Dwarf Quest is a $3.99 dungeon-crawling game that has been available on Desura since early December.
Developer, Wild Card, seems to have produced a simple yet fun dungeon-crawling experience.
In Dwarf Quest, players take control of Morrin Firebeard, a dwarf warrior who must track down the undead wizard, Azarby, traversing through dungeons, collecting loot on the way.
The premise of the game is simple and the graphics are cartoony, which are part of its charm. With only nine levels, this turn-based game won’t take you too long, but it won’t set you back much either.
The combat system is a little unique, which sets this game apart from the many it shares a genre with. Each turn gives the player three actions to do with what they chose. For instance, all three actions can be used to attack, or they can be split up however between moving, healing, switching weapons, blocking, and, of course, attacking.
There is also no “leveling up” per se, instead, players find items that boost their skill as they progress through the game.
With an 8.9 average rating on Desura and an active developer who is already working on the game’s sequel, Dwarf Quest certainly seems worth a look if you have a Windows PC or Mac. Linux users can also show their interest in the comments, with the lead developer promising a port should there be enough interest.