Dwelvers is a real time strategy game inspired by the old time classics Dungeon Keeper and Settlers. The player needs to guide their minions in digging out paths and rooms, and claiming them for themselves, growing their dungeon. The game will be based on creating your minions and keeping them pleased in various ways. Then you will lead them into battle to defeat your enemy and claim victory! The most challenging part for the player will be creating advanced production chains so as to have enough food to keep their creatures well fed, enough weapons and armour to outfit their army as a force to be reckoned with, and of course enough beer to keep them satisfied with you as their master. A drunk minion is a happy minion! The theme of the game will have a lot of dark humour, and each creature will have its own personality, demands and fighting style; forcing the player to handle all the creatures in different ways in order to max out their potential.

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The surface world and the evil meter

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The surface world explained


The idea with the surface world have always been to give the player an option to raid it and annoy the humans. This is now possible!

[Image: SurfaceWorld.png]

As seen here we now have houses, knights and chests put out all over the surface world. We are going to put in more human and building variation in future versions, but first we must make sure that this is working as it should :)

Every time the player takes over a portal in the dungeon, he will also get a passage up to the surface world. When the player uses the rally flag on the surface world creatures will be told to go up through the portal. Once on the surface the creatures will destroy any building they get close enough to, if there are enemies nearby these will of course be prioritized over the buildings.

Inside some of the houses there will be chests, once the house where the chest is has been destroyed an imp will walk up through the portal to open the chest and pick up all the goodies.

The evil meter


To give the player some extra rewards when raiding the surface we introduced the evil meter.

[Image: EvilMeter.png]

When a building on the surface is destroyed the evil meter will fill up. The more filled the evil meter is the more the humans will hate you and attack you through the portals. A plus for the player is that the more filled the evil meter is the more experience will the player's creatures also gain through battle. So if the player has a strong enough army or have built enough traps it can be really beneficial to raid the humans.

Future plans for the surface


Remember, this is only the first prototype of the surface world, more content will come later on. There have been a lot of ideas presented about what the player will be able to do on the surface, there will probably be some limitations, such as not being able to build rooms and such on the surface. But ideas like only being able to harvest certain materials on the surface is something I really like :) Also, in the 0.9+ versions I will probably do something about the wood gathering, like reducing the wood in the dungeon and give the player the ability to chop down trees on the surface.

Website improvements


I don't know if you have noticed, but I did make some changes to the website a week ago as you can see here: Dwelvers.com

  • The "buy now" banner got a "stronger" message.
  • Inserted a news feed widget that displays the latest forum posts.
  • Changed the "Sign up for the news crow" message so that the user only need to give up his or her email address to get the latest news (also an un-subscribe option as been added to the mails that are sent out.)
  • A twitter news feed added with some screenshots.
  • My face added to Dwelvers.com so that they have someone to blame when things go wrong :P

What's left?


Not much, I have to do a proper play through and fix all the minor issues that may arrive. The tutorial needs to be updated. Once this is done the 0.9 version will be released.
The next Dwelvers release will be handled differently than the last release to avoid releasing it with game-breaking bugs to the majority. I will release it on the Dwelvers website only to those that have purchased it though the Dwelvers website, this is so that I can get some bug-testing done and find the most urgent bugs. Once the bugs have been found and solved I will release it on Steam (this should not take more than a day or two).
If you want to be a part of the pre-release bug-testing and have only bought the game on Steam, please contact me through Dwelvers.com and we can probably solve it :)


Want to play the fullversion?

It can be bought from the Dwelvers website or from Steam.

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SteamingBullet
SteamingBullet Apr 16 2015, 1:29pm says:

A long time ago I saw this and simply ignored it going "Just another dungeon keeper remake doomed to die off eventually"...... Then I look now and holy grog is it something. War for the Overworld has been praised for being the true dungeon keeper remake, but in all honesty I'd rather play this from what I see so far. I like the resource management and the ability ti climb to different levels, and I'll be sticking around to see how this goes. Keep up the good work!

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TheUnbeholden
TheUnbeholden Dec 23 2014, 12:45am says:

Wow, Dungeon keeper was great back in the day, will be keeping my eye on this.

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Guest
Guest Aug 31 2014, 3:31am says:

OMG child hood memories are returning....again. DK1 and 2 were my favorite games and when EA announced another one I was really excited.....until I read some reviews and tried it... Then someone pointed me here and I'm glad they did this looks amazing guys, so glad I found it

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Ushiri
Ushiri Jul 31 2014, 6:43am says:

Check out Sydcon in Malmö this weekend. its MEGA consolegaming group that arranges it...similar to Närcon

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RasmusLjunggren Creator
RasmusLjunggren Jul 31 2014, 1:08pm replied:

Yeah, I am actually going to be there and promote Dwelvers on Saturday between 12 - 20. If you are going don't hesitate to come by and say hello :)

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Bullseyehit
Bullseyehit Jul 14 2014, 5:57am says:

Hi. First of all this game looks promising. I'm a huge fan of settlers and games like this and it looks awsome. When i tryed to play the dwelvers launcher gave an error saying Dwelvers.exe could not be found. Even though i just installed the game. Then i reinstalled it and it was still missing.

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RasmusLjunggren Creator
RasmusLjunggren Jul 15 2014, 6:16pm replied:

Argh, the launcher is still set on the non demo file :S I will upload a functioning version shortly. A quick hack to make it work with this current version is to rename the "dwelversdemo.exe" file to "dwelvers.exe" in the game folder.

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Bullseyehit
Bullseyehit Jul 16 2014, 4:55am replied:

Thanks!

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DiamondBorne
DiamondBorne May 6 2014, 1:29am says:

I'm a fan of Dungeon Keeper but i never heard of this until now! Anyway first impression is i really love multiple height dungeon and item crafting system. You guys really added up something fresh instead of trying too hard to become Dungeon Keeper 1 V.2.0

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RasmusLjunggren Creator
RasmusLjunggren May 7 2014, 2:18pm replied:

Thanks :) It also keeps the motivation high doing something extra that no one else have done :)

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