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25th Feb '13 6:28:57 AM EarlOfSandvich
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Delve Deeper is a 2D strategy game made Lunar Giant, released 2010.

In the game, you control a team of 5 [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame dwarves]] who are ordered by their king to find treasures. Players choose one of three classes for each team member (Miners who have average stats but a high carrying capacity, Fighters who have low movement but high attack power and health, and Scouts who have high movement but low health and attack power), then compete with up to 3 other teams to gather the most wealth in a set number of turns. This is made more difficult by the [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Goblins]], [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragons]], [[BlobMonster slimes]] and other creatures that infest the mining site.

The game is turn based, with players taking turns with expanding their mines, moving dwarves, fighting and mining. All this while [[AnnouncerChatter their king provides his comments on situation]].

The game is available via several DigitalDistribution carriers, including {{Steam}}

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!!This game provides examples of:

* AnnouncerChatter: The king.
* AnnoyingArrows: The Scouts' crossbows have a weak basic attack, but also a higher critical hit chance.
* AnAxeToGrind: Fighters
* BeneathTheEarth
* BlobMonster: Slimes and slime cubes
* ColorCodedMultiplayer: There are red, green, blue, and yellow teams to choose from.
* ColorCodedPatrician: The king dresses in purple.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Some of the possible punishments losing teams face, like ''dish duty''.
* ChestMonster: Mimics show up on some maps. They're identical to mid-level chests until they try to attack your dwarves.
* CriticalExistenceFailure: Everyone is fine fighting, until their hitpoints hit 0. Dwarves get knocked out for one turn, enemies die.
* CursedWithAwesome: A rare few relics will cost you points, but also give the dwarf who finds them stat boosts.
* DugTooDeep: Sorta. Deeper parts of the map have more valuable relics and Mithril, the most valuable material in the game, but are also home to the most powerful monsters. Also, if you dig too quickly and don't set enough lamps up, too many monsters will spawn and you'll be overwhelmed in short order.
* FragileSpeedster: The Scout, who deals the least damage, can take the least damage, and has the lowest carrying capacity but can move fastest.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Goblin Rat Shamans, who have a magical staff that apparently fires ''rats'' at your dwarves.
* ItBelongsInAMuseum: Sometimes the King will declare this when you turn in a relic. He'll then say "Good thing I have one."
* KingMook: The Goblin King and Slime King monsters.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Fighters, again.
* LukeNounverber: Suprisingly adverted. Dwarves have different sets of names, whenever they sound [[MotherRussiaMakesYouStrong Russian]], [[CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys French]] or [[ViolentGlaswegian Scottish]].
** Played straight with the Dark Traitors, who have names such a "Pukebrood", "Goreslash", and "Rageblood".
* MightyGlacier: Fighters deal the most damage and have the highest health, but also the smallest movement range.
* NonLethalKO: Dwarves who run out of HP effectively only have to skip a turn.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent
* OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: The difference between the dwarven teams is pretty much their color and hats...
* OurGnomesAreWeirder: The gnomes run banks where you can trade in gold, jewels, and mithril (for a small fee). There are also gnome gnights. Who carry sticks and ride ''slimes''.
* OurGoblinsAreDifferent
* PaletteSwap
* PoisonMushroom: Relics may turn out to be bogus and cost you points when you hand them in.
* RespawningEnemies: Unlit areas spawn more enemies to replace the defeated.
* RPGElements: Minor example - dwarves who turn in certain beneficial relics get stat boosts until the end of the game.
* SelfImposedChallenge: Several steam achievements are based on this. Win without mining minerals, win while mining only mithril, win with a team composed only of fighters/scouts/miners, etc.
* SuicidalOverconfidence: Single goblins will frequently attack your dwarves, even if it's 5 fighters against a single goblin.
* ShoutOut: Several Steam achievements, name sets, monsters, and relics:
** "Prince Edward's Harp" was owned by [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV "the world's spooniest bard"]].
** The Goblin King enemy is clearly based on [[Film/{{Labyrinth}} Jareth]]. You can even find the treasure "Jagrath's Balls", and finding it three different times will earn you the achievement "Power of the Voodoo".
** There's a number of references to VideoGame/DwarfFortress, naturally. The achievement for making a custom level is "Strike the Earth!", and the "Piece of Adamant" treasure is described as "rare and usually ''hidden: fun stuff'' to work with".
** The achievement for playing a custom level is called [[VideoGame/MineCraft "Minecrafting"]].
** If one of your fighters gets killed by a green slime (one of the weakest monsters in the game), you get the achievement [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 "Slimes Sappin' Mah Sentry"]].
** All the members of the team "Thunder Down Under" are named [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus some variant of "Bruce".]]
** One of the bogus treasures is [[HitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy "A Book of Vorgon Poetry"]].
** You can find a treasure called "[[WebVideo/LeeroyJenkinsVideo Jenkins' Jerkin]]", which describes its previous owner's "legendary bravery (and stupidity)".
** One bogus treasure is "Pirate Grog", which from the description is made using the same recipe in the VideoGame/MonkeyIsland franchise.
** You can find a book of "Dwarven Songs of Yore", including the lyrics to such classics as [[Literature/{{Discworld}} "Gold, Gold, Gold" and "Gold, Gold, Gold, Gold"]].
* TurnBasedStrategy
* WorldOfPun: A number of the relic names, such as the "Fat Lute" and the "Miner Potion of Healing".
* ZergRush: Monsters (especially goblins) like to gang up on your dwarves.

