DwarfHeim is a co-op strategy PC game with city-builder elements, and it looks rad

Dwarfheim (Image credit: Merge Games)

DwarfHeim is an upcoming four-player co-op RTS-meets-city-builder hybrid, set in a fantastical norse world full of dwarfs and trolls. And hey, it looks pretty cool.

So far, only PC is confirmed as a platform, but the game looks to put a unique spin on established genres. Players can choose between four unique playstyles, including builder, miner, warrior, and diplomat, and carve-out a niche in a stylized Viking world. You can compete against your friends or work with them against an onslaught of trolls, refining mineral ore underground, while maintaining your city's resources and society up above.

Here are the features as offered by Pineleaf Studio:

  • Competitive & Co-op Multiplayer – Team up with 3 other players in Conquest, a competitive multiplayer game mode. Tear through the enemy team's defenses and destroy their Town Hall!
  • 4 Unique Classes – Choose from Builder, Miner, Warrior, and Diplomat!
  • Build, Mine, Defend and Manage - Choose your own strategies, units, buildings and technology that best suits you and your team.

Single-Player Experience:

  • Sandbox mode – Explore a vast, open area in the single-player. Build your own experience and play alone or with up to 3 friends in the slow-paced sandbox mode.
  • Survival mode – Test your strategies and strength with up to 3 friends or mystic strangers and try to outlive all of the troll waves coming your way.
  • Ranked Matchmaking – Rank up by winning competitive matches and face players that match your skill level.
  • Friend-Pass - Invite your friends along to play on a free downloadable client of DwarfHeim, even if they haven't purchased the game!

The game is listed as "coming soon," right now, but you can add it to your Steam wishlist if you fancy it.

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