**Pixel Miner**

Here is my Pixel Miner guide for your Pebble watch, it’s short and sweet for people like me who don’t like to read much !

Pixel Miner is a brilliantly simply game, the clue is in the name! Quite simply, over time, you purchasing new equipment and multipliers that allow you to mine more pixels at a time, known as Pixels Per Second or PPS.

I’ve listed all the equipment and multipliers below my quick guide just in case you cant wait to see what you’ve got coming your way.

**If you only read 2 more sentences! Read these two!:**

- You only mine ‘Treasure’ when your viewing the pixel miner game, so leave it running when you can.
- When you charge your watch, leave it running Pixel Miner !

Whilst playing the game, you can hold down the bottom right button, this will double the speed at which you mine. This works really well for the first few levels, and if you’re close the your goal. Treasure starts to appear at a depth of 20. You sell your treasure to raise money to buy more equipment and multipliers. I found getting multipliers in early really helped. However, long term, you really want a nice balance of Equipment and Multipliers.

**Equipment:**

Each time you buy new equipment, you are in essence improving the speed you can mine pixels.

Level 1 – Hands – 0

Level 2 – Pickaxe – 10

Level 3 – Shovel – 180

Level 4 – Jackhammer – 720

Level 5 – Rotivator – 12,000

Level 6 – Wolf Claws – 259,200

Level 7 – Drill Gun – 907,200

Level 8 – Mower – 3,110,440

Level 9 – The Cleaner – 7,873,200

Level 10 – Scoop Digger – 26,244,000

Level 11 – Clawing Digger – 43,302,600

Level 12 – Harvester – 70,858,800

Level 13 – Goblin Team – 115,145,550

Level 14 – Drill Machine – 186,004,350

Level 15 – Mutant Mole – 298,935,563

Level 16 – Power Loader – 478,296,900

Level 17 – Excavator – 762,285,684

Level 18 – Ghost Ship – 1,210,689,028

Level 19 – Dragon – 1,916,924,295

Level 20 – Mothership – 3,026,722,570

**Multipliers:**

This is pretty simple, the bigger the multiplier, the more credit you get for each pixel you mine.

1x Multiplier – 0

2x Multiplier – 5

3x Multiplier – 16

4x Multiplier – 49

5x Multiplier – 152

6x Multiplier – 474

7x Multiplier – 1,478

8x Multiplier – 4,612

9x Multiplier – 14,390

10x Multiplier – 44,896

11x Multiplier – 140,075

12x Multiplier – 437,035

13x Multiplier – 1,363,548

14x Multiplier – 4,254,271

15x Multiplier – 13,273,325

16x Multiplier – 41,412,774

17x Multiplier – 129,207,854

18x Multiplier – 403,128,506

19x Multiplier – 1,127,760,938

20x Multiplier – 3,924,214,125

**Treasure Depths & Values:**

Toilet Seat – Depth: 20 Value: 500

Tin Can- Depth 20 Value: 500

Boot – Depth: 20 Value: 500

Ruby – Depth: 10k Value: 5k

Saphire – Depth: 10k Value: 5k

Diamond – Depth: 10k Value: 5k

Van Gogh – Depth: 1m Value: 50k

Faberge Egg – Depth: 1m Value: 50k

Ming Vase – Depth: 1m Value: 50k

Pandora’s Box – Depth: 20m Value: 500k

Necronomicon – Depth: 20m Value: 500k

Holy Grail – Depth: 20m Value: 500k

In short, Pixel Miner for your Pebble Watch is great fun and free! Now I bet you never expected that of a pixel game on your wrist!

Thank you for the information on the treasures and at what depth you get them, I’m currently at 15m I wanna get to 20m as fast as possible!

Any idea how many PPS each equipment mines? Thanks!

This is what I found out for PPS for each equipment up to the Scoop Digger (which is all I have so far….)

Hands 1

Pickaxe 2

Shovel 3

Jackhammer 4

Rotivator 6

Wolf Claws 9

Drill Gun 14

Mower 20

The Cleaner 30

Scoop Digger 46

Thanks for all the info you gathered here.

