I am always on the lookout for new and interesting games being developed for the PC, and I think We Are the Dwarves may fit that bill. I came across the We Are the Dwarves Kickstarter last night and the game sounded intriguing enough that I wanted to let you know about it.
We Are the Dwarves, the in-development game from Whale Rock Games, is a real-time tactical isometric action game in which you control three dwarves as they explore new locales. OK, so far that doesn’t sound like anything special, I know, but what is really interesting is the premise behind the game. In WAtD, the universe is one big giant block of rock rather than empty space, and the “planets” are really huge caverns within that block. The three dwarves are astronauts (or “Drillonauts” as they are called in the game) who use their drilling ship to boldly drill where no dwarf has drilled before. I have to give WAtD full points for coming up with a novel backdrop for the game.
Players will be able to approach the game using direct combat or stealth depending on their preference. The combat is real-time but will allow players to pause the action and queue up multiple a command stack for the dwarves. I couldn’t find any gameplay footage per se, although the WAtD trailer is made using the game engine so it will give you an idea of what they are shooting for (it looks pretty slick). [Update: more details about the WAtD gameplay was provided via the WAtD Kickstarter Update #1, which is worth a look.]
Speaking of shooting for something, the We Are the Dwarves Kickstarter is aiming to raise $120000 over the next 45 days, and they could use your support to reach that goal. So, if you are in the mood for a new tactical isometric action game with a rather unique context then you should really give the We Are the Dwarves Kickstarter a look over. Testing access is available with many of the pledge tiers so keep that in mind if you choose to support the game. Check it out!
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