October 14th, 2010
03:37 PM ET

Online game surfaces based on Chilean mine rescue

Not even a day has passed since 33 miners were freed from a Chilean mine, and already there is an online game based on the epic rescue.

"Los 33" lets users rescue the miners one-by-one, just as in real life, by taking control of a red, white and blue metal rescue capsule bearing the Chilean flag.

Users mouse over the winch to move the rescue capsule up and down the shaft. Once the capsule reaches the mine, a pop-up gives the name and age of the miner in the order they were rescued, along with the role he took on during the 69 days of captivity. Rotate the wheel again to reach cheering crowds on the surface - 33 times, if you have the patience.

The game was designed and appears on the website of the Chilean interactive design agency, Root33.

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  1. I used to play those old video games...

    DIG DUGG!

    October 14, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
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      October 14, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Hurricane74

    Boooring.

    October 14, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  3. @omegaraiel (twitter)

    Dig dug was better.

    October 14, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mr. Brown

    I am sad these miners are so over-exposed in the media
    I liked them better when they were underground! :)

    October 14, 2010 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  5. hsr0601

    The recent oil blast & Chilean mine ordeal might show us the conditions of oil & coal exploration are getting much worse.

    October 14, 2010 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  6. simon

    this game is dumb. you can't even kill the miners by dropping them half a mil

    October 14, 2010 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. peter

    this article and game is a waste of life, there's a game for everything out there.

    October 14, 2010 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  8. rhea

    I bet this game won’t even come to life. This simulation might be good, but there are all kinds of games out in the market.
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    October 15, 2010 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  9. Marcos Riffel

    iPhone Miners Rescue Game has more Fun!

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/phoenix-miners-rescue/id399519718?mt=8

    November 2, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
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