You read that right.
Dwarf Fortress will be coming to Itch.io and Steam in the form of a $20.00 Premium Version this year with the help of Kitfox Games.
Dwarf Fortress is the deepest, most intricate simulation of a world that’s ever been created. Build a fortress and try to help your dwarves survive, OR adventure within a massive generated world.
Dwarf Fortress Classic has been available for free on bay12games.com for years, and will continue to be free and receive updates, as always. But for graphics, music, and Steam Workshop support, a paid version will be available on Steam!
This is HUGE for me. I’ve had a friend that’s been talking up the virtues of Dwarf Fortress for the 8+ year’s I’ve known him. The stories of how cats led to the downfall of his dwarf kingdom and other such hilarious disasters haven’t quite enough for me to tackle to oft-bemoaned learning curve of Dwarf Fortress, in some part at least tied to its ASCII art style.
The game’s availability on Steam combined with a rework of it’s graphics all but guarantees that I’ll be spending some time with the Dwarves.