DIGGERGUN and Kabloop
DIGGERGUN is an oppressive, 2D, platformer about workers, low wages and the environment.
After arriving on an island off the coast of Cornwall to work as Engineer, you’re quickly put to work in the lithium mines due to the flexibility clause in your contract. With the Cornwall Mining Corporation demanding a £3,000 fee to terminate your employment contract and take you back to the mainland, you’re left with nothing to do but dig.
DIGGERGUN’s world and gameplay is defined by its life-sim system, with the player required to carefully manage their time, energy and minimum wage in order to succeed as they dig through randomly generated mines looking for lithium.
Created by one developer, Kabloop, DIGGERGUN came from a desire to make an indie game about lower-income workers, the increasing cost-of-living crisis and employment law.
Kabloop also wanted to explore an aspect of real-life which hasn’t been covered in a lot of games, that is the getting a paycheck only to see it quickly dwindle away due to taxes, rent and other costs of living.
The hope is to shine a light on those who are struggling through immersive sim-gameplay, based on real-world economics from the United Kingdom.
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