In Astrominer, you play as a deep space miner, travelling to different planets and exploiting their natural resources for your own gain!
Your goal is to make as much money as possible mining for different kinds of ore, then spend that money on various gadgets and upgrades to further improve your mining capacity, in the endless cycle of space capitalism.
You will have to take ore price fluctuations into account, as well as the ore capacity of the different planets when choosing where to visit next. Sometimes you will want a planet with as many kinds of ore as possible, and sometimes it will be more efficient to choose a planet with fewer ore types.
When you reach a planet, it's time to dive. Click to dive from your ship's platform and use the mouse to guide your miner on his way down. Try to avoid orbital debris in order to build up as much speed as possible.
When you hit the planet's surface, you start mining down. You will lose speed as you mine deeper so try to collect as much ore as possible before you come to a stop.