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Published on June 16th, 2011 | by Derek Strickland, Contributor

TotalMiner: Forge Trailer Now Available

The upcoming block-building Indie Total Miner: Forge now has a game trailer showing off in-game footage of the title and it’s myriad of Minecraft-like features. This game has been in development for months now by the Independent XNA studio Greenstone Games, and has had many updates and new features announced via the team’s Twitter feed.

The Total Miner YouTube Page has been updated to showcase the new trailer, and the game’s main site also has updates, screenshots, and an embedded version of the trailer up as well.

Two hand building, hold your tool in the right hand, while holding your block in the left.

Total Miner: Forge is planned to be the most Minecraft-like Xbox Indie on the marketplace today, utilizing elements that FortressCraft, the immensely popular Xbox Indie block-builder that promises to have expansive elements in it’s later chapters…yet the first chapter–FC: Creation–is devoid of many of the traditional elements found in Minecraft, making it more of a social experience than an actual game.

MC fans may herald this game as exactly what they had been looking for all along when a supposed “Minecraft for the Xbox 360″ had been announced way back when FortressCraft was in development, but many hardcore MC fans were disappointed at the lack of gameplay mechanics that FC offered.

Since Minecraft is coming to the Xbox 360 as a retail Kinect-ready title, these Xbox Indie releases may want to work fast as they might not be able to compete against the juggernaut franchise when it makes it’s official appearance on the Xbox 360.

Total Miner: Forge is planned to cost 240 MSP ($3) and a current release date has not been announced.

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For more information on Total Miner: Forge and the Independent XNA studio that developed it, Greenstone Games, please visit their official website.

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