developer: Lithic Entertainment
publisher: Lithic Entertainment
Game mode: single player
Dwarrows is a hybrid, which combines elements typical for action adventure games (without fighting) with a strategic sub-genre of city builders. The game was funded through a campaign on the Kickstarter portal. The Canadian indie studio Lithic Entertainment is responsible for the development and release of this game and it is the debut project of this developer.
Gameplay in Dwarrows can be divided into two parts. The first part is about exploring the three-dimensional environment - we do this by guiding a team of three heroes: a dwarf, an elf and a man (we observe them from different perspectives, including the FPP and TPP), each with different skills and strengths. Traveling, we perform various tasks, solve puzzles, collect resources and artifacts. Interestingly, the game is peaceful - we won't find any fight in it.
The second part of the gameplay is the strategic layer in which we build our village using the found objects. We can discover new types of buildings in order to make the developed town more and more wonderful and improve the life of its inhabitants. Players also have the opportunity to recruit more people from the Forest Elves faction and make friends with various animals living in the nearby forest. What's important is that all this affects the state and statistics of the town. In this mode, the game world is viewed from above, but we can take control of one of the characters at any time to take a walk around the city.
As the game progresses, we are also gradually developing our characters' skills, which gives us access to new features.
In Dwarrows, we can only play alone. The main game mode is the single player sandbox mode.
Dwarrows has beautiful three-dimensional graphics. The graphic design is well harmonized with the fairy-tale atmosphere - we have a lot of expressive colours and attractive models of characters and environments that seem to be taken from an illustrated children's book. All of this, of course, can be enjoyable.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4 GHz / AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 3 GB GeForce GTX 1060 / 4 GB Radeon RX 570 or better, 10 GB HDD, Windows 10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i5-760 2.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 760 / Radeon R9 270 or better, 10 GB HDD, Windows 10 64-bit