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Dig Dig Boom is a puzzle game about traversing a mine with explosives to recover buried treasure. The turn-based play means you can take your time with each move, placement of dynamite and gem collecting. It stands out for the kinetic strategy where chain reactions and collapsing rocks are as important as finding the next hoard of precious metal to recover.

Things only happen in the game when you move, so you need to take care that each step you take is in the right direction. The challenge is kept manageable but the grid-based caverns you explore. You learn the rules of how rock, dynamite and gems interact not unlike box-pushing games like Sokoban or strategy classics Chess.

As you progress you build on this understanding of how everything interacts, and how to use them to your advantage. Levels contain both handcrafted puzzles and procedurally generated areas. Each run is different but built out of familiar scenarios and tile sets.

The result is a game that combines tactical thinking with unintended consequences. It's turn-based but still pulses with movement and life as you (carefully) make your way through the mines.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Dig Dig Boom 17 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 12 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Collecting and Traversal game with Puzzle, Sequencing and Simulation elements. This is a single-player game.

 
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DurationDuration

We haven't documented duration data for this game yet.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 7.

Skill Level

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Because the game is turn-based younger players can take their time. Still, you need to be willing to learn from mistakes and unintended consequences where a run can come to an abrupt end.

CostsCosts

Dig Dig Boom

Steam Store PC Coming Soon
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: Coming soon

Coming Soon: PC

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Collecting, Traversal (Puzzle, Sequencing and Simulation)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On, Cartoon and Hand-Made

Developer: Stein Makes Games (@SteinMakesGames)


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