SteamWorld Dig is a platform mining adventure with strong Metroidvanian influences. Take the role of Rusty, a lone mining steambot, as he arrives at an old mining town in great need. Dig your way through the old earth, gaining riches while uncovering the ancient threat that lurks below...
User reviews: Very Positive (1,730 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 5, 2013

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"Puzzle/platform/mining game. Solve puzzles grind out ores, and jump around efficiently."

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“SteamWorld Dig is a really lovely, very fun time. What a great thing for a game to be.”
NA – ROCK, PAPER, SHOTGUN

“SteamWorld Dig is an utterly phenomenal video game.”
10/10 – Pocket Gamer UK

“SteamWorld Dig's simple hook and hypnotic rhythm will keep you mining long into the night.”
9.5/10 – IGN

About This Game

SteamWorld Dig is a platform mining adventure with strong Metroidvanian influences. Take the role of Rusty, a lone mining steambot, as he arrives at an old mining town in great need. Dig your way through the old earth, gaining riches while uncovering the ancient threat that lurks below...

After making a huge impact on the Nintendo 3DS eShop, we've decided to bring SteamWorld Dig to PC/Mac/Linux. Introducing HD graphics, achievements and more, the game has been optimized for Steam!

Key Features

  • A rich world of steam-driven robots, inspired by Steampunk and Western themes.
  • Explore an underground world full of secrets, treasure and terrors.
  • Uncover the remnants of human civilization, a degenerate race of dynamite-wielding troglodytes.
  • Randomized worlds with emergent gameplay.

Additions

Compared to the Nintendo 3DS version, this release has:

  • HD graphics: Beautiful, high-resolution (1080p) graphics.
  • Gamepad support: Keyboard, gamepad - play the game your way!
  • Achievements: Completionists rejoice!
  • Eye candy: Animated character portraits, bloom filter and more!
  • Trading cards: With a character set like this? Of course!

System Requirements

PC
Mac
Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP (or newer)
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1-compatible, 256 MB video memory, framebuffer object support
    • Hard Drive: 193 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Yes
    • Additional Notes: You may need to update your graphics drivers for OpenGL 2.1 support.
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.7
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1-compatible, 256 MB video memory, framebuffer object support
    • Hard Drive: 120 MB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL-compatible
    • Additional Notes: You may need to update your graphics drivers for OpenGL 2.1 support.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1-compatible, 256 MB video memory, framebuffer object support
    • Hard Drive: 80 MB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL-compatible
    • Additional Notes: You may need to update your graphics drivers for OpenGL 2.1 support.
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
SteamWorld Dig a fun 2D mining game where you explore the world by digging out blocks and obtaining gems. However, as you dig deeper in the game you are faced with a different areas, puzzles, various enemies and other obstacles. You will get upgrades to help you with newer challenges along the way.
Posted: October 5
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.6 hrs on record
SteamWorld Dig is a very charming game about a robot digging for treasures in a Wild West scenario. The gameplay is an interesting mix of digging, platforming, some light puzzling and uncovering secrets while fighting some enemies here and there. One thing this game does really well is offering new gameplay elements at exactly the right times, keeping itself from getting stale. Over time you can unlock new abilities, which you can also upgrade that make the digging, traversing through the tunnels and fighting easier and more fun. The level design for some areas differs considerably from the rest, which results in quite a few surprises along the way. My first playthrough took me about 10 hours, but the game can apparently be completed in less than 2 ½ hours according to one of the achievements, but that requires some serious rushing, which I'm personally not a fan of.

In conclusion: I had a great time with this game and highly recommend it!
Posted: October 8
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
The game is easy to play! earn money to upgrade your self! 10/10
Posted: October 4
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.1 hrs on record
AMAZING LITTLE GAME... will get you hooked FAST. Awesome art, puzzles, the transisiton from 1 level of dificulty to the next is pretty perfect. only complaint is that you can custom setup your keyboard.
Posted: October 2
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
Steamworld Dig is a delightful little action/platforming/mining game with solid controls, good pacing, and a charming art style. Dig for ores, avoid (or destroy) obstacles, upgrade your tools and abilities, and discover what's waiting at the bottom of the world. It starts off simply, but as you become stronger and better equipped, you'll find the environment and enemies ready to keep you on your toes. It never becomes overly challenging, though, nor does it wear out its welcome. I felt the 9 hours it took me to complete was just right, and I can definitely see playing through again some day to try to earn the achievements that I missed.

