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 (2,454 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: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1-compatible, 384 MB video memory, framebuffer object support
    • Hard Drive: 193 MB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL-compatible
    • Additional Notes: You may need to update your graphics drivers for OpenGL 2.1 support.
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.7
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1-compatible, 384 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: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1-compatible, 384 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
9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2014
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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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
18.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
This is a pretty fun game for those who like to explore. The maps are grided much like in Minecraft, but in 2D instead. There is more detail in the art and a good storyline. Par-cor is needed a bit as you progress in game, but lots of fun getting ore and doing quests.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
For those who spent hours playing Motherload on Miniclip during their childhood this is the perfect game. The game is based on the same prinicple (dig as deep as you can) but Steamworld Dig is way more diverse. Fight enemies, solve puzzles, all just so you can get that one ♥♥♥♥ing diamond for which you have to spend 20 minutes dying to get it, only to immediately sell it as soon as you reach the surface. Then you can spend your hard earned money on an upgrade which will be only good for the first 5 minutes your underground and then you repeat the process of dying and upgrading.

10/10 did not ruin childhood love for digging games
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
Awesome game!
Reminded me a little bit of Spelunky without the timer
...unless you're going for the achievement

10/10
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
This game is easily the best game I have ever played in my life. This game's plot is incredibly in depth and well thought out. I wont spoil anything in this review, but it has an fantastic story line filled with romance and betrayal. There is a great suprise ending. All of the characters have well written back stories and have great character progression. One of the robots' stories had me literally in tears by the end of the game. Her story has inspired me to reform my shallow life. The characters in this game have more depth to them than most people I know.

The gameplay to this masterpiece is very good as well. I would say that this game might be mechanically too difficult for the average casual gamer, but for truely hardcore gamers it will challenge you and truely push you to your limits. Gamers seeking a challenging game that they can seek to master will absolutely love steamworld dig. There are many different ways one can go about trying to accomplish the main goal of the game; "digging". First, and most important, is using the pickaxe to break appart blocks in order to collect resorces. This might seem like a realatively easy task, but it gets more difficult as the game goes on. Luckily there are other ways to accomplish this "digging". You can use the drill and steam punch later on in the game to quickly and efficiantly dispose of pesky blocks. This will however drain one of your important resorces; "water". Managing this "water" resorce while maintaining rapid "digging" rates is one of the most important ways to improve your effectiveness in steamworld dig. This all may sound pretty complicated and technical. Sorry to disapoint casual players, but it is. Steamworld dig has an extremely high skill floor. Masters will be delighted to find it has a very high skill ceiling as well. Because of the high skill ceiling and the indepth plot steamworld dig has very high replay value. I know I have logged hundreds of hours into this game just to experience all of the outcomes.

Steamworld dig has the best graphics out of any game released so far (to my knowledge). The robots and an insane level of detail and the dirt blocks look more real than the dirt outside my house. Truely the artists that put together the visuals should be praised for their attention to detail and their ability to create 3d models that bring this game to life. I have spent hours in steamworld dig just walking around so I could full appreciate the detail and craftsmenship of the game's artists. Once, during a 24 hour marathon, I forgot I wasnt in real life. I would recomend getting this game even just to observe the graphics. Its hard to make comparisons to other games because steamworld dig is just so far ahead of any other game.

Overall I would recomend this game to anyone who wants a beautiful, challenging, and well written game. This is my favorite game of all time and I hope it can soon be yours as well!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
I got diamonds 10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
Really fun, cheap platformer with a lot of nice visuals, fluid controls and a lot of personality 9/10

Would be 10/10 but robots scare me, get the EMP grenades
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
Dig and farm! Love it! Feels unique and rewarding with a fitting difficulty and nice game length for the price.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
Amazing, brings back memories of motherload
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
Nice, simple and well made. I love the design and the atmosphere. If there would be more options and crafting this game would be totally awesome. Without it it's still very good. I played every day since I bought it. It is quite addictive. If you love digging and short game with nice graphics and design, this is for you. Solid 8.0/10
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
An enjoyable, yet very basic game. It's quick, quirky, cute, but lacks any real depth. It ends up being a little grindy (needlessly at points) which only serves to stretch out a pretty shallow, short experience. Worth it for $1, something to keep you happy for a couple of hours on an afternoon, but not much more.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 27
SteamWorld Dig, a game that I've had the pleasure to recieve from one of my friends as a random gift. It had been collecting dust in my Steamlibary for more then a year before I've given it a chance. To me at the time it looked like one of those indies that "never would be worth your time". Oh how I was wrong.

SteamWorld Dig is an platform mining adventure where you take the role as Rusty, a lone mining steambot.
In the game you dig your way trough the "old world" and even deeper into the Vectron . In your adventure you'll spent most of your time gaining riches while uncovering an ancient treat that lurks below.

You'll spent your riches on various upgrades that you'll unlock troughout your adventure. You'll also uncover more abilities and "skills" to use in your mining adventures. Besides the ussual diging and dodging the game also throws several "puzzels" at your and secrets to keep you entertained.

I've enjoyed this game a whole lot, and wished I had played it earlier to recommend it to all my friends that are looking for some of that "good old enjoyment you don't see that much anymore".

To close this all of here is a small table of some key factors of the game:
Factor Rating
Graphics 4/5, original and fun anitmated catroonish graphics.
Controls 5/5, more snappy then a crocodile.
Story 3/5, it's there. It's a platformer let's not forget that it's not trying to tell a deep story, it's trying to entertain you troughout various platforming scenario's.

TRYGRE OUT!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
2D with some puzzles, some upgrades as you progress. The whole thing seems simple but it's rather enjoyable over all. You will sit down to try it out then next thing you know you played 45 mins to an hour. Worth full price and a must get if you are into casual games to waste a few minutes.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
Reminds of teh good ol' days of motherload... but better
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2014
Steamworld dig is a very fun metroidvania game. Graphics are nice to look, the ambienal music it's great, albeit somwhat repetitive. The game is quite short though, and in general, it's not very challenging, but you can easily got stuck.

The mechanics are quite simple, you dig, get gems, you change them for money (and get xp), then you can buy different artifacts and improvements to your character.

The price is fair, so, I won't doubt to recommend it if you find it on sale.

Besides being a bit short, I didn't find too much replay value on the game, so I would say that's the only drawback. Anyway, a very fun game that I totally recommend! :)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
Love this game. A friend of mine showed me the game and I just had to have my own. I have played for 6+ hours so far with my family watching and help direct where he should dig. I am trying to get enough money to buy everything from the 2 vendors that I know of so far. Looking forward to seeing what trouble and shinies we will find next.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
This game is not something that looks great, doesn't have good story or complex gameplay. It does require a tiny bit of strategic thinking (to be able to get back to the surface) and it offers the possibility to shop for upgrades, yay! It gave me 16 hours of fun while playing until the end, so I give a thumb up.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
Even though it was short and has very little if any replayablitiy, it was a lot of fun.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
This is actually a really fun little game. It's all about collecting loot and digging. It's pretty enjoyable. Get it when it's on sale.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
Originally brought this game on 3DS. I spent over 20 hours with multiple playthroughs. Loved it so much I decided to buy it again on steam and wiiu. No seriously this game is great and Image and form are one of my favorite indie devs.
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