Delve Deeper is a turn-based Adventure/Strategy game for Windows that combines HD pixel art, tile placement, and RPG elements in a bright and humorous atmosphere. Up to four players take command of Dwarf mining teams in this fast and furious dungeon adventure meets devious puzzler, building the map as you play for an ever-changing,...
User reviews: Mixed (255 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 24, 2010

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Delve Deeper is a turn-based Adventure/Strategy game for Windows that combines HD pixel art, tile placement, and RPG elements in a bright and humorous atmosphere. Up to four players take command of Dwarf mining teams in this fast and furious dungeon adventure meets devious puzzler, building the map as you play for an ever-changing, endlessly replayable strategy experience for you and your three best friends, or three devious AI teams.
Key features:
  • Gorgeous HD Pixel art, quirky humor, and the ever-present King of Dwarves!
  • Pick your own team of 5 Dwarves from Fighters, Scouts and Miners
  • Battle 20 powerful Monsters including Goblins, Evil Dwarves, and huge Dragons!
  • New! Level Builder allows you to create and share your own designs!
  • Challenge your friends in up to Four Player Hotseat Multiplayer
  • Collect over 100 relics to power up your Dwarves, and view them later in The Royal Gallery!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP2 or better, Windows Vista, Windows 7
    • Processor: 1.4 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB
    • Graphics: Must Support Shader Model 2.0
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9
    • Hard Drive: 60 MB
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Delve Deeper is a game about dwarven greed. But mostly TREASURE! Go down there and grab as much as you can for your most exhalted king. And more importantly, get more than the other teams!

You'll go in with five(5) dwarves, and will need to collect as much loot as you can in games that seem to go by pretty quickly. It's a good game to start up when you're bored or don't know what else to play, or just because you want to grab some more of that sweet gold.

Of your team, you can select 3 classes. The slow, powerful fighters. Fast, but slightly weak scouts, and miners who are a bit average at everything but can haul the most loot. Of course, being dwarves, all classes can mine gold, gems and mithril and carry chests of loot out, but some can carry more than others, and some fight better than others.
And since you are trying to prove you are more loyal to your king and better at extracting riches, you may end up fighting the other dwarven teams as well.

It's a simple game with solid mechanics, where you start your turn with a tunnel piece you can put down somewhere to expand your tunnels, or to unleash a massive horde of goblins into your opponent's tunnels. After that, you move your dwarves and end your turn. After that you fight with whichever dwarves are in tiles with enemies on them. A simple and easy to learn system with plenty of maps and plenty of replayability. And on top of that, it's cheap too

Worth grabbing whenever you have some cash left over for it. It's cheap, amusing to play, has plenty of replayability(So long as you don't play it all the time) and a most worthy king to deliver all your gold to who occasionally comments on things going on in his own special kind of way.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Pretty amusing game. It is very simple, but not boring at all. On highest AI difficulty you have to think first before you move and I really appreciate the sense of humor. Having dwarves named after The Beatles members or reading those ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s when you open bogus chest, that is just brilliant.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Cute but crude little exploration game.
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
This game is basicly a boardgame. It has good graphics and i guess it would be a good time waster but with all the many other games on steam this game is not good. It is a waste of 5$ and is only local multiplayer. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY. Overall 1/10
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0 of 5 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Would not recommend in its current state, very frequent crashes and glitching. Decent concept and cheap price though.

6/10
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0 of 6 people (0%) found this review helpful
36.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
Pointless.
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0 of 6 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
No offense but the game was so bad i feel depressed spending 0.5 for it, sorry but it is true :(
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0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 28
CTD on the second turn. Otherwise seemed like it could be mildly enjoyable. Gladly only paid 55c for it.
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28 of 35 people (80%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Delve Deeper is a local 1-4 player game where you play against each other to try to get the most treasure. At the beginning of the game, you choose from 4 different coloured dwarf mining teams (red, blue, green, yellow), each consisting of 5 dwarfs. There are 3 different "classes" of dwarf, these being miner, scout, and fighter. Each class differs in fighting ability and the number of tiles they can move in each turn.

At the start of your turn, you can choose a tile from the right side which basically causes one area of the map to be auto-mined, creating a tunnel. Once the tile has been placed, you can move some or all of your dwarfs, having them pick up treasure, mine for gold, and fight monsters or other dwarves. When a dwarf's inventory is full, you direct them to go back to base to off load their treasure. Rinse and repeat until the game is finished.

This is a very simple game, and it's actually pretty fun. Until it crashes. And it crashes a lot. In fact, looking at the forums and other reviews, it seems that this bug has been in the game from the very beginning and in two years since the game's release on Steam, the developers still haven't fixed it.

Until this bug is fixed, I can not recommend this game.
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
Delve Deeper is a funny and interesting strategy game. You send gangs of dwarves deep into the mountain to gather riches for their king, and whoever finds the most is the winner. The game has many smart strategic elements, but lacks depth and content to be anything but an amusing interlude between greater strategy games.The retro aesthetic really works well for this type of experience. There's a nice attention to detail in the sprite work. That said, the art style isn't as consistent as I would have liked. The backgrounds, text, and some elements of the HUD don't quite fit in line with the throwback vibe.The biggest issues I had with Delve Deeper, however, was the camera and tile placement. Simply put, the camera is erratic. As for the tile placement system, it's overly complicated.Delve Deeper is one of those flawed, but much-loved gems. Lunar Giant was wise to set the game at such a low-risk price; you can get quite a lot out of it, if you are willing to put up with some minor to not-so-minor annoyances. When you get into a groove with this game, time slips past you.Overall 7/10.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
Very amusing game best suited for a causal play during a lul at a small party. Playing solo more than three or four times will pretty much end most of the interest in the game for you - so I strongly suggest hooking this up to your TV and passing the controller around.

Drinking rules encouraged.

The other reviews, I think, want this game to be more than it is. But it's a short, fun, game that doesn't take itself too seriously or try to be a time sink. And you know what, it's ok for a game to be that (especially with the quality put into this one.)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
a really nice, turn based game. dig deep into the mountain, fight against monsters and other dwarfes and all to collect as many treassures as possible in limited time.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
20.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
This game is LOCAL-Multiplayer only!
It is clearly misleading.
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7 of 13 people (54%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Delve Deeper is a very boardgamey game that has some potential, but a lot of small annoyances. The interface lacks feedback, there are no tooltips of any kind (for monsters or for other players' dwarves) and some game mechanics are questionable at best. (Oh, there was a pile of gold hidden behind that dwarf who was carrying nothing? Well, let's not pick that up.) Just to name a few.

It is by no means a bad game and you should probably pick it up when it's on sale but I can't bring myself to recommend it either.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Amazingly fun game. The humor is great, and the gameplay is solid. The only thing I could possibly want for it is online multiplayer, but it's great as-is for sitting around with friends or just filling some time.
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
DWARFS
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
41.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
This game would be great if I could actually play through it once to the end without it crashing. I don't think I've ever gotten more then a few turns in before it just quits to the desktop. The few turns I am actually able to play are very fun. But this is a serious game breaking bug which from looking over the forums about it, seems like it will not be addressed any time soon. =(
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7 of 15 people (47%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
1.0/10
Can't seem to play this game. Just crashes everytime I play. Game looks like a decent game to play, but they have to fix this issue. Please fix this issue so I can play. If not, keep the negative review. It kinda deserves it since the developers are working on this game.
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
It's a fun little turn-based strategy game.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
Buggy buggy buggy
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