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 (2,586 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 5, 2013

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

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

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
26.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
This game's all parts are nice. I mean to know it isn't the game of the year but, I had that fun what I expected.
Before I bought this game, I'm worrying to the game is too simple and too hard achievements. But not!

The story is not a big deal but, there are enough tales about the past and mystery for I enjoyed the game.

The game mechanism seems like simple but, THIS WAS NOT boring simple.

I don't know why but, I really like the Bots' (characters') voices. That sounds are really like as talking but, rather robotic or computer communications. I respect that developer who's made that sounds. Really good work, I think.

The designs are really awesome! All background of worlds match their stories and either of all worlds music! And one more thing about the musics that I didn't bore hearing all the time. So, another respect that developer who created those musics!

Good things:
-Really good voice and sound effects.
-Awesome designs and background stories.
-I enough enjoy the game-play and musics. The musics are awesome!

-To the achievement hunters: The achievements are not so hard, maybe except one, the
[Master Prospector]. But, I guess to not impossible hard, I could obtain that the by my second play-through, although I used the [ALT+F4] trick.

Bad thing:
-Just a few times frozen the game soon as I launched so, I didn't last much things.
-Spoiler Alert! But I'm not sure about that. At the end I was a little bit sadly but, I dont know why, Rusty (main character) didn't come back of the underground and don't know why. I guess it is not exactly happy-end. So, I couldn't decided whether dramatic or other else end.

I recommend this game those who like nice sci-fi stories, mysteries and the simple (but do not boring simple) game-play.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
Rating: 8.5/10
Overview: 2D Platformer

The Good:

+Good Art style with bright colorful visuals

+The main premise of the game is that you dig further and further in the mine with a variety of tools, along the way you will collect minerals that have to be taken back to town to convert to cash which you then use to purchase upgrades that will make you dig faster and/or make you stronger. In addition to your health you also have water and light. Water is used to power up some of your tools which can be refilled by finding water pools or killing enemies. Light is used to see which blocks contain minerals. Once your light goes out it becomes much harder to dig effectively although not impossible. The farther you go into the mine the harder enemies become in addition to a variety of traps you have to watch out for.

+ Cute Simple storyline that fits the game

+Addicting gameplay

The Average

A fairly short game which can be beaten in roughly 3-4 hours.

There are times when you can get 'stuck' and can't return back to town which can be frustrating but also a reminder to
manage your resources better.

Easy last boss

Conclusion

Steamworld Dig is a simple game yet executed wonderfully. Its a casual game that finds the sweet spot in terms of difficulty and fun.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
a surprisingly deep and rich game (lol mining puns?) for a $2.49 purchase. I spent $60 on games I enjoyed less.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Do you like digging in videogames? Are you fond of Minecraft and Terraria of the sorts, but want a change of pace? Then this game is for you!

Pros:
+Fun Gameplay
+All sorts of things to collect
+You know you're progressing and getting better and stronger as you play
+Story that'll keep you wondering what will happen next
+Steampunk. Nuff said

Cons:
-A bit short
-Pickaxe gets useless for the most part after you obtain the Drill and Power Fist
-Gets tedious at times when trying to get around, but the later upgrades do help it, for the most part
-WHY CAN'T I MINE WHILE JUMPING?!


Final verdict:
If you love mining games, get this game. It's REALLY fun and can be challenging too.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
I'm not recommending this because there's a danger you're looking at this and thinking

"Hey, that's one of those digging games"

It's not one of those digging games...

Basically, what you're looking at is a jumpy platformer which just happens to require you dig between areas - and requires you earn upgrades to do that.

The 'game' here is timed rrunning/jumping/wall jumping and the controls are - erm - not the best, shall we say.

You'll spend a lot of time wall jumping - which works 'when it feels like it'. You'll spend a lot more time falling when it doesn't.

You character also slides on landing (you fall off a lot) and generally just doesn't have the pin sharp control you want in a platform game (all IMO of course)

The game is also pretty short and quite grindy even tho it's fairly short.

Want a digging game? Look elsewhere (perhaps Motherload/Super Motherload)

Want a platformer with tight controls? Loads of those out there which won't demand you grind to unlock the next level too!
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