Hot Diggity: Digger Simulator 2011!

Oh. My. God.

Forget CODBLOPS. Here’s the news you’ve been waiting for. Digger Simulator 2011 is to be released on December 3rd. From the makers of Digger Simulator, the latest version will let you “learn to excavate like the professionals.” We’ve got screenshots below!

A motherloving fairground!

In the game you form your own civil engineering company. “Success is in the soil!” they excitedly cry. So you develop your business, and purchase bigger and better equipment, even a steam roller!

Get down and dirty!

But this isn’t just some wild digger-fest for the amateur. You need to be qualified. The publishers, Excalibur, explain:

“Before you can start shovelling the cash, you really need to become proficient with your tools as you explore a uniquely modelled ground system complete with different layers of soil, earth and embedded materials.”

The game will feature realistic physics, including “the effects of dredging, pushing and compacting the ground beneath your equipment.”


The managing director of Excalibur, Robert Stallibrass, says that the game is so convincing that it can induce psychosis in the player, breaking down their ability to discern between reality and the events on screen:

“This is a totally absorbing simulation. The 3D graphics are so realistic you will find yourself reaching for your safety helmet.”

Where's my FUCKING HAT?!

It’s to cost £25, and will even allow you to compare high scores with other players. High scores for digging!

Unfortunately, industry site Games Press has already made the “Will it be shovelware?” joke, and I’m too honourable to steal it. There’s no demo at the moment, but you can bet your bottom that we’ll post it the moment there is.


  1. Ralph says:

    I’d not seen the abbreviation “CODBLOPS” before and it made me snortle coffee.

  2. Chris Evans says:

    In a similar vein to this, Demolition Company was quite fun :D

    • Junior says:

      Ooh, I was wondering if that was any good, that’ll do as a recommendation.

      As fun as it is to bash these silly looking simulators, they really do represent the greatest strengths of the PC as a gaming platform, something like this sold on the consoles would be considered finacial suicide.

  3. MuscleHorse says:

    I’m waiting out for Digger Simulator 2011 GOTY edition.

  4. Navagon says:

    A shaft.

    Can you dig it?

  5. Lewis B says:

    *writes down Digger Simulator at the top of his Christmas list…*

  6. Rinox says:

    Someone make a minecraft crossover quick

  7. ZIGS says:

    No thanks, I’ll stick with the much superior Farming Simulator 2011

  8. Gundrea says:

    Now I am become Digger, Destroyer of worlds.

  9. airtekh says:

    I’m not really interested, unless it happens to be straight-up beastin’.

  10. Gap Gen says:

    I already lost my bottom to a bet on Tow Truck Simulator.

  11. Gabe Kotick says:

    Does DS2011 have an item store?

  12. Boris says:

    So where is the mod where I can take one of these things into that antigue crap game and smash stuff to tiny bits?

  13. Rich says:

    Did you know the holes only natural enemy is the pile?

  14. stahlwerk says:

    Oh man that first screenshot induced a heavy theme-park intro fmv flashback.

    Roll up, roll up for the greatest show on earth!

    • Navagon says:

      You know that the “3D graphics are so realistic” when they induce flashbacks of low budget early 90s CGI.

      That said, good times with Theme Park. Good times.

  15. TenjouUtena says:

    I saw the title and assumed it was YAMCP (Yet Another MineCraft Post)

    • DJ Phantoon says:

      Well I saw your post and assumed you were whining.

    • Dozer says:

      “You’re what Dr Spooner would call a shining wit.” to quote a Robert Ludlum novel.

      Please note that I don’t think Tenjou is what Dr Spooner would call a shining wit. It’s just that that line made me laugh so much I reuse it wherever possible.

  16. Lord Byte says:

    I’d dig it :P

  17. BubbScience says:

    Will the dirt be professionally animated or just use shitty rag-doll physics like everything else?

  18. GoodPatton says:

    I just realized I was reading a video game review, for a second there I thought i was looking through my window to see yet another construction job around my place. Kudos DS 2011, kudos.

  19. westyfield says:

    Is this on Digg yet?

  20. Emu says:

    Lining up for the midnight release!

  21. Naro says:

    Taking “sandbox” to a whole new level.

  22. Wooly says:

    Where is our hat simulator?

  23. leeder_krenon says:

    i’d rather play this than cockplops to be honest. fuck mainstream gaming, i hate that the kind of people who gave me shit for playing computer games in my youth are now the target market for gaming.

  24. Nico101 says:

    Will it allow you to dig too deep, unearthing long forgotten beasts?

    If it does, Im in.

  25. Renzatic says: