Immersive survival action RPG First Dwarf enters Steam Early Access on June 19

Star Drifters has shared that their upcoming action RPG First Dwarf will be entering Early Access on Steam starting June 19 and a demo is currently available there at the time of writing. It will be coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch after the launch of version 1.0.

Players take control of Tru the dwarf as they build, manage, and optimize multiple colonies in their ongoing fight against the Tainted. It offers online and local co-op modes that allows two players to play together as Tru and Ragna the Dragon; both of them have their own unique skills to upgrade. Tru will often be piloting a mech, while Ragna can freely fly through the sky.

There will be technology trees to further upgrade and build new structures, weapons, and tools. Fend off waves of enemies with defensive turrets and walls, though be aware that monsters aren't the only threat; natural disasters can throw a wrench in player's plans, as well.

Watch the new Early Access trailer for First Dwarf down below, along with more info and screenshots.

During Future Games Show, developers from Star Drifters announced the release date of their latest game - First Dwarf. The game will be available in Early Access on Steam from June 19th. The announcement was accompanied by a new trailer prepared specifically for this occasion. Players eager to experience the unique combination of genres offered by First Dwarf can already check out the demo version on Steam.

During the open tests held between March and April, almost 25,000 people played First Dwarf. This shows how many players wait for the chance to experience the adventures of the dwarf Tru and his dragoness companion, Ragna. The game attracts players with its diverse gameplay possibilities, as it combines the most desired features of colony survivals, action RPGs, city builders, and tower defense games.

"We're counting down the days, and the whole team is excitedly awaiting the launch of First Dwarf in Early Access. Both the tests and the demo version are immensely popular among players, yet this is just a glimpse of what we aim to deliver to them on June 19th and in further updates. We're eagerly awaiting feedback from our fans because we want to listen to their opinions and craft our game together with them. We also feel that with the support of the community, we'll be able to build a title tailored to what players are currently looking for," said Jakub Wójcik, Star Drifters' CEO

The story developed by the team at Star Drifters will immerse players in the world of Driftland, a realm consisting of floating islands. On one of these islands, a dwarf crash-lands while on a mission to find a new home for his kin. The hero must survive in an unknown and hostile environment to transform the island into a haven for future settlers. Fortunately, Tru won't be alone in his mission. He'll be aided by the dragoness Ragna and a mighty mech, which he'll operate himself to move around the island, collect resources, and build.

First Dwarf also features online and local co-op modes, allowing two players to join forces and take on the roles of either the dwarf or the dragoness, exploring, building, and uncovering new adventures together. The fun won't be limited to just one island. As Tru progresses, he'll visit various diverse and mysterious locations, expanding the scope of adventure and discovery. Everything is part of an effort to save the dwarves and uncover the truth about the expedition that his father disappeared on years ago.

Key features:

  • Control dwarf Tru, pilot a powerful mech and fly with Ragna the Dragon, each with their own skills to upgrade.
  • Build, optimize and look after your colonies.
  • Upgrade, craft and discover new structures, technologies, tools and weapons.
  • Fight tainted enemies by engaging in close combat and by building defensive turrets and walls in advance, preparing not only for monster waves, but also natural disasters.
  • Heal tainted animals or purge the island of them - the choice is yours.
  • Unveil the hidden secrets of Driftland and learn the truth about Tru’s father’s past.
  • Embark on an adventure alone or with a friend in co-op assist mode.
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