De­vel­oper Ghost Ship Games Pub­lisher Cof­fee Stain Pub­lish­ing For­mat PC, Xbox One Re­lease 2018


With its pas­tel-shaded alien land­scapes built of vox­els, there’s a whiff of No Man’s Sky to Deep Rock

Galac­tic, though we’ll ad­mit No Dwarf’s Gun doesn’t quite have the same ring to it. This is a co­op­er­a­tive shooter for up to four play­ers who, as em­ploy­ees of the tit­u­lar in­ter­plan­e­tary min­ing com­pany, are dis­patched to the outer reaches of the galaxy to colonise Hoxxes IV, a new planet which, while rich in valu­able min­er­als, is highly dan­ger­ous. That, as you might have guessed, re­quires guns, but there are gad­gets too, such as launch­ers that em­bed con­crete plat­forms into walls to aid tra­ver­sal. Al­ter­na­tively, you could just blast your way through the fully de­struc­tible cave sys­tems. Com­bat is class­based, punchy and of the out­sized in­sect va­ri­ety: as play­ers empty cham­ber af­ter cham­ber into a horde of spi­ders flood­ing out of an enor­mous nest, there’s a dis­tinct, wel­come whiff of the Earth De­fense Force games. Earth De­fense Dwarf? Nah, we guess not.

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