Dwarves & Holes is a tactical squad based city builder and world simulation where you take control of a group of dwarves, hobbits, mages or demons and your goal is to explore and survive while building a successful settlement. The game features multiple game modes and is inspired by the 4X formula and games like Dwarf Fortress.

The game is currently making great strides to overcome the period of hiatus where the transition from a 2D isometric engine to a fully realized 3D engine took place.

Creation mode (a mode where all the games's mechanics are intact but there are no resources and you don't have to worry about the consequences of your actions) is slowly starting to resemble its desired shape. This is the first mode that will be released.

Weekly public snapshots are upload. MegaUpload was used in the past, but after its take down snapshots will be uploaded here.

On Dwarvesh.blogspot.com you can follow the progress of the development process. For over a year now the entire development has been documented in detail and some might find enjoyment in seeing the various faces of the game in different stages of development. The blog is regularly updated and some of the news from there will also be reported here, probably with less words.

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We would like to show you the first ever Dwarves & Holes recorded video:


Not bad for something thrown together in a hurry as soon as basic path-finding and scheduling were implemented. We thought that now would be a good moment to recreate that video, but this time of course using the 3D engine:



We certainly think the flexibility of a 3D engine has paid off and developing it was a worthwhile endeavor.

In other news Snapshot 7 is yet again not ready on deadline, but using the very useful tool of feature freeze Snapshot 8 should be uploaded right on time on Monday!

Second generation 3D engine

Second generation 3D engine

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Read about our second generation 3D engine and the changelog for Snapshot 6 which unfortunately will not be public.

One Month Anniversary & New Snapshot

One Month Anniversary & New Snapshot

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Snapshot 5 marks the one month anniversary of Dwarves & Holes. Read on to see what Snapshot 5 has to offer!

Snapshot 4 Changelog

Snapshot 4 Changelog

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A new snapshot has been uploaded so it is time to go over the changelog and talk about what comes next.

Greetings IndieDB community!

Greetings IndieDB community!

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We are super excited to finally be on IndieDB! Since we are new here, this is just a short announcement to great you all and to tell you a few words about...

Snapshot 8 Released

Snapshot 8 Released

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Read all about the brand new Snapshot 8, see some videos and learn about future updates.

Snapshot 5 Released

Snapshot 5 Released

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This week we bring you Snapshot 5 with a richer block interaction scheme. Click on "read more" to get installation instructions, controls and other information...

Snapshot 4 Released

Snapshot 4 Released

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This snapshot contains a large set of changes starring a level of detail switching system, a new interface and interaction with floors. A full changelog...

Snapshot 3 Released

Snapshot 3 Released

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We are super excited to release our first snapshot on IndieDB. Please read the instructions bellow before you proceed.

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Waxik
Waxik

No more progress?

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Oscuro1987
Oscuro1987

TRACK!!

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ikuto
ikuto

Man i love you, games like that really make me excited.
And i really love moddb for chanse to know about guys like you and you projects.

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SniperCharlie
SniperCharlie

Yes,just YES:)Love it.

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Giamme
Giamme

Yuppiiii!
Mountains!!

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Renegade2
Renegade2

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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Giamme
Giamme

DF 3D...
...TRAKING!!

Dwarf fortress was a so heavy game this will be 3 times heavy!

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Sethiel Creator
Sethiel

Well that's why I am making sure the engine is as optimized as possible.

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