I can add the PPS for each equipment.

Last three numbers are my guesses as they are displayed less accurately in the game. But I am quite confident about those values – it seems that it is a geometric progression with a common ratio 1.5 starting from 4. The values are then rounded.

Level – Name – Price – PPS

Level 1 – Hands – 0 – 1

Level 2 – Pickaxe – 10 – 2

Level 3 – Shovel – 180 – 3

Level 4 – Jackhammer – 720 – 4

Level 5 – Rotivator – 12,000 – 6

Level 6 – Wolf Claws – 259,200 – 9

Level 7 – Drill Gun – 907,200 – 14

Level 8 – Mower – 3,110,440 – 20

Level 9 – The Cleaner – 7,873,200 – 30

Level 10 – Scoop Digger – 26,244,000 – 46

Level 11 – Clawing Digger – 43,302,600 – 68

Level 12 – Harvester – 70,858,800 – 103

Level 13 – Goblin Team – 115,145,550 – 154

Level 14 – Drill Machine – 186,004,350 – 231

Level 15 – Mutant Mole – 298,935,563 – 346

Level 16 – Power Loader – 478,296,900 – 519

Level 17 – Excavator – 762,285,684 – 778

Level 18 – Ghost Ship – 1,210,689,028 – 1168 (guess)

Level 19 – Dragon – 1,916,924,295 – 1752 (guess)

Level 20 – Mothership – 3,026,722,570 – 2627 (guess)

Now let’s solve an algorithmic task: Considering only digging (without 2x boost and treasures) calculate the shortest time needed to max out the equipment and multipliers. Provide the best order of buying the stuff to achieve that time.

I did some calculations, based on the highest PPS increase to cost ratio, the best order I came up with was…

1 Multiplier

2 Pickaxe

3 Multiplier

4 Multiplier

5 Shovel

6 Multiplier

7 Multiplier

8 Jackhammer

9 Multiplier

10 Multiplier

11 Rotivator

12 Multiplier

13 Multiplier

14 Multiplier

15 Wolf Claws

16 Multiplier

17 Drill Gun

18 Multiplier

19 Mower

20 Multiplier

21 The Cleaner

22 Multiplier

23 Scoop Digger

24 Clawing Digger

25 Multiplier

26 Harvester

27 Goblin Team

28 Multiplier

29 Drill Machine

30 Mutant Mole

31 Power Loader

32 Multiplier

33 Excavator

34 Ghost Ship

35 Multiplier

36 Dragon

37 Mothership

38 Multiplier

This doesn’t take into consideration the difference in time to accumulate the difference in cost at each level of purchasing. That makes things a lot more complicated.

The basic formula I used was:

if(EquipUpgradeCost/(NewEquipmentPixelsPerSecond*Multiplier) > MultiplierUpgradeCost/(EquipmentPixelsPerSecond*NewMultiplier){

UpgradeEquipment

}else{

UpgradeMultiplier

}

Post a comment if you come up with something better.

I wrote a python script to find the shortest time needed to reach the 20x Multiplier and the Mother Ship. The result was 13 days, 3 hours, and 9 minutes without accounting for treasure and assuming you always buy the second you have enough money each time. I used the prices and guesses from DSK above.

Here are my results (with the total accumulated seconds at purchase):

