Dig! Dig! Dig! Manage the small underground Dwarf base and make it as rich as possible before they meet their inevitable doom. Purchase before May 11th and save!
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Mostly Positive (11 reviews) - 72% of the 11 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (654 reviews) - 78% of the 654 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 4, 2011

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This Edition of Dwarfs!? includes the new Free to Play edition, plus all of the modes that can be purchased separately.

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Special Edition

This Edition of Dwarfs!? includes the new Free to Play edition, plus all of the modes that can be purchased separately.

About This Game

'Dwarfs!?' offers an addictive, fast paced arcade-like experience, with plenty of difficulties and game modes to play around in!

As the new overseer for your underground Dwarf base, your job is to manage the small colony and make it as rich as possible, before they meet their inevitable doom! To survive as long as possible, you’ll have to steer and guide your greedy little fellows to the richest points in the caves, while avoiding all the dangers – so they don’t end up destroying your Town Hall and its essential supply of beer.

They explore for you, they mine for you and they fight for you - but if you don't keep an eye on them, they'll do what they do best: die for you and take everyone else with them. But, if all else fails when the Spider Queen comes for you – use the Outpost’s Dwarf Cannon and shoot Dwarfs at her!

There are only 3 certainties in this world: death, taxes and that Dwarfs always dig too deep!

Key features

  • Fun for all ages and skill levels of gamers, with randomly-generated caves so the game is different every time.
  • Madly Addictive Arcade Mode: 4 difficulty levels ranging from casual to crazy hard-core, time limits from 5 minutes to endless, randomly-generated caves and all the gold and monsters you can handle!
  • Base Defense Mode: Tower Defense gameplay, except you don’t have a tower. And your Dwarfs dig the routes. Then you defend against waves of monsters!
  • Rush Mode: Can you handle Dwarfs spawning at insane rates and digging everywhere?
  • Dark Mode: This time, the only light is in the tunnels your Dwarfs dig. Spooky!
  • Campaign Challenges: Tutorials where you can learn all about being a Dwarf Overseer in a few minutes and Challenges where you can put those Overseer abilities to the ultimate test.
  • Leaderboards: Compare the size of your beard (and your scores) with your friends and the rest of the world.
  • Sandbox Mode: Create your own caves!
  • Codex: Alongside the integrated help system is the Codex – the fount of all Dwarf knowledge! Contains everything you need to know, including video tutorials for the budding Overseer.
  • Medals and Achievements: Lots and lots of shiny stuff to collect and show off to your friends!
  • Fully Integrated with Steamworks™
  • And Zombies. Not to mention goblins, skeletons, spiders, dark elves and more.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP SP2, Vista, or Windows 7
    • Processor: 1.7+ GHz or better
    • Memory: 1 GB
    • Graphics: DirectX®9-compatible
    • DirectX®: DirectX®9
    • Hard Drive: 250 MB
    • Sound: DirectX®9-compatible
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    • Processor: Intel Mac
    • Graphics: Nvidia or ATI GPU (Intel GPUs unsupported)
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, fully updated
    • Processor: 1.2 GHZ or Equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia, ATI, or Intel GPU with hardware-accelerated drivers
    • Hard Drive: 250MB free hard drive space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, fully updated
    • Processor: 2.4 GHZ or Equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia, ATI, or Intel GPU with hardware-accelerated drivers
    • Hard Drive: 250MB free hard drive space
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no name, no skill and no luck
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Game is boring, can't recommend it.
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ThatPillsGuy
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
I love this game already and i have only played it for an hour! It's a really fun, addictive game and is good to pass the time. I do recommend playing this game.
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Liviu222
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
is really cool 9/10
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Frogburt
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
Fun time waster 6/10
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Taiku
( 9.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 9
I bought this in 2011 solely because the Simon of the Yogscast played it. I have fond memories, but I have no desire to play it again.
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Sniping Ozelot
( 6.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 7
i really dislike this game because it is extreamly boring, and anoying. it is not worth the amount of money that it costs.
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tintinjokes
( 13.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 7
I only wish we could go on till every block is complete. 8/10 wish it had some funnier stuff happening.
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bob-the-builder
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 1
i like it, its diferent , have lots of variations and mini games. good time killer
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Anderson
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Product received for free
Played the Free version for a while. Received the payed version in a promotion.

