Dig a Hole
If you're not quite the violent type, and you enjoy building cities, then upcoming city builder Dwarrows may be what you're looking for.
You play the game from a third person perspective, collecting resources and gathering supplies for a town that you'll be building. When it's time to build, you move to a top-down view, placing buildings on a grid and spending material to make them. There seems to be all sorts of buildings to build, and the basics reminded me quite a bit of placing buildings in an RTS, something that seems rather fun.
You're not just collecting supplies though. Dwarrows features various puzzles that you can solve, with different playable characters that have different skills to help pass them. You'll make friends with NPCs and be able to dive through dungeons. Of course, you can't have dwarves without elves, and you can ask the wandering wood elves to live in your town. Dwarves and elves living peacefully? I guess if you needed a sign that this was a fantasy game, that's a pretty huge one, as it doesn't seem like a likely situation elsewhere.
Andy Wood, the co-founder of developer Lithic Entertainment, had the following to say about the game:
We want Dwarrows to be the kind of game you could play after work with no stresses. A game that would let you relax while playing, but still makes you feel adventurous. Dwarrows is a non-violent and non-punishing game. It is relaxing to play, yet it still offers challenges through puzzles and town-balancing.
Dwarrows will be available on PC and Xbox One sometime in Q1 2020.
Are you interested in Dwarrows? Does the idea of a peaceful town builder appeal to you? Would you rather be some sort of sissy bread eating tree-hugging nature-loving elf instead of a dwarf? Let us know in the comments below!