be a little under two weeks worth of non-stop digging 

Gave it a try. The font is very _very_ hard to read. Love the art style though.

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Watched some of your videos recently which brought me here to give this a go.

I didn't look at comments or at any instructions on the page.

- Took me a while to figure out that I had to have ore in the action bar and have it selected to use/activate the furnace. I left and came back to the furnace about 3-4 times before I finally stumbled upon it.

- After smelting some copper bars, I didn't really get the point of grabbing and cooling. I tried to grab and forge but that didn't seem to work. I smelted about 5 bars at once and it caused some glitching/problems for grabbing them.

- I tried to forge some things but don't understand how to get a heated item onto the anvil. I gave up at that point.

- I felt odd not having a specific objective. Should be I collecting copper or iron? How much do I need? How much coal should I get? Just felt at a bit of a loss. Should I just gather forever since there is no weight concerns?

- I think you should randomize the initial state of ore based on rarity. In short, show more copper states instead of just one pixel. It's fun to see veins and look at so have a lot of copper fully exposed to various extents with more hidden near by. It's also a joy to have a few easy (one shot) picks to mix it up.

- The game was a bit sluggish for me on my low end system and the sounds were often times choppy and glitchy. Felt like they were competing with other things. Maybe not enough channels?

_ I played the web version. Not sure if another is available.

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Very valuable feedback, thank you so much. A lot of these concerns were also expressed by many others and I already have made plans how to address most of them.

Thank you for spending time with my little prototype! 鈾ワ笍

This game is LIT dude (Pun Intended)... it's really good

i can't reheat things

i have the coal and the bar but it does not let me

You are carrying the bar to the furnace with your tong? What does it say as a message when you do so?

yes i do carry it with the tongs

and it gives me the prompt to reheat but when i try to do it with a different bar it won't let me, and the prompt never shows up again

i just found 3 emitil

solved it you have to put to bar on the floor then grab it with the tongs

the game is not running on my browser anymore, i run the game, create a new world and when i try to run it the game goes to the load screen and it became a black screen with a 0,5s sound repeating forever

That sounds concerning. Does it happen even if you delete the save game?

its funny when you burn the letter; great game bro

can someone please explain how to forge im holding the hammer and the iron bar but it wont turn into a pickaxe

Hey there - you need to first heat up the ingot before doing that, as you cannot really forge material that is cold.

I will completely revamp the forging in the next update to make it more intuitive!

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another hot Title, buddy boy, thanks for itching It out

hope to see some good levels of platforms, into towering shadows, keep up the good work

I decided to make a hideout in the western wall of the map. I've included three screenshots of the central room, storage, and entrance. This game's a good way to spend time! It has the Minecraft-y quality to it, where there isn't an objective so your mind and mouse can go wild!

I'll definitely keep that part of the game but in future will introduce a linear story, too.

you should stick some emril ore in the wall to light your rooms up, it really makes a difference.

If I can find any :|

Is there any way to craft/find higher tier hammers, or are you stuck with just copper ones?

Higher tier hammers are coming in future!

idk why but the games bugging out my computer

what exactly is happening? What are your system settings?

and what do i do with rubys

Nothing yet. They will become useful in future!

how do i make my hammer better

You might find another hammer in the world. That might help you to reforge your hammer!

thx

Also, it would be really nice if some update added a way for the player to move faster, although I understand that you are busy with much bigger game mechanics than that right now.

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Torches and glowing mushrooms haven't been added yet, so I decided to light my base up with some Emiril!

This is so cool!!

Thanks!

This not a bug so much as a error in game desighn, but once you put items into a stack, you can't seperate them again, for example, you can not seperate five coal into a stack of three coal and two coal.

Hey there! Separating stacks will be implemented eventually!

cool! Although, I was playing around and found a way to do it! By dropping the stack then picking up a single item with tongs, then pick up the single item, and hold it with your cursor while pressing e to pick up the dropped items, you can seperate a stack, I know it's complicated, but now I can have my first ore mined seperate from all my others!

you can separate! Just drop it and pick it up with pliers!

