October 15, 2013 11:35 AM | John Polson
Sean Barrett's puzzle game Dungeon Miner is a tricky beast; it had me stumped on the first stage for longer than I felt comfortable. You'll notice quickly that the player can only mine (or unmine) in the direction he is facing, so creating larger spots where you can re-orientate your character is helpful... at least when you don't have spiders chasing after you.
About those spiders, they pursue you with every step you take, if you are close enough. A good way to avoid an oncoming spider is to dig up the grass, as neither the spider nor you can traverse the brown abyss. One wrong move, though, and the spider will make you a red, pixelated mess.
You can enjoy Sean Barrett's Puzzle Script-ed Dungeon Miner for free in your browser. When you're done, don't forget to try the dev's other challenging games, such as Corrypt-inspired Promesst and the earlier Succor.