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iPad: Announcing Dwarven Delve - A RPG/Puzzle Hybrid

08-03-2013, 05:04 PM
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Announcing Dwarven Delve - A RPG/Puzzle Hybrid

Hey all,

This is Lane Daughtry from TinkerHouse Games and we're really happy to announce our next game called Dwarven Delve. We think we have something really fun and unique so we're excited to finally share it with everyone.

It's an action rpg where the dungeon is built out of hex tiles. Our fun twist though is that you as the player can also rotate those hex tiles on the fly, so as you're playing the create new paths through the dungeon.

A lot of our mechanics revolve around whether monsters and dungeon features are connected to you or not and how you manage that. That's the puzzle aspect of many dungeons. Some things help when connected, some things hinder when connected, some when disconnected. Some monsters randomize the dungeon, or attack other monsters. There are traps to route monsters into. We really have a lot of fun design elements to play with.

You control a party of dwarves that have special abilities for combat or traversing the dungeon. As you progress you'll power up your dwarves by discovering the lineage of their ancestry and clan relics that need to be reforged.

That's the broad strokes. You can check out more info on the game at our website:

We also have a kickstarter running currently to help finish it if you'd like to help:

Thanks a ton for taking the time to check us out. I'm happy to answer any questions you guys have as well.

Last edited by lanedaughtry; 08-05-2013 at 07:26 PM. Reason: Adding newly finished trailers.
08-04-2013, 04:40 AM
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Oooh I love hexes (not joking here). And rpgs. And Chuthulu Saves the World. Can't wait!

08-04-2013, 04:47 AM
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Any estimate release dates?
08-04-2013, 07:16 AM
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Very interesting concept with the control over the map using hex tiles. Looking forward to this.

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08-04-2013, 07:28 AM
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Wow! Looking at the KickStarter, the art work is top-notch and the game itself looks to be quite interesting.

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08-04-2013, 12:59 PM
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Thanks for the interest all. Here are some answers:

@biokid : We're shooting for December for the tablet releases and February for the PC and OSX releases.

@everyone else : Thanks for the kind words. We've worked our butts off on it and are really proud of it. We can't wait for you guys to get it either.

We're getting some gameplay footage up today which I'll link as it goes more in depth into moment to moment gameplay. And then we should have a proper trailer up soon as well.

08-05-2013, 03:35 AM
Joined: Aug 2013
Location: Seattle, WA
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Hey guys,

We added the teaser trailer and a gameplay demo to the original post. Thanks for checking them out!