I finnsly got the game downloaded! so I don't have to stick to the web build, and can save my progress! Really looking forward to future updates.

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Sooo... we can't forge hammers. At least we can reforge rusty hammer with a hammer from a chest in a loop.

And here I thought that letter was fireproof.

How much coal do I need to turn it into a bar, and then how long do I need to hammer it to turn it into a diamond?


Hah, you found my little letter burn feature! Currently, you can only smelt iron, emiril and copper into bars, 5 coal each.

2 ideas for ya:
1) Heating heated item makes it hot for longer (maybe until melting at some point)

2) If you put an item near anvil it "snaps/attaches" to it so you can combine more items in the craft (for setting gems in tools, or making combined recipes (1 ingot = pickaxe, 2 ingots = hammer (but hammer would have to be huge since more material is involved and be but behind back, not in the pocket or backpack)))

Hi! I found this via Youtube. I tried the game and I really like the way it looks. This seems to be interesting project and I'll be waiting for future updates.

I found an exploit: While mining, if I release mouse1 after hit and press again -> it mines faster, because I don't have to watch the ending animation after hitting a rock. Kinda speedrunner effort because timing the mouse-presses but anyways: just letting you know!

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Yeah that is known. I think it is not as bad because you need to constantly abort the animation. If a speedrunner wants to do that, that's fine with me.

Thanks for playing!

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馃槀馃槀馃槀

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Wow! Not much to it, but I already love it!  I'll definitely be keeping an eye on this.  Keep up the good work!

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I love the look of the emril pickaxe but if you could make it so that if ur holding a pick its in your hand but if your not holding it its holstered on a belt and visible that would be cool and a nice attention to detail :)

Oh and making coal appear a bit more often would be great. Awesome game great work, definitely a 10/10 game when it comes to graphics and when its done, 10/10 in all aspects :D

Thank you, great feedback!

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So buetiful :)

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WOOOOO!!!!

Thanks for updateing it, I can finnaly make tools! Man an iron pickaxe is way better than a rusty copper!

Emiril is even stronger!

Ya, I finaly got it, it's instamine on everything I've tried so far! (I've only tried coal and rock though.)

One question, when does forgeing a pickaxe give it more mineing strength and speed? Is it when you get a good tempo? Is it just from hmmering it longer? Or something entirely different?

The forging mechanic currently is not really good and all you need to do it treat it with a lot of heat. So when the item is very hot and you forge it, then its forging score increases. The higher the forging score, the more bonus you get on both strength and speed. So technically, the strongest pickaxes can be forged by heating up your item and striking ONCE and then re-heating it (but it costs coal)

This game is amazing! I've just finished getting a Emiril pickaxe, and have been re-heating it to get the stats up, although it appears the stats have stopped going up, so I was wondering, is it just harder to bring the stats up when the forging score is higher, or is there a cap to how high the stats can get? thanks! :D

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There is no cap! In future, you can forge better hammers to even get more out of the forging.

it won't let me heat up my bars

Do you have enough coal?

ye

Are you on MacOS, Windows or browser?

browser

Thank you - I'll work on a fix today.

Hello, i play on Mac and when i tried running the game it said its damaged and cant open. can somebody help me?

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Ah yes, this is a problem introduced by the new OSX update (safety feature). I am currently investigating that, as it prevents me from even opening up the game with Godot Engine on MacOS!

For a short-term fix, please try Step 4 on here: https://osxdaily.com/2019/02/13/fix-app-damaged-cant-be-opened-trash-error-mac/ it helped me, too

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The game is tons of fun already, I'm really looking forward to the finisshed product. A few questions though:

1. When an update comes out, will it be possible to update our old mountins, or will we have to start a new one?

2. Will the game ever be multiplayer?

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1. I am looking into ways to "preserve" old progress but that one will only be available by playing the old version of the game. The next version 0.2 will change drastically

2. I have currently no plans to add multiplayer but once the game is released and people want it I may add it

Thanks!

