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Dwerve, a Zelda-inspired action RPG with tower defense combat, heading to Switch

Posted on September 25, 2020 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop


Following a successful Kickstarer campaign, Half Human Games’ Zelda-inspired tower defense dungeon crawler RPG Dwerve has been secured for Switch.

The project managed to go well beyond its $10,000 goal. Having raised more than $50,000 in total, a Switch version has been confirmed.

Here’s some information about Dwerve as well as a trailer:

Dwerve is a tower defense dungeon crawler RPG. It tells the story of a young dwarven tinkerer that adventures into dwarven ruins to unearth the lost technologies of the ancient warsmiths: turrets and traps, the only weapons that can protect the dwarves from Witch Queen Vandra the Wicked and her army of bloodthirsty trolls and monstrous creatures.

Key Features

Tactical turret-based combat involves making strategic decisions about which turrets and traps to build and where.

Upgrade your arsenal with over a dozen turrets and traps, each with it’s own unique upgrade tree.

Discover powerful artifacts: an arrow-blocking shield, dashing boots, a bouncing boomerang, a ground-shaking hammer, and more!

Story-based campaign. Unravel the history of the dwarves and the trolls in a story that features diverse characters and an unpredictable plot!

Explore ancient dungeons in multiple biomes, each with hidden secrets, mysterious puzzles, and interesting lore!

Fully dynamic lighting. Adventure through dimly lit dungeons that come to life with dynamic lights and shadows!

Backstory & Lore

In the massive hollow mountain of Mount Crowcrest, there once lived a great nation of dwarves. The dwarves discovered power stones while mining deep in the mountain. They used them to power machines and, eventually, entire cities. They lived in peace and prosperity for centuries.

Over time they became infatuated with power stones and dug deeper to find more. One day they dug too deep and unleashed the Gloomdark Hordes, an army of trolls and monstrous creatures. Once the dwarves realized that trolls turned to stone in the sunlight, they fled far from the mountain and found refuge on the sunny Hills of Brekka.

Centuries passed and, over time, the dwarves forgot their traditions and abandoned craftsmanship and innovation in favor of warring and raiding. History became myth, and myth became bedtime stories. But whispers of a long forgotten darkness echo throughout the valley of the great mountain. It can be heard in the Snoring Forest, by those who dare to enter…

Dwerve is targeted for release in 2021. Learn more about the game on Kickstarter here.

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