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Sound Of The Underground: Dwarfs Beta

By Kieron Gillen on August 19th, 2010.

This is the menu screen. The rest of the game is more functional.

Delirium Wartner pointed the Beta of the Tripwire-signed indie game Dwarfs at me, and I’ve had a quick crack at breaking open the soil and quite like it. While the title will bring Dwarf Fortress to mind, it’s much more like Diggers (and, of course, the recent Delve Deeper). While there’s multiple modes, the key one is the arcade one which generates a random underground and charges you to explore it without being over-ran with goblins, released water or unleashed lava. My main reservation is that the direction arrows you create influence both the incredibly weak diggers (who you’ll want to keep away from combat) and the handy warriors (who you’ll want to guide towards it), but it’s agreeably chaotic, gold-chasing. You can get the beta from here. I suspect Delirium got the link from Indie Games, so let’s link to them and show this video…
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