Excavate! is a game I’ve released in the first days of September. Unlike most of scriptwelder-branded titles, this one is a turn-based strategy/sim game. So, what is it about? In short: Inspect, dig, excavate! Find hidden ruins, clear and identify your finds, buy upgrades and manage your excavations!
The full story goes like this: the University wants you to go to the town of Nowe Monasterzysko and lead the excavations in the area of an old cemetery. You’ll have a 14 days permit so make a good use of that time and locate as many ruins and catalogue as many finds as possible. Fun fact: this game is based on a true story! It was created to accompany an excavation event that took place in real-life Nowe Monasterzystko, where a group of archaeologists explored the grounds of an old cemetery to preserve it for future generations.
The whole game is a mix of strategy, time-management and a warships-minesweeper-mix – a huge experiment, in other words it was fun making it! Looking at jayisgames.com’s review, it’s also fun to play:
Excavate! is a surprisingly clever little simulation that uses simple controls and mechanics to craft an unexpectedly complex experience.
You can read the full review here!