Abandonware DOS title

The Dig

The Dig is a point-and-click adventure game developed and published by LucasArts. It was originally released in 1995 for MS-DOS and later for other platforms, including Mac OS and Windows. The game is known for its atmospheric storytelling, puzzle-solving gameplay, and collaboration with renowned science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke. The Dig involves a team of astronauts who discover an alien artifact on an asteroid that is on a collision course with Earth.
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PC Gamer (1996): "Good story line, challenging puzzles and satisfying gameplay. It's a slow starter. Some puzzles are too vague at the beginning. The Dig is yet another fun and rewarding adventure game from the masters of the genre."

Computer Gaming World (1996): "In the final analysis THE DIG is really a well-executed, challenging game that uses plot and detail to bring out the best from an aging game engine. While it isn't the longest adventure game I've ever played, there are plenty of wonderfully crafted locations and the player is in no danger of the FULL THROTTLE “great fun for an afternoon” problem. I doubt many gamers will be claiming they did not get their money's worth here."

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The Dig was the first LucasArts game to have its soundtrack sold separately as an audio CD, adapted as a linear continuity of finite pieces.

Science fiction author Alan Dean Foster, known for having written novelizations of films such as Star Wars and Alien 3, wrote a novel based on The Dig. An audiobook version of the novel was also released.

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Status: NOT abandonware
Input: mouse, keyboard
Distributed on: cd-rom
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