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Infinite digging. Dig Dog has two modes, including an infinite digging mode. This is the one you want to play if you just want to dig and relax, with minimal challenge.
Upgrade your dog. You can find hidden shops as you dig. Make sure to have some gold coins though! These upgrades can be rather useful.
Challenging roguelike platformer. Dig Dog is a digging roguelike platformer where you are a dog looking for bones. I mean, who can resist a dog just wanting some bones?
What is it about?
Dig Dog features a super simple and classic 8-bit aesthetic that any old-school gamer will appreciate. If you've played the original Super Mario Bros. games, then this feels a lot like those in terms of graphics and typeface. The color scheme is basic and provides excellent contrast, as the earth is black and the backgrounds are bright and vivid hues. Enemies are also black, but with a splash of color, and blend in to the earth a bit, making it hard to see them all, but that just adds to the challenge. Obstacles like saw blades and walls are white or colored, so they stand out nicely in the black earth. Bones are white too, so they're easy to spot. Animations are smooth and fluid, with no lag or choppy frame rates on my iPhone 8 Plus. The chiptune soundtrack is fun to listen to, as well as the digging sound effect.
App Store Description
Dig Dog is an action roguelike platformer. Dig to discover treasure, adventure and bones! Jump, dash, stomp and dig your way through a strange world inhabited by stranger creatures.
Simple, expressive control scheme – Run, dig, drop, jump or dash using only three buttons! Also supports game controllers.
=== WHAT CRITICS ARE SAYING ===
“a solid pick-up-and-play roguelike platformer that will really test you.”
- Touch Arcade
"a really charming sense of style"
- 148 Apps
“a highly entertaining roguelike platformer"
- Pocket Gamer
“The game isn’t as good as hanging out with a real four-legged friend, but it has an irresistible charm that brings it pretty close.”
=== THE DETAILS ===
Play both Game Modes:
Bone Hunt – The roguelike treasure hunt. Dig for bones across four worlds of increasing difficulty. Battle enemies above perilous cliffs and sunken desert caves. Die a lot.
Free Dig – An endless digging experience. Dig through an infinite set of levels with minor challenge and no game overs. Progress is saved.
- Forge your own path as you creatively tunnel through each level.
- Travel to new worlds! Uncover stranger and more dangerous environments.
- Hunt for bones and treasure as you dive deeper.
- Discover shops and buy items, but don't get too greedy!
- A thumpin’ 8-bit soundtrack you’ll surely dig.
=== A WORD FROM THE DEVELOPER ===
Many of my favorite games growing up were platformers. So when I started making games for iPhone, I was keen on building a proper platformer for the system. I think my first attempt, SHAARK!, turned out fun but also quite short.
Dig Dog is a much larger and richer experience. Each time you play, the levels are freshly generated. Of course the worlds get steadily harder, but as you dig more you’ll discover a variety of challenges and goals. Will you spend your coins on a helpful item at the shop in 1-3 or horde them in an attempt for a high score. Maybe you’ll try to unlock new Warp Bones or try and beat all 4 worlds without dying. Or maybe just chill out in Free Dig mode with some cathartic digging.
I love destructive environments. You can pretty much dig up a whole level if you want. (Although that can be quite dangerous.)
As you dig more, you may start to find some of the game’s hidden depths. For instance, if you fast stomp on an enemy you’ll create sparks that ripple to the left and right. These sparks are both useful and dangerous. It depends on when and how you use them.
I hope you enjoy Dig Dog. I think there’s a lot to uncover here!
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