Haiku Interactive

is creating Dwerg Saga
Select a membership level
Dwerg
$1
per month

You like the idea of the game, enjoy the free version and want to see more.


  • Receive fortnightly updates from the developer describing progress and announcements of releases.
  • Gain access to the Discourse forums 
Dwerg Farmer
$3
per month

You really like the game and can't wait to get the latest version of the free game as soon as possible.


  • All of the above
  • Gain access to the latest version of the free game which should be updated monthly.

8

patrons

$248

per month

About Haiku Interactive



Download
Public, freely available version 0.2, last updated 27th September 2019:
Windows

Mac OS
Local-only version 0.3, last updated 10th October 2019 is available to $3-tier patrons from itch.io.

Welcome to Dwerg Saga and a world of deep storytelling. Guide your clan of Dwergs as they establish a new home in the untamed wilderness. Watch as they forge friendships, sing tales of their forefathers, suffer the pangs of unrequited love, take up arms and seek adventure wherever you take them.

Inspired by Dwarf Fortress, Dwerg Saga aims to create dramatic and believable stories from the interactions between Dwergs, their environment and what they build. Players interact with a persistent shared world that is mapped to the real world. As well as playing privately, players can simultaneously play together with others in their vicinity. Dwerg Saga is being designed with usability as a key feature so it's easy to pick up and play anywhere and anytime.

About me
Hi and thanks for visiting my Patreon page! I'm Jock and I've been programming computer games since I was 12 years old. I worked professionally in the games industry for nine years and subsequently for eight years as a software engineer developing iOS and Android apps. I started working on Dwerg Saga in my spare time in December 2017 and left my job to work on it full time in September 2019.

Game Status
The free, single-player and LAN version of the game is updated intermittently and available from the links above. The single-player, monthly updated version will be available from itch.io. Please report bugs on the Dwerg Saga forum in the Bugs category.

The full persistent, shared-universe version of the game is still in development and will be made available to new tiers when it is ready.

Road-map
What I am working on currently and for the next month or so:

  1. The full, persistent, shared-universe version of the game
    1. Dedicated server hosting the game
    2. World generation depending on user location as a service
    3. Persistence of location-dependent worlds
    4. Hosting on demand
  2. Write a short story; the prologue to the game
Goals
$248 of $4,000 per month
Hire a writer to help with story creation. The story of your clan of Dwergs is the most important part of the game. I have a good idea of how these will be created and intend to have a first example working in early 2020. A writer with experience of interactive fiction would be ideal but not essential.
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