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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24 May 1999 | tundra-3
| athmospheric, moody, simply great.
This is the second best computer adventure I've ever played.

With attractive storyline, moody handdrawn graphics and a supportive soundtrack, it keeps you playing till the end. But it is not an easy game to solve. There's one flaw though: the voice-acting. Robert Patrick sounds rather bored when acting Boston Low.

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Did You Know?


Steven Spielberg originally intended the storyline to be an episode of his TV series Amazing Stories (1985). It was to be about an archaeological dig on a (presumed) alien planet in the far future. Human archaeologists unearth a large structure and an alien statue, which, in a Planet of the Apes (1968)-like twist, turns out to be the Disneyland castle with the Mickey Mouse statue in front of it, revealing the planet was Earth all along. However, the production costs would have been too high, so Spielberg approached LucasArts in 1989 with the idea of making it a video game instead, after being very satisfied with the way Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) had turned out. Spielberg and George Lucas came over to LucasArts and would pitch many other ideas in several brainstorming sessions. The story ultimately went through many changes, retaining only a few elements of the old concept. Spielberg later contributed to the screenplay by suggesting several puzzles and situations, and helping out with character development. He finally sent letters of gratitude to all crew members to thank them for their hard work.


Boston Low: It's hot in here. And it's glowing down there.
Boston Low: Ten to one it's the power source for this place. All I need to do now is to find the light switch. Or the plug. Or the fusebox. Or whatever makes this thing work. An instruction manual might help! Maybe...

Crazy Credits

And a special 'uh huh' to Randy Komisar


Mission to the Asteroid
Written by Michael Land
Courtesy of LucasArts Entertainment Company


Plot Summary

Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Adventure | Drama | Sci-Fi


Release Date:

30 November 1995



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