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About Dwell with 2 comments by Jungletoe on Sep 21st, 2014

Intro
We've been hard at work for the past year trying to tie up loose ends. We decided it was best to not release any big updates for a while so that we wouldn't attract a crowd.  A year later, that update has finally come. Welcome to the new game, Dwellers!

Graphics
We needed to get some more professional graphics completed to make the game high tier. We brought numerous artists onto our team but only one fit the bill completely, Pirate.

…and even more polish

Emotes! They’re tied to F1-F12. We carefully designed each emote to be extremely accessible so that people can communicate their intentions immediately. This breaks language barriers and creates a culture of communication beyond text!

More polish!

Using developer skills to plow down a hill

Gates anyone?


Mechanics

A few new mechanics have been introduced. Dungeons now lay in the depths of the caverns and can only be found by exploring for portals in the overworld. Here are some of our finds...

Iceberg dungeon!

Yet another cold dungeon… snow themed!


Interface

The interface was updated to be easier to control and handle. It's been consolidated and redone multipletimes so I hope you're happy with the result we produced :) 


Crafting
It now has a special twist. Add runes to your recipes to boost stats, results, and gains. Runes can be found or crafted and are a hot commodity for trading between villages!



Biomes
We added a new biome to the worldgen, deserts. We've also optimized the continent generating algorithm to maximize its size while keeping the explorations of oceans unique! With that said, we've also added icebergs...

Cleaned up deserts a tad and fixed some underworld glitches

Outro
We've added lots more, but you'll have to check my blog and twitter to see it all! You can also sign up on our brand new website here!

Games
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"Sticks & Starships"

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Updated 2 months ago Coming Dec 2014 Single & Multiplayer Adventure

"Sticks & Starships" is an upcoming interstellar adventure and engineering game. It takes place in a randomly generated textured-voxel environment...

"THE MAZE"

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Updated 3 years ago TBD Single Player First Person Shooter

ok allotof people are wondering why i have guns in my game and what the story is so here it goes the maze is a game where there are these people who are...

'City' Project

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(C)losing Panic

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My first game, Avoid blocks comming to you! Blocks come from one side at first, when you come further in the game blocks will come from two sides! Eventually...

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figalot
figalot Oct 18 2010, 9:20pm says:

I actaully Created this engine, no joke

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XManXHunterX
XManXHunterX Sep 1 2010, 9:29am says:

custom built for the WIN!

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Nilghai
Nilghai Jul 2 2010, 12:11pm says:

18 pages of games with custom builts... that's awesome

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nonenonenonenonenone
nonenonenonenonenone Jun 8 2010, 6:53pm says:

Can you make FPSs?

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odysside
odysside Jun 8 2010, 3:53am says:

Why dont people actually upload the engines instead of using
"custom built"

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leebarguss
leebarguss Jun 9 2010, 4:54pm replied:

Because a lot of these are built specifically to create the game. They have no names as they are not commercial.

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Arvind
Arvind May 31 2010, 3:36pm says:

Best engine made ever. Look at the possible platforms!

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kokkokoo
kokkokoo Feb 23 2010, 9:11am says:

it was a lot of fun making aliens vs predator with this but then tho bastard stole it from me!

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Isundir
Isundir Apr 23 2010, 1:19am replied:

lol wut who stole the wut from who?

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MitchellS
MitchellS Feb 12 2010, 3:12am says:

Most amazing engine ever. Great texture quality!

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