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A Game of Dwarves Details; Trailer

A new A Game of Dwarves product section is now online as home to Paradox Interactive's just-announced strategy game. There's a new trailer from the game on Gamer's Hell, and the project section offers some screenshots and fills in some blanks with some details. Here's a bit:

The gameplay consists of ordering the inhabitants of a dwarven settlement to dig, build and conduct research in order to strengthen the clan, whilst defending themselves from the terrible beasts from the depths into which they delve. The game generates a unique world each time a new level starts, making sure that the player needs to dynamically adapt their strategies and tactics during a session.

As the player advances, the dwarves will level up and gain new skills, progressing from weak dwarflings to near immortal warriors or master craftsmen. There are also rare resources to be found deeper in the earth that grant access to better buildings and equipment. However, the deeper you dig the more dangerous foes you might unleash…

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4. Re: A Game of Dwarves Details; Trailer Jan 21, 2012, 18:51 Numinar
 
Dwarf Fortress isn't going anywhere. Let people like me live in hope that something similar but more accessible is possible.

And the mechanics are nothing that a context sensitive drop down menu couldn't handle. And the emergent fun would still be strong without all the minutia of the simulation... though keeping that intact would be preferable.

The digging RPG genre has a long and storied history of wasted potential and there is a space on my shelf/steam favorites list for a good one. Bring it!
 
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