The Hinterlands: Mining Game

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The HinterLands is a mining game, similar to Terraria or Minecraft, but created specifically for mobile devices. The game is currently in alpha stage, and will continually be updated with additional features.

The short term goals are to include most of the mechanics from similar mining games, to provide the best experience on mobile devices. The long term goals are to add more focus on RPG elements, and to add additional multiplayer game play mods.

The game is being released as an alpha version to try to get feedback on features you want earlier on, based on feedback.

Title overview[edit | edit source]

Genre: Action, Adventure, Indie, RPG, Early Access
Developer: Ackmi
Publisher: Ackmi
Release Date: 18 May, 2016

Game features[edit | edit source]

Currently the Game Features:

  • Ad supported version - Completely free, but with ads to support development
  • WiFi full Multiplayer
  • Character Customization (boy, girl, colors of body parts and clothing)
  • Randomly generated worlds
  • Tools: Axe for chopping down trees and wood; Pickaxe for harvesting dirt/grass, sword for attacking enemies, and hammer for removing items+ backgrounds
  • Enemies: A tar enemy that damages you when bumped
  • Saving and Loading World+ Player
  • Inventory system
  • Crafting system craft craft tables, doors, and wooden tools! (craft trees into wood, use that to build stuff)
  • Beds for changing spawn, Chests, and Anvils+Furnaces for ore based weapons and glass!
  • The Hinterlands is now MOGA Enhanced! Available at major retailers, carrier stores and online at
  • Lighting system (Initial) and night/ day cycles
  • Zooming in game, and even in the inventory for even low resolution devices to see more of the world

Upcoming and planned features[edit | edit source]

  • Multiplayer using “Google Play game services”, to remove limitation of only being able to play over wifi (without using port forwarding), as well as bluetooth, and Android 4.0+ adhoc wifi
  • New character models and animations (+more hairs, outfits, ect)
  • Advanced combat system, for making battling enemies tons of fun
  • Armor and weapon customization
  • Chat system
  • New Biomes and Bosses
  • A lot more enemy mobs, and non hostile mobs
  • Farming
  • Water (physical flowing water, oceans, buoyancy)

Longer term planned features[edit | edit source]

  • More complex world generation screen (options to make it more mountainous, more water, rich world, ect)
  • NPC's for quests, tutorials, and as pets
  • Different gameplay mods (PvP, to battle other players, Dota type tower defense, with creep generation from different sides of a world, and turrets)

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

  • Use the left joystick to move around in the game
  • Use the right jump button to jump (or up on joystick)
  • Either click on a tile up to 4 tiles away, or just click on a side of the screen to harvest tiles closest to you in that direction
  • You can save your world and character when you exit the game, which has the button inside your inventory
  • Gather trees, turn into lumber, and craft tools. Hold down on a stack to split it(every 1.5s)
  • Zoom using 2 fingers in the game, and even in the inventory!
  • Move items around in the inventory by holding down on them for 1s

Available languages[edit | edit source]

(Interface only)


System requirements[edit | edit source]


OS: Windows Xp, Vista, 7, 8/8.1
Processor: 2.0 Ghz
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: 128mb Video Memory, capable of OpenGL 2.0+ support
Storage: 100 MB available space
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