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The Dig

MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
83
3.9
Macintosh
...
3.6
Windows
76
4.0

Advertising Blurbs

Back of Box - DOS (UK):

    In the Dead of Space, Something is Alive.



    From the combined talents of LucasArts and legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes an epic adventure that plunges headlong into the very core of the unknown. And takes you with it.

    Featuring

    • Nearly 200 locations and hundreds of puzzles
    • Robert Patrick of T2 as the voice of Boston Low
    • Special effects contributed by Industrial Light & Magic
    • Dialogue contributed by award-winning sci-fi writer Orson Scott Card
    • Alluring Wagnerian musical score sets the epic tone
    • Full voice and sound
    • Windows95 compatible

    Contributed by Bullyt (524) on Jun 08, 2011.

Print advertisement - PC Player 03/1996:
    LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT PRÄSENTIERT

    THE DIG

    SIE HABEN DIE ERDE VOR DER TOTALEN ZERSTÖRUNG GERETTET.
    KÖNNEN SIE AUCH SICH SELBST RETTEN?


    KOMPLETT DEUTSCH

    "LucasArts ist ja bekannt für ausgezeichnete Adventures, aber diesmal haben sie sich selbst übertroffen", Boris Sander / PC Power

    "...Das Spiel hat das Zeug zum Klassiker", Herbert Aichinger / PC Games

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (107447) on Apr 09, 2010.

Back of Case - DOS - THQ release (Germany):

    In Den Tiefen Des Weltraums Gibt Es Etwas, Das Lebt!

    Ungewißheit...
    Eine feindliche Welt...
    ...und Hoffnung.
    voller Omen...

    Mit dabei:
  • Hunderte von Orten und Rätsel
  • Spezialeffekte aus der Schmiede von Industrial Light & Magic.
  • Dialoge von dem preigekrönten SF-Autor Orson Scott Card.
  • Klassische Wagner-Musik, die die Atmosphäre schafft.
  • Sprachausgabe und Soundeffekte im ganzen Spiel.
  • Windows 95-kompatibel

  • Contributed by Patrick Bregger (107447) on Apr 15, 2009.

Lucasarts catalog summer 1996:
    The greatest mystery of all awaits

    An unbelievable adventure is waiting for you on the other side of your computer screen. A team of astronauts has been mysteriously transported to an ancient, yet advanced civilization. With ILM-contributed special effects, a sensational musical score, over 200 locations and hundreds of puzzles, The Dig promises to take you where you've never been before. Windows 95 compatible.

    Contributed by RKL (5614) on Sep 24, 2003.

From the inside fold-out:

    You've Saved the Earth from Total Destruction.



    Now, Can You Save Yourself?



    An asteroid the size of a small moon is on a crash course toward Earth, and only NASA veteran Boston Low has the expertise to stop it. Along for the ride are award-winning journalist Maggie Robbins and internationally renowned geologist Ludger Brink.

    Once the wayward asteroid is nuked into a safe orbit, the trio conducts a routine examination of the rocky surface.

    What they uncover is anything but routine.

    Low, Brink and Robbins unwittingly trigger a mechanism that transforms the asteroid into a crystal-like spacecraft. The team is hurtled across the galaxy to a planet so desolate, Brink is moved to name it Cocytus, after the 9th circle of Hell in Dante's Inferno. The bleak landscape was obviously once home to a highly evolved civilization, with remnants of sophisticated architecture, advanced technology and an intricate network of underground tunnels.

    But no Cocytans.

    Who were the original inhabitants of this once rich empire-turned-wasteland? What are those apparitions that mysteriously appear from time to time? Why have Low, Robbins and Brink been brought to this place? And how can Low keep his team from unraveling in the face of such uncertainty? To return to Earth, they must dig for answers, both on the planet's surface and deep within themselves.

    From the combined talents of LucasArts and legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes an epic adventure that plunges headlong into the very core of the unknown. And takes you with it.

      Featuring
    • Nearly 200 locations and hundreds of puzzles
    • Robert Patrick of T2 as the voice of Boston Low
    • Special effects contributed by Industrial Light & Magic
    • Dialogue contributed by award-winning sci-fi writer Orson Scott Card
    • Alluring Wagnerian musical score sets the epic tone
    • Full voice and sound

    Contributed by Belboz (6553) on Oct 09, 2001.

LucasArts Company Store Catalogue (Winter 1999/2000):
    Three astronauts are mysteriously transported to an alien world where they uncover artifacts of an ancient, yet advanced civilization. They must sift through the ruins to assemble technology to take them home.

  • Immerse yourself in an original and compelling story based on a concept by Steven Spielberg

  • Visit nearly 200 locations, solve hundreds of puzzles, meet dozens of richly-drawn characters

    Contributed by MAT (70536) on May 30, 2001.

Unknown Source:
    - Nearly 200 locations and hundreds of puzzles

    - Robert Patrick of T2 as the voice of Boston Low

    - Special effects contributed by Industrial Light & Magic

    - Dialogue contributed by award-winning sci-fi writer Orson Scott Card

    - Alluring Wagnerian musical score sets the epic tone

    - Full voice and sound

    Contributed by robotriot (8637) on Nov 01, 1999.