Cannot possibly say anything bad about it. Among the simplistic, relaxing but not insulting of your time, money, aesthetic taste - Dwarf!? suits me very well.

I strongly recommend antisocialfatman's review to fully understand this game, as nobody could explain it better: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Bxk1vuUVPk
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L3Gi7xK1NGzz
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
This was worse then the mcdonalds ice cream machine. It ran but it was a dissapointment unlike my icecream after eons of waiting because THE MACHINE NEVER ♥♥♥♥ING WORKS! I JUST WANTED A MCFLURRY, THEY SAID IT WAS BROKE SO I HAD TO PLAY THIS ♥♥♥♥! ♥♥♥♥ MY WORTHLESS LIFE!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
Fun time waster 6/10
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328 of 386 people (85%) found this review helpful
458 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,634.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2014
it's ok, it's the kinda game that you play for maybe an hour or two then never pick up again
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46 of 59 people (78%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2013
Dwarfs!? is a top down casual strategy game where you loosely control dwarves as they tunnel for riches. I played this game for about 2 hours and put it down as I was not particularly compelled to continue. The game isn't terrible; there are certainly far worse out there but the gameplay is just "OK" to the point where it's not worth playing in my opinion. There are several gamemodes but the main gamemode is called "Arcade Mode" where you essentially go as long as you can for a high score. This game would be good as a tablet/phone game that I would play on the subway but as a PC game I need more of a reason to play this. Priced at $10, this game is far too expensive for what you get.

Score: 5/10
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32 of 38 people (84%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
16.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 28, 2013
This game is like watching an ant farm. Watch your dwarfs mindlessly dig for treasure while you keep them in check. But don't fall asleep because it's your duty to hold off the occasional water spout or lava leak while turning your warriors into cannonballs to fend off those evil minions. Don't forget to build an outpost or two to keep the ale flowing because digging is thirsty work. And make sure you keep your own ale flowing because playing this game sober is not recommended.
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25 of 28 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 5, 2014
It's the kind of game you play when you just want to relax. Despite its relative simplicity, it provides a lot of fun.
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37 of 49 people (76%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 26, 2014
Variety of game modes makes Dwarfs!? fully enjoyable.

..And you actually can feel the pain of losing dwarfs when the lava has been released.
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2014
A fun strategy/management game that can keep you occupied for minutes or hours.

You are a babysitter to dwarfs. You use arrows, walls and dynamite to guide them towards treasures and away from danger. The dangers that await the dwarfs are lava, water and nasty creatures like goblins and spiders. And the dwarfs love looking for treasure, so much so that they will dig into a lava pit to find some. Fortunately you are given the tools to prevent this from hapening. You get guide arrows to switch their direction, dynamite to create holes for water and lava to flow in and walls to block the flow of water and slow the flow of lava. You can also seal up areas permanently by hardening rock, but this can cost a lot of gold (especially in the harder difficulties).

With the game's multiple mode, difficulty and time settings you can enjoy a nice long high score game, or go for a quick 5 minute hardcore challenge. There is also an alternate game, akin to a carnival shooting gallery (throwing axes/shooting at side scrolling targets), which can be fun for a bit.

For the achievement & perfect game collectors, this game offers a 2 for 1. Any achievement you get in the paid version will also be unlocked if you play the free version. The achievements themselves are fairly easy to get within a few hours. The only issue is that some of the achievements will not register in the paid version, unless you unlock them in the free version (you can meet the criteria in the paid version and not need to buy the dlc).

Overall a nice game, 7/10. Definitely worth picking up in a sale.
I wouldn't buy it out of sale (£7.99 / $9.99), but it may be worth it to some, so try the free version first.
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
32.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 25, 2014
Great fun game to play for 3o minutes while you should do something else. Can also drag you in the game longtime ;)
Ive played it for 10 hours now, and i find it more fun everytime
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22 of 29 people (76%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2014
Dwarves. Like an antfarm. With a thousand, suicidal ants in it and all of them want your attention.
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
102.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 17, 2013
A free, suicidal ant farm that is constantly picking fights with forces of nature beyond their ken, pushing their boundaries in all directions until at last they pick a fight with something that can project force a lot quicker than lava or water can flow. Watch out for those Lich Kings.
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