Developer Skirmish Entertainment has announced that End of the Mine is scheduled to be released for the PC in September 2016. End of the Mine is a 2D sidescrolling platformer that features a unique art style and draws inspiration from the horror and sci-fi genres, tempered by an abundance of slapstick humor, monstrous enemies and bosses, and lovable characters. The developers state that the game’s challenge lies in the fact that each level consists of different enemy patterns, enemy swarms, and epic boss battles.
The game has a variety of features, including:
- Control the miner using the keyboard or controller
- 4 challenging worlds
- 7 unique environments
- 30+ distinct enemy designs
- 16 epic boss battles
- Interactive companion game mechanics
- 6+ upgradeable weapons
- Versatile mobility utilizing your jet pack
- Visually stunning cinematic cut scenes
- World class and fully customized music and sound effects
You are a miner on a distant planet excavating for valuable resources. After a night hanging out with your fellow miners you fall asleep after having one too many drinks. You wake up to find all of the other miners are gone and the mining town is completely empty. With your faithful companion, Camm-E, you track the missing miners to a cave and become trapped. Now you must fight your way through the mine searching for your lost miners only to find the cave has been overrun with creatures. Fight your way through to escape the End of the Mine.
Miners on a mission from their home world in search of vital resources to bring back to their planet have landed on planet designation “Kryon 89.” Miners have been here for months on the surface setting up camps and readying their gear in preparation for mining and drilling for resources that could save their planet. Miners were finding it difficult to crack the surface layer. Finally Captain Jim Bobway was able to crack the surface of the planet and they began mining feverishly for resources disregarding anything in their path. As they dug deeper searching strange rock formations resembling some kind of ruins were growing in number. Finally at the end of the work day they went back to the surface to celebrate breaking through the layer with drinks and music, little did they know what they actually disturbed.
End of the Mine will come in physical form, but only in limited quantities. The Collector’s Edition will be a limited run of only 1,000 copies. If you are a fan of awesome collectibles, make sure you snag one of these for yourself! They are available for pre-order now. Each End of the MineCollector’s Edition comes with the following:
- Custom designed End of the Mine crate box
- EOTM Styled CD & Case
- Manual/Information Booklet
- 4″ V.S. Sticker
- 4″ Eyeball Medallion with Digital Code on back
- Miner I.D. Card
- Project Synth Promo Card
Skirmish Entertainment also has Camm-E plushies, End of the Mine t-shirts, and End of the Mine posters for sale. You may order them straight from their website.