Dwarf Fortress is a single-player fantasy game. You can control a dwarven outpost or an adventurer in a randomly generated, persistent world.
Although Dwarf Fortress is still in a work in progress, many features have already been implemented.
The world is randomly generated with distinct civilizations spanning centuries of detailed history, hundreds of towns, caves and regions with various wildlife.
The world persists as long as you like, over many games, recording historical events and tracking changes.
Command your dwarves as they search for wealth in the mountain.
Craft treasures and furniture from many materials and improve these objects with precious metals, jewels and more.
Defend yourself against attacks from hostile civilizations, the wilderness, the depths, the dead and creatures of the night.
Support the nobility as they make demands of your populace.
Keep your dwarves happy and read their thoughts as they work and relax.
Z coordinate allows you to dig out fortresses with multiple levels. Build towers or conquer the underworld.
Build floodgates to divert water for farming or to drown your adversaries... and don't forget the magma!
Surgery, sutures, splints, crutches and more: care for your wounded dwarves instead of leaving them to fend for themselves.
Much much more...
Play an adventurer and explore, quest for glory or seek vengeance.
Meet adversaries from previous games.
Recruit people to come with you on your journey.
Explore without cumbersome plot restrictions -- thriving capitals, villages, catacombs, labyrinths, bandit camps, caves and more!
Seamlessly wander the world or travel more rapidly on the region map.
Travel by day and search for a place to shelter as night falls.
Accept quests from the town and civilization leaders.
Retire and meet your old characters. Bring them along on an adventure with a new character or reactivate them and play directly.
Z coordinate allows you to move between twisting underground caverns and scale structures, fighting adversaries above and below.
Earn a reputation as a hero with the various civilizations in the world.
Steal a mummy's treasure or learn the secrets of life and death at a necromancer's tower.
The combat model uses skills, body parts, individual tissues, material properties, aimed attacks, wrestling, one-time opportunities, charging and dodging between squares, bleeding, pain, nausea, various poison effects and much more.
A dynamic weather model tracks wind, humidity and air masses to create fronts, clouds, rain storms and blizzards.
Over two hundred rock and mineral types are incorporated into the world, placed in their proper geological environments.
Add new creatures, weapons, plants, metals and other objects via modifiable text files.
Extended ASCII character set rendered in 16 colors (including black) as well as 8 background colors (including black). More Info »