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First Dwarf: Early Access Release Date Announced

First Dwarf – The dwarven scout embarks on a do-or-die mission on June 19thThis is the perfect time to gather everything you might need to conquer the floating islands

Warsaw, Poland, June 10, 2024 – Developers from Star Drifters are proud to announce the release date of their latest game – First Dwarf. It will be available in Early Access on Steam starting June 19th. To mark the occasion, they unveiled a new trailer. Players excited to explore this unique blend of genres can also try out the demo version now 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 that combines the most desired features of colony survival, action RPGs, city builders, and tower defence 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 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.

First Dwarf will be available in Early Access from June 19th, and all players can already check out the demo on Steam. The title is being developed for PC as well as PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S/X, and Nintendo Switch, where it will be released after the launch of version 1.0.

About Star Drifters:

Star Drifters is an independent game development studio based in Warsaw, Poland. The company was founded in 2014 by two industry veterans: Michal Sokolski and Krzysztof Jakubowski. During a nearly two-decades-long career, they’ve worked on numerous titles for all major gaming platforms and gained extensive experience in game development and management.

Since 2020, the team has begun incubating selected indie titles and the teams behind them. The scope of support is individually tailored and covers areas from production, design, and positioning through financing to the sale of the final product. Star Drifters’ mission is to create engaging, challenging, and highly replayable games that will remain in players’ memories for a long time. The studio is known for creating and publishing the real-time 4X strategy game Driftland: The Magic Revival, the rogue-lite game Danger Scavenger, and the top-down shooter with base-building mechanics Lumencraft.