Developer: Image & Form
Publisher: Image & Form
Platforms: Nintendo Switch (played), Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, PS4, PS Vita
Released: September 22, 2017
Released back in 2013, the original SteamWorld Dig was ported to pretty much every console under the sun. The game featured some excellent 2D platforming mixed with a mining mechanic, RPG elements, and procedurally-generated levels. With the release of SteamWorld Dig 2, Swedish developer Image and Form have once again created a winning formula that is nearly impossible to put down.
SteamWorld Dig 2 is a steampunk western-themed game that has you plunging deep into the earth, mining precious gems to then sell for profit on the surface. Along the way, you’ll encounter robot cowboys, mutants and some very strange environments. The main character, Dorothy, rolls into town in search of the previous game’s protagonist Rusty. While the story isn’t the game’s strongest aspect, the search for Rusty is compelling enough to keep you engaged throughout the campaign.