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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1 comment by Sethiel on Feb 23rd, 2012

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!

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Snapshot 8 Released

Snapshot 8 Released

Feb 27, 2012 Demo 0 comments

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

Snapshot 5 Released

Snapshot 5 Released

Feb 5, 2012 Demo 1 comment

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

Jan 31, 2012 Demo 0 comments

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

Jan 23, 2012 Demo 1 comment

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

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Waxik Jun 9 2012, 9:04pm says:

No more progress?

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Oscuro1987 Apr 1 2012, 1:25pm says:


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ikuto Feb 24 2012, 9:44pm says:

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 Feb 24 2012, 5:02am says:

Yes,just YES:)Love it.

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Giamme Feb 17 2012, 4:19am says:


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Renegade2 Jan 26 2012, 3:35pm says:


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Giamme Jan 26 2012, 9:50am says:

DF 3D...

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

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Sethiel Creator
Sethiel Jan 30 2012, 7:36am replied:

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

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