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Mixing tower defense and dungeon crawling, Dwerve releases May 31

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After the success of their Kickstarter back in 2020 and a delay to the release, Half Human Games have now confirmed that Dwerve will launch on May 31.

What is it? Dwerve is a tower defense dungeon game that also blends in dungeon crawling. You're not just looking from afar placing down towers, you're part of the action here. You play as a young dwarf tinkerer who adventures into a ruined kingdom and unearths the lost technologies of the ancient warsmiths: turrets and traps. These are the only weapons that can protect the dwarves from Witch-Queen Vandra and her army of bloodthirsty trolls and monstrous creatures hellbent on conquering the surface.

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Game Features:

  • Tower defense combat! Build turrets and traps to fend off swarms of monsters!
  • Dungeon crawling! Explore a ruined kingdom brimming with hidden secrets and puzzles!
  • Upgrade your turrets and traps! Each has its own upgrade tree with 100+ upgrades in all!
  • Fight epic boss battles! Use strategy, wit, and fast reflexes to out maneuver massive monsters!
  • Discover powerful artifacts! Dragonfire Boots, Lionheart Shield, Gurrakk's Hammer, and more!
  • Embark on an adventure! Meet friends, travel throughout the mountain, stop the Witch-Queen!

You can follow it on Steam.

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Migwell Apr 21, 2022
Why are these tower defence games never co op! It seems like the perfect genre for it.
scaine 11 years Apr 21, 2022
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Quoting: MigwellWhy are these tower defence games never co op! It seems like the perfect genre for it.

Yep, Dungeon Defenders had a nice mechanic for co-op play, albeit later levels devolved into simply letting the highest level player place all the traps or die. And conversely, you largely had to play DD in co-op as there were just too many enemies in solo - the scaling wasn't great down the way.

I'm really, really looking forward to Dwerve. The demo had a couple of issues though - first, it felt like the levels had to be completed with certain towers, and second, when things went wrong, it was very hard to turn it around. But it has so much promise and like the best interactive TD games, it felt that you made a difference wherever you stood.

This will be an insta-buy when it lands, I think.
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Ditto on the co-op wishes. That, and a lack of GOG release... it's just not quite appealing enough for me. Looks pretty cool though.
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