Although Dwarf Fortress is still in a work in progress, many features have already been implemented.

  • The world is randomly generated with distinct civilizations spanning over 1000 years of detailed history, dozens of towns, hundreds of caves and regions with various wildlife.
  • The world persists as long as you like, over many games, recording historical events and tracking changes.
  • Command your dwarves as they search for wealth in the mountain.
    • Craft treasures and furniture from many materials and improve these objects with precious metals, jewels and more.
    • Defend yourself against attacks from hostile civilizations, the wilderness and the depths.
    • Support the nobility as they make demands of your populace.
    • Keep your dwarves happy and read their thoughts as they work and relax.
    • Z coordinate allows you to dig out fortresses with multiple levels. Build towers or conquer the underworld.
    • Build floodgates to divert water for farming or to drown your adversaries... and don't forget the magma!
    • Surgery, sutures, splints, crutches and more: care for your wounded dwarves instead of leaving them to fend for themselves.
    • Much much more...
  • Play an adventurer and explore, quest for glory or seek vengeance.
    • Meet adversaries from previous games.
    • Recruit people in towns to come with you on your journey.
    • Explore without cumbersome plot restrictions.
    • Seamlessly wander the world -- up to 197376 x 197376 squares total -- or travel more rapidly on the region map.
    • Travel by day and search for a place to shelter as night falls.
    • Accept quests from the town and civilization leaders.
    • Retire and meet your old characters. Bring them along on an adventure with a new character or reactivate them and play directly.
    • Z coordinate allows you to move between twisting underground caverns and scale structures, fighting adversaries above and below.
    • Earn a reputation as a hero with the various civilizations in the world.
  • The combat model uses skills, body parts, individual tissues, material properties, aimed attacks, wrestling, one-time opportunities, charging and dodging between squares, bleeding, pain, nausea, various poison effects and much more.
  • A dynamic weather model tracks wind, humidity and air masses to create fronts, clouds, rain storms and blizzards.
  • Over two hundred rock and mineral types are incorporated into the world, placed in their proper geological environments.
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17 comments by Henley on Oct 23rd, 2011

Dwarf Fortress is a single-player fantasy game. You can control a dwarven outpost or an adventurer in a randomly generated, persistent world.

The world is randomly generated with distinct civilizations spanning over 1000 years of detailed history, dozens of towns, hundreds of caves and regions with various wildlife. Command your dwarves as they search for wealth in the mountain. Play an adventurer and explore, quest for glory or seek vengeance. Extended ASCII character set rendered in 16 colors (including black) as well as 8 background colors (including black).

Although Dwarf Fortress is still in a work in progress, many features have already been implemented.

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VJM148
VJM148 Sep 7 2013, 6:01pm says:

The game worked before, but now it won't work, is any one else having this problem.

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jole875
jole875 Sep 1 2013, 9:57am says:

is it just me or is there a bunch of ******* " ~ .... " ~# Like wtf

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RoguelikesEsp
RoguelikesEsp Jul 7 2013, 6:52pm says:

Imagine how be this game in the FULL version... Wow.

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HangPhyr
HangPhyr Aug 26 2013, 3:44am replied:

Given how ambitious this is, who knows if the game will ever be "done" enough to be called 1.0 in our lifetimes.

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shadowtempest
shadowtempest Sep 17 2013, 6:52pm replied:

sad but true :(

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StudioUndimsta
StudioUndimsta Jun 14 2013, 12:49pm says:

I'm having an issue- in the embark menu, I'll be adding skills and suddenly it will stop and I can't add anymore. I press shift and +, which works, but it will cut out and not let me add or remove any skills/items. Could someone please help me?

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StudioUndimsta
StudioUndimsta Jun 14 2013, 1:44pm replied:

Oh... I ran out of points at the bottom. Oops.

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blve_bird
blve_bird Jun 4 2013, 11:07am says:

I made a big mistake installing this game... bye friends, bye sunlight, bye blue skies :'D

+7 votes     reply to comment
intergang
intergang May 21 2013, 12:25am says:

Thanks for getting me back into a DF kick XD. I ♥ Adventure Mode.

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VJM148
VJM148 May 12 2013, 3:15pm says:

Besides the no sound, good game.

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TatharNuar
TatharNuar Jul 22 2013, 6:28pm replied:

You could always get the third-party SoundSense, which adds music and sounds based on the game's activity and combat logs.

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This game is a dream. A beautiful dream about opportunities and possibilities. But its beauty isn't defined by fancy visual effect nor endless spectrums of colors. Loving Dwarf Fortress reminds of ones purest love towards a human, aimed at whats inside rather than the outter visage. DF is saddly a love it or hate it kind of game. Its complicated and tricky, many times confronting the player with situations that require sacrifices, easilly slipping out of control into the famous "tantrum spirrals…

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