Dwarf Fortress is a construction and management simulation indie game developed by Bay 12 Games and published by Kitfox Games. It was made available as freeware in 2002, and development on it began the same year. In 2006, the first alpha version of the game was launched, and it gained notice for being a two-member project that relied entirely on contributions for funding.
The primary game mode of Dwarf Fortress takes place in a fantasy world that is generated procedurally. In this mode, the player exercises indirect control over a group of dwarves and tries to lead them to the construction of a prosperous fortress. The gameplay’s complexity and emergent nature were commended by reviewers. The game had a significant impact on later games such as Minecraft and Rimworld, and it was chosen among many other games to be shown at the Museum of Modern Art in 2012 as part of an exhibition on the history of video gaming.
Recently, Kitfox Games published a trailer, revealing the release date of Dwarf Fortress Steam edition on December 6, 2022. Dwarf Fortress Classic has been available for free on Bay12 Games’ website for years, but the itch.io and Steam edition will be paid versions as it features improved graphics and music. Take a look at the Dwarf Fortress Steam Edition – Release Date Trailer, courtesy of Kitfox Games’ official Youtube channel:
The new Dwarf Fortress Steam edition will feature stunning pixel graphics as well as in-game tutorials. This lifetime “living” project, that has been developed and updated since 2003, will allow players to generate a whole simulated world. Utilize the offered tools to simulate the growth and collapse of civilizations, personalities, species, and cultures, among other things. Add Dwarf Fortress to your Steam wishlist and prepare to construct a fortress while assisting your dwarves in surviving starvation, dragons, and madness.