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Delve Deeper is a 2D strategy game made Lunar Giant, released 2010.

In the game, you control a team of 5 [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame dwarves]] who are ordered by their king to find treasures. Players choose one of three classes for each team member (Miners who have average stats but a high carrying capacity, Fighters who have low movement but high attack power and health, and Scouts who have high movement but low health and attack power), then compete with up to 3 other teams to gather the most wealth in a set number of turns. This is made more difficult by the [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Goblins]], [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragons]], [[BlobMonster slimes]] and other creatures that infest the mining site.

The game is turn based, with players taking turns with expanding their mines, moving dwarves, fighting and mining. All this while [[AnnouncerChatter their king provides his comments on situation]].

The game is available via several DigitalDistribution carriers, including {{Steam}}

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!!This game provides examples of:

* AnnouncerChatter: The king.
* AnnoyingArrows: The Scouts' crossbows have a weak basic attack, but also a higher critical hit chance.
* AnAxeToGrind: Fighters
* BeneathTheEarth
* BlobMonster: Slimes and slime cubes
* ColorCodedMultiplayer: There are red, green, blue, and yellow teams to choose from.
* ColorCodedPatrician: The king dresses in purple.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Some of the possible punishments losing teams face, like ''dish duty''.
* ChestMonster: Mimics show up on some maps. They're identical to mid-level chests until they try to attack your dwarves.
* CriticalExistenceFailure: Everyone is fine fighting, until their hitpoints hit 0. Dwarves get knocked out for one turn, enemies die.
* CursedWithAwesome: A rare few relics will cost you points, but also give the dwarf who finds them stat boosts.
* DugTooDeep: Sorta. Deeper parts of the map have more valuable relics and Mithril, the most valuable material in the game, but are also home to the most powerful monsters. Also, if you dig too quickly and don't set enough lamps up, too many monsters will spawn and you'll be overwhelmed in short order.
* FragileSpeedster: The Scout, who deals the least damage, can take the least damage, and has the lowest carrying capacity but can move fastest.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Goblin Rat Shamans, who have a magical staff that apparently fires ''rats'' at your dwarves.
* ItBelongsInAMuseum: Sometimes the King will declare this when you turn in a relic. He'll then say "Good thing I have one."
* KingMook: The Goblin King and Slime King monsters.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Fighters, again.
* LukeNounverber: Suprisingly adverted. Dwarves have different sets of names, whenever they sound [[MotherRussiaMakesYouStrong Russian]], [[CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys French]] or [[ViolentGlaswegian Scottish]].
** Played straight with the Dark Traitors, who have names such a "Pukebrood", "Goreslash", and "Rageblood".
* MightyGlacier: Fighters deal the most damage and have the highest health, but also the smallest movement range.
* NonLethalKO: Dwarves who run out of HP effectively only have to skip a turn.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent
* OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: The difference between the dwarven teams is pretty much their color and hats...
* OurGnomesAreWeirder: The gnomes run banks where you can trade in gold, jewels, and mithril (for a small fee). There are also gnome gnights. Who carry sticks and ride ''slimes''.
* OurGoblinsAreDifferent
* PaletteSwap
* PoisonMushroom: Relics may turn out to be bogus and cost you points when you hand them in.
* RespawningEnemies: Unlit areas spawn more enemies to replace the defeated.
* RPGElements: Minor example - dwarves who turn in certain beneficial relics get stat boosts until the end of the game.
* SelfImposedChallenge: Several steam achievements are based on this. Win without mining minerals, win while mining only mithril, win with a team composed only of fighters/scouts/miners, etc.
* SuicidalOverconfidence: Single goblins will frequently attack your dwarves, even if it's 5 fighters against a single goblin.
* ShoutOut: Several Steam achievements, name sets, monsters, and relics:
** "Prince Edward's Harp" was owned by [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV "the world's spooniest bard"]].
** The Goblin King enemy is clearly based on [[Film/{{Labyrinth}} Jareth]]. You can even find the treasure "Jagrath's Balls", and finding it three different times will earn you the achievement "Power of the Voodoo".
** There's a number of references to VideoGame/DwarfFortress, naturally. The achievement for making a custom level is "Strike the Earth!", and the "Piece of Adamant" treasure is described as "rare and usually ''hidden: fun stuff'' to work with".
** The achievement for playing a custom level is called [[VideoGame/MineCraft "Minecrafting"]].
** If one of your fighters gets killed by a green slime (one of the weakest monsters in the game), you get the achievement [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 "Slimes Sappin' Mah Sentry"]].
** All the members of the team "Thunder Down Under" are named [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus some variant of "Bruce".]]
** One of the bogus treasures is [[HitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy "A Book of Vorgon Poetry"]].
** You can find a treasure called "[[WebVideo/LeeroyJenkinsVideo Jenkins' Jerkin]]", which describes its previous owner's "legendary bravery (and stupidity)".
** One bogus treasure is "Pirate Grog", which from the description is made using the same recipe in the VideoGame/MonkeyIsland franchise.
** You can find a book of "Dwarven Songs of Yore", including the lyrics to such classics as [[Literature/{{Discworld}} "Gold, Gold, Gold" and "Gold, Gold, Gold, Gold"]].
* TurnBasedStrategy
* WorldOfPun: A number of the relic names, such as the "Fat Lute" and the "Miner Potion of Healing".
* ZergRush: Monsters (especially goblins) like to gang up on your dwarves.
[[redirect:VideoGame/DelveDeeper]]
10th Feb '13 5:14:08 PM Andyroid
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* BlobMonster

