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Dwarf Fortress

Dark Drakan

Well-known Member
Dwarf Fortress is a game I had heard about for a long time but didnt have any experience with myself as I missed its initial release back in 2006. It inspired so many games such as Rimworld, Oxygen not Included, Factorio, Caves of Qud, Prison Architect, Minecraft and countless more.

It had a reputation for being massively complex and with a huge learning curve which put off a lot of people, along with its lack of GFX in the original. However it has now launched on Steam and had an overhaul 20 years in the making and it has been recieving critical acclaim across the board.

Created by 2 brothers Tarn and Zach Adams it is now rated 96% Overwhelmingly Positive on Steam, had over 28,000 all time peak concurrent players and blew past their predicted two-month sales figure in less than 24 hours.

Steam Description in tag below
Prepare for the deepest, most intricate simulation of a world that has ever been created.

  • Not just generated geometry -- a whole simulated world. Generated rise and fall of civilizations, personalities, creatures, cultures, etc. Infinite hours of gameplay.
  • Now with beautiful pixel graphics!
  • Learn the basics with in-game tutorials
  • A lifetime “living” project - created/updated since 2003, with no end in sight
  • Generate your unique world and manage a bustling colony of dwarves, even as they probably mine towards their eventual demise.
  • A new endless hobby, just for you!

The legendary Dwarf Fortress is now on Steam! Build a fortress and try to help your dwarves survive, despite threats of starvation, dragons, and madness.

In this complex construction/management/roguelike simulation, every generated world brings a unique challenge, whether it’s dwarves with their own simulated personalities or aquifers. Observe what makes your civilization fall into eventual decline, and learn for next time… until something else inevitably goes wrong.

The combat model includes skills, body parts, material properties, aimed attacks, wrestling, pain, nausea, various poison effects, and much more.

It’s difficult to convey the depth of the generation. Hundreds of animals and monsters, many of which are randomly created for each world, as well as generated poetry, musical forms, instruments, and dances for your dwarves to practice and perform. A dynamic weather model tracks wind, humidity, and air masses to create fronts, clouds, storms, and blizzards. Over two hundred rock and mineral types can appear, in their proper geological environments.

Remember: Losing is fun!


Nothing substantial is new or changed, under the hood. It’s still good old Dwarf Fortress, but with graphics support and music by default. A few bells and whistles won’t change that.

You may already be familiar with the tile set mod packs from Michał “Mayday” Madej and Jacob "Ironhand" Bowman. Together, their efforts are creating an all-new tileset featuring brand new pixel art by artists Carolyn Jong and Neoriceisgood. Dwarf Fortress Steam edition will have a 15 track soundtrack by Dabu, Simon Swerwer and Águeda Macias including tracks in the Dwarvish language!

It's never been easier to start playing! We've improved the new player experience with the addition of tutorials to guide you through building your first fort and keeping your dwarves happy.


Command your dwarves as they search for wealth in their generated mountain. Your dwarves will need a steady supply of food and beer, but they’ll also need your guidance in surviving attacks from hostile civilizations, the wilderness, or even the dead.

  • Craft treasures and furnitures from various materials
  • Establish a barony and support the increasingly demanding nobility
  • Read your dwarves’ thoughts to keep them happy
  • Build floodgates to divert water for farming, and/or prevent magma mishaps
  • Build structures and watch your dwarves discover and build their culture, like taverns, libraries, temples, honey, wax, pottery, animal training, bookbinding, and more.

  • The original inspiration for RimWorld, Prison Architect, Minecraft and more.
  • One of the first video games acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in New York
  • Updated for over 16 years by two brothers, Tarn “Toady One” and Zach “Threetoe” Adams
With the goal of simulating all of existence, Bay 12 estimates they’re only about 44% done.


Dark Drakan

Well-known Member

The original Dwarf Fortress which has been available for free for 16 years finally got an updated Steam release on Dec 6th 2022. Safe to say that the updated version has been a huge success for brothers Tarn and Zach Adams. The games publisher Kitfox had predicted that it would sell somewhere around 160,000 copies over its first two months on Steam. It had actually smashed that mark within 24 hours of release. It has now tripled that number of sales in just over a month.​


Earthbound Immortal
Interesting, I too had never heard of this game either.

Looks pretty cool, so I'll put it on my Steam Wishlist.

Dark Drakan

Well-known Member
Interesting, I too had never heard of this game either.

Looks pretty cool, so I'll put it on my Steam Wishlist.

I knew of it and heard it inspired a lot of titles but hadnt played it myself and kind of missed the boat on it. However I do like the look of the updated version now it actually has graphics etc and I do enjoy games like Rimworld, Prison Architect and Project Zomboid even if im not very good at them. :oops:
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