Parents' Guide to

Deep Town

By Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Mining focused app digs into shallow gameplay.

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Is It Any Good?

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This game is all about drilling for minerals, but after a while, the repetition and waiting for access to new areas becomes somewhat tedious. Drilling is the main activity of the game -- that's how you uncover coal, copper, iron, and other substances, which you can sell for in-app currency to buy your way to higher levels or speed up mining processes. This is fun at first, and when you unlock new, cool techniques to help you do it. The more you play, the more you find and can sell to earn enough to move through the game's levels more quickly. Unfortunately, all that drilling can start to feel a little tedious after a while. In addition, some activities, such as archeological expeditions, involve waiting for the clock to run out before you can proceed. Gamers may find they're fatigued or just not all that interested in playing a ton of times.

That said, there are some interesting aspects to the app. It offers links to a few informative videos, which are a nice learning bonus. Players will also be exposed to, although not fully educated about, some mining processes and archeology, which could spark an interest in finding out more about the topics. The app needs a few tweaks -- there are typos in a number of guidance prompts, and its support section is just a Reddit page of uncategorized posts -- so proofreading all app content and adding a detailed guide and/or FAQ to prevent users from becoming confused would really help make Deep Town a more accessible place to visit and drill into.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: April 13, 2017
  • Category: Strategy Games
  • Topics: Adventures
  • Publisher: Rockbite Games
  • Version: Android 2.4.4, iOs Version 2.0
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 8.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch; requires Android 4.0.3 and up.
  • Last updated: February 4, 2020

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