“Do you remember Bronzemurder? Well, here’s another graphic saga from Dwarf Fortress, penned by the talented Tim Denee. Mark my words, the legend of Oilfurnace shall not soon be forgotten by dwarf or humankind.”
Well, I think we’ve sat on this long enough. Go ahead, jump on in.
The only weird thing you might see is this fuschia coloured button.. click it to flag yourself as ‘ready to battle’. The next person who clicks it will be paired up with you.
Digger Dwarves was the original We Get Signal project, and quite an overambitious one at that. Still, we’ve been chugging away on it… slowly. The game is really just a prototype right now, but you can do some neat stuff, like dig in the snow and throwing snowballs.
All the terrain is generated from a bitmap, and the collisions are determined pixel-by-pixel. So far it’s a neat demo, not much else.
For the controls, the arrow keys move you and down arrow digs. Spacebar jumps, and the ‘Z’ key throws a snowball.
The newest addition has been the loading of external bitmaps, and ‘undiggable’ terrain (dark blue snow/ice.)
So, give it a try.. and let us know if you like it.