Every weekend, Windows Central streams an Xbox One or Steam game on Twitch for 1-2 hours and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream. It's like a live podcast, only you also get to watch a game while chatting with our awesome readers and viewers!

Tonight we played SteamWorld Dig from Image & Form International. SteamWorld Dig is a platformer set in a mining town inhabited by steampunk robots. Read on for quick impressions, contest winners, and the full video replay.

SteamWorld Dig: A Fistful of Dirt

SteamWorld Dig

SteamWorld is a unique steampunk setting inhabited by sentient robots. The second game in the series, SteamWorld Heist, is due out on PlayStation 4 and Vita on June 8th. It will come to Xbox One, Steam, and Wii U later this year. With Heist on the way, what better way to prepare than to play the original game?

Our hero Rusty's uncle sent him a claim to the family mine shortly before kicking the bucket. Rusty arrives and discovers the frontier town of Tumbleton is in great need of resources. He'll have to work the mine and search for treasure if he's to help the residents expand their struggling town.

SteamWorld Dig is an action-platformer with Metroidvania elements. Rusty must explore and dig through procedurally generated underground environments in his search for minerals and treasures. He'll encounter powerful foes and even the remnants of a lost civilization as he digs through the vast subterranean world.

With a compelling mix of Steampunk and Western environments and themes, SteamWorld Dig is a platformer like no other. Watch us play the game to find out if you'll dig it!

The Contest

SteamWorld Dig

We streamed SteamWorld Dig for ~90 minutes tonight. During that time, we gave out a total of 20 SteamWorld Dig game codes:

  • 10 for Xbox One
  • 10 for Steam

See the contest winners at the end of this story.

How to watch Twitch livestreams

SteamWorld Dig

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On Windows Phone, you'll have to grab an unofficial app. There are several to choose from, each with different strengths and weaknesses. Only one app lets you search directly for our channel, though. If you use the others, you'll have to find and follow us from a web browser first. Read the roundup to learn more!

Future streams

SteamWorld Dig

Want to know what's next for Windows Central's Twitch programming? We stream a different game every Saturday (and sometimes Sunday). The stream always starts at the same time: 9pm Eastern (8pm Central, 6pm Pacific, 1am GMT). Over the next few weeks, we'll be streaming the following (schedule not finalized):

  • Saturday, June 4: Resident Evil from Capcom! The original Resident Evil remastered in HD with new control options.

We hope you'll tune in as often as you can! Set a recurring alarm on your phone so you'll always know when it's time for the stream to start.


SteamWorld Dig

These lucky players are about to strike gold!

Xbox One

  • Virtuous_lumox
  • Dnemec123
  • Hhtactics
  • Geoketch
  • Akachomba
  • Filthymike420
  • Spartan_lover
  • Obiwankinoa
  • Nma_pr
  • Cecilkilmer


  • Brownmeister2
  • Famicorps
  • Jomabr
  • Cptjohnnywalker
  • Richjagr
  • NoTymeForGames
  • Mase123987
  • jasontehpanda
  • Alexkywalker
  • graxiplon_

Tonight's prizes provided by Image & Form International. Thanks also to our Twitch stream moderators for keeping the peace and giving away the prizes!