Thursday, March 31, 2011

Dwarf Fortress 0.31.25 Released

Version 0.31.25 of Tarn and Zach Adams Dwarf Fortress, or as its more affectionately known, Dorf Fortress, hit the Bay12 Games forums today.

While not adding much more than a new attack for red dragons, the new release fixed several in-game crashes that would occur with various bugs present. With those ironed out, players are sure to enjoy less interruptions for this great game.

For those unfortunate enough to not be familiar with Dwarf Fortress, it is sort of a niche cult-classic. One of the great things about this game: it's completely free. Creators Zach and Tarn Adams describe their game as such:


"The long-term goal is to create a fantasy world simulator in which it is possible to take part in a rich history, occupying a variety of roles through the course of several games. Dwarf Fortress has been in development on-and-off since 2002 and consistently since 2006."

Dwarf Fortress encompasses a world-generator, a sandbox Fortress-builder, and a sandbox Adventure Mode.
While the learning curve for such a broad game is quite steep, given the game's entirely ASCII-based graphics and solely keyboard reliant interface, Dwarf Fortress is an interesting and rewarding game for those with the drive and patience to master this devilishly fun experience.

The game is available for free download here:
http://www.bay12games.com/dwarves/index.html

A screenshot of the Dwarf Fortress game:

And a little help to get those of you interested started on building your very own Fort:
http://df.magmawiki.com/

Happy Building :)

22 comments:

  1. Not a fan of dwarf fortress, good review though.

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  2. Dwarf fortness is god, downloading it again. thanks :D

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  3. A game without graphics but with a great gameplay?

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  4. Wow, that looks like a cool game.

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  5. Weird looking game. Going to look into it now.

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  6. It looks so.. Old skool. Like those text-adventure games.

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  7. I'll have to look into this.
    Great post. Following you!

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  8. That actually looks pretty cool, I'm surely going to check it out, right now in fact!

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  9. nice writing, Wrexial! Keep it up

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  10. Old graphics, but that means nothing.

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  11. i have never seen a game quite like this. i've stuck to console or computer games. i don't know if this game would satisfy the audio/visual component i get from gaming..

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  12. Holy crap thats some old graphics

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  13. yea joe so true, old graphics! but stil quality > quantity!

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  14. PIXELS!! The bigger the better.

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  15. nice ill have to check this out specially since its free!!

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  16. Neat. Gonna check it out if its free. followed! alphabetalife.blogspot.com

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  17. looks interesting, might give it a try

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  18. Thanks for the re-link, I'M GETTIN BACK IN THE LOOP BABEH BABEH.

    lol, new follower/supporter.

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    if you'd like to check me back :D

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