Last summer Russian developers Whale Rock Games Studio ran a kickstarter campaign to fund their dwarven action RTS 'We Are The Dwarves', which although was cancelled, didn't deter them from pushing on, and the Steam community has now voted to greenlight the project.
Whale Rock still has the same target release date of November this year for WatD and the game still looks as fabulous as ever. Hints on the steam discussion page are currently suggesting that the game will retail for around $15 which will be a steal for the amount of work and passion that has been poured into this venture.
‘We Are the Dwarves!’ is a story-driven real-time tactical action game about the three dwarven astronauts in the Stone Universe looking for the warm and bright Stars. An accident with the drill-like Starship brought them to an unknown part of the Universe, pushing into dangerous circumstances, but that’s where the adventure begins! The dwarves will meet ancient races and giant monsters on their mission and it's up to you, who commands the trio, how to deal with them. Depending on what you want from the game - stealth or slasher - you can choose how to play with your dwarf team.
- Singleplayer control of one to three characters;
- Real-time tactical combat in a unique setting;
- Stealth or slasher mode - depending on player;
- Active game pause and sequence of moves (stack of commands);
- Environment interactions, natural traps.