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* BlobMonsterBlobMonster: Slimes and slime cubes
* ColorCodedMultiplayer: There are red, green, blue, and yellow teams to choose from.



* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: The punishment losing teams face? ''Dish duty''.
* ChestMonster

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* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: The punishment Some of the possible punishments losing teams face? ''Dish face, like ''dish duty''.
* ChestMonsterChestMonster: Mimics show up on some maps. They're identical to mid-level chests until they try to attack your dwarves.
18th Jan '13 4:43:53 AM MacronNotes
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* ColourCodedForYourConvenience
** ColourCodedMultiplayer
20th Sep '12 8:19:30 PM KrisMahai
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** "Prince Edward's Harp" was owned by [[FinalFantasyIV "the world's spooniest bard"]].

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** "Prince Edward's Harp" was owned by [[FinalFantasyIV [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV "the world's spooniest bard"]].
1st Aug '12 8:23:02 AM FELH2
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** There's a number of references to DwarfFortress, naturally. The achievement for making a custom level is "Strike the Earth!", and the "Piece of Adamant" treasure is described as "rare and usually ''hidden: fun stuff'' to work with".

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** There's a number of references to DwarfFortress, VideoGame/DwarfFortress, naturally. The achievement for making a custom level is "Strike the Earth!", and the "Piece of Adamant" treasure is described as "rare and usually ''hidden: fun stuff'' to work with".
21st Jul '12 9:14:53 AM SomeNewGuy
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Added DiffLines:

* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: The punishment losing teams face? ''Dish duty''.
21st Jul '12 7:01:38 AM FELH2
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* BlobMonster

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* BlobMonster BlobMonster



** All the members of the team "Thunder Down Under" are named [[MontyPythonsFlyingCircus some variant of "Bruce".]]
** One of the bogus treasures is [[HitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy "A Book of Vorgon Poetry"]].

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** All the members of the team "Thunder Down Under" are named [[MontyPythonsFlyingCircus [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus some variant of "Bruce".]]
** One of the bogus treasures is [[HitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy "A Book of Vorgon Poetry"]].
8th Jul '12 1:33:55 AM SeptimusHeap
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* AWorldwidePunomenon: A number of the relic names, such as the "Fat Lute" and the "Miner Potion of Healing".

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* AWorldwidePunomenon: WorldOfPun: A number of the relic names, such as the "Fat Lute" and the "Miner Potion of Healing".
19th Jun '12 7:20:25 AM Andyroid
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* AnnoyingArrows: Scouts' weapon of choice.

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* AnnoyingArrows: The Scouts' weapon of choice.crossbows have a weak basic attack, but also a higher critical hit chance.



* CursedWithAwesome: A rare few relics will cost you points, but also give the dwarf who finds them stat boosts.



** If one of your fighters gets killed by a green slime (the weakest monster in the game), you get the achievement [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 "Slimes Sappin' Mah Sentry"]].

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** If one of your fighters gets killed by a green slime (the (one of the weakest monster monsters in the game), you get the achievement [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 "Slimes Sappin' Mah Sentry"]].


Added DiffLines:

** You can find a book of "Dwarven Songs of Yore", including the lyrics to such classics as [[Literature/{{Discworld}} "Gold, Gold, Gold" and "Gold, Gold, Gold, Gold"]].
9th Jun '12 6:35:57 PM Andyroid
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Added DiffLines:

** One bogus treasure is "Pirate Grog", which from the description is made using the same recipe in the VideoGame/MonkeyIsland franchise.
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