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 (2,142 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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + 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
41 of 44 people (93%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
At first, I didn't expect the game to be this fun; I was wrong.

My first impression of the game was the art style, quite unique on its own. And after I decided to buy it and played through, it was getting more and more addictive. You will dig, dig, dig and find many precious things, then you will turn them into money, now you will take your money to buy stuff so you can dig, dig, dig better and faster.

The adaptation of your playthrough, where you try to upgrade yourself (level-up and upgrade weapon/armor), is very well done. The gameplay's design is architechtural well built. The monsters get smarter and harder to kill, while you get stronger along the way. And it's all up to how you improve your character.

It's that simple, but so much fun.
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30 of 34 people (88%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
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!
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54 of 75 people (72%) found this review helpful
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Metroid meets Motherload with steam-powered robots in a Western setting
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24 of 28 people (86%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
An amazingly addictive little quirky game. Lots of content and achievements - runs very smoothly - art style is gorgeous - perfect difficulty curve
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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 14
Описание: SteamWorld Dig представляет из себя казуальный проект в котором мы играем за милого робота, который приезжает в пустынный городок на похороны своего дедушки и в итоге получаем в наследство шахту. Городок этот небольшой и в нем живет всего 3 человека. Милая старушка робот владеет таверной и на протежении всей игры будет нам выдавать советы, второй робот занимается скупкой добытого нами из шахты материала, третий робот же продает различные улучшения. По ходу игры населения города немного увеличится. Суть нашей игры состоит в том, чтобы копать, находить руду, относить ее на поверхность и продавать, затем получать улучшения на заработанные деньги и снова спускаться копать. На телефонах и планшетах выходили десятки игр с такой сутью, но вот в стим пришла именно она и безусловно из своих представителей эта игра лучшая. Нас ждет веселый красочный мир, есть даже наличие сюжета, три разных мира для копания, различные шахты-головоломки в которых мы получим уникальные улучшения ну и конечно веселые монстры.

Плюсы:
¥ Красивое графическое оформление.
¥ Приятное музыкальное сопровождение.
¥ Игра на русском языке.
¥ Достижения довольно интересные и расчитаны на минимум 2-3 прохождения.
¥ Есть несколько пещер головоломок, которые приятно разбавляют нудный процесс копания.
¥ Легкий, незамысловатый сюжет, который приносит немного юмора в игру.
¥ Очень приятный интерфейс.
¥ Игра проходится за несколько часов и не успевает надоесть.

Минусы:
¥ Управление немного запутанное.

Совет:
Первое прохождение игры делайте медленно. Запоминайте где есть ценная руда, ищите тайные комнаты, выполняйте достижения, чтобы вторым-третим прохождением выполнить достижения на скорость и осторожность.

Итог:
Достойная копалка для стима. Игра на один вечер, но этот вечер станет точно приятным. Однозначно рекомендую.


Оценка:
7 из 10
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22 of 28 people (79%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
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.
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17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
When I first stumbled upon Steam World Dig on a daily deal, I didn’t expect too much. It was cheap, it looked decent from the videos. It promised platforming action, the oh so popular buzzword “Metroidvania” and more. Once I got into it, I found that this game is a solid mix of all of those elements, all without trying too hard or being taking itself too serious. That is to say, you’re not going to find yourself faced with any near impossible puzzles or jumps; just lots of exploring, discovering things and some light hearted puzzles.

Don’t go in expecting Spelunky. Don’t go in expecting Terraria, Mario or any other number of games that “Metroidvania” makes you think of. Go in expecting a good way to blow twenty minutes at time, driven on with that carrot of digging your way to the next ‘level’. Steam World Dig does a good job of blending all of these game elements together to give you a game that feels familiar without being a carbon copy of those that came before it. Go in expecting that, you’ll have a good time.

The game’s got a good sense of humor too, which is nice. While something such as Spelunky or Battleblock Theater is great for short bursts of game play in between the interruptions of your real world life, Steam World will fill that gap nicely without the stress and anxiety!
Just relax, it’ll be okay!
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31 of 49 people (63%) found this review helpful
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
I like to dig. This has digging in it.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
This game reminds me of a lot of random things but that's just because it was like a straight up 1st impression which leads to this conclusion.

