Biomes

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Not to be confused with worlds.

Biomes are special environments or dimensions accessible by dwarfs through an improved portal already built in a world.

Biomes are good for farming, as some resources collected there can be transferred to the world. There is also some unique loot that can only be acquired in biomes.

Biomes are also the first multiplayer enviromnent of the game (not requiring any DLC), and are the only way to play PvP matches in Craft the World.

Some monsters can only be found in specific biomes.

Modes[edit | edit source]

Biomes can be played in single player, PvP or coop.

Entering a Biome[edit | edit source]

  1. Craft the improved portal;
  2. Open the Craft Menu in the Equipment tab and place the spell in slot of the quick bar;
  3. Select the spell in the quick bar and left-click in any place in the world.

A popup window will show the following options:

  • Mode: PvP or Cooperative
  • Invite friend: yes or no
  • Biome (more than one is chooseable)

Single player[edit | edit source]

To be sure to play a biome in single player mode:[1]

  1. Cast the spell
  2. Deselect all biomes except 1 and put it first on the list
  3. Deselect PvP and select Coop
  4. Check the "Invite friend" option
  5. Close the Steam friends popup list, and wait for the next popup:
    Enter the biome in single player mode?
  6. Click "Yes".

PvP[edit | edit source]

Coop[edit | edit source]

Dwarfs[edit | edit source]

Dwarf to biome.png

Six is the maximum number of dwarfs in a biome. They are choosen randomly from the original world and travel to the biome keeping their name and skills, but they arrive in the biome with no armor or equipment.

Dead dwarfs are gone for good, however, if there is a Soul Keeper set up at home, the player can resurrect them once leaving the biome.

If a dwarf dies there is a button at the top of the UI to bring another dwarf from home.

Creatures[edit | edit source]

Rules to all biomes:

Other rules:

  • Animals that provide wool and leather are present in the Forest and the Underground biomes.
  • There are hens in the Forest biome, but there are no flying octopi in the Underground.
  • There are no Cave Spirits in the Underground World.
  • Hidden rooms are populated as usual with mechanical guardians, ancient gargoyles, skeletons and zombies (inside the doors).

See the special creatures at the list below.

Challenge[edit | edit source]

The chest in the Forest Biome

Each biome has a specific goal to be acomplished. This goal always consists in removing a construction that is protected or surrounded by special creatures. Completing the challenge awards the player with some of the possible biome loot. This loot will be available once back to the world.

Farming[edit | edit source]

Besides the special loot, biomes are useful to ensure that there is no shortage of raw resources in worlds, even when the whole map is dug up.

To take resources from the biome, items like ingots, armors, helmets, weapons, etc. must be disassembled to the state of nuggets, because only raw resources are transferred back to the world.

And there is a limit for the amount of each resource to be transferred. This amount is ten times the number of dwarfs alive plus ten for each resource. As the max number of dwarfs in a biome is six, the maximum amount of each resource that can be transferred to the world is (10 x 6) + 10 = 70, so, seventy of each resource.[2]

Types[edit | edit source]

There are four biomes, each one with their special creatures and loot:

Biome Creatures Loot
Beetles Biome Warrior-beetle.png Warrior-beetle
Worker-beetle.png Worker-beetle
Queen beetle.png Queen beetle
Matriarch.png Matriarch
50-60 Poison Arrow.png Poison Arrow
1-2 Pincer Necklace.png Pincer Necklace
The Ring of Speed.png The Ring of Speed
0-1 Poisonous Thorn Mace.png Poisonous Thorn Mace
Beetle in a stone.png Beetle in a stone
Elven Biome Ice Elf Spearman.png Ice Elf Spearman
Ice Elf Bowman.png Ice Elf Bowman
Elven Witch.png Elven Witch
1 Elven helmet.png Elven helmet
Elven armor.png Elven armor
Elven boots.png Elven boots
Elven bow.png Elven bow
Elven halberd.png Elven halberd
Forest Biome Dark Lord icon.png Dark Lord 0-1 Knight’s horned helmet.png Knight’s horned helmet
Cuirass of the Dark Lord.png Cuirass of the Dark Lord
Armored boots of the Dark Lord.png Armored boots of the Dark Lord
0-1 Dark Lord Servant’s halberd.png Dark Lord Servant’s halberd
Sword of the Dark Lord.png Sword of the Dark Lord
Underground Biome A huge Cave Goblin Camp 5-10 Enchanted Berries.png Enchanted Berries
Battle frenzy infusion.png Battle frenzy infusion
0-2 Shaman's Staff.png Shaman's Staff
Goblin Shaman’s hat.png Goblin Shaman’s hat

Pause and Save[edit | edit source]

There is no way to pause a game in biome. Even if playing single player. Pressing 'ESC' to open the main menu will display "Paused" in an overlay, but the in-game time does not stops at all.

And there is no way to save a game in biome. If the player quits before completing the challenge, all the progress will be lost and no resources will be transferred to the original world.

Some players though have noticed that quiting without acomplishing the challenge, but after 30 in-game minutes does allow the raw resources to be transferred.[3]

History[edit | edit source]

Game version Release Changes
1.4.015 25 Sep 2018 Fixed gathering of loot by dwarfs in biomes near a stockpile.
1.4.013 25 Dec 2017 Fixed: biomes did not show resource icons on zoom out.
1.4.002 24 Mar 2017 Fixed: the player always got into the same biome, regardless of the settings.
1.4.000 21 Mar 2017 Now the cost of a spell is displayed near the cursor if it increases while moving away from the stockpile.
1.3.005 2 Nov 2016 Fixed layering of texts in the biomes dialog.
1.3.004 27 Oct 2016 Many new sounds have been added, including sounds of creatures in the biomes.
1.2.010 26 Jun 2016 Beetles Biome was introduced.
Now you can send resources to another player at the biome.
Added chat: you can press Enter and send messages to another player at the biome.
Resources gained by dwarves become temporarily unavailable for another player to steal them.
The items made by one player are inaccessible for some time for collecting by another player.
Restart level button now unavailable at the biomes.
Fixed incorrect displaying of waiting multiplayer icon over the main stockpile.
Fixed generation of the biomes chests in the air.
Fixed several bugs with opening chests at the boost rooms and magic forest spell at the biomes.
Added colonies of giant ants.
1.2.005 13 Jan 2016 The initial quantity of resources at the entrance to biomes is increased.
Fixed: problem of synchronization of construction of blocks.
Fixed: it was possible to connect each other with different versions of the game
1.2.004 24 Dec 2015 Increase in number of dwarves in the biome to 6.
Fixed: appearance of ending dialogue in the biome when it should not be.
1.2.001 19 Dec 2015 Introduced as the first multiplayer environment of the game.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Instructions working for Steam users only and found in a Steam forum.
  2. Explained in a VK post by the official game profile.
  3. "I timed myself: 31 minutes at x1 speed and I did get the resources I collected", says Alaratt on Steam.