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Dwarf Fortress Reviews

Dwarf Fortress is a single-player fantasy game with two modes: fortress and adventure.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Dwarf Fortress and what they use it for.
  • ability to use graphics sets
    Have we ability use graphics sets (vettlingr for example) in version df 50.05 from official site ( - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • Rimworld vs DF
    Dwarf Fortress is free! Go to and you can get the game for free, the steam version is just to support the developer. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • Can an M1 Macbook Pro handle a long gaming session?
    I used to play the ascii version downloaded from the devs website (, but now I've been playing the steam version via parallels as well. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Gamers of Reddit, what video game has the best storyline?
    Dwarf Fortress for me. Interactive story creation is kind of what the game is. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • What do you call it when the game IS the blorbo? (dwarfposting)
    It can be downloaded for free on the official website. The wiki also has an installation guide in case you want to play it on a Linux or such. The game will also be out on Steam and in 3 weeks, with fancy graphics and more, though that version won't be free. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • What games should i try im bored
    Dwarf Fortress - The learning curve on this one is a grind in an of itself, but yeah. Once you get it, you really get it. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Dwarf Fortress Dec. 6 Release Date Announced
    If you take a look at their blog[1], you might realize that the Steam release is about more than slapping on a texture pack. AFAICT they overhauled most of the UI. [1] - Source: Hacker News / 5 months ago
  • Dwarf Fortress Steam Edition - Release Date Trailer
    I should pay 30 dollarinos to Steam instead of going to because....? - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • i came to r/indiangaming and found it's just r/indiantechsupport , anyway tell me about your fav story game
    My favorite is Nethack and Dwarf Fortress, no other games can beat them. - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • Dwarf Ruletress
    This is the website, where you can get it for free: - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Colony Sim
    The game is free to download on - alternatively the starter pack is linked in the sidebar of /r/dwarffortress. - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • I made a simple Dwarf Fortress Boxart (for those of you using launchers like Playnite, GOG Galaxy...)
    So using official elements found at (namely the banner, and one of the world image featured in the screenshot section ( I dirtily put together this, and am pleased with the results. - Source: Reddit / 12 months ago
  • Any base building games with some defense mechanics?
    And on that note, Dwarf Fortress also has marauding raiders and even full-scale invasions, and building paths full of traps to handle them...well, most of a time-honored practice in that game. There's a LOT more to it than that, though. And it's definitely not a game for everyone. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Congratulations to Nina Kosaka (Nijisanji EN) for reaching 100k subscribers, the first Ethyria member to do so!
    That reminds me, I wonder if Nina would enjoy Dwarf Fortress? - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Reddit what is your favorite indie developer(s)?
    I'll give a shout out to Bay 12 Games creators of Dwarf Fortress. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Launching dwarf fortress on android
    This working game. Or download from official website. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago

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