Tower Defense Dungeon Crawler RPG Dwerve to Launch Demo for Steam Game Festival: Summer Edition


Half Human Games have announced that they will be releasing a demo of  Dwerve for the Steam Game Festival: Summer Edition.

As stated in the press release (via Games Press), the game will have a demo during the festival (June 9th to June 14th), and the developers will host an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on the Half Human Games Discord server on June 9th, 1:00 p.m. ET.

The game is described as a tower defense dungeon crawler RPG. You play as a young dwarven tinkerer, exploring ancient ruins filled with weapons and traps. Now, you are turning them against the Witch Queen Vandra the Wicked, and her army of monsters.

You can find the full rundown (via Steam) below.

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.

Inspired by the SNES classics we grew up playing, Dwerve takes all the RPG mechanics you know and love like dungeon crawling, looting, questing, exploring, and storytelling, and presents it with a new style of tactical turret-based combat.


  • Tactical turret-based combat. Combat involves making strategic decisions about which turrets and traps to build and where. During a battle you must rebuild, swap out, and reposition turrets to adapt to new waves of enemies and a dynamic battlefield!
  • Upgrade your arsenal. Unlock 15+ turrets, each with it’s own unique upgrade tree. Purchase upgrades that make the turrets stronger. You decide which turret upgrades best cater to your favorite strategies and play style!
  • Discover powerful artifacts. Discover all 5+ artifacts — an arrow-blocking shield, dashing boots, a bouncing boomerang, a ground-shaking hammer, and more! These artifacts give the player special abilities to fight and outmaneuver foes!
  • Fully dynamic lighting. Explore dimly lit dungeons that come to life with dynamic lights and shadows that offers a modernized take on SNES-inspired graphics that pushes the boundaries of pixel art games!
  • Story-based campaign. Unravel the history of the dwarves and the trolls in a story that features diverse characters, unpredictable plot, and a fantasy world with it’s own mythology!
  • Explore ancient dungeons. Explore 30+ dungeons in 5+ biomes, each with hidden secrets, mysterious puzzles, and interesting lore!
  • Dynamic battlefield. Engage in combat on a dynamic battlefield that changes as you fight with obstacles collapsing, falling from the ceiling, and emerging from the ground!
  • Solve challenging puzzles. Want to get extra loot or lore? Solve an optional puzzle! Or don’t — it’s up to you!
  • Complete daring quests. Each dungeon has it’s own specific story-based objectives that you must complete to to progress the story.
  • Loot corpses and treasure chests. Collect health potions, scrap, armor, and other useful items from the bloodsoaked corpses of your slain enemies!

Dwerve launches Spring 2020 for Windows PC, and Mac (both via Steam).

Image: Steam



Ryan was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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