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.
Controller support: SteamWorld Dig offers full controller support.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, Processor 2 GHz (Dual Core), 256 MB RAM, OpenGL 2.1 compatible 3D graphics card with 256 MB VRAM, 193 MB HDD, DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card, mouse, keyboard.
Minimum system requirements (Mac): OS X 10.7.0 or later.Processor: 2 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo Memory: 256 MB Graphics: OpenGL 2.1 compatible with 256 MB of video memory Hard Drive space: 193 MB Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled.
Minimum system requirements (Linux): Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17, Processor: 2 GHz, Memory: 256 MB RAM, Graphics: OpenGL 2.1 compatible video card with 256 MB VRAM and ARB_framebuffer_object support, Requires the following packages to be installed: libc6:i386, libasound2:i386, libasound2-data:i386, libasound2-plugins:i386 and dependencies, Notice: game comes with a 32-bit binary only Patched to version 1.10
Posted on 2014-02-14 14:10:55 byhoushin:
You play the part of Rusty, a robot who has come to see his uncles plot, that has been left to him after he mysteriously disappeared. What follows is a tale of steampunk robots with a wild west flavour. Not a mix you see too often.
You start off with a simple pickaxe and have to mine your way down, looking for clues as to what happened to your uncle. But as you start to digread more deeper you need to mine precious gems and orbs to purchase upgrades for your equipment.
You will also find various upgrades as you progress through the story, giving you more access to harder to reach area and more difficult blocks to mine through.
The game itself more closely resembles many of those mining games you get on iOS and Android, where you slowly uprgade to get further and further down the shaft. There are a couple of things that set Steamworld Dig apart from those iOS games.
The production values are excellent. This is no simple port. The graphics seem to have been redone for the PC version, with no sign of this being a simple upscale from the 3DS version of the game. It will take advantage of your monitor/TV.
It is a more comfortable game to play. I love my 3DS but it is not the most ergonomical of devices and I find my hands getting sore after a while. But using a 360 controller makes it more of a joy to play.
All in all this is an excellent game, and you will get about 7 hours of sheer joy from this game.
Roll on the sequel.
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Posted on 2014-02-16 14:21:15 byDanielMF:
Instant Buy - but keep in mind - in about 3 to 4 hours you are through. If it had doubble the length it would be one of my favourite games of the year!
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Posted on 2014-02-15 13:28:11 byTheMagicLemur:
This is a good game. The aesthetics are quite nice, and the upgrade system is very pleasing if you're feeling like playing that sort of game. Be warned, though; despite its digging mechanics and its large levels, it's a fairly linear game overall, and not particularly long. I think I beat it in about three to four hours. They were an enjoyable three to four hours, but I know shortread more game length can be frustrating to some.
Overall, this is a worthy game, especially if you can catch it on sale.
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