Official Site: Dwell

Dwell is the lovechild of crafting sandboxes and a SNES art style

At first glance, Dwell looks like it might have been taken right out of the 16-bit era. With its pixel art, tiny little people, and top-down views, it certainly boasts an art style familiar to older gamers.

Yet there’s something very modern about this title, which is all about giving players the tools and freedom to build their own worlds in their own fashion. Dwell is a multiplayer crafting sandbox in which players explore the world, gather resources, specialize in a career, and construct their own houses and villages. It’s not massively multiplayer, but it’s not tiny either, as each server will hold around 200 people.

Dwell has been developed by a small team of four, is currently in closed alpha, and will be coming to Steam at some point in the future. Curious about Dwell? Then check out an early preview of the game, which notes, “Using simple but clean and artistic 2-D pixel art, Punkdrift managed to end up with a bunch of features without sacrificing the game’s aesthetics.”


Dwell is a top-down 2D sandbox MMO and it’s adorable

Let’s dash your hopes a little bit right now: You cannot actually purchase Dwell at the moment. It has been voted on to Steam’s Greenlight service, but the game is not in early access and cannot be bought. The bright side is that it’s meant as a top-down 2D sandbox, probably the closest thing we’ve seen to a Stardew Valley-style MMO out there.

The game promises to have a world with no pre-built houses or structures, leaving players to forge the world as they wish and move on to farming, battling monsters, and interacting with the game’s varied biomes therein. No release date or pricing has yet been announced. Take a look at the official site for a bit more information, and keep your eyes on the Greenlight page for details about release.

Source: Reddit