The award-winning board game of strategy and intrigue in the iconic universe of Dune. The Spice must flow.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (143) - 98% of the 143 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Nov 14, 2023
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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?

“When we're adapting a tabletop game to digital formats, it's critically important that we get the UX and feel of the game to give you the information you need to make strategic decisions as a player. We've got a good sense of how we think the tabletop experience should translate, but it's not until we get it into the hands of players and see what click and where you stumble that we can really know if its working.

Early Access gives us a time where we can observe player behaviors with game systems, learn from how you interact with the AI in PVE games, and generally see what's working and what still needs more time in the Spice refinery before release.

Our main goals for Early Access are UX improvements, AI learning, implementing a tournament & events system, and preparing for cross-platform stability.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We're expecting three months or so.”

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

“We're planning to work on a bunch of gameplay systems under the hood as we learn from players' Early Access experience, including working towards cross-platform play and pulling in new players from all across the Duniverse when Early Access is complete.

We've also recently announced a plan to support in-game tournaments and competitive events that we're targeting for full release. We're hoping to introduce these systems towards the end of the Early Access period in preparation for launch.

We'll be looking to your feedback as we roadmap out exactly where we'll be focusing our efforts on the road to release, so if you see something you love or something you'd like to see tweaked, please let us know in the forums!”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“During Early Access, you'll be able to play full games, both in PVE and online PVP modes.

As we observe player games, we'll be making iterating on how the AI responds to players' choices, particularly paying attention to UX & usability issues, and improving network stability in preparation for cross-platform launch.”

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

“No.”

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

“Most of the information we need during Early Access comes from learning from player behavior in the game, so the most valuable thing you can do is play…and tell your friends! Apart from that, we are always actively monitoring reviews and forums, and if you have an issue or need help, please drop us a line at Support@DireWolfDigital.com.”
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About This Game




Experience the ultimate blend of strategy and intrigue as you navigate the treacherous landscapes of Arrakis in the award-winning board game Dune: Imperium!

  • Battle online, locally with AI, or against the formidable House Hagal.
  • Earn Achievements that showcase your prowess as a leader.
  • Embark on more than a dozen Challenges that will test your wit and cunning.
  • Compete for badges in the rotating Skirmish Mode where no two games are the same!


Arrakis. Dune. Desert Planet. Raise your banner above the vast wasteland before you. As the Great Houses of the Landsraad marshal their forces and their spies, whom will you influence, and whom will you betray? A tyrannical Emperor. The secretive Bene Gesserit. The shrewd Spacing Guild. The ferocious Fremen of the Deep Desert. The power of the Imperium can be yours, but war is not the only way to claim it.

Dune: Imperium blends deck-building and worker placement in a deeply thematic new strategy game where the fate of the Empire hangs on your decisions. Will you seek political allies or rely upon military might? Economic strength or subtle intrigues? A council seat… or a sharpened blade? The cards are dealt. The choice is yours. The Imperium awaits.


In Dune: Imperium, you'll step into the role of one of the leaders of the Great Houses of the Imperium in a struggle to control the planet Arrakis and the invaluable Spice it provides.

The game plays out in a series of ten rounds, each of which is defined by a new Conflict on the surface of the planet; some award critical resources, and some provide Victory Points that will propel you to dominance. But choose your battles wisely: spread your forces too thin, and you'll find your enemies growing too strong to oppose.

Each round, you'll draw a hand of five cards from your deck, which will get stronger over the course of the game as you acquire new cards. Each card can be played in one of two ways: To send an Agent out into the Imperium to gather resources, or to Reveal at the end of the round to purchase new powerful cards. You must maintain a careful balance to get the most of the resources available to you. How will you find your path?

As your game progresses, you'll vie for Influence with four factions of the Imperium: The Emperor, the economically powerful Spacing Guild, the mysterious Bene Gesserit, and the ferocious Fremen of the deep deserts. Earning Influence among the various groups helps you to earn the Victory Points you need...but will you compete with your rivals for their favor, or abandon alliances to pursue other opportunities?

Many strategies are at your disposal, and many paths to victory. The cards are dealt. The choice is yours. The Imperium awaits.

System Requirements

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    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 (64bit version only)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2400 or AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 2000 graphics or Vega 8 graphics
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 or better (64bit version only)
    • Processor: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT (512 MB) or ATI Radeon HD 4850 (512 MB) or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with DX11 or OpenGL 3.x capabilities
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: macOS 10.15
    • Processor: Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT (256 MB) or ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro (256 MB)
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: macOS 14
    • Processor: Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M (1 GB) or ATI Radeon HD 5670 (512 MB) or better
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space

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