In the meantime... bring on Steamworld Heist!
Posted: October 15
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
SteamWorld Dig was, on the whole, a fun experience. While it only clocked about 4-5 hours, I had fun the entire time, and had difficulty putting it down. That in and of itself is worth a recommendation, as my gaming attention span is difficult to hold. But I digress.

The gameplay boils down to, well, digging and exploration. If you don't particularly value exploration and collection, I don't think this game is right for you. Digging to new depths, collecting Ore to sell, and gaining valueable upgrades is most of what you'll be doing.

The graphics are very pleasant; it has a distinct, vibrant aesthetic that I very much enjoyed.

However...

- Feels short (~4 hours). Left me longing for more game.
- Combat was somewhat frustrating. Thankfully, it's not to frequent.
- Gameplay is somewhat tedious, with digging and returning to town to replenish light / looking to replenish resources.

Still, overall I enjoyed the game, especially considering I got it in a $1 Humble Bundle. The recommendation is contingent if you enjoy these types of games, however. I think I'd rate it as a 7.5/10.
Posted: October 23
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Looking for an addictive, platforming, steampunk western!?
Well then SteamWorld Dig is just for you!!

This Metroidvania-style mining game has little to no story whatsoever, but it makes up for this with fluent gameplay.
With puzzling bite-size challenges, addicting randomized mining, constant new abilities, tool buffs & upgrades, you'll never want to put this ever-changing experience down!

Final Verdict: 8.5 / 10
Posted: September 25
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
This game was a cute diversion. Even with collecting every single mineral, it clocked in at a breezy six hours. Easily could be done in half that, if you're not obsessive at mineral collection. Very simple gameplay - collect minerals, return to town, sell, upgrade, rinse & repeat. That said, colourful characters and beautiful art style kept me digging. I'm a sucker for post-apocalyptic stories, and this one told a simple one through layers of earth.
Posted: September 25
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
An amazingly addictive little quirky game. Lots of content and achievements - runs very smoothly - art style is gorgeous - perfect difficulty curve
Posted: October 19
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
An enjoyable little time-sink about digging, steam, robots, and of course, the truly outrageous.
Posted: October 16
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
This game is really fun if you're into exploring and upgrading; however, it's one of those games that you can complete in one sitting so be sure to make the most out of your first playthrough! The Soundtrack is pretty enjoyable and the steampunk/western art style is very pleasing to look at. Totally worth it for the experience.
Posted: October 20
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
A modern "Dig Dug". Great artstyle, lots of upgrades a killer soundtrack...what's not to love?
Posted: October 13
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Even though you can't be Shrek, this game is pretty ♥♥♥♥ing rad. Like it's just so fun, you just dig, and sell it. Dig, sell it, dig, sell it, dig, sell it, dig, sell it, dig sell it. It's like Megaman X but you're a miner instead of a Megaman. I give it a 10/10.
Posted: September 28
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
I've played through to the completion of the game, took about 9 hours, which is not bad considering the price.

Pros: Great exploration game. Good platforming.

Cons: Only one boss battle, so not a lot of conflict. Mining gets repetitive.
Posted: October 1
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
A really pleasant, well-crafted game. It needs a little bit of thinking and planning, and doesn't feature that much quick action in contrast with e.g. Mark of the Ninja. Excellent.

Also, the bots are cute. :3
Posted: October 3
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Short but sweet. You can complete the game in one day, even if you don't rush.

It is also not that fun to play after you beat the main story.

Many achievements can be impossible to get, requiring you to replay the game from scratch. There's no New Game Plus.

Summary: Buy it on sale. You don't get many hours out of this one.
Posted: October 5
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
10.5 hrs on record
nice ))
Posted: October 23
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
While it was cute and fun. The game overall just has you digging like a madman. It will make up 90% percent of it. While I liked parts of it...as a whole I did not. I needed more puzzle solving or just anything to get my gaming motivation going. Try it if you want, but remember its all about digging deep for lack of change.
Posted: October 2
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Good for about an hour, after that, it get repetitive and boring.
Buy it if you have an hour to spare.
Posted: October 2
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
"M-maybe if i keep digging i'll strike F-fun" - Me when playing this game

"I guess I wont" - Me after 3 hours of this game

3.5/10
Posted: October 3
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