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PwndJa

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Dwarfs!?
« on: March 05, 2011, 11:03:45 pm »

Dwarfs is a single-player casual game in which you guide your Dwarfs to mine the caves around your home base, find the gold, minerals and treasure - and try and keep them out of trouble! Dwarfs just tend to keep digging, following only their lust for more gold. So they will dig into water and lava, threatening your home. If that wasn't enough, they keep finding all sorts of nasty little monsters that have to be dealt with too. The player can build walls, dynamite holes in the floor, or turn earth to stone in an effort to prevent disaster. But in the end, success or failure will depend on the player's skill at directing his ever-growing army of dwarfs! And if the basic modes aren't enough, there is a complete sandbox, where you can create your own challenges - and a "Defend the Town Hall" mode where clearing out waves of enemies becomes the biggest challenge.

http://www.dwarfs-game.com/

It seems as if Dwarf Fortress has inspired an Xbox arcade developer to create something quite similar, albeit much more casual and suited to people that like arcade style games.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqU6-nlDOFY

The similarities are striking.
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Re: Dwarfs!?
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2011, 11:13:27 pm »

TBH, that looks kind of horrendously boring and annoying -- seems like the player is more of a babysitter for the dwarfs instead of a commander.
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Re: Dwarfs!?
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2011, 11:57:45 pm »

oh god not THIS again...NO
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Re: Dwarfs!?
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2011, 11:58:21 pm »

Yeah it's been argued over before: http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=64007 . I do appreciate your summary of it though, it sums up the game pretty well.

I think the overall consensus is that it's fun for a bit but was mostly a high score hunt at the time. I haven't tried the other modes though, just the stuff that was in the demo when that first thread came through.
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Re: Dwarfs!?
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2011, 12:27:16 am »

Its looks nice, worth a try. Is it free to play?
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Re: Dwarfs!?
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2011, 01:01:04 am »

As far as I now, it will become P2P but for now is free. Of course, unless I'm wrong.
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Re: Dwarfs!?
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2011, 01:01:50 am »

As far as I now, it will become P2P but for now is free. Of course, unless I'm wrong.

If its free, where can I find the download? I cant find it.
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Re: Dwarfs!?
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2011, 01:11:27 am »

I like it, and for once am glad to see a game sorta kinda like DF, but not enough to be obtrusive, or something as stupid as Khazahd.
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Re: Dwarfs!?
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2011, 01:13:58 am »

download is on the demo page, there is a button to download the beta.

edit: or not, they seem to be working on a steam demo instead
« Last Edit: March 06, 2011, 01:15:35 am by jester »
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Re: Dwarfs!?
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2011, 01:23:05 am »

So there isnt a download for the game I can play? Darn
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Re: Dwarfs!?
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2011, 01:43:17 am »

The only real relation to DF it has is that there are dwarves that dig.  I had a lot of fun playing this on the show floor at PAX, and while it certainly isn't the most complicated game ever, it was a pretty fun time waster.
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Re: Dwarfs!?
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2011, 09:28:39 am »

game goes live today on steam.
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Re: Dwarfs!?
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2011, 10:27:48 am »

I'll probably get it just to waste the next 5 days till Brink comes out.  :D
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« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2011, 10:41:06 am »

I'll probably get it just to waste the next 5 days till Brink comes out.  :D

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« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2011, 10:52:14 am »

From looking at the video, It gives me the feeling of a flashgame you play because you dont have anything else to do.
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