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DwarfHeim PC

City builder strategy game in which we take control of the dwarves. DwarfHeim was developed primarily for multiplayer mode, and dividing players into classes forces them to work closely together and choose complementary specialties.

Strategy | fantasy | Economic | RTS | indie games | co-op | city builder

DwarfHeim Release Date PC

27September2021

developer: Pineleaf Studio publisher: Merge Games Official website

English language game language: English

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DwarfHeim is a multiplayer city builder strategy game designed primarily for multiplayer. The game was developed by the independent Pineleaf team and released by Merge Games.

Plot

DwarfHeim takes us on a journey to a fantastic world that is trying to subjugate dwarves deprived of their homeland. In search of the ancient land of DwarfHeim, which is his home, as well as answers to questions about the past, this brave people must struggle not only with hostile clans, but also with aggressive beings like powerful trolls.

Mechanics

In Dwarfheim the action is shown from a top-down perspective. At first glance, the gameplay does not differ too much from what other games of this type have accustomed us to. During this process, we are engaged in gaining resources and expanding our city, as well as recruiting an army and defending our territory against hostile attacks. The authors give us 18 different units (which are equipped with unique abilities), and 34 different constructions are waiting to be built here. In addition, among the 30 different resources we will find both those that are found on the surface and those whose extraction requires digging underground tunnels and building mines.

What distinguishes this game from other city builders, however, is the need to choose a class before the game begins. While in our role as a builder we must focus on constructing buildings and recruiting healing units, as a miner we focus on the extraction of raw materials, building advanced machinery and constructing traps and using explosives. In addition, a diplomat's profession is waiting to be checked. The diplomat is given to the disposal of units specializing in silent action behind enemy lines and sabotage, and can trade with allies. The last class is a warrior whose duty is to put up a great army to defend the city and attack hostile metropolises.

Game modes

The pillar of DwarfHeim is the multiplayer mode for up to four people. Therefore, the developers give us the Friend-pass, which allows us to invite people who do not have their own copy of the game to play.

The main variant of the game in case of multiplayer is the Conquest mode, where our task is to break through enemy fortifications and raze their headquarters to the ground. The divide into classes forces us to work closely together and to select mutually complementary specialisations. For players who prefer to play alone, there are two separate modes, i.e. the sandbox mode, in which we can freely develop our city, and the survival variant.

Technical aspects

The graphic design of DwarfHeim has been maintained in a colourful, slightly caricatured style reminiscent of The Settlers series.

Game mode: single / multiplayer   Multiplayer mode: Internet   Player counter: 1-4  

Expectations: 9.0 / 10 based on 3 votes.

Age restrictions DwarfHeim: 12+

DwarfHeim System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core i5 / AMD FX
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 950 / Radeon HD 7870 or better
  • 14 GB HDD
  • Windows 10 64-bit
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Core i7
  • 16 GB RAM
  • graphic card 3 GB GeForce GTX 1060 or better
  • 30 GB HDD
  • Windows 10 64-bit
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