SteamWorld Dig 2 takes place in a colorful world inspired by Western movies. “Is there such a thing as something too western-y?” Image & Form CEO Brjann Sigurgeirsson wondered to me over email. If you look at the game, apparently not.
The first SteamWorld Dig was a sleeper hit on the 3DS for development studio Image & Form, selling over a million copies across all platforms, according to Image & Form CEO Brjann Sigurgeirsson. Even with those numbers, its launch was “nowhere near that of SteamWorld Dig 2,” which has also been a success for the…
Minecraft, Super Motherload, Dig Dug, they all give you that nice feeling of getting something done as you dig through the earth. This one has platforming and adorable steampunk robots, so it might be a winner.
Where are the pesky humans? Funny story, that. They blew themselves up. Now steam-powered robots have taken over the world in Steamworld Dig, while what's left of the "degenerate race of drunken, dynamite-wielding troglodytes" hide in caves beneath the surface.