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Dig or Die

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Explore, fight, craft and build your defenses! Enjoy a unique and innovative game:
Strategy: survive massive attacks each night by building strong walls and placing turrets wisely.
Physics: build wisely or your structures will collapse! And you will need them to defend your base, or build bridges and high towers to access remote locations
Water cycle: rain, infiltration, underground rivers and lakes... be careful during the heavy rains, or you could be surprised by a sudden water level rise!

You are a representative of the CRAFT & Co company. You are selling automated fabrication tools across the galaxy when your spacecraft crashes into a hostile planet. Use the tools you sell and the local resources to build up all of what you'll need to survive and eventually be able to escape the planet.

Gameplay:• Fun from the start: no awfully slow digging, so you can concentrate on the exploration, fights and strategy.
Game's final objective: you must build a rocket ship to escape the planet.
Strategy survival: the game is a survival game in a strategic meaning. No hunger needs, the whole point of the game is to survive to the massive attacks each night. And to do that, you will have to explore the world to gather resources and craft your defenses.Fights:• No swords, magic or flying clown monsters here! It's a consistent science-fiction world, with fast and fun laser guns fights!
Intelligent monsters: they will find the best path to attack your defenses. And be careful: even if they can't move through walls, they can still destroy them!
Difficulty progression: only the species of monsters you have already killed before attack during the night (they must have taken ill!). So you can progress at your own pace and choose when you are ready to move forward and fight stronger monsters.
AI. companion: your crashed ship contains an AI that survived and will give you useful advices (or not!). Build him a drone so he can follow you and even help you fight the monsters!World Simulation:• Huge world with global real-time simulation of the environment, physics, water cycle and ligthing.
Electricity: build solar panels or functional hydroelectric generators to power your base’s most advanced items!
Plants simulation: plants naturally grow and spread if their life-conditions are met. Create some farms with artificial sun lamps and irrigation.
Procedurally generated world: Major areas locations are specific to benefit from a logical game progression, but detailed layout of surface, caverns, ores, etc. are unique at each playthrough.Crafting and Building:• Crafting: You dig minerals, harvest plants and kill some monsters and bosses in order to craft better items and defenses. But the digging is really fast, your inventory space is infinite and all crafting recipes are displayed, so you don’t waste all your time on grinding or wikis and can concentrate on setting up better defenses.
Base construction: You build a fortress, not a holiday house. So you won't find hundreds of flowerpots or tapestries, but rather turrets, strong walls and useful machines. Remember the Starship Troopers or Aliens movies atmosphere!

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Gaddy Games
Gaddy Games
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
  • Processor: Intel 2.4 GHz, Amd FX-8350 or better
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 256MB video memory, capable of shader model 2.0
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: Mouse, Keyboard. Edit on 2016/03/25: caution, the game doesn't work on some Win XP 32bits hardware (not everyone), and i'm not sure if i'll be able to fix it. So you can ask a refund if that's the case for you
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Early Dive
Reach the underground ocean and go back to the surface, without crafting Auto-Builder MK2, in Hard or Brutal difficulty.
Amish Paradise
Finish the game without producing any electricity in Hard or Brutal difficulty.
Master Bridge Builder
Build a bridge at least 40 blocks large.
Brutal Escape
Escape from the planet in Brutal difficulty
Tier V
Build an Auto-Builder MK V (Solo only).
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Dig or Die reviews and comments

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Early Access Review Anyone Who likes Terraria-like Games and has a Heart for TowerDefense Will love this Game. I have now invested almost 30 Hours of Play to play through it completely. It is simply addictive To look for ever newer ores and Items to better protect its Base against the Alien Life Forms. In Terms of Stories, there is not much, but I do not think it is bad; You're stranded on a Planet and you have to assemble a Rocket to disappear from there. The ship's AI occasionally turns out some funny and helpful Sayings, but that's it already. There are 4 great Boss opponents and a "secret" of which Man gets special Items to improve his Items even further. In any case, the Game will be worth playing again for me, once new Updates have come out and there are even more Items, I want to test my Luck at the highest, or 2nd Highest difficulty Level. For the current £8, this Game is really a Bargain. Buy it and try it! If it doesn't like it, you can return it under 2h Of play. I would definitely buy the Game again, even for a higher Price. And I'm also looking forward to upcoming Updates and new Items/opponent/etc ...
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Early Access Review Dig or Die is already a great Game. While it bears Similarities to Terraria, in many Respects both games differ fundamentally. http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=637688337 The Main Goal in Dig or Die is to build a Spaceship to flee the Planet where you crashed. To do this, the Environment needs to be explored and Resources found both underground and above ground. However, not much Time needs to be invested in Grinds. The Mining of Resources and Digging is very fast and the Focus on the Day is on Exploring the area and Building new Things. At night, one warps back into his Fortress full of Towers to ward off Waves of opponents. These are not just Decoration, but have it in them. In Doing so, you can determine the Degree of Difficulty yourself. At Night you are only attacked by the Enemy Species that you have already killed sometime in the Day. The Crafting Menu is beautifully clear and focuses on the Essentials. There is no Decoration that you can Craft or other unnecessary Stuff. Also you have an infinite amount of Space in the Inventory, so you don't need Boxes. The Game dispenses with unnecessary Ballast and Focuses on Exploration and Survival. Whoever this is enough with Dig or Die a great Game. However, if you want to build a beautifully furnished house and don't put much Emphasis on warping yourself in a Fortress full of Towers at night, you'd better play Terraria or Starbound.
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