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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,...
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
17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
236 products in account
8 reviews
1.8 hrs on record
Interesting board game.

Players take turns digging into the field by placing tunnel pieces and then sending their dwarves down to collect as much treasure as possible. Your dwarves can mine for treasure, but that takes time. Larger caches of treasure can be found by killing monsters wandering around the board, although this involves fighting and is much more risky depending on your team makeup. Artifacts are a form of treasure that can have a wide variety of effects, good or ill, and make the game more exciting. The game ends after a certain amount of turns, where the player with the most treasure wins.

It can be quite fun, but for god's sake find a friend to play this with. That is essentially the whole point of a board game, really. And to all of you who bat your eyes at my calling this a board game: you could conceivably convert this to physical form very easily, with a human dungeon master taking the place of the monster AI.

I don't know why all these other reviewers want this game to be something it clearly wasn't supposed to be. I mean, how hard can it be to talk about this game in the way it was designed to be played?
Posted: January 28th, 2014
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
535 products in account
355 reviews
6.2 hrs on record
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.
Posted: July 10th, 2014
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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
1,255 products in account
4 reviews
5.0 hrs on record
This game is unplayable. Every time I played the game, after a couple minutes, it crashed (the game just silently disappears and returns you to the desktop). Every time. It's a turn based game and I haven't been able to get past a second turn without the game crashing.

It's a known issue, you can read about it in the forums, look for all the posts about the "invalid tile bug". It seems that it's been known and unpatched since at least November 2012.

There are no saves or checkpoints, so if you do want to try again after the game crashed, you have to start over from the beginning every time.
Posted: January 18th, 2014
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
948 products in account
73 reviews
2.7 hrs on record
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.
Posted: June 24th, 2014
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
403 products in account
2 reviews
4.0 hrs on record
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.
Posted: June 30th, 2014
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