Merge Announces Publishing Deal for CO-OP RTS Dwarfheim


Manchester, UK, April 07th, 2020 — Merge Games, along with Norway-based developers, Pineleaf Studio, are delighted to unveil their new partnership to bring co-op multiplayer RTS, DwarfHeim, to PC this Fall.

DwarfHeim is a co-operative (and competitive) Real-Time-Strategy and city builder game. 1-4 players build, manage and defend a Dwarven city against the constant threat of feral trolls and rivalling dwarven clans (another team of 1-4 players). DwarfHeim is the first RTS game of its kind and features co-op multiplayer gameplay; you and your team must work together using different classes and abilities to gather resources, defend your city and expand.

Survive the dangers of Agartha, mine its resources and expand your mighty city into the

By creating and enhancing different tactics and adapting to your opponents’ strategies you must develop your settlement from a single building to a thriving stronghold. Vanquish your enemies, train your army, gather resources, increase your population and keep your dwarves healthy and strong by brewing potent ales so that they will continue to fight the good fight.

When we grew up, we loved playing RTS-games, but in recent years the focus has shifted to games we can play with our friends. So at Pineleaf we wanted to create a f*cking REAL co-operational multiplayer RTS. An RTS that you can play with your friends, and that is DwarfHeim.” – Hans-Andreas Kleven, CEO of Pineleaf


  • Competitive & Co-op Multiplayer – Team up with 3 other players in Conquest, a competitive multiplayer game mode. Tear through the enemy team’s defences and destroy their Town Hall!
  • 4 Unique Classes – Choose from Builder, Miner, Warrior and Diplomat!
  • Build, Mine, Defend and Manage – Choose your own strategies, units, buildings and technology that best suits you and your team.
  • Single-Player Experience:

Sandbox mode – Explore a vast, open area in single-player, build your own experience and play alone or with up to 3 friends in the slow-paced sandbox mode.
Survival mode – Test your strategies and strength with up to 3 friends or mystic strangers and try to outlive all of the troll waves coming your way.

  • Ranked Matchmaking – Rank up by winning competitive matches and face players that match your skill level.
  • Friend-Pass – Invite your friends along to play on a free downloadable client of DwarfHeim, even if they haven’t purchased the game!

DwarfHeim is currently in development by Pineleaf Studio and is scheduled to be published by
Merge later in 2020. You can add DwarfHeim to your Wishlist here and join the community
to keep in touch with the developers, they’re always eager to hear from interested players. Whilst you’re there why not tune in to the developer’s live Stream?

About Pineleaf
Pineleaf is a game development studio in Norway that is dedicated to creating new gameplay experiences together with an active community of players.
In 2016, DwarfHeim won Concept of the Year at the Norwegian Game Awards. Since then, Pineleaf has gained more employees, building an outstanding team that they’re very proud of. Since Day 1 it has been important for them to build a dedicated community and develop DwarfHeim into what it is that you see today. Pineleaf seeks to be a technology and games studio, poised to change the games industry in Norway and the world.

About Merge
Merge is an independent video game publisher based in Manchester, UK. The company publishes interactive software worldwide for personal computers and video game consoles. Merge also specialises in publishing collectible games for retail and worldwide digital distribution for independent developers. More information about Merge products can be found at

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