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  UnderMine Strikes Gold, Dropping Aug. 6 for Xbox One, PC, Game Pass
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06/30/2020
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia – June 30, 2020 – UnderMine, the action-adventure roguelike brimming with secrets from developer Thorium Entertainment, digs up version 1.0 on Aug. 6 for Xbox One, Windows PC, Mac, and Linux. Enjoyed by nearly 120,000 players during Steam Early Access, UnderMine will be available to Xbox Game Pass subscribers day-and-date across both Xbox One and Windows 10 with a host of new content and improvements.

 

Version 1.0 introduces a new final boss encounter with a cinematic ending, post-credits story content, additional scenarios, plus new items, enemies, challenges, and, of course, secrets. The full game arrives after nearly a year in Early Access, which spanned five major content updates that added new levels, bosses, the “Othermine” true roguelike mode, and more.

 

Grab a pickaxe and delve into a mysterious mine where danger and riches await. Explore a hostile environment deep within the earth as a lowly peasant seeking freedom and fortune. Press further into the cavernous depths until that worker meets an untimely end and then send in the next poor sod, who will pick up their predecessor’s gear and hope for a better fate.

 

Make the best of each peasant’s lot in life, using whatever’s on hand to aid in their subterranean travels and discover powerful relics, potions, gold, and more that someone, someday, might use to forge the perfect run. Along the way, miners will be forced to make tough decisions about whether to pinch pennies or spend their savings, going all-in to purchase a key item or upgrade. 

 

Bomb walls and blow up rocks to uncover hidden passages, loot, and new allies buried within the mine while fending off the creatures that call its tunnels home. Then, at the end of each level, square off with massive, room-filling bosses that require strategy and skill to slay.

 

“We’re almost there!” said Derek Johnson, Founder, Thorium Entertainment. “We’ve spent years toiling away in the mines and we’re finally nearing the end of this run. Whether you’ve been with us the whole way or are just joining this journey, we look forward to showing you what lies at the end of the tunnel when UnderMine hits Xbox One, PC, and Game Pass this August.”

 

UnderMine launches Aug. 6 via the Xbox Game Pass subscription service and for $19.99 on Xbox One, Windows PC, Mac, and Linux. It is currently available via Steam Early Access for $14.99. UnderMine supports English, French, German, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Russian language options.

 

For more information, please visit UnderMine’s official website, check out the game on Twitter and Instagram, join the official Discord server, and follow Thorium on YouTube and Twitch.

 

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Streaming Trailer

 

About Thorium Entertainment

 

Founded in 2015 by Derek Johnson, with his fellow former Relic Entertainment co-worker Clint Tasker joining him, the two-person Vancouver studio brought together by their passion for games. The duo was inspired by their experience in AAA development and the processes that make those games great while having the benefits of independent development, such as artistic integrity and being true to themselves. At the end of the day, Thorium knows games are meant to be fun, and if they’re not enjoying the process, their players aren’t going to enjoy the game. UnderMine is the studio’s debut title, initially released for Steam Early Access in 2019.

 

Media Contacts

 

Kyle MacGregor Burleson / Carter Dotson

Stride PR for Thorium Entertainment

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