The Dig is an adventure game developed by Lucasarts in 1995. It is said to has collaboration with Steven Spielberg on the game production.
The Dig was released as CD-ROM only. It contains a full voice-over soundtrack and a digital orchestral score. For the most part, the game's graphics are hand-drawn and sparsely animated, with a mixture of pre-rendered 3D and hand-drawn animation clips also presented in certain parts of the game.
It is the most serious LucasArts adventure game, containing no slapstick, and relatively little subtle humor, an element found abundantly in all other LucasArts adventure titles. It is also the only one to fit perfectly into the science fiction genre.
The game starts with Commander Low and two of his team mates trying to blow up a hole on an asteroid. After the asteroid is blown, they go in, mistakenly activate some traps and they are transported to an alien planet.
They start to explore the deserted planet, their main priority being to find a way back home. While the planet has a high state of technology, it is in a state of decay and appears to be devoid of particularly intelligent animals.
The title 'The Dig' refers to the whole process of investigation and exploration of the planet, in order to make the alien machines work again and discover what happened to the lost civilization. The main theme is xenoarchaeology.
At the end, they successfully meet the alien race, and through some processes, the alien guide them back to Earth.
You can download The Dig CD here. There is an ISO image and walkthrough file inside. This is a stripped off version with no background music and speech. You need to have Daemon Tools to load the ISO image and mount it in the DosBox to play.