Tuesday, 27th October 2020 .
Indie games publisher Team17 and the indie games developer Warpzone Studios are today extremely thrilled and happy to announce that their dwarven mining colony sim “Hammerting” is now available via Steam Early Access and the Epic Games Store.
Set largely in the bowels of the Mountains of Mara, players will have to explore, build, craft, and mine as they develop their dwarven base and send valuable resources, weapons, and supplies to the Overworld in a bid to aid in the fight against evil.
The Mountains of Mara provide resources a plenty, and to keep up with requests from the surface, players must dig deep into the mysterious caverns slumbering below, using their dwarven engineering to work out the fastest (and safest) way down – and hopefully back up again – with their hoard in tow. In Hammerting, teamwork will be key, however, not all dwarves are created equal; with different ancestries, traits, abilities, and equipment, each dwarf will have their own strengths and weaknesses that will be instrumental in the clan’s overall success.
Control the destiny of the dwarves: As the colony grows active management of the dwarves, including the friendships they make and their morale, will be key to helping the war effort
Design and create the ultimate base: Bore and upgrade a variety of rooms, from forges and sculpting studios to taverns and auxiliary functions and help the colony craft the ultimate base
Help with the war effort: Build and upgrade a variety of items through a deep levelling system
Discover valuable materials to quarry: Venture into the bowels of the mountainside & face increasingly perilous situations
Linda Zetterman, CEO, Warpzone Studios said:
“Working with Team17 has been fantastic, they have continued to support Hammerting throughout its development as it becomes the rare gem we’re sure players will dig; we’re looking forward to seeing the feedback from players and crafting the game over the coming months as we continue to build towards a full launch. The Warpzone team and I are proud of the wonderfully unique game we’ve created, from each individual dwarf to the cavernous mines waiting to be explored; we hope players enjoy embarking on their journey deep into the Mountains of Mara.”
Paul Longley, Producer, Team17 said:
“Hammerting is a really fun title for us to work on, the unique blend of mechanics means there is always something new and exciting for players to uncover. From the early days of the colony as players start with just a few dwarves and the very basic of amenities, to more advanced operations to further the war effort, no two mines will ever be the same. It’s those hundreds and thousands of permutations that makes strategy sims like Hammerting so exciting for players, and it’s what we’ll be continuing to develop, hand-in-hand with Warpzone and the Hammerting community.”
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About Warpzone Studios
Founded in 2016, Warpzone Studios is currently developing their first game, Hammerting. The company is made up of industry veterans, combining decades of experience to create deeply engaging strategy games. Hammerting © 2019 Warpzone Studios, Published under licence by TEAM17 Digital Limited.
About Team17 Group plc
Founded in 1990, Team17 Group plc is a leading developer, video games label, and creative partner for developers around the world. Floated on AIM in 2018, Team17, with its extensive portfolio of over 100 titles, embodies the spirit of independent games. In addition to the award-winning Overcooked!, Yoku’s Island Express, and the iconic Worms, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2020, Team17 has helped bring critically acclaimed titles including Moving Out, Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair, and The Escapists to gamers everywhere. Visit www.team17.com for more info.
Jonas “O.J” Ek
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