DwarfHeim is a class-based co-op RTS for 1-3 players. Survive against endless waves of trolls either alone or with friends, defeat enemy clans in Multiplayer Conquest, or build your Dwarven settlement in Sandbox mode.
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Release Date:
Oct 22, 2020

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

DwarfHeim is a brand new RTS experience. Releasing into Early Access will allow us to keep developing the game together with our community, seeing what features engage players the most and learning what can be done to make DwarfHeim more fun. DwarfHeim has been in BETA for a few years and it’s become a great game because of the feedback that we have received from our community. We want to continue the dialogue with the community at the same time we’re confident that the game is ready for an early access launch.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“DwarfHeim’s main game mode, Conquest and other game modes are already implemented and realised.. We want to make sure DwarfHeim is a great playing experience, which is why we don’t want to release from Early Access until we feel it is a complete co-op RTS experience. We hope to have that complete experience by Summer 2021.”

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

“DwarfHeim has a packed road-map planned. While in Early Access we will be adding a story campaign, a new class and new maps. We have several unannounced features that we can’t wait to roll out to our EA players. Just when you think you know DwarfHeim in and out, we’ll introduce new things that we’ve been planning in our war room.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Since the beginning of DwarfHeim's development it has been the pvp mode, Conquest, that was the core of what we wanted to create. We’re pleased to be releasing DwarfHeim Conquest in Early Access which includes four stunning maps, map objectives and a chat option so you can communicate with your team.
In addition, we’re proud to be launching DwarfHeim with three additional modes;
1. Survival that is 1 to 3 players against environment
2. Sandbox which allows you to practice your skills and plan out strategies for future battles
3. Skirmish where you can play against an AI-controlled rival clan”

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

“As we’ll be adding more content to the game after launching in Early Access, the game’s value is going to increase. We feel that the price should be lower for our EA players to acknowledge those of you who join early and help us tune the additional content we’ll be adding.”

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

“DwarfHeim wouldn’t be nearly as good without all the hours and feedback already given to us by our community, with our Early Access Launch, we plan to keep delivering new features and content until we, together with our community, are content that DwarfHeim is finished. We already have multiple Discord communities for different languages, in-game bug reporting and we're dedicated to our Steam and Discord DwarfHeim communities and we will continue to work as close as possible with our community to make DwarfHeim better.”
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About This Game

DwarfHeim is the next generation of co-op RTS games. DwarfHeim innovates strategy games with thrilling co-op and team gameplay mechanics, where each class depends on one-another to succeed. Choose between playing as a Miner, a Warrior or a Builder and work together to gather resources, expand your city and defeat the constant threat of troll attack. Ultimately, you’ll need to crush the rival clan before they come for you!

  • The Next Generation of Co-op RTS – DwarfHeim innovates the RTS genre with thrilling asymmetric gameplay mechanics, where each class depends on one-another to succeed.
  • Single and Multiplayer - DwarfHeim boasts multiple game modes, team up with two other players in one of Dwarfheim’s multiple game modes or, take on the challenges Agartha holds in single-player.
  • Choose Your Class – Builder, Miner Or Warrior! Devise your strategies and choose which units, buildings and technology best serves you and your clan. Each class must cooperate to withstand the harsh environment or destroy the opposing team’s Town Hall.
  • Select your Thane - Play as 6 different heroes, all with their unique skills and abilities to further your clans reach.
  • Lay of the Land(s) – Each map in DwarfHeim is a battle on two fronts; The Builder expands your settlement Overworld, the Miner digs for resources in the Underworld, the Warrior protects and attacks on both sides.

DwarfHeim's Mighty Thanes

Each class has two powerful heroes to choose from, each with their own specialties and unique abilities. Every Thane has undergone rigorous training, they’re great assets to be utilised for comebacks when a game isn’t going your way! They can even assist other classes with their tasks.

Online Co-op RTS

Play DwarfHeim with your friends, either in Conquest mode where your team plays against another team (not for the faint at heart), Survival (VS Environment), or Skirmish (VS AI). All players and classes share the common goal of growing their Dwarven Clan. Develop and expand your settlement together by gathering, sharing and spending resources. Research DwarfHeim’s technologies for all 3 classes, granting buffs, new units and defences (we recommend trying the hearty ales)

Choose Your Class

DwarfHeim has 3 unique classes to choose from.
  • Builder: The Builder Class and their units support the team by healing units, building defenses and houses, creating farms, and concocting soothing brews.
  • Miner: Focus on gathering and refining resources, building machinery and traps, and blowing up defenses and buildings.
  • Warrior: Train your army and defend the town. Slay creatures to get gold and equip your army with legendary weapons to destroy the enemy team.
Do you prefer to battle it out as a grizzled Warrior, or are you better suited to creating complex underground structures for gathering resources?

DwarfHeim's Game Modes

There are multiple game types for the player who likes to play with friends, or go solo.
Single Player Modes:
  • Survival - A gruelling and fast-paced challenge mode. Test your strategies and strength with the various difficulty settings. Challenge yourself and try to outlive the onslaught of troll waves that come your way in the Survival mode.
  • Skirmish - Put your strategies to the test in this Single-Player mode. Pit your Dwarves against an AI-controlled rival clan in a series of maps and destroy the other Dwarven settlement before they come for you! This Single-Player mode can be played Solo (1 Human VS AI Team) or with a friendly AI (1 Human & friendly AI VS enemy AI).
  • Sandbox - A more relaxed game mode for the player who likes to take their time. Expand your settlement across the map. Build your own experience, and create your perfect settlement in the Sandbox mode.
Learn more about our game modes in our community post.

Multiplayer & Co-op Modes:
  • Conquest - A competitive 3V3 game where opposing teams race for supremecy. Choose a class, join up with two other players and work together to tear through the enemy team’s defenses and destroy their Town Hall.
  • Survival -This challenging game mode is also available in online Co-op with two other players. More hands makes easier work, but can you work together in order to survive long enough?.. A great way for players to learn each others' strengths and weaknesses before taking on teams in Conquest.
  • Skirmish - Form your Dwarven clan with two others and take on an AI-controlled rival clan in a series of maps each with a different set of challenges. Test your multiplayer mettle with friends and prove how mighty you truly are!
  • Sandbox - This creative game mode is available in online co-op with two other players. Take your time and work together to expand your settlement both in the Underworld and overground.

Original art and soundtrack

We believe in good old fashioned, home-made produce.
At Pineleaf everything from the code, to the art and the audio is made in-house to ensure that the game lives up to our expectations and yours.

Inspired by:

  • Age of Empires 2
  • StarCraft 2
  • Company of Heroes
  • Northgard
  • Command & Conquer
  • FrostPunk
  • They Are Billions
  • Total War
  • Stellaris
  • Dawn of War
  • Warcraft 3
  • Dungeon Keeper 2
  • Factorio

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 / AMD FX Series Processor or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 950 or Radeon HD 7870 or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 14 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated Sound Card
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i7 / AMD equivalent or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 1080 / equivalent or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 30 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated Sound Card

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