What is Dwarf Fortress?

I have seen a lot of questions on this site about Dwarf Fortress. What is it? What genre of game is it, and where can I get it?


Slaves to Armok II: Dwarf Fortress is a single player, tile based, real time strategy, city building, and adventure game by Bay 12 Games developer Tarn Adams. The game is playable on PC, under Windows (XP+), Mac (OSX), and Linux (Most distros, contains a text only mode). Most game content is procedurally generated and the game is highly moddable. One unique feature is the continuity of the world you play in. You can play many games of fortress and/or adventure mode in the same world, each building up it’s history.

It features three modes:

  • Fortress Mode (real time strategy, city building)
  • Adventure Mode (adventure/roguelike)
  • Legends (read only view of generated history)

So to answer your question about genre, it doesn’t fit into any one genre.


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