Posts Tagged ‘Whale Rock Games’

Subterranean Astronauts: We Are The Dwarves

I first spotted We Are The Dwarves [official site] when it plodded onto Kickstarter in the summer of 2014. It reminded me of The Lost Vikings, with its trio of controllable characters, each with their own set of skills. Perhaps there’s a little of Trine in there as well, although these characters are separate entities, able to act individually or as a squad. Intriguing as the tactical possibilities are, the world is the main draw – “Imagine the Universe filled with endless stone, with Life existing in gigantic caves enlightened by Stone Stars”, says the official site. And now there’s a release date: February 26th.

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Inverted Astronauts: We Are The Dwarves

Dwarves are fairly predictable. They drink, the fancify their beards, they mine, they sing, they occasionally go stark raving mad. We Are The Dwarves should be a predictable game then, having declared what it is right there in the title. The project, currently on Kickstarter and seeking $120,000, has at least one surprise tucked ‘neath its whiskers though. The dwarves are astronauts. Piloting a drill. Eh? They exist in the Stone Universe, “where stone replaces the void between planets and stars and hollows replace planets”. After playing a million games set in a magical kingdom, this is good to hear.

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