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. Please post all support issues in the forums for the game.

Kamin says

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Best and most immersive game I've ever played. Really. I don't play during the daytime anymore because I'll waste the whole day and, subsequently, feel like a disgusting human being. That's how much **** this game rocks out with. The learning curve isn't as bad as it's made out to be--honestly, a tileset will alleviate most of it. But, I won't write yet ANOTHER review for the game, as it eats into my evening of actual playing time. If you're really interested, check out the extensive wiki or bay12games.com. Conversely, download the damn thing. Lazy Newb Pack isn't my fave, but it comes with tilesets and will get you started. The only add-on other than a tileset that I heartily suggest is Soundsense. Look it up and download it. It makes it much, much easier to understand what goes down in the game when it finally hits the fan.

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Highest Rated (47 agree) 10/10

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…

Dec 1 2010 by Lisek89