Strategic mining game Drill Core announced

Drill Core

Publisher tinyBuild and Black Skylands developer Hungry Couch have announced Drill Core, a new “strategic mining game” coming this year.

Drill Core is in development for Windows PC (via Steam) and will launch via early access sometime in Q4 of this year.

Here’s a rundown on the game, plus its reveal trailer:

Corporate greed meets strategic planet-mining in Drill Core! Drill to the heart of planets while managing workers, researching cutting-edge tech, and fortifying against alien attacks. Will you prioritize efficiency and risk your workers’ safety, or focus on defense for survival?


  • Drill to the Core – Manage a team of miners, carriers, and guards through hazardous missions to extract minerals and power the drill platform. With indirect unit control, you have to plan your descent carefully and manage your resources wisely – every decision counts as you race against time to prevent climate collapse!
  • Deploy Your Defenses – Each night, aliens will attack the drill platform. Strategically fortify the drilling zone with turrets and upgrade your defenses to repel increasingly monstrous threats! Experiment with turret layouts to maximize their effectiveness, and incorporate new technologies you discover during the run.
  • Develop New Strategies – Every mission is unique with randomized monsters, restrictions, and technologies you will have at your disposal. Adapt swiftly and allocate your resources wisely. Successful missions unlock new mechanics and upgrades. Plan your approach carefully at the start of each mission and choose the right workers, buildings, and turrets for the job!
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