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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Dwelvers Alpha 0.8f released


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Dwelvers Alpha v0.8f has now been released, it took a little longer than expected because I started on the first part of making the buildings moddable.

So now all the buildings have separate folders in media/xml/buildings with separate textures instead of loading them all from a big image with tiled textures. Also, all the buildings content such as textures, models etc are now loaded from xml files, and these xml files can be modified by anyone.

It is not fully moddable yet, you can't add new buildings but you can change the models and textures, and also alternate the current content with other content with the purpose of creating more variation in the game. I will try to get a manual on how it all works asap :)

New features in Patch 0.8f

Plans for the next patch

I have noticed that the FPS have started to get a little low, so I will probably spend a couple of days optimizing the game so that the not-so-new computers can play the game smoothly as well.

There have been some complaints about the huge amount of creatures produced by the Dark Mother, I will probably give the player an option to limit the creature production somehow. Not everyone wants 120 imps running around in the dungeon, no matter how cute they are :)

It is now time to take a look at the equipment system, the initial idea was that all the creatures should be born naked, and that the player will dress them. But this has not been an option yet because I find the equipment system way too tedious atm, and it needs to be a lot more automatic and a lot less micro management.

Bugs... I haven't had the time to go through the current bugs with this version, but this is something I will deal with in the next one.

I will implement than more what is listed here, but this is what I find the most urgent to add atm.

If anyone has any suggestions on how to limit the creature production and make the equipment system simpler, then you can your suggestion here at the forum and help me with the development.

I hope you all like this patch, happy playing :)

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Dwelvers Alpha Demo 0.8f

Dwelvers Alpha Demo 0.8f

Oct 20, 2014 Demo 3 comments

Dwelvers is a real time strategy game inspired by the old time classics 'Dungeon Keeper' and 'The Settlers'. The player takes the form of an evil Dungeon...

Dwelvers Alpha Demo 0.8e

Dwelvers Alpha Demo 0.8e

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Dwelvers is a real time strategy game inspired by the old time classics 'Dungeon Keeper' and 'The Settlers'. The player takes the form of an evil Dungeon...

Dwelvers Alpha Demo 0.8d

Dwelvers Alpha Demo 0.8d

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Dwelvers is a real time strategy game inspired by the old time classics 'Dungeon Keeper' and 'The Settlers'. The player takes the form of an evil Dungeon...

Dwelvers Alpha Demo 0.8c

Dwelvers Alpha Demo 0.8c

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Dwelvers is a real time strategy game inspired by the old time classics 'Dungeon Keeper' and 'The Settlers'. The player takes the form of an evil Dungeon...

Dwelvers Alpha Demo 0.8b

Dwelvers Alpha Demo 0.8b

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Dwelvers is a real time strategy game inspired by the old time classics 'Dungeon Keeper' and 'The Settlers'. The player takes the form of an evil Dungeon...

Dwelvers Alpha Demo 0.8

Dwelvers Alpha Demo 0.8

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clmorris30
clmorris30 Feb 10 2014, 1:25pm says:

i have downloaded and installed no problem but every time i click to load it loads for a few mins the says it's not responding i have tried so many times :( is there a problem with the game or could you suggest anything if it maybe my laptop.thanks

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RasmusLjunggren Creator
RasmusLjunggren Feb 10 2014, 9:13pm replied:

The game is very demanding at the moment as it still is in alpha and haven't been optimised, I figure the loading time comes after the "Present screen"? If that is the case it is the game level that is generating, and it isn't the most optimised atm. It will be better in future versions. My recommendation is to just wait it out, the level should finish loading at some point. But I am pretty confident that you will experience a laggy gameplay because the long loading time may suggest that the game is to demanding for your laptop.

Sorry for this, I am working on it and it will get better in the future :)

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trexium
trexium Feb 10 2014, 4:34am says:

I really like it, been playing for several hours now ^^

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RasmusLjunggren Creator
RasmusLjunggren Feb 10 2014, 8:03am replied:

Thanks, I am very glad to hear that :)

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grzechotnik1984
grzechotnik1984 Dec 22 2013, 8:34am says:

It would be great if it could run on OpenGL. Some people don't have Windows Vista/7/8 and I don't know of anything that can be made on D3D and can't be made on OGL. Such sad, much can't run, but still Wow!

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Sebt
Sebt Jan 20 2014, 7:03am replied:

Nie martw się, wszystko się może zdarzyć i jeszcze pozmieniamy kilka rzeczy w grze, na pewno i z tym coś wymyślimy. :P

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RasmusLjunggren Creator
RasmusLjunggren Dec 22 2013, 12:46pm replied:

** I'm almost sure I answered you.. I must have forgot to press save :/ **

Thanks for the Wow :)
It a mistake I made from the beginning that I started with Direct3D, I will probably port the game to OpenGL in the future, but right now I have way too much on my plate..

I hope you understand :)

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russodrezden
russodrezden Dec 5 2013, 10:49pm says:

Alright! I have voted!!! In exchange for this I fully expect to be compensated by having the ability to produce multiple versions/iterations of the Dark Mistress troop type.
Seriously though - two things that I always wished DK2 could improve on:
1) Not being able to attack the human settlements that kept sending the heroes to kick over my sandcastles. Just did not seem fair that I couldn't.
2)There being only one type of evil female troop type. I mean, c'mon. Not only is this just plain sexist, but the evil chick is the staple of all evil-doing organizations, and you just can't have too many.
Anyways, thank you for answering a wish from over a decade ago.

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RasmusLjunggren Creator
RasmusLjunggren Dec 24 2013, 3:10pm replied:

Thanks for the vote :)

Nr 1: Is being worked on and will probably be introduced in the 0.7 or 0.8 version.

Nr 2: I see your point, but I could turn it around and say that the females are dominating the guys. If I had a guy that were the Dark Mother and all other females, then it would be sexist as well. The only reason I choose to label her as the "Dark Mother" is because she giving offspring. But yeah, in the future we will probably have more variation between the genders :)

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Burainu
Burainu Oct 12 2013, 5:23pm says:

What is this error message?
Error Location: D3D::Init
Message: Failed creating device and swapchain!

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RasmusLjunggren Creator
RasmusLjunggren Oct 28 2013, 2:10pm replied:

Ahh, I really need to change that error message.. It is triggered when the game can't create any direct 3D device. It needs Windows Vista SP2+ and Direct3D 10 to be able to run.

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RasmusLjunggren Creator
RasmusLjunggren Dec 21 2013, 12:36pm replied:

Sorry for the extremely late reply, I don't get any announcement when people post here.
If you'd like you could report your issue at our forum Forum.dungeondwellers.net so that we could get to the bottom of the problem and solve it.

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BurningPet
BurningPet Oct 28 2013, 2:09pm replied:

Do you have a Direct3d 10 compatible graphics card?

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