Arrow Keys (or WASD): Control the pod, move up to fly and into dirt to dig. Remember, you cannot dig straight up.
Alternately, you can use the mouse controls to navigate. Click to move in the direction of the mouse.
I: Open Inventory. If your pod is too heavy, minerals can be jettisoned on this screen.
Find the Motherload! You can trade minerals in your storage bay for cold hard cash at the mineral depot, with which you will be able to purchase upgrades and items. Upgrades are installed automatically when purchased.
To save your game, fly up to the the hovering bot right above the mineral depot.
Inventory Item Hotkeys Items can be purchased at the shop.
R: Hull Repair Nanites - Use these tiny robots to perform emergency repairs.
F: Reserve Fuel Tank - Bottles of compressed fuel that can be injected into the main tank.
X: Dynamite - Blasts a small area around your pod. Warning: minerals in close proximity can be destroyed in this process.
C: Plastic Explosives - Destroys everything in a larger area around your pod.
Q: Quantum Teleporter - This device transforms your matter into energy and flings you at the surface. It isn't always accurate, so remember to exercise caution.
M: Matter Transmitter - A more expensive and more stable version of the Quantum Teleporter, the Matter Transmitter is much safer to use.
- Earthquakes are bound to occur with such careless dabbling in the planet's core, watch out for seismic disturbances.
- Radiators appear to not have much use early on, but they are invaluable for mitigating damage from lava and hidden gas pockets.
- If you dig too greedily, you might have a surprise waiting for you in the deep dark...