DwarfCorp is a RTS game about ruthless capitalism in a fantasy world. You've been hired as Regional Manager for Greybeard and Sons Company to explore and exploit new territories. As Regional Manager, you'll need to prospect the best location, and send a scouting party of dwarves in a balloon. From there, it's up to you to make sure your dwarves survive long enough to mine precious gold and mana rock. Use your profits to hire new employees and buy equipment! Only the most ruthless capitalist will prosper!

Report article RSS Feed About Dwarfcorp

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

Posted by CompletelyFairGames on Jun 11th, 2013

What is Dwarfcorp?
DwarfCorp is a comedic 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 color scheme, and watch your company stock rise and fall against your competitors!

We are a two-man team of amateurs making the game of our dreams in our spare time. After developing this game for almost a year, we will soon be looking for backers on Kickstarter to help us make releasing this a reality. We are also looking for feedback and potential collaborators. We'd love to hear from you!

Story
Back in the Dwarven Motherland across the great sea, the Dwarven King,
Dunold the Wise, has chartered a number of Dwarf Companies to explore and colonize strange new lands beyond the sea. As a Regional Manager in one of these companies, it is your duty to scout out one such island and make a foothold for Dwarven civilization there.

The Dwarven King, Dunold the Wise, delivering the Royal Charter

The Dwarves are a hardy race, and with access to gold, a warm hearth, and ale, can overcome any challenge -- and this colonization business is going to be a major challenge. The strange lands beyond the sea are uncivilized wilds, and full of unknown dangers. In addition, competing companies see profit in these lands as well, and they don't take kindly to competing firms edging in on their territory. Dwarven companies are ruthless competitors, demanding profits for their shareholders at all costs. If that means sacrificing a few measly workers for that extra ton of gold ore, so be it!

A Dwarven balloon travels accross the Great Sea

These are trying times for the Dwarves. Will you manage your company well and gain profit and glory? Or will you be driven back to the motherland by the hordes of Goblins, Elves and Mole Men, and thrown to the dustbin of history?

Gameplay Features
Dwarfcorp is played from a free-floating overhead perspective. The game takes place both above and below ground, and so is a truly 3D real-time strategy game. You can go up and down slices of the terrain, all the way from the fiery underdark to the snowy mountain tops.

The game is played in

You command a company of Dwarves by assigning them tasks such as Building, Mining, Gathering, or Attacking. Dwarves are pretty smart. Using symbolic planning-based AI, the Dwarves seek out unique ways to meet their own goals. Tell a dwarf to build a wood wall, and he will determine the best way to do that might be to chop down a tree, or else to grab the wood from a stockpile.

Dwarves gathering resourdces

The goal is to gather resources and send them back to the Dwarven Motherland for profits, and grow your colony from a tiny enclave to a huge fortress. Generally, the more valuable the ore, the deeper it is in the earth. Using the money from gathering resources, you can promote your Dwarves, or make them happier by paying them more. You can also hire more Dwarves with special skills such as Craftsdwarves, Military Dwarves, Mages, and Musketdwarves to join your colony.

A colony of dwarves

Dwarf classes

With your profits, you can upgrade your colony by constructing rooms. Training Rooms can give your Dwarves the edge in combat -- The Forge can be used to construct a wide variety of mechanisms and weapons to make your operation more efficient, The Laboratory allows your magical Dwarves to research powerful spells -- and of course Drinking Halls and Bedrooms allow your Dwarves to rest and relax (like they'll be doing any of that!)You can choose to pay whatever you want to your Dwarves, but if you pay them too little, or treat them too poorly (say, by not giving them enough ale), they may go on strike! Unhappy Dwarves may choose to stay in bed rather than go to work, and will write you a bad manager's report to the corporate higher-ups. Happy Dwarves will be more efficient, and will even sing while working!

A horde of goblins


Beware! The surface is full of dangers. Hostile Elves and Goblins aren't too keen on the Dwarves coming and stealing all their stuff. Underground, it isn't much safer, as Mole Men and Demons dwell there.Leverage your technical superiority over the local savages! Defend your fortress by constructing traps, hiring mercenaries and building a dazzling array of walls and channels.

The World
The islands in DwarfCorp are procedurally generated and fully simulated.They are different every time you start playing. Fault lines, air currents, moisture, temperature, rainfall, rivers, lakes and oceans are all simulated through the passage of time -- which gives rise to forests, deserts, snowy tundra, jungles and grasslands. Additionally, civilizations of Goblins, Elves, Humans and Demons are randomly generated and given time to "fight it out," so to speak, on the island. So you, as the Dwarven outsider, will make quite a splash as you arrive.

Different terrain types

And speaking of splashing, DwarfCorp features a finite liquid simulation system. Drain entire lakes for Dwarven industry! Power water wheels with the flow of rivers! Direct channels of lava from volcanoes! Just take care that none of your employees drown.

Swimming Dwarves


Day and night are simulated in the game, with the sun, moon, stars, and clouds dynamically moving across the sky. During the day, your employees may want to forage for food, but at night they had best stay underground -- where they can find caves, ores, dungeons, and other treasures.

-
Stay abreast of the latest news and content at our website (Dwarfcorp.com), join our forums (Dwarfcorp.com), follow us on twitter! (@Dwarfcorp)

Post comment Comments
Mattsjo
Mattsjo Jun 11 2013, 3:40pm says:

Looks awesome! I like the graphics and the gameplay looks good too.

+4 votes     reply to comment
kassu27
kassu27 Jun 11 2013, 3:58pm says:

They look so adorable... also I like the lively colors!

+3 votes     reply to comment
GrandMoffbob
GrandMoffbob Jun 11 2013, 5:17pm says:

So dorf fortress in 3d...OK i COULD GET BEHIND THIS

+3 votes     reply to comment
saso77
saso77 Jun 11 2013, 5:31pm says:

Good graphic and design.Looking interesting.

+3 votes     reply to comment
Edsonmilan
Edsonmilan Jun 11 2013, 8:36pm says:

Please tell me it's going to be free or at least a free version.

+2 votes     reply to comment
Theon
Theon Jun 11 2013, 8:38pm says:

I love the looks of this.
If it could come close to emulating all the content of dorf, I'd definetly be interested.

+3 votes     reply to comment
cocomendes
cocomendes Jun 11 2013, 8:42pm says:

looks cool

+3 votes     reply to comment
Hans_02
Hans_02 Jun 11 2013, 8:54pm says:

Tracking =)

+3 votes     reply to comment
Bluedrake42
Bluedrake42 Jun 12 2013, 1:37am says:

looks like a non-****** version of dwarf fortress, awesome

+3 votes     reply to comment
Skitzomaniac
Skitzomaniac Jun 12 2013, 10:00am says:

This looks like a better version on Dwarf fortress and Gnomoria. Tracking the **** out of this >:]

+3 votes     reply to comment
Why0Why
Why0Why Jun 12 2013, 1:53pm says:

Looks amazing! A definite Kickstarter back here!

+1 vote     reply to comment
Post a Comment
click to sign in

You are not logged in, your comment will be anonymous unless you join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) which we encourage all contributors to do.

2000 characters limit; HTML formatting and smileys are not supported - text only

Icon
DwarfCorp
Platform
Windows
Developed By
CompletelyFairGames
Engine
XNA
Contact
Send Message
Official Page
Dwarfcorp.com
Release Date
TBD
Game Watch
Track this game
News
Browse
News
Report Abuse
Report article
Related Games
DwarfCorp
DwarfCorp Single Player Real Time Strategy
Related Engines
XNA
XNA Public Domain Released Dec 31, 2006