Total Miner: Forge is an Xbox Live block-building sandbox game published in 2011 by Craig Martin, founder of Greenstone Games.
Total Miner by Greenstone Games
Total Miner is a game created by Craig Martin the head of Greenstone Games.
Be Creative in Creative Mode!
Creative Mode allows players to have unlimited resources to build structures!
Dig Deep for the Fun!
Dig Deep Mode is a game to dig deep to unlock special tools and blocks.
Spiders are currently the only mob in Total Miner until the release of update 2.0.
Game ModesEditCurrently as of version 2.0 , there are four game modes available, Dig Deep, Creative, Survival Mode, and Peaceful Mode. Creative Mode gives players unlimited resources and unique tools to create a world of their own making. A Creative Mode world allows players to generate terrain based on the Grasslands, Semi-Alpine, Desert, and Flat Land. Flat Land allows players to generate a completely flat map based on which block picked when creating a new world.
- While in the Survival Game Mode, some blocks and items will be locked in the shops, first requiring that they be crafted or Prospected(can be done by pressing "Y" on the highlighted block).
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 six working player permissions , and one that is disabled. Below are the seven player permissions.
Ability to teleport and place blocks.
Ability to toggle a map on the top-left of the screen. How To: Pause -> Player -> Options
Ability to blow things up.
Ablility to fly in Creative Mode by pressing "x and b at the same time" to activate fly.
CraftingEditPlayers 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.
- Main Article: Mobs
Marker 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 64x64x64 demensions).
The 1.8 update is a update that brought its players back with new interphases. One of the main additions is the new day/night cycle. The update features "rewriting the engine, the RAM usage will be slashed, and the game will be able to grow and handle massively detailed builds + lots of new content."
The next update, update 2.0.1, is a bug fix update for 2.0
There has been heavy criticism 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 as an inspiration to Total Miner in their Credits. Many crtics 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.