In Diamond in the Rough, it's your job to protect the most valuable diamond in the world. You control a turret, which you must use to shoot the burglars who will stop at nothing to steal the diamond. As you kill burglars, you will gain money and experience. Money can be spent on new turrets, modifications and traps. When you gain enough experience, you will level up and earn a skill point, which you can use to upgrade your skills. Keep an eye on the turret's health bar and temperature gauge. If your turret's health is reduced to zero, the game is over. You can restore your health by leveling up or buying a repair kit in the shop.