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...
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Release Date: Dec 5, 2013

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June 8

Want more SteamWorld games? You're in luck!

Howdy, everyone!

I'm Julius, the community manager at Image & Form Games (makers of SteamWorld Dig). Ever since we released SteamWorld Dig, many of you have been asking for more games set in SteamWorld. Today we answer your player prayers!



We just released SteamWorld Heist, the follow-up to SteamWorld Dig. It's a space adventure set in a post-apocalyptic SteamWorld. You see, a cataclysmic event of earth-shattering proportions has forced the robots out to space! It's a robot-eat-robot world out there and resources are slim. Many steambots have turned to space piracy in order to survive, and you're one of them!

As the captain you will command a steam-driven pirate crew in a series of epic tactical shootouts. Inspired by classics like XCOM and Worms, SteamWorld Heist is turn-based strategy with a twist: You manually aim the guns of your robots, allowing for insane skill shots and bullet-bouncing action!



What do players think?

If you enjoyed Dig we're sure you'll get drawn in by the atmosphere and gameplay loop offered by SteamWorld Heist. Critics love it, as the game's sitting comfortably at 86/100 on Metacritic. But let's hear it from the Steam user reviews:

"This game is perfect. Literally perfect." – Zaphnod

"Pirate robots in space who live for hats. Awesome." – FartHoofer1227

"Firefly with robots and hats. I like it." – CNN


Will you give SteamWorld Heist a try?

http://store.steampowered.com/app/322190

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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

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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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 80 MB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL-compatible
    • Additional Notes: You may need to update your graphics drivers for OpenGL 2.1 support.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
Introduction
Developed and published by Image & Form, SteamWorld Dig is a steampunk, mining adventure with a interesting story to keep you playing the game the whole way through. The game seems to be taking a sharp turn when it comes to the price of the game, but it would really depend on how many playthroughs you would want to go through on this game.

Gameplay
SteamWorld Dig is thought to be basically a big mining adventure, whereby you explore the vast underground collecting ores for money and upgrading your equipment. Throughout the game you are given certain objectives to full-fill, most of the time you will need to dig underground to find a new area and collect new equipment that will help you on your journey. With the ores that you find underground you will be able to exchange them for money and level up as well. Leveling up will unlock upgrades for you to purchase in the small town that is your sanctuary for the game.

Most of the time in games I personally don't really bother with the story line, it takes a large portion of the time I could be playing the game to reading or watching cut scenes to the story of the game. This game however was a exception and one of the few games that got my attention straight away with the story. It's a rather basic story line, not really going into much description but that just means less time reading and more time playing the game itself.

The upgrades for your character are rather linear and not really as creative as I thought it would be. The basic upgrades are for your weapons/tools are basically the amount of damage it does or how effective it is for digging. You can also buy upgrades that increase your health, water storage size, your armour and other general elements to make the game a bit easier for you.

I feel like the game itself could've been strung out a bit more than it did, I played the game for about 8 hours (played offline for a bit hence why it doesn't say 8 hours on steam) and was rather surprised when the game ended. I was hoping for some sort of new game+ or maybe a different kind of character to be, unfortunately there was none of that. This for me really made the game fall a bit further into the mine, seeing as I wouldn't really want to play the game a second time without something different in the game itself.

This now leads me onto the price of the game, at full price you will be paying £6.99 (or your regional equivalent) and get at least 7-10 hours of gameplay. Now whether you feel the need to play the game a second time, or collect all the achievements would really depend if you buy the game for the full price. Luckily for myself, I bought it cheap for £1.74 and getting 8 hours of gameplay out of that is rather good.

The graphics of the game are really fitting with the sort of steampunk aesthetic that the game is set in. The main character in town all look different from one another and have their own personalities when you talk to them so they don't just seem all the same. As for the enemies, I feel like there could've been more of them on each area. Some of them did seem kind of cheap and re skinned to look different but I feel like the games visuals overall really cover that fact and make the game look really nice.

As well as the graphics of the game, the music was rather surprising to say the least. Throughout the game you will explore different ares underground, each different type of area will have it's own soundtrack and I feel like all of them really fit well with the surroundings of the game itself.

