Niche Spotlight – Dwerve


Today’s Niche Spotlight is Dwerve, a tower defense dungeon crawler by Half Human Games and Electronic Sheep Games.

In Dwerve, you play as a young dwarven tinkerer exploring a ruined kingdom in search of lost technologies. Defend your kin from the evil Witch-Queen Vandra and her army of trolls, goblins, and other monsters using a variety of traps and automated turrets. Delve deeper into the ruins of a lost civilization in search of new turrets, ancient artifacts, and other hidden secrets. Upgrade your towers to unlock new abilities so you can face off against increasingly large hordes of enemies, as well as massive bosses.

You can find the launch trailer below.

Dwerve is available on Windows PC, Linux, and Mac via Steam for $19.99.

You can find a rundown (via Steam) below:

Dwerve is a tower defense dungeon crawler RPG where you play as a young dwarf tinkerer who adventures into a ruined kingdom and unearths the lost technologies of the ancient warsmiths: turrets and traps. These are the only weapons that can protect the dwarves from Witch-Queen Vandra and her army of bloodthirsty trolls and monstrous creatures hellbent on conquering the surface.


  • Tower Defense Combat! – Build turrets and traps to fend off swarms of monsters!
  • Dungeon Crawling! – Explore a ruined kingdom brimming with hidden secrets and puzzles!
  • Upgrade Your Turrets & Traps! – Each has its own upgrade tree with 100+ upgrades in all!
  • Fight Epic Boss Battles! – Use strategy, wit, and fast reflexes to outmaneuver massive monsters!
  • Discover Powerful Artifacts! – Dragonfire Boots, Lionheart Shield, Gurrakk’s Warhammer, and more!
  • Embark On An Adventure! – Meet friends, travel throughout the mountain, defeat the Witch-Queen!

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