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DwarfHeim

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Merge Games
Developer: Pineleaf Studio
Release Date: Summer 2021

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'DwarfHeim' Sets Steam Early Access Date - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2020 @ 10:59 a.m. PDT

DwarfHeim is a cooperative and competitive real-time strategy and city builder game.

DwarfHeim is a Strategy game where 1-3 players, manage and defend a Dwarven city against the constant threats of feral trolls and rivaling dwarven clans (another team of 1-4 players) in a search for the ancient throne of DwarfHeim. The game is the first RTS to feature a multiplayer co-op where you and your team must work together using your different classes and abilities to gather resources, grow and defend your dwarven city.

Survive the dangers of Agartha, mine its resources and expand your mighty city into the wilderness. By creating and enhancing different tactics and adapting to your opponents’ strategies in DwarfHeim, you must develop your settlement from a single building to a thriving stronghold. Vanquish your enemies, train your army, gather resources, increase your population and keep your dwarves healthy and strong by brewing potent ales so that they will continue to fight the good fight.

DwarfHeim's online co-op is best when played with friends, which is why, if you own the game, we want you to be able to invite your friends to try it out with you. This way you can experience the multiplayer as it's meant to be played.


Merge Games, along with Norway based developers, Pineleaf Studio, announced that DwarfHeim will be launching into Steam Early Access on October 22, 2020!

DwarfHeim Early Access Content:

  • Conquest — The main co-op multiplayer mode of DwarfHeim. Choose a class, join up with 2 other players and work together to tear through the enemy team’s defenses to destroy their Town Hall.
  • Skirmish — Recently announced and teased in the latest trailer, Skirmish is available in Single-Player and Online Co-op. Put your strategies to the test in this challenging mode and pit your Dwarves against an AI-controlled rival clan in a series of maps each more challenging than the last. 
  • Survival —  A gruelling and fast-paced challenge mode. All classes, buildings, units and abilities are immediately unlocked. Challenge yourself and try to outlive the onslaught of troll waves that come your way in the Survival mode. Survival mode will be available in Single-Player and Online Co-op and is available to play right now at the DwarfHeim PAX/EGX digital booth.
  • Sandbox — A more relaxed game mode for the player who likes to take their time. All units and buildings are immediately unlocked. Build your own experience, and create your perfect settlement in this creative game mode. Sandbox is also available in both Single-Player and Online Co-op.
  • There’s plenty more that will release throughout Early Access. Stay tuned for updates on the DwarfHeim roadmap.

Key Features:

  • Competitive & Co-op Multiplayer – Team up with 2 other players in Conquest, a competitive multiplayer game mode. Tear through the enemy team’s defenses and destroy their Town Hall!
  • 4 Unique Classes – Choose from Builder, Miner, Warrior, and Diplomat!
  • Build, Mine, Defend and Manage - Choose your own strategies, units, buildings and technology that best suits you and your team.
  • Single-Player and Online Co-op
    • Survival — A grueling and fast-paced challenge mode. All classes, buildings, units and abilities are immediately unlocked. Test your strategies and strength with the various difficulty settings. Challenge yourself and try to outlive the onslaught of troll waves that come your way in the Survival mode.
    • Sandbox — A more relaxed game mode for the player who likes to take their time. Expand your settlement across the map in this single-player mode. All units and buildings are immediately unlocked, build your own experience, and create your perfect settlement in the Sandbox mode.
  • Ranked Matchmaking – Rank up by winning competitive matches and face players that match your skill level.
  • Friend-Pass - Invite your friends along to play on a free downloadable client of DwarfHeim, even if they haven’t purchased the game!

DwarfHeim is coming to PC (Steam Early Access) on October 22, 2020.


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