Dwelvers is a real time strategy game where The player takes the role of an evil Dungeon Lord who guide its minions through building their own dungeon, below and above the surface. Manage elaborate production chains, cater to the needs and quirks of each monster and lead them to battles against other monsters and pathetic humans.
User reviews:
Overall:
Very Positive (135 reviews) - 81% of the 135 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 10, 2014

Sign in to add this item to your wishlist, follow it, or mark it as not interested

Early Access Game

Get instant access and start playing; get involved with this game as it develops.

Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Dwelvers is a game that is being continuously updated. The development started in February 2013 and the road from there has been both interesting and fun. The early access process is not new for Dwelvers as it has been available for early access at the dwelvers.com web page for some time now, and it has been very popular. The main reason for early access is that the feedback we get with every update is invaluable. Dwelvers has become the game it is today mainly thanks to all the supporters that have posted both suggestions and bug reports.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Looking back at the year many unexpected changes have been made to the game because of suggestions from our forum users. We highly value the feedback from anyone that plays the game, and we are not interested in releasing a game that isn't up to everyone's expectations. The final release will probably not be until Summer 2017, but even after that we still want to keep on expanding on Dwelvers as its potential is endless.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Most of the planned features are already implemented but somewhat limited. New features that aren't included yet is that we will have campaigns, a surface world, and multiplayer versus and co-op.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current state of Dwelvers is extremely playable and could provide dozens of playing hours. However, it still has bugs and rough edges and is still far away from being considered a complete game.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The price will increase the closer we get to the final release.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“As Dwelvers has been available for alpha testing for some time now we have already built a strong community at http://forum.dwelvers.com/. Here members have been posting bug reports and suggestions, and been getting updated on the process continuously. Updates, suggestions and bug reports will mainly be controlled from the Dwelvers forum even after the Steam release, but we will still answer all the posts on the Steam forum and try to keep the forum updated about the process.”
Read more

Buy Dwelvers

 

Recent updates View all (37)

September 16

Development updates

Hi all,

It has been some time since the last update, the reason for this is that I'm working full time on another job and therefore I don't have as much time to develop Dwelvers as I wish,

I started looking for a full time job because the income I got from Dwelvers just wasn't enough. From start I had some money put away to manage, but after three years of solely living of the income Dwelvers my economy went pretty bad.

My economy is back on track now, but I still can't go back to develop Dwelvers as I did before, because if I did then a couple months from now I would be in the same situation as before.

Since the last update I have been working on the game, but I haven't added any new features, instead I took the opportunity to just improve on the game and make the game engine more stable. So at the time being I have been able to work on Dwelvers about 10 hours a week. In the month of November I think things will loosen up a little bit more for me and I will probably be able to develop Dwelvers more than that.

Just know that even if I talk about that Dwelvers don't give me enough income I know it's just because Dwelvers is still in Early Access, and that I still haven't used up any of the promotions opportunities Steam offers. Therefore I know that Dwelvers will pay of financially in the end once it is finished, but I also know that it will be a couple of years from now probably. But I also know that I can't just drain myself focusing on finishing Dwelvers while having my economy balancing on an edge. Therefore I have decided to let it take the time it takes and do it properly.

I'm hoping that the next update will be out before the end of the year, it will be a big update in performance, graphics and stability. The new menu system will also be included in this update as well. I will not post any progress photos until then because I don't know how much I will be able to work on Dwelvers, and I find it extremely stressful when I need to post updates on a regular basis. So my plan now is to let the next release come with a big news update boom and with using one of the Steam promotions.

If you have any questions about anything just let me know and I will answer as soon as possible.

Thank you all for your patience :)

37 comments Read more
See all discussions

Report bugs and leave feedback for this game on the discussion boards

About This Game



--------------------------- EARLY ACCESS WARNING: THIS GAME IS STILL IN ALPHA, EARLY ACCESS STATE. YOU MIGHT ENCOUNTER BUGS. YOU MIGHT ENCOUNTER CTD'S AND YOU MIGHT GET FRUSTRATED. BUT, IF YOU BUY THIS GAME, YOU WILL ALSO HAVE THE CHANCE TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE SHAPING OF A GREAT GAME --------------------------

Dwelvers is a real time strategy game where The player takes the role of an evil Dungeon Lord who guide its minions through building their own dungeon, below and above the surface. Manage elaborate production chains, cater to the needs and quirks of each monster and lead them to battles against other monsters and pathetic humans.

The most challenging part for the player will be creating an advanced production system so as to have enough food to keep the 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. A happy minion is a useful minion!

Features:
  • Multi Layered dungeon: The dungeons are not only scary, they are also deep!
  • Free form room building: Set the size and shape of your rooms and build the inside of them. no run-of-the-mill pre designed rooms, your dungeons is uniquely yours!
  • Monsters equipment: Craft and equip different weapons and armours for your creatures. some of those weapons can only be found through looting enemy rooms.
  • Below and Above surface: In Dwelvers, you will have the option of raiding above surface human settlements and seamlessly transit between the surface and below.
  • Extended production system will see you managing the production of several resources in evil efficiency
  • Hydraulics system that allows players to build elaborated traps and dynamically changing walls that are triggered by pressure plates.
  • Trade with off map settlements by capturing portals.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista SP2
    • Processor: 1.2 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB of Video Memory
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible Sound Card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB of Video Memory
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible Sound Card

What Curators Say

14 Curators have reviewed this product. Click here to see them.
Customer reviews
Customer Review system updated Sept. 2016! Learn more
Overall:
Very Positive (135 reviews)
Review Type


Purchase Type


Language


Display As:


(what is this?)
98 reviews match the filters above ( Very Positive)
There are no more reviews that match the filters set above
Adjust the filters above to see other reviews