SteamWorld Dig: A Fistful of Dirt came to PC in August last year and had many accolades. The game will be the first two dimensional mining adventure game to hit a next gen console. In the game, players are a character called Rusty, a mining steamboat, navigating an old mining town. The goal of the game is for Rusty to dig for gems and minerals which he sells and buys upgrades for his equipment for his battles of increasingly difficult opponents.
SteamWorld Dig reminds me of gaming franchises like Metroid and CastleVania, and maybe even Minecraft or the old time arcade favorite Dig Dug.
Image & Form CEO Brjann Sigurgeirsson said in the press release, “When we first released SteamWorld Dig in August 2013, a lot of people immediately asked us to bring it to the Vita. But the port seemed like a ‘long’ project, and so we decided to make a stop along the way to release it for Steam first. That way, we would have single-screen play and HD graphics just begging to be brought to PlayStation. Still, now that it’s done, we never thought it would look this good.”