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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Dome Keeper (2022) (formerly called Dome Romantik) is a strategy game where you mine to collect resources in between defending the dome that protects your world from terrible monsters. It's a hard game and when your dome is destroyed you die permanently and have to start from the beginning. This survival challenge, along with the exploration, collecting and crafting make it an unusual strategy experience.

You start by setting up your dome on a desolate planet rich in subterranean resources. This provides breathable air as a base of operations to mine the planet's crust in search of resources to upgrade your defences.

You chose the design of your dome, each with different upgrade options, weaponry strengths and weaknesses, before using bombs and tools to mine the ground and collect the resources in the downtime between enemy attacks. But mining soon becomes a risk as you need to go farther and farther, giving enemies a chance to gather for an attack.

As you progress you discover a wide range of upgrades for both your weapons and the dome itself: increased strength, damage output, weaponry choices along with other perks. You need to use quick thinking and learn from mistakes during these intense combat sections, where having a good strategy is essential.

It's a unique game that combines combat with crafting, mining and resource gathering in a risk-reward challenge that isn't for the faint hearted.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Dome Keeper 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 11 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Collecting and Strategy game with Shooting and World Building elements. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

Play Time: It takes between 15 minutes and 2 hours to play a round of this game. You can continue indefinitely on any run as long as you survive, but an average run will likely last no more than an hour.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

11+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. The challenge and high level of difficulty requires considerable skill in multi-tasking, perseverance and managing multiple systems at once.

CostsCosts

Dome Keeper usually costs £14.99.
 

Dome Keeper

Steam Store PC £14.99
Steam Store Mac £14.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 27/09/2022

Out Now: Mac and PC

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Collecting, Strategy (Shooting and World Building)

Accessibility: 35 features

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Developer: Bippin Bits (@BippinBits)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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