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A Game Of Dwarves

A Game Of Dwarves review

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6 years ago

Cut-Price Gold: A Game Of Dwarves Will Be $10

The busy game-mines of Paradox have hauled more announcements to the surface. This time it's the turn of A Game Of Dwarves, which will arrive on the 23rd, and costs $10 to pre-order. And there's a bonus of sorts: "Every pre-ordered copy of A Game of Dwarves will include access to the Ale Pack DLC, a delectable and delicious add-on that introduces dwarvenkind's favorite drink…

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Feature: Pit Personalities

Managing Expectations: Impire And A Game Of Dwarves

Impire is quite a lot like Dungeon Keeper and it may well be worthy of the comparison. A Game of Dwarves, however, doesn't have very much in common with Dwarf Fortress, apart from the dwarves and the tunnelling. In fact, it has more in common with Impire but there are huge differences between the two and I reckon it's all about their personalities.

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Feature: "We can't have another Sword of the Stars II"

Paradox’s Plan To Finally Squash Its Bug Problem

Paradox has made an unlikely business out of almost exclusively publishing wonderfully off-kilter PC exclusives, but it's not all sunshine and (Wars of) roses. Stability has never been the Swedish conglomerate's strongsuit, and games like Sword of the Stars II, King Arthur II, and Magicka have generated an ugly cloud of bugs that swarms around its reputation, slowly but surely devouring goodwill bit-by-bit. But, contrary…

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Feature: Totally Underground

A Day In The Dungeons Of Mount Paradox

Recently, Paradox descended upon San Francisco with fire and sword, and – in the process – trapped me inside an honest-to-goodness dungeon. Admittedly, it looked a lot like a quaint yet upscale bar/music venue, but I knew the score: each and every journalist there was tethered to a row of diabolical calculation machines, and the loudspeakers crushed our spirits by first blaring Iron Maiden –…

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Pick Me: A Game Of Dwarves Beta Signups

I worry about dwarves sometimes. While I respect their commitment to digging up all sorts of metals and monsters, I can't help but wonder if they're happy or if they turn to drink to kill the pain. Do they have unions? Are there dwarves who live on the surface and lord it over those below? Will there ever be a Thatcher dwarf? A Game of…

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A Game of Dwarves Bedtime Story Trailer

Paradox's latest trailer for A Game Of Dwarves shows us the antagonist in the game - mages! Dastardly wizards, it seems, are responsible for dwarven hardships, and it'll presumably be the becowled-ones that you'll be taking on as you carve your kingdoms. The presentation of the backstory as a bedtime story is cute, too. Which sort of sums up this entire "if Bullfrog made dwarf…

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7 years ago

Feature: A Bit Moriaish

A Game Of Resources: A Game Of Dwarves

Apart from singing the 'gold' song, pondering each other's gender, and quaffing, digging is what dwarves do. (Do you mean Gold? Because that is definitely what dwarves should sing - Ed) A Game Of Dwarves focuses on the digging. You dig your digs, starting from the throne of the head Dwarf and spreading out in all directions, expanding your underground empire, adding rooms in the…

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Paradox Party: Four Games Streamed Tonight

Paradox Interactive are getting a taste for the limelight. Mmm, citrussy. Tonight at 8PM CEST, which my brain refuses to accept is 7pm UK time, they'll be showing off four of their upcoming games on their Twitch TV channel. There's something for everyone, as long as you like 2D shooters, dwarf-based strategy, co-op action adventures , or competitive RTS. Do you like those? I'm interested…

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Welcome Gnome: A Game Of Dwarves Dev Diary

Zeal Game Studio's Robin Flodin goes into a bit more detail on the development of A Game Of Dwarves in a new developer diary, which you can see below. He discusses the management of your dwarves, building your economy, and the open-ended building/management challenge that the game offers. Dealing with dungeons full of monsters becomes an issue, too, says Flodin, and he explains that this…

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Feature: A Narrow Seam Of Infomatium

A Transcript Of A Chat Of A Game Of Dwarves

'Twas just a few days past that I had a chat with Robin Flodin of Zeal Game Studio, the folks behind Paradox's forthcoming game about dwarves, A Game Of Dwarves. The game seems to be a mixture of the old Bullfrog games and, well, a rather more recent experiment in dwarf simulation, and certainly warrants deeper investigation. I asked Mr Florin about what he was…

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A Game Of Dwarves Announcement Trailer

We mentioned Paradox's upcoming dwarf-management game, A Game Of Dwarves, earlier in the week, but there was also an announcement trailer, which you can see below. I had a quick chat with the team when I was at Paradox's event in Sweden this week, so I'll post that as soon as I've got it written up. I should say though that they were super-keen to…

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Paradox Announces A Game Of Dwarves

In a one-two punch of Paradox news, our man in the field, Jim Rossignol, has sent a telegram from Sweden reporting that the publishers have announced A Game Of Dwarves. STOP. It's a strategy-cum-management game, by Zeal Game Studios, in which you must control a dwarven settlement. It has a Theme Hospital meets Dungeon Keeper vibe about it, with a sprinkling of Settlers, and of…

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