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 (1,727 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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April 28

SteamWorld Dig is 50% off on Steam + Release of Official Soundtrack

Howdy, diggers! From today at 09:00 am PDT until this Sunday we're slashing the price of SteamWorld Dig on Steam in HALF. That means you can get your hands on SteamWorld Dig for PC, Mac and Linux for $4.99 (or the equivalent).

Not only that, but in celebration of the 50% discount we're releasing some new exciting content for you. Exclusively on Steam you can now purchase the official SteamWorld Dig Original Soundtrack for $0.99. The album contains all nine top notch tunes from the game, composed and recorded by two ace-high composers: H.M. Hammarin and Jonas Kjellberg.

We're certain fans of the game and video game music lovers alike are going to absolutely dig it!

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Reviews

“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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5 of 6 people (83%) 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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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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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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Short game (around 4 h) with simple mechanics but funny and addictive. The only drawback is the final stage whose difficult seems too high, while all other phases of the game are likely to bee quite easy.
A "must buy" from humble bundle :)
Posted: September 25
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
This is what happens when you successfully overlap the metrovania and sandbox genres. The game unfortunately does end and it felt a little on the short side, but you will pick it back up down the road and run through it again as it has some reasonably high replayability.
Posted: September 25
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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
11.4 hrs on record
In this platformer, you are tasked with finding what happened to your uncle by digging into the depths beneath you. Similar to games like motherlode and Terraria without the building/crafting, you dig the ground with a pickaxe, drill, and eventually a glove as well. This game starts out relatively interesting but once you get past the first underground area, you are tasked with another, almost identical in gameplay to the first. You don't really see much point in continuing this game except for the puzzle found in caves underground. These areas are pretty inventive but there's only about 20 of them in game and they aren't too long. If this game is on sale it would be worth checking out but I would pay more than $3.
Posted: September 24
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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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2 of 3 people (67%) 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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