A downloadable game for Windows

Find out if a career in archaeology is the right path for you as you complete the day to day tasks on an excavation site, such as digging out the mummies and defending them against the waves of seniors that are swarming the site in confusion.

This fun and weird game was created during the Global Game Jam 2021. Please have a look at all the great games from our Global Game Jam site: https://globalgamejam.org/2021/jam-sites/global-sauerkraut-jam


  • Shovel Button is active: Click multiple times on a spot to dig. In order to dig out a large object, the entire object must be cleared of sand. 
  • Action Button is active: Click somewhere to place a random distraction. When a distraction is effective, you are not able to place another one.


Elena Oesterling - 3D Lead
Simon Kickartz -  Animation Lead, Music Lead
Jurek Malottke - Concept Lead
Paul Kolvenbach - Programming Lead

Social Media 

Instakraut -https://www.instagram.com/epicsauerkraut/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/epicsauerkraut
Discord - https://discord.gg/EZ7huaj 

Install instructions

The downloadable files contain the original Jam version (0.0.004) and a "more final" version (0.1.001) for Windows.


TheyDigIt_0.0.004_Win.zip 33 MB
TheyDigIt_0.1.001_Win.zip 33 MB

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