Among the games coming out tonight is a new title from the creators (and publisher) of Pocket RPG ($4.99), which was a neat spin on the dual stick shooter formula while adding in elements of both roguelikes and dungeon crawlers. Seriously, take a look at our review– It’s a great game. Anyway, the new Tasty Poison and Crescent Moon joint is called Dig!, and from the title alone I bet you can guess what you do in the game.
Snark aside, you play as an aspiring archeologist in a fast-paced puzzle game with a strong nod back to games like Qix as the way you both dig up new artifacts and deal with enemies in the field is by controlling your guy to draw boundaries for the areas you’re digging in. Completing levels involves managing bad guys, collecting treasure, then digging deeper. Check out the trailer:
I’ve played a bit of the early part of the game, and am really digging it so far. The tutorial makes the game seem way more basic than it actually is, as once you’re a good 10 or 15 minutes in you’re actively playing a much deeper set of mini-games between deciding which hats (the game’s power-ups) you’ll have available as well as managing your own museum where all your artifacts end up which serves as a persistent nearly tycoon-like money making system.
I’m excited to get deeper into the game, but, in the meantime, if you want to be alerted when it’s available in the US tonight be sure to add it to your TouchArcade app (Free) watch list.