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We Are The Dwarves

Developed by an independent Ukrainian studio, Whale Rock Games, a game combining action, tactical battles, and RPG. The plot is set in an SF universe, in which a race of dwarves extracts vital forces and strength from magic artifacts knows as Endless Stones. At some point the artifacts begin to lose their power and the civilization built upon them is pushed to the brink of extinction, so the dwarves sent an expedition with in hope of finding a new home with a new source of energy. You take control of one of the three survivors of that expedition – Forcerer, Smashfist, and Shadow. The game mechanics are inspired by classic, isometric hack-and-slash games. We Are The Dwarves offers some variety in eliminate the enemies – there are three heroes available, each with different skills – allowing us to apply a number of different tactics. The game rewards the player’s dexterity and strategic planning.

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PC / Windows
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We Are The Dwarves

We Are The Dwarves | PC

We Are The Dwarves release date for PC:

game language:

26 February 2016 | Worldwide

26 February 2016 | Europe

26 February 2016 | USA

Game mode: single player

Microsoft XBOX ONE
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We Are The Dwarves

We Are The Dwarves | XBOX ONE

We Are The Dwarves release date for XBOX ONE:

game language:

24 February 2017 | Worldwide

24 February 2017 | Europe PAL

24 February 2017 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: common screen, players: 1 - 3

We Are The Dwarves by Whale Rock Games from Ukraine is an original production for PC / Windows, which combines elements of action RPG and tactic strategy games. Even though the Kickstarter campaign ended in failure, the developers managed to gather money on their own and finished the game two years later.


The story in We Are The Dwarves presents us with an unusual picture of Dwarven race, which lives across a science fiction universe. The dwarves derive their vital forces and power from the mysterious Endless Stones found in caves of their motherland. When the artefacts start to lose their energy, the civilisation built upon their power is pushed on the brink of extinction. In the face of the inevitable collapse, a special expedition is sent to explore the uncharted places of the universe with the purpose of finding a new source of power and a safe place to live. However, the mission turns out to be a failure with only three mighty heroes surviving – Forcer, Smashfist, and Shadow. Now everything is up to them.


At the first glance, mechanics of We Are The Dwarves for PC / Windows resemble those seen in classic action, hack-and-slash role-playing games. Given the isometric view, you complete different quests and fight enemies by controlling one of the three heroes, who differ in terms of skills. Depending on the mission’s objectives and your own preferences, you can choose Forcerer – effective at ranged attacks, Smashfist – deadly at close combat, and Shadow – specialised in stealth.

Gameplay does not only consist in monotonous killing, as the three different classes of heroes give an opportunity for applying various tactics. However, it requires not only the mastery of your dwarves’ abilities, but also strategic thinking. The active pause, or more precisely the extreme slowdown of time, makes things easier – it allows for stopping the action and giving orders to your teammates. The title features skill trees typical for role-playing games that are different for each character, and advanced AI of the enemies, who can communicate and recognise the dwarves by the way they walk or even smell.

Age Rating

age requirements: 12+

System requirements

Recommended: Intel Core i5, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 560/Radeon HD 6870 or better, 10 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/8.1/10 (x64)
Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 512 MB GeForce GTX 460/Radeon HD 5770 or better, 10 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/8.1/10 (x64)