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DwarfCorp [itch.io, Steam], an open source fantasy real-time strategy game finally has a proper public release, it's now in Early Access.

For those interested, the source code is on GitHub under a modified MIT license. The engine is open source, but things like 3D Models, Sounds and other bits are proprietary so the game isn't free.

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About the game:

DwarfCorp is a procedurally generated, open source fantasy real-time strategy game in which you lead a colony of ruthless capitalist Dwarves to discover new lands, and exploit them for profit!

Dig deep into the earth to discover rare gems and ores, and send them back to the motherland in a balloon or ship. Defend your colony with walls, traps, and mercenaries. Promote your employees for their good work, or give them a slap if they get sloppy. Meet Elves, Goblins, Mole Men, Demons and more! Design your company logo and colour scheme, and watch your company grow.

The game has been in development since 2012, so it's been a while coming. It's only now that they consider it good enough to show a wider audience. It was actually funded by Kickstarter back in 2013, so I imagine backers will be eager to see how far it has come in that time.

It seems like it takes the ideas of Dwarf Fortress and makes them more accessible

Personally, I think it looks fantastic and I'm really looking forward to checking it out. Especially after Castle Story was such a let down. I'm itching for a game like this to build up and explore.

It can be purchased on itch.io and Steam with 30% off until the 2nd of October.

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Guppy 26 September 2017 at 9:36 am UTC
Not really what I expected when I read "strategy game" to be honest, I mean where is the strategy in the video? looks like teraria / minecraft but with a group and I wound't really label either of those as strategy games
razing32 26 September 2017 at 10:59 am UTC
Looks interesting
Especially since I am usually too thick to get into Dwarf Fortress.
Liam Dawe 26 September 2017 at 11:04 am UTC
razing32Especially since I am usually too thick to get into Dwarf Fortress.
This is literally me
razing32 26 September 2017 at 11:08 am UTC
GuppyNot really what I expected when I read "strategy game" to be honest, I mean where is the strategy in the video? looks like teraria / minecraft but with a group and I wound't really label either of those as strategy games

I think it's meant more in the Caesar/Settlers style - management.
Tiedemann 26 September 2017 at 11:37 am UTC
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Looks interesting. Kind of afraid of being "burned out" before it's finished though, so will have it bookmarked for a while and see how it goes.


Last edited by Tiedemann at 26 September 2017 at 12:23 pm UTC
Shmerl 26 September 2017 at 4:36 pm UTC
Looks nice and FOSS engine is a plus.
harshbarj 26 September 2017 at 7:14 pm UTC
Looks a bit like towns. Let's hope it fairs better than that game, which was abandoned by it's developers. Shame as it looked to be a great game. This game looks to be one to watch.
razing32 26 September 2017 at 7:50 pm UTC
harshbarjLooks a bit like towns. Let's hope it fairs better than that game, which was abandoned by it's developers. Shame as it looked to be a great game. This game looks to be one to watch.

Towns died in Alpha
Gnomoria died in Beta
Lets hope this lives
14 26 September 2017 at 10:30 pm UTC
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Yeah, I was gonna say something about Dwarf Fortress as well, even though I never gave that game more than 30 minutes of my time. This looks to be very similar but perhaps without the tedium. Despite it looking to be single player, I'm actually still interested. Looks pretty sweet.
Klaus 27 September 2017 at 1:40 pm UTC
On the light note: I love the 3D-with-sprites aesthetic

harshbarjLooks a bit like towns. Let's hope it fairs better than that game, which was abandoned by it's developers. Shame as it looked to be a great game. This game looks to be one to watch.
Does it matter though?

Last I played Towns, it was a fun game. It wasn't being developed anymore, but this didn't really make it any worse. If the Dwarf-Fortress developer some day drops the project (probably due to dying of old age) it will still be a unique game.

StoneHearth is still being actively developed, but regardless, if it was dropped now, I'd still recommend it.

Most of these games could be declared "finished with upcoming feature updates", and it wouldn't make a difference. Most simply are never declared finished, before the developers drops active support.

Then again, once these are no longer being developed, I tend to lose interest, as my interest requires being rekindled by new features. But that would be the same, if the game had been declared feature-complete and development had stopped for that reason.
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