Go on an enigmatic adventure in this 1-4 player VR game set in an alternative western frontier. Discoveries, dangers, and digging await the adventurers.
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Positive (42) - 85% of the 42 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Sep 14, 2021

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We chose to launch the game in early access first to further adjust the game mechanics and content by listening to players' feedback, which will ultimately give us developers the means to make the final game even better than what it could be without the early access phase.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We aim to release the full game in 2022.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“More locations, items, loot, enemies, and will be packed with a game story with several endings that the original Cave Digger was praised for. We want to actively listen to the players' feedback, especially on Steam forums and the official Discord community for potential additions to the game. Early access players' feedback is great food for thought, so thank you all very much who is contributing to that!”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Currently, there are the first three top world and underground locations with their specific loot, enemies, and the first cues for the story in development. Also, seven tools with several upgrades and a cozy home cabin for the player that serves also as the character customization place for your face, hair, outfit, and hat. There's a coop option too so you can form a party up to 4 players.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We put the early access version cheaper than the full release version to reflect the difference in the game content size.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“As said earlier, the main communication platforms are our Discord server and the Steam community forums, where the community can share their thoughts, ideas, and report bugs, among other things like chat with other diggers in "the Saloon" (on Discord) and participate in our occasional community events. You can find the Discord invitation link in the Steam community forum’s pinned post or in our Twitter/Facebook bio.”
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“Definitely blew me away. This is probably my favorite VR game.”

“This is way different from the first game! I'm loving it though.”

“This game is actually really cool, I'm so hyped for it!”

About This Game

Cave Digger 2: Dig Harder

Cave Digger 2: Dig Harder is a 1-4 player VR adventure game taking place in an alternative weird west dieselpunk world. The player is a prospector who begins their adventure in a seemingly abandoned camp with a goal to extract valuables from the caves, to trade them for new tools, upgrades, and locations in order to advance their frontier exploration. To unveil the secrets of the Valley (game area), the player follows the breadcrumbs left by a previous explorer known only as Clayton.

Tools and Progression

Choose the tools you like for a given scenario from a collection of mining equipment. Exchange your loot for money to buy a variety of gear to progress the wildlands exploration. With new gadgets, upgrades and maps unlocking new locations, you’ll be ready to travel deeper to the mountains than any adventurer before. Or at least that’s what the Merchant Trading Company says, but they’re selling you the gear...


The Frontier has its mysteries and it hides them well. But as the player follows in the footsteps of whoever hunted treasure here before, they discover the strange history of the valley and the caves below. Exploring old mines, nautical caves, ruins of an ancient civilization and more, they collect the pages to a tale of greed, eldritch power, and secrets beyond space and time. Who the mysterious Clayton was and what he did in the valley becomes clear in the end, but is it really the end?

The story of Clayton’s exploration of the valley is told in comic book form inside the game. Cave Digger 2 features multiple, hidden endings, revealing different sides to the full story.

Coop Multiplayer

You can gather a party of up to 4 players. Your role in the excavation team is totally up to you! As long as everybody is pulling more than their weight in gold back to the surface, you’ll get paid handsomely in official Merchant Dollars issued by the Merchant Trading Company (not recognized as legal tender outside of the Merchant Trading Company). Co-op supports crossplay public matchmaking and private group invitation options.


  • Discoveries, dangers, and digging
  • Mine your way onwards with a faithful pickaxe, good old dynamite or a high-tech hammer
  • Procedurally generated partially destructible cave networks
  • Grab the sparkling revolver and the gold-pan-turned-to-a-shield when you have to protect yourself. Dynamite works fine too, just mind your team members!
  • Additional gadgets for utility
  • Tools, weapons, and gadgets evolve through upgrades
  • Collectable comic book Clayton - The Greed reveals the history of the Valley throughout the player’s journey
  • Multiple discoverable narratives built into the game as ending goals, and revealing different sides to the full story
  • 1-4 player coop of private groups or crossplay public matchmaking
  • Player avatar customization with dozens of things from clothes to faces to accessories

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System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 290 or greater
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • DirectX: Version 12

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