A cross between creativity, horror, and adventure, Dwell aims to be an ORPG like no other. Settle, create a village, and defend your friends from the horrible creatures who lurk in the forests. You can change the landscape, farm, or hunt in order to survive the conditions-- it's all up to you.

Report article RSS Feed The Summer Update (Alpha 0.27 - 0.34)

All the progress for the past 2 months! New website and forums as well!

Posted by Jungletoe on Aug 25th, 2013

Intro
This new update is something special. We've reinvented the game in numerous ways, from the name to the art style. The new name is Dwell. We had to change our name due to availability (there are tons of games with Colonies in their name, yet few with Dwell) and recognition potential.

VISIT OUR NEW FORUMS (under reconstruction)

Update Video

New Art Style & Lighting

Troll Chase Effects

Chasms & Better Caves

Males & Females

Item Stacking

Personal Claims

List of New Features
- Extra drying rack animation
- New, sleek GUI
- Hotbar
- Improved caves
- Chasms
- Atmospheric sound
- Troll screen shake
- 1 new running speed
- Sprinting
- Mana bar
- Attacks dictated by amount of mana
- 4 new mod commands
- "Enter" to chat
- Improved GUI base (no more fuzzy lettering)
- Chasms at the end of the world
- 12 new tileset transitions
- Smoother frame-independent rendering
- Health bars on vicitims
- Heartbeat sound effect when low on health
- Fish spawn in nodes (20 fish per node)
- Animal fleeing
- Improved animal tracking AI
- Animal raging
- Animals attack other animals
- Door sounds
- Smoother WASD movement
- Ferns
- Improved hedges
- Docks
- 2 new buffs
- Chieftans and Warlords can choose to banish villagers
- Flowers
- Click-to-place wood flooring

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rx_shorty
rx_shorty Aug 25 2013, 4:02pm says:

Looks pretty nice :)
Any way to try a version on Linux?

Tried to get some info from your website, but it seems down?

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Jungletoe Author
Jungletoe Aug 25 2013, 4:17pm replied:

Yeah, it will be back up in 1 minute (we're transitioning hosts). There is currently not a way to test besides applying for a tester's account. A Linux build will be available eventually, but not at the moment (however, it works fine on Wine as a temporary solution).

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Jameion
Jameion Aug 25 2013, 5:31pm says:

Hey you may not remember me but the game looks much better from when I first saw it, GOOD JOB!

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Jungletoe Author
Jungletoe Aug 25 2013, 7:00pm replied:

Of course I remember haha.

And thanks!

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Rainey84
Rainey84 Aug 25 2013, 11:43pm says:

Game continues to look better. Keep up the hard work!

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Jungletoe Author
Jungletoe Aug 26 2013, 1:18am replied:

Thanks dude

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