Pros
- Easy to pick up and play
- Fun and addictive gameplay
- Short and interesting story line
- Characters have their own personalities
- Visual aesthetic look really good with the steampunk vibe throughout the game
- Great music throughout the game

Cons
- Upgrades feel rather linear and uncreative
- Might want to hold off until the game goes on sale since the game is only 7-10 hours worth on a single playthrough, you might feel compelled to play the game multiple times, but I personally didn't
- No new game+ or anything different if I played the game again after completing it

Result / Final Thoughts
I personally feel like this is a gem of a game with a short but sweet story along with it. The game still however has room for improvement and I also feel like the game is a bit too short for the full asking price of the game. I would highly recommended waiting for a sale and then picking it up since you may or may not be playing through this game multiple times.

Rating: 6.7/10

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
Nice, relaxing game for some after-work mindlessness
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
Really fun game focusing on exploration and upgrades. The progression is paced well, introducing upgrades or new mechanics just in time to keep things fresh.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
I LOVE SteamWorld Dig!!! The only bad thing with it was the short gameplay i would like a "SteamWorld Dig 2" with a longer story
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
I originally bought this game for my kid but I ended up playing it. This game it very addicting it reminded me of the classic game Mr. Driller it wasn't very long but for the price I can't complain it did have a lot to do and I like the story line. I recommend this game for anyone who enjoys a platform styled game
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
Great little game, I could hardly put it down until finished.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
Nice game, had fun.
But was quite happy when I was through, because it got pretty repetetive quite quick.
And it was actually quite short.
But for the price it's OK, I think
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
Repetitive. While combat and puzzles are nice, severe back-tracking and mindlessly digging can get really tiresome.
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171 of 190 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2013
Deceptively simple but great fun to play and addictive as hell. My only real issue is that it's over a little too quickly, between 6-10 hours depending on how much you explore. It's got pretty good replay value too and I don't think you'll find too many other games as good as this in this price range. Definitely worth picking up!
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92 of 93 people (99%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2013
Steamworld Dig is a bit like a cross between Motherlode, Spelunky and a metroidvania. Motherlode because the game owes a lot to the concept of digging down into the earth, mining minerals and then selling them on the surface for gold to buy upgrades, which then enable you to dig deeper, take on more enemies etc. Spelunky because the main levels are procedurally generated, and the general feel of your character is quite similar to Spelunky (so much so that playing one after the other causes quite a bit of confusing pressing the wrong buttons!). Metroidvania because there are various caves that are set puzzles scattered throughout the main mine shafts, and completing them gives you upgrades that allow access to previously inaccessible areas. It's a compelling formula polished to a fine sheen here. There's a lot more depth (ho ho) to this game than first appears. I definitely dug it. In fact I'd say it's oresome. Ok, ok, I'll stop.
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emabece
9.0 hrs
Posted: September 27
Steamworld Dig is a small jewel I enjoyed more and more the deeper I digged. You start as a young robot with a small pick-axe in your dead uncle's mine and you can almost only go down. Then improvements come with the minerals you collect and the digging-fever begins.

I enjoyed the curve of adapting to its core gameplay, which is digging wisely, collecting a lot, solve some nice puzzles and knowing how to return to your dead body.

The atmosphere and art style of Steamworld Dig is really beautiful. I wished Tumbleton was larger and could explore more caves. After finishing the game I just bought Steamworld Heist, I want more!
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wts4832
1.0 hrs
Posted: September 26
If you don't feel boring about some tedious works, try this.
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KarmageddonGR
7.1 hrs
Posted: September 26
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ProfessorPugsten
5.5 hrs
Posted: September 25
Steamworld dig is an addictiive progressive game where you play as rusty, a steambot searching for clues. but what for?
the game is VERY SHORT
but oh the GOLD!



there is a half life 3 reference
an abandoned video game shop with HL:3 posters with bubch of skeletons around shop. one wearing the half life suit :0
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cg_destro
18.7 hrs
Posted: September 24
Great game, lots of fun to play, not to hard but very enjoyable
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neilnpet
17.0 hrs
Posted: September 24
Waitied for this game to come on Sale, Well worth the £1.75. Kept me entertained for 2 days and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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toadbomb24
1.8 hrs
Posted: September 24
garbage
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Gerex
5.7 hrs
Posted: September 24
Extremelly simplistic, easy, and short. Upgrades are super linear and boring, and managing your health, light and 'mana' is trivial since you'll be swimming in it. Monsters are non-threatening and the enviromental dangers are a joke. Honestly, I've played better and more in depth digging games on Miniclip 10 years ago.

I suppose this game is okay if you're bringing it along for travel or giving it to a young child.
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