1st time i booted the game it reminded me right away of the animated movie "Rango" but a robot that came in town to dig underground in search for fortune. As i dig deeper with my not-so-strong pickaxe i was humming along "Heigh-Ho" from another animated movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Random so far right!? So that's the presentation that gave me at 1st glance but its nothing negative.

As i dug deeper i earn more money from the gems i found to buy tools and upgrades back in town and also discover new abilities in which will help me reach to obstacles where i used to find it hard to reach at first.

So this game is about exploration, discovery & creative puzzle solving. I like it, never knew that the game can get addicting overtime so:

Pros:
  • Colorful graphics
  • Charming presentation and setting (yeah there's a reason why you're a robot because of the abilities which is great!)
  • Creative tools and abilities
  • Digging can be addicting
Cons:
  • The controls is a little bit lose and that usually got me digging the wrong dirt most of the time which made me miss the chance of getting that dirt full of gems on

I recommend this game to those who like metroid, digdug, 2D puzzle adventure games.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
Really fun and addictive!
Dig, collect gems, buy ungrades, dig more.

I wish it wasn't so short though...
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
At first I didn't really feel like I was enjoying it, but quickly I was unable to stop playing it. 2 hours passed bofore I was able to stop playing it for the first time. Was very unexpected. Keep an eye out for when this game goes on sale or is in a bundle. Nice little time killer.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
26.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
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.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
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.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
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!
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Such a nice and fun game!

Although it's short (you can easily finish it in 3 hours), you won't be able to stop digging till the end!

Recommended if you like games which involve gathering treasures, adventure and upgrading your character.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
I was actually very surprised by this game! wasn't expecting so much fun. I played through it very smoothly and never got bored of it. gameplay is fun, graphics are nice, the game is challenging (not very hardcore, but it is not the easiest game either). Recommended, absolutely.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
Steam World Dig reminds me of this old Xbox Live Indie game called Miner Dig Deep. They both have the same basic idea. Dig for valuable minerals, return to the surface to sell off your gains, buy new equipment & supplies, repeat. It's a simple concept but it's addictive and entertaining. Steamworld Dig adds to this concept and creates a very nice game.

The goal of the game is to make your way to the bottom of an ancient underground labyrinth. Mostly you'll be digging your way through, however you'll make occasional detours to collect special upgrades. These upgrades include the ability to dig through rocks, fire projectiles, and eventually even double-jump. It's kinda comparable to Metroid, since you can use the upgrades to find better stuff in previous areas. There are also various creatures to deal with. There are a handful of ways to deal with them aside from just using your pickax. This game is really combat-oriented though, just consider it another obstacle in the way of your loot.

Steamworld Dig is a very well-paced game. Aside from monsters, there are also traps and other issues that crop as your scour the depths. There might even be times where you can't find a way back up. Unless you can find a teleporter(or brought one with you), the only alternative will be very costly repairs. Getting crushed by rocks is also a thing that can happen. Really though, this is an easy game. It's very much something that you put in to relax for a bit.

Not to say that this game doesn't have any challenge. There are end-game rankings as well as a variety of ways for you to challenge yourself. Maybe on your next play-through you can skimp on the health upgrades, or devise that perfect route to get through the game as fast as possible. For some one trip through the labyrinth is enough, but Steamworld Dig does offer more, and the good controls and playablity make for welcome return trips.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 9
Such a pleasing game to play, gorgeous colors, amazing soundtrack, and smooth gameplay. Took about three hours for me to complete. Some cons, got stuck quite a few times while mining and you also cannot mine while wall climbing or while on a ladder. Would definitely play again though. 10/10
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
Addicting as all hell :) Real fun game !! Like others have said Easy to pick up controls :) And all you do is DIG DIG DIG DIG !!! HOW LOW CAN YOU GO !! HOW LOW CAN YOU GO!!! Get them riches !!!! Give this one a go go go !!!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
SteamWorld Dig isn't exactly rock-hard, but it is surprisingly deep, with a nicely lengthy expedition to mine for fun. I say beg or burrow the money to buy this game. I'm really digging it.
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