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Dwarf Fortress


"Experience the most extensive fantasy life simulator in all of gaming."

Dwarf Fortress Specifications

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Dwarf Fortress Review

Dwarf Fortress has been an oddity throughout its existence. It's only created by two brothers, living out of the same apartment for as longa s the game was in development. They didn't even take donations in the beginning - only forced to once medical conditions began threatening them. And most importantly? The game has been in development for 17 years and counting. These two brothers have created the most impressive simulation games in history.

Don't get me wrong, though. Dwarf Fortress is extremely obtuse and difficult to play. Without graphic packs installed, the game uses simple ASCII graphics that serve as an incredibly steep learning curve. However, it's impressive in that it will literally generate an entire world for you, complete with history and lore. Most people play the game for its Fortress Mode, where you have to build a fortress for a small group of dwarves.

The stories online of the many ways your fortress can get destroyed in the most entertaining fashion is insane. You'll have to manage everything from water flow to storage to even a vampiric corruption or a goblin horde attack. There are darkly humorous ways to play optimally - for example, one of the most efficient ways to train your guards is to stick them in a room and throw things at them to train their defensive stats.

However, there's also adventure mode, where you take control of a single character in the big wide world. They're able to give benefits to your fortress, but it's more likely that they'll simply die quickly. Dwarf Fortress is easily one of the most unique and more importantly, deep and alive games available to anybody. If you can get past the steep learning curve, the sky's the limit.


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Dwarf Fortress Tutorials and Guides

How to Install Dwarf Fortress

How to Install Dwarf Fortress

Having trouble installing Dwarf Fortress? Errors after you install? Want to know which add ons to install? Take a look at this guide!

Dwarf Fortress is pretty easy to install...if you just want to play the base game. However, as it's developed by a tiny team of two brothers, there may be some technical errors that you didn't see coming, and there ...

Dwarf Fortress Tutorial

Dwarf Fortress Tutorial

How to get started in Fortress Mode

Dwarf Fortress is one of the most complex, yet rewarding games in existence right now. However, it's also one of the hardest to get into. Take a look at this guide for a more in-depth explanation than our more basic ...

Dwarf Fortress Guide

Dwarf Fortress Guide

A quick adventure mode guide.

Dwarf Fortress is an incredibly complex game, and it's not helped by the fact that there are multiple game modes that are both feature-ridden enough to make its own game. Even worse, the controls are ridiculously ...

How to Play Dwarf Fortress

How to Play Dwarf Fortress

Dwarf Fortress is an incredibly difficult game to get into - this guide is here to help you get started.

Dwarf Fortress may be the most difficult game to start playing out there. Everything from the controls to the interface will be incomprehensible to even the most seasoned of players. To cover it all in one guide will ...

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