A Match-3 Mining Puzzle Game
|Left-Mouse||Select Level / Token|
|Escape||Close Game (Windows)|
|F11||Toggle Fullscreen (Windows)|
Left-mouse click on a token (rock, gem, or dynamite) to select it, drag it to a new position orthogonally (horizontally or vertically), and release the left-mouse button to place it. The move will only be accepted if the change in position creates a match-3 somewhere on the grid.
This is a match-3 puzzle game where you move tokens orthogonally, shifting elements in their rows and columns, allowing for deep strategy and long-term planning.
You have a limited number of moves per level to hit a certain point goal.
There are 5 tokens:
- Green rocks
- Blue rocks
- Pink rocks
- Orange gems
Matching rocks of the same color awards you points to raise your score.
Matching orange gems gives you additional moves.
Matching dynamite reduces your score. Avoid matching dynamite!
|Rock Match-3||100 points||Gem Match-3||1 bonus move||Dynamite Match-3||-1000 points|
|Rock Match-4||200 points||Gem Match-4||3 bonus moves||Dynamite Match-4||-2000 points|
|Rock Match-5||400 points||Gem Match-5||5 bonus moves||Dynamite Match-5||-4000 points|
|Rock Match-6||800 points||Gem Match-6||7 bonus moves||Dynamite Match-6||-8000 points|
|Rock Match-7||1600 points||Gem Match-7||9 bonus moves||Dynamite Match-7||-16000 points|
Each level has 3 different point goals to earn a 1 star, 2 star, or 3 star rating. You may continue to the next level if you surpass the 1 star minimum score goal for the level.
This was supposed to be made for the Trijam 81 with the theme Mining, however it was not completed in-time for the jam due to external circumstances and a somewhat overscoped core match-3 mechanic of the orthogonal token movement with full grid displacement.
It was completed over the following few days in some spare time.
You can play the successive Windows builds available below, which show the design and development process from start-to-finish.
Haiyoooo / Eunice Lim: Lead Artist
Gunnar Clovis: Design & Development
Free 48 Gems Icon Pack by Cryptogene
Additional Assets by Kenney
Sound Effects created with BFXR
Additional Sound Effects from SoundBible
Music from Fesliyan Studios