The Dig (1995)

Video Game  -  Adventure | Drama | Sci-Fi
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Three humans trapped on a distant planet discover its deadly secret which could be their undoing.

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Commander Boston Low (voice)
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Maggie Robbins / Reporter (voice)
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Ludger Brink / Cocytan Leader / Borneo Space Observer (voice) (as Steven Blum)
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Cora Miles / Newsperson (voice) (as Leilany Jones Wilmore)
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Three astronauts, in an attempt to knock an asteroid out of its collision course with earth, are transported to a dead alien world, uncover an ancient alien machine. The machine transports them to an extinct planet, where strange and mysterious aliens guide them in their search to find a way home, and perhaps save other aliens trapped in an alternate dimension. Written by <hyperk8423@itsnet.com>

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"In the dead of space, something is alive" See more »


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Steven Spielberg originally intended the storyline to be an episode of his TV series Amazing Stories (1985). Its production costs would have been too high, so he approached LucasArts in 1989 with the idea of making it a video game instead, being very satisfied with the way Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) had turned out. See more »

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Maggie Robbins: [about Brink] He is definitely insane.
Boston Low: Is that your opinion as a journalist?
Maggie Robbins: It's my opinion as a sane person.
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A number of people are listed as "Kept our computers working"; "Ghosts of Digs past"; and "Grateful thanks to the eternally patient", including "Monkey, the incredibly lonely, drooling cat". See more »

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Featured in Gamesmaster: Episode #5.11 (1995) See more »

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A River Canyon
Written by Michael Land
Courtesy of LucasArts Entertainment Company
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Decent, worth playing
12 January 2001 | by (San Carlos, CA) – See all my reviews

I liked this game quite a bit; the sounds and artwork created the right mood. I even went out and bought the soundtrack CD. There are some pretty tricky puzzles here, especially when you find those alien devices. It's tough I suppose to make stuff look different than what earth people would build yet make it intuitive as to its function.

One thing I'd improve: too often you want to interact with the other characters, and they say "I'm busy, leave me alone". This was handled much more naturally in other LucasArts games like "Fate of Atlantis" and "Sam and Max".


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