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!
User reviews: Mostly Positive (465 reviews)
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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$9.99
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Packages that include this game

Buy Tripwire Bundle - March 2014

Includes 24 items: Dwarfs!?, The Ball, Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45, Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad with Rising Storm, Rising Storm Game of the Year Edition, Killing Floor, Killing Floor Outbreak Character Pack, Killing Floor: Nightfall Character Pack, Killing Floor: PostMortem Character Pack, Killing Floor "London's Finest" Character Pack, Killing Floor: Steampunk Character Pack, Killing Floor - Steampunk Character Pack 2, Killing Floor - Ash Harding Character Pack , Killing Floor - Urban Nightmare Character Pack, Killing Floor - Harold Lott Character Pack, Killing Floor - Community Weapon Pack, Killing Floor - The Chickenator Pack, Killing Floor - Robot Special Character Pack, Killing Floor - Golden Weapons Pack, Killing Floor - Community Weapon Pack 2, Killing Floor - Golden Weapon Pack 2, Killing Floor - Reggie the Rocker Character Pack, Killing Floor - Community Weapons Pack 3 - Us Versus Them Total Conflict Pack, Killing Floor - Camo Weapon Pack

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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
Helpful customer reviews
50 of 53 people (94%) found this review helpful
1,468.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
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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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
17.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
God damn those dwarfs. think they are all grown in a potato cellar. they love to release water and lava to your dungeon, but the satisfying part is to blow them up with dynamite. pretty casual managing game, with a hint of lemmings. has some addicting qualities. i recommend
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
Got it for the Dwarfs!? axe in killing floor cause im too lazy to actually play the free to play game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
Very fun management game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
A simplistic, easily approachable, fun little game. The game feels a bit short on depth, but the challenge lies in getting the highest score possible. The faster you expand, the higher your end score will be and the better the odds of your death along the way.

A variety of game modes keep it fresh for longer. The game lengths can range from 5 min to an hour, convenient when you only have a bit of time.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 15
Dwarves. Like an antfarm. With a thousand, suicidal ants in it and all of them want your attention.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
26.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 26
I bought this game for the 'Gimli That Axe!' achievement in Killing Floor.
When I have played this game I have more like it than before. It is a nice game. I know this game seems like simple, and you right. But it is not boringly simple.

Good things:
-More games mod in it.
-The 'Arcade mod' is random. So you can play again and again.
-Low hardware requirement.

Bad things:
-To the Killing Floor players: If you want get the 'Gimli That Axe!' achievement, you can't in there. But I suggest buy it if you want all achievement in 'Dwarfs?!' game too. Just install the 'Dwarfs - F2P' too and when you exited the 'Dwarfs?!' game just start 'Dwarfs - F2P' for a minute and the achievements will be synchronizing.

I recommended this game those how like the simple or old style games, and those who want the 'Gimli That Axe!' achievement in Killing Floor.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
Well worth the money, endless hours of fun... and it's voiced by Simon so it's even better.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Very fun game that gets difficult quickly. It is a nightmare when a dwarf wanders away and finds lava. Multiple game modes make this game even more interesting.
10/10
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
Pretty fun game, lots of micro managing... I've had games where I was not watching and got wrecked lol
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
This game is really unique and enjoyable, I found myself playing this game for hours and overall coming back over and over again. This game has massive replayability. I honestly love the tower defense mode. Over and over again I played to check back at old save files and countinued on and on, using walls and just relaxing. Only for a raid of titans to storm to the hall and make me lose. I recommend this game for people who love playing games with unique unordinary stuff. Honestly I rate this 8.5/10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
I liked it
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Nice little game, with a narrator that blows up your eardrums, by yelling into an unfiltered microphone.

10/10 would go deaf again.
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30 of 42 people (71%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
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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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
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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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
28.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
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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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
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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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
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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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
21.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
A fun Little game Very useful if you are waiting for something, just start it up and choose 15 minute game and play away!

(The tower defense Gamemode is alot of fun but can get quite difficult and addictive!)
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