Paradox Interactive have released their latest trailer for A Game of Dwarves which gives us a bit of backstory on the whole thing. If you haven't seen Game of Dwarves yet, basically it looks like a graphical, more user friendly version of Dwarf Fortress (something I have a deep longing for) mixed with a Dungeon Keeper style level structure. It's kind of like Dwarf Fortress 'Lite' I guess and as glad as I am to see games like this and Towns gaining a lot of support from players (seriously these genres have been lacking serious attention from developers and studios for a long time) I can't help but draw those inevitable comparisons with DF and find myself feeling a bit underwhelmed. This is a personally thing as I enjoy the depth, complexity and soul crushing futility of Dwarf Fortress, I just wish it wasn't done in ASCII and required you to remember a million and one different hotkeys. Stonesense with mouse control and commands; sadly that game still isn't here but I'm still excited to see how far A Game of Dwarves carries that concept.
Also, is it me or does it look like those loveable Wizards from Paradox's other awesome title Magicka have abandoned their heroic path and just completely embraced their otherwise accidental homicidal activity? Say it ain't so!