I got into the game and then decided to visit your Youtube channel, I went their and had to reload this tab because of it. I saw that the name I had given my save file had been saved but when I entered the world it restarted me from the beginning. The world has the same generation as if I have not touched it.

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I can reheat items, but when I do I can't move it to the anvil. If I drop it I can move but them it becomes unheated. I don't lose any coal in the process but I just can't keep forging it.

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Yes, this is a very annoying issue I am unsure about how to fix at the moment: the game currently does not have an auto-save function, so the only way to save is by exiting the game from the pause menu. On Desktop, closing the app itself will also save automatically. On browser though, reloading the tab/window does not allow me to "react" to it, well, because the browser will basically just kill the game.

Maybe a good way to solve this is to auto-save whenever the player does something important (like mining or forging), however, that might impact performance (as saving may take several seconds)

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This game is cool, and i made an iron blank but when i try to reheat it, it does reheat but i can't move when it does, i hold it in the tongs and interact with the furnace to reheat i have coal and it makes the blank red but i cant move unless i drop the bar and when i drop the bar it isn't heated and my coal wasn't taken. Apart from that this game is great, I love the art style and the idea of crafting a pick in a forge after making a bar instead of just buying upgrades like other games. keep up the good work

edit: This only happens on the mac version

This indeed sounds like a bug. You would be an absolute legend if you could record a video of this buggy behaviour. I'll try to fix it ASAP.

when i was in the process of recording It worked. I do swear the charactor was bugging out and the blank wouldn't reheat. False alarm ig, thanks for taking the time to reply and stuff. 

NEVERMIND

it happened again lol

I cant record it and i apologise i have tried but i just can't. whenever i think im recording im not. ty for your time this game is great and has alot of potential :D

Thank you. I will look into it. Other people reported something similar in the past.

where can i find Iron all i can find is coal

You need to dig deep into the mountain. It is rare on purpose, as the iron pickaxe is quite an upgrade

where do i find ores?

You need to mine rock with your pickaxe!

what are gems used for

Currently, they are kinda useless! In future, they will have multiple use cases. Stay tuned!

How do you destroy blocks? i'm not sure what to do exactly in the starter game, I've tried holding and clicking both return and left click but it doesn't seem to break blocks.

You need to pick up a pickaxe and have it actively selected. Maybe adding a feature to auto-select it when trying to mine might be useful.

please make this game available for 32 bit systems to...!!!.

should be available now!

Quick question... When I carry a heated ingot to the anvil, what button do I press on my keyboard? (or what do I click?)

have been playing for quite a bit now, pretty fun and it's got some real nice polish, I managed to get one ingot and two pickaxe blanks, but I don't know what exactly to do with them next, it says the blanks can be made into pickaxes, but there doesn't seem to be a way to reheat it so you can't actually forge it again, also the particle effects used when mining should either not appear at all or appear the entire time, because otherwise it's easy to get confused as to whether you're still mining the ore, I know that happened to me a couple times, at least

You should be able to reheat a blank in the forge with 5x coal by carrying it there and simply continue forging.

If this does not work it must be a bug. It would be amazing if you could record your screen.

In regards to the particles: this only happens on the web version due to performance reasons. I could try incrementing the overall particle count but I don't know how much this will impact performance.

got around to switching to the pc version and the reheating bug is still there, this time I recorded it, hope this helps

It says "The video is unavailable" - maybe because it is unlisted... feel free to send me the Youtube link to 

bitbrainyt@gmail.com

I just realised it might've been unlisted before seeing your reply, should be fine now, I'm sorry for the mistake...

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Ahhh I see... you need to carry that item first with your tong.

This is quite confusing (but realistic). I am looking into ways to make this more obvious. Not a bug!

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