Castle Miner GT - Castle Miner Post

Published on July 28th, 2011 | by Derek Strickland, Contributor

New Xbox Indie Block Builder “CastleMiner” Released

Developer: DigitalDNA Games
Platform: Xbox 360 (Xbox Live Indie Games)
Price: 240 MSP ($3)

DigitalDNA Games, the Xbox Indie development team behind a variety of Avatar-based titles, has unveiled today it’s most recent Avatar creation called Castle Miner.

This block-building release is similar to the wave of voxel-styled Indie titles that have spawned from the mega-popular PC Indie Minecraft. Due to the success and popularity of the first XBLIG block-builder release, Fortresscraft, many XNA developers have taken note of the features offered in this gaming niche, and are looking to develop their very own adaptations of the genre.


You create your own world in CastleMiner. Play online with your Avatar and up to 15 of your friends. Build amazing worlds on a huge spanning landscape with over 200 block types! Mine treasures deep underground in a labyrinth of caves, different every time you play. Build worlds, save them and share them online.”


  • Social multiplayer experience with up to 16 players
  • Over 200 blocks to build with
  • Online world sharing
  • Randomized worlds for a unique experience with every playthrough

For more information on CastleMiner and the independent XNA team that created it, DigitalDNA Games, please visit their official website.

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  • Theduck

    Game will not save, major glitch!  If you work on a map for hours, try to save, rename or not; the game WILL NOT SAVE!

    • That sucks. Hmm… try visiting the website provided and look for a FAQ of some kind. You might not be the only one affected.

  • Zackwinslow

    add me on xbox gt is aofx rapiestcat and i can help build places aand come see my castle

    • cool cod4

      ok  you gametag   it me freeformelm  not all of it

    • coolcod4


  • Dylpickels0602

    the game is stupid it wont let me join my friends games

    • Douglas Handy

      me too.

  • Joshuameakin

    i played 129 houres and had every block and an eror pop up and toke me to the dashdoard i lost every thing

  • Yoyoyman

    the GAME RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!! its so much fun

    • Adamlenane

      I must ask out of fortresscraft, total miner, and castle miner which if not all has a story line like quests?

  • Midnighthawkk

    I’ve been playing for about 30 hours online and then my hours got reset for some reason, but still i love the game and will continue to play anyways but hopefully that problem gets fixed in upcoming patches or something…

    I’m working on  building a massive town on Flatland, if you want to help build feel free to add my GT… MidnightHawkk

    • Crawley Austin

      i happened to me to i lost everthing GT EAT DIRT all captials


    cant get to all my frinds. you need to have that castleminer the host can have stuf hapen like zombes erthquaks and car that can move a bawt 35 mies prawr if you think some more stuf comment me.

    • Crawley Austin


    • JND JND

      how  dude

  • Crawley Austin

    how long does it take to migrate data

  • Sledgehammer78

    So far no problems for me. This is a rather enjoyable game that has kept me up until first morning light the passed two days. It’s also rather entertaining to play with friends, especialliy when undertaking huge projects and arguing with them merely for fun because you both agree.

    I’m down for building whatever on this game. Friend me if you want. GT: Sledgehammer78

    • Jake_perkins_18

      NEW PERK CITY is mine. hit me up tired of kids ruining what I build

  • Styles666

    after update .. will not start at all – migrate data forever  …wtf!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • cool cod4

      Not to me

  • R A Pearce

    i got the update but it wost one ever. i got my blox wos gone it just a wost update just give a nuver update.

  • buildingman123

    i hate this new update i cant save my places all my stuff got deleted and all my places i hate it please do something to fix this now

  • harry

    they should make customizable vehicles right

    • Mrdubstep

      thats what me an my buddys say that an doors

  • Laredo357

    It keeps show migrating data please wait…. B*tch I have been waiting for 20 minutes!!!! This game sucks now!

  • Nick

    this is dumb after the update it deleted all of my maps and now it wont save any of my new maps this has also been happening to my friends

    • cool cod4

      Not to me

    • Call of the Dad

      It Fu**s up you Console and game stats of CastleMiner

  • anonymous

    This game is great but the delted one of my maps i just saved. Theres no point in having a save feauture if they delete your maps.

  • Sparkey1234

    yes i have this game it is good if u have a imagination if u dont this game is not for u

  • Zachterry

    this is bull
    ***** you castle fucking miner

  • Zachterry

    fuck you castle miner fuck migrating data

  • after update my hole map got deleted i spent like a year on it and there is like half of every thing

  • Talonjkeys

    i love this game!

  • Policool

    Isn’t this just a rip off of mineraft….

  • Brennen

    This game is just like Minecraft, but it sucks really bad and has dumb Graphics

    • Erik

      So it is just like Minecraft then

      • Nanoblade27

        no because minecraft is good castle miner is bad

        • T Jhowe

          yeh right dumass

  • Stormbreaker57

    i wish i knew where this idea came from there is a game on pc just like this i just dont know what its called

  • jjsrabbit65

    This Game is ausome for free biulders of the Minecraft world…….

  • Robbie

    is their gunna be a new update were u can get cars

  • Jakemcgrath

    Anybody play castle miner z, they took out ore island [thats what we call it]. I liked venturing to it with my friends, “It was an adventure worth taking that made a game worth playing,” 

  • Robot_bear

    this is better then minecarft becasue you  get to be online with freinds have guns and do alot of stuff without moods

    • Hunsuttedemin

      You can do that in minecraft too. Multiplayer is easy and doesnt require finding a server. You can host one yourself. If you want guns, you can download the gun mod (which i think there are several of) and those guns are probably even better than the castleminer guns.

  • Robot_bear

    And hey if the maker of the game reads this you should add more guns and more blocks, doors. and monsters in your nxt up date

  • Mrdupstep420

    no doors whats up with this you did it in castle miner z why not this me an my firends are always saying how much better it be if you could put a door on more then one kind to like bigger doors then others that way you could put them on castles theyd be bigger then a house door i just think the game would be alot better if you put this one little thing in the game

  • Some Gamer

    It doesn’t Suck! You play as your avatar and thats cool and by the way: when minecraft was as old as castle miner it also didn’t have doors

  • Nanoblade27

    too much like minecraft you guys are so bad that you have to copy it

  • ligte4rezine

    this game is great!!! its like minecraft with no monsters of fighting. you can play online with other players to see what they are building. for onley 80 microsoft points this is a steal!!! THUMBS UP IF THIS HELPED!!!

  • Anonymous

    Hey all,
    We will be hosting a developer Q & A with the creators of Castle Miner Z and Castle Miner. Please reply with any of your questions for future titles, or current, and we will be sure to get them answered as best as possible!  Thanks for your support and keep on buildin’ !


    • O.o

      please make it a online game too

  • Buttermytoast100

    how do I save my progress?

  • Jleguernic

    castle miner shoud add cars,doors,furnitre,and that you can make your own blocks 

  • O.o

    i like it alot, but its super lagy. I would like it better is it was a online game and xbox game

  • Minecraft_FTW


  • Clubpenguinruler7

    I am loving it still and cm z me and my cuz play all the time cm forever

  • Perezsteven

     this the best game iv played in my life time people who have not played this game needs to or you are crazy you get to battle zombies and skeletons and make things to.

  • Peresteven

    best games ever just telling you people

  • Pryl77

    my “build disabled” is on how do I take it off?

  • lola

    this game is dumb:|

  • Matty

    I have lost my world and it is impossible to build it again so what do I do to get it back?

  • I would like to see the creaters of castel miners to create a block of moving water and a torch block

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