1. 2x Multiplier – 5 sec

2. Pickaxe – 10 sec

3. 3x Multiplier – 14 sec

4. 4x Multiplier – 22 sec

5. Shovel – 44 sec

6. 5x Multiplier – 56 sec

7. 6x Multiplier – 87 sec

8. Jackhammer – 127 sec

9. 7x Multiplier – 188 sec

10. Rotivator – 616 sec

11. 8x Multiplier – 725 sec

12. 9x Multiplier – 1024 sec

13. 10x Multiplier – 1855 sec

14. Wolf Claws – 6175 sec

15. 11x Multiplier – 7731 sec

16. Drill Gun – 16894 sec

17. 12x Multiplier – 19731 sec

18. Mower – 38245 sec

19. 13x Multiplier – 43926 sec

20. The Cleaner – 74207 sec

21. 14x Multiplier – 85115 sec

22. Scoop Digger – 147600 sec

23. Clawing Digger – 214840 sec

24. 15x Multiplier – 228782 sec

25. Harvester – 298251 sec

26. Goblin Team – 372778 sec

27. Drill Machine – 453299 sec

28. 16x Multiplier – 465250 sec

29. Mutant Mole – 546130 sec

30. Power Loader – 632527 sec

31. 17x Multiplier – 648086 sec

32. Excavator – 734483 sec

33. Ghost Ship – 826021 sec

34. Dragon – 922562 sec

35. 18x Multiplier – 936097 sec

36. Mothership – 1032073 sec

37. 19x Multiplier – 1055922 sec

38. 20x Multiplier – 1134543 sec

If you are curious. You can see my not so pretty code here: http://pastebin.com/Gzpb6QC4

I did some calculations based on time to solve with a shortest path search using time to accumulate purchase price as distances between the 400 possible nodes(20 Equipment * 20 Multipliers). The quickest solution is 13 days, 3 hours, and 9 minutes not accounting for treasure. Here is the order I found with total accumulated seconds at time of purchase for each upgrade.

1. 2x Multiplier – 5 sec

2. Pickaxe – 10 sec

3. 3x Multiplier – 14 sec

4. 4x Multiplier – 22 sec

5. Shovel – 44 sec

6. 5x Multiplier – 56 sec

7. 6x Multiplier – 87 sec

8. Jackhammer – 127 sec

9. 7x Multiplier – 188 sec

10. Rotivator – 616 sec

11. 8x Multiplier – 725 sec

12. 9x Multiplier – 1024 sec

13. 10x Multiplier – 1855 sec

14. Wolf Claws – 6175 sec

15. 11x Multiplier – 7731 sec

16. Drill Gun – 16894 sec

17. 12x Multiplier – 19731 sec

18. Mower – 38245 sec

19. 13x Multiplier – 43926 sec

20. The Cleaner – 74207 sec

21. 14x Multiplier – 85115 sec

22. Scoop Digger – 147600 sec

23. Clawing Digger – 214840 sec

24. 15x Multiplier – 228782 sec

25. Harvester – 298251 sec

26. Goblin Team – 372778 sec

27. Drill Machine – 453299 sec

28. 16x Multiplier – 465250 sec

29. Mutant Mole – 546130 sec

30. Power Loader – 632527 sec

31. 17x Multiplier – 648086 sec

32. Excavator – 734483 sec

33. Ghost Ship – 826021 sec

34. Dragon – 922562 sec

35. 18x Multiplier – 936097 sec

36. Mothership – 1032073 sec

37. 19x Multiplier – 1055922 sec

38. 20x Multiplier – 1134543 sec

I uploaded the python script I used to pastebin. Search for “pixelminer solution” there.

Found a really simple way to maximize your mining income without worrying about checking your Pebble every two hours to restart the game when it autoquits.

On my Pebble Time, when I have Pixel Miner open, I attach the charger cable and leave it on the “Charging…” screen. DO NOT back out of this. It will alternate between “Charging…” and “Charged” as the game runs. For as long as it is on these screens, the game will not quit. You can leave it running overnight and get the full 8 hours of treasures AND pixels mined without the two hour interruption. Went from excavator to ghost ship to dragon in about a day.

Hi, why PPS written on the screen is not real? I have currently 520PPS, but in real is just about 120PPS

I’m at 183,000 & I’m still only getting gems as treasure what is going on??

They mean 1 million for the other things

It looks like the animation is slowing down the actual mining. If I have the mining screen visible my pixels increase by about half of what it should be according to the PPS value (excluding the ‘mine faster’ button). Outside of the game or when I open the upgrades menu the mining speed is in line with the PPS value. And you still get treasures while in the upgrade menu, so that’s my screen of choice for now.

I’m at 65m, with Mother ship and x20 multiplier.

Now what to do next ? 🙂