Ludum Dare 29 — April 25th-28th Weekend — Theme: Beneath the Surface

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by Newt_ - Jam Entry

My entry for my first Ludum Dare: Dig!

In Dig!, you play as an archaeologist who, without the necessary permits for excavations, resorts to digging up yards while the homeowners are at work.

Dig! is a fast-paced arcade game where you try to dig up as many treasures as possible and cover your tracks before time runs out.

More detailed instructions and credits are in-game. Thank you very much for playing!

My high score is 1200 by the way, let's see if anyone can beat that! :)

Installation Help:
1) Download zip file
2) Extract the dist folder (It's the only folder)
3) Open the dist folder
4) Run dig.exe
5) Have fun!

Downloads and Links




Nicoll Hunt says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:50pm

Interesting gameplay mechanic, could see this being extended into a nice little puzzle/strategy game.

Apr 29, 2014 @ 9:23pm

Wow! Great concept and a nice demo!
I would love to see the finished version of this!
Though there are some bugs (like some extra dirt appearing and disappearing) the game is very solid. Adding more features to this game surely will make it super addicting!
Great Job!

cudabear says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 9:28pm

Not a bad little game. I had fun finding all the different items. I liked the leaf, could have sworn it was a piece of furniture like in Animal Crossing :P

Newt_ says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 9:52pm

@cudabear I'm glad someone picked up on that! Maybe in a future update I make it turn into a random piece of furniture in your bag. :)

RadioLemon says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:35pm

Fun to play, I got 750 as my highest score.

Griz says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:49pm

I find it hilarious how you can find a copy of the E.T. game underground. Well played sir!

magicdweedoo says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:34pm

good game

Tititesouris says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:41pm

Great puzzle idea!

Anoarith says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 12:14am

Very good rapidity game and a nice use of the theme :D

sudorossy says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 9:41pm

Pretty nice! Quite frantic too, It'd be cool to see this on some kind of mobile platform

May 1, 2014 @ 3:03am

Very nice game. I was frantically trying to fill in the holes at the end! I liked the poker hand mechanic, and that I found it by surprise was really fun.

valid4life says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 3:06am

I liked the fact that you cant simply destroy a block and that the dirt has to go somewhere!

DrStahlbart says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 10:13pm

Newt_ seriously, you should port it to android and sell it for some money. I don't know why, but it's highly addictive.
Keep working on this title, it has so much potencial!

cheesepencil says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 9:48pm

Definitely juice it up and make it mobile! loved it

lucidlarva says ...
May 7, 2014 @ 3:49am

Really like the dig mechanic.

bucketh3ad says ...
May 16, 2014 @ 11:09pm

Ha! Nice touch adding E.T.

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