Everplay is throwing their hat into the already crowded runner genre with their latest release Miner Problem, which is set to launch on Thursday. It doesn't appear they're reinventing the wheel here or anything, but with Everplay's lovely pixel visuals and chippy tunes, Miner Problem definitely has appeal. Plus they seem to have stuffed as many crazy gadgets and power-ups as possible to keep the level of variety high. Check out the trailer.

Does the world have room for another endless runner? Well, sure, why not. I admit that I get tired of seeing so many games released in these overdone genres on the App Store, but when a game is done well I'll happily play it. I mean, I like runners, it's just that there's so many mediocre ones that the idea wears really thin. Hopefully Everplay can pull off the magic needed to hold my attention with Miner Problem, and we'll find out tomorrow night when it hits the US App Store for free.

  • dariusjr98

    Hey Jared, I think you meant to say "wears really *thin." But anyway, I definitely agree with you. I got tired of runners, but this and Project Joan look very promising.

    • http://twitter.com/JaredTA Jared Nelson

      Ah yep, thanks.

      • dariusjr98

        No problem :-)

  • toxiccheese

    The art style looks good, but everything else looks formulaic. 3 "missions" to accomplish. Level up. Grind for coins. Buy power ups. Buy coins... Blah blah blah. Where is the originality? I can't see any. Can you?

  • philodygmn

    Cute name :-)

  • Elmo Rabisto

    So why should I run when I have a car? Miner Problem? No problem.

  • Lazer Kat

    The last word of this write-up is where I saw a problem.

    The video does make it look awesome though, and I for one, am not tired of (good) runners yet.