This week’s Humble Bundle is the first in quite a while where I haven’t already owned most of the included games. Of the set, I only had Papers, Please, so I went for this one. And all weekend long I’ve been playing SteamWorld Dig. It’s fun, has great two-dimensional art, is challenging but never obtuse, with a nice learning curve.
Gamasutra has a cool writeup by the developers that describes the design decisions they made in the dig and jump mechanics. It’s a good read, and a great game.