Alternatives to Dwarf Fortress for all platforms with any license

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  • RimWorld icon

    RimWorld

    Terrestrial colonisation station building game, quite similar in the Dwarf Fortress.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Steam

    • There are alot of things to learn, but you can pick it up and play. Once you get the hang of the game you can put a lot of hours into it. :) Guest • Jan 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Nowhere near as difficult of a learning curve, but has a lot of the same mechanics, with added futuristic sci-fi events. Can micromanage and prioritize down to a tee, main gripe with it is there's UP/DOWN to the world, so you can't build towers or bases deep underground Guest • 14 days ago Disagree   Agree
    • It is not that similar to put it on Nr1 place Gnomoria is basically a DF clone with same mechanics and multidimentional enviroment Guest • May 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    Gnomoria

    Gnomoria is a sandbox village management game where you help lead a small group of gnomes, who have set out on their own, to thrive into a bustling kingdom!.

    Commercial Windows Steam

    • Discontinued No updates since release, also see Steam reviews: http://store.steampowered.com/app/224500/
    • Gnomoria is basically dwarf fortress with better graphics.You have to grow food,make an army to defend yourself,and make a home for your gnomes.However this game lacks some features that dwarf fortress has and this game can become quite boring after awhile. Guest • Jan 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Gnomoria IS basically a simplified version of Dwarf Fortress it cloned the game mechanics very well Guest • May 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    Stonehearth

    Stonehearth is a game of exploration and survival in an epic fantasy setting. Build your town, care for your hearthlings, and defend against marauding invaders.

    Commercial Windows Linux Steam Amazon

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    Banished

    In this city-building strategy game, you control a group of exiled travelers who decide to restart their lives in a new land. They have only the clothes on their backs...

    Commercial Windows Steam

    • Banished is much more of a city building game. It lacks the feature of micro managing individuals and even if it was implemented, you just end up with too many people after 2 years to even make that feasible. Basically, think of sim city, but with the difficulty of Dwarf Fortress (not exactly, but almost) Guest • Apr 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Prison Architect

    Build and manage a Maximum Security Prison. As the sun casts it’s early morning rays on a beautiful patch of countryside the clock starts ticking. You’ve got to crack on...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Android Tablet iPad ... Steam

    • It's a simulation game like DF which runs itself. Player changes the environment but doesn't directly control any of the humanoids. Guest • May 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    Dungeon Keeper 2

    Discover your evil side as you build your own underground kingdom. Carve out a living, breathing world and attract a host of devilish creatures to swell the ranks of...

    Commercial Windows

    • Discontinued Discontinued but available at GoG: https://www.gog.com/game/dungeon_keeper_2
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    Evil Genius

    Build a secret base, gain notoriety by completing daring missions, repel the forces of justice in real-time combat, and develop evil super-weapons to complete your...

    Commercial Windows

    • Discontinued The game was released on September 28, 2004. It can be still bought from GOG.com
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    Planetbase

    Guide a group of space settlers trying to establish an outpost on a remote planet. Grow food, collect energy, mine resources, manufacture bots, and build a fully...

    Commercial Windows Steam

  • Towns icon

    Towns

    The game brings a fresh new take on the city building/management genre by introducing many RPG features.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Steam

    • Discontinued The game seems to be no longer updated and it was never finished. Last version, v14, released in September 2013, can be still bought from the official website and Steam
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    Craft The World

    Craft The World is a unique sandbox strategy game, the mix of Dungeon Keeper, Terraria and Dwarf Fortress.

    Commercial Mac Windows Steam

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  • Castle Story icon

    Castle Story

    Castle Story is a creative voxel-based strategy game in which you can build castles one brick at a time using an army of little characters called "Bricktrons".

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Steam

  • Startopia icon

    Startopia

    Micromanage a network of space stations to rebuild them into a thriving community.

    Commercial Windows

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  • Life is Feudal (series) icon

    Life is Feudal (series)

    Life is feudal is a realistic, medieval sandbox game with engaging survival aspects and rich crafting and building construction systems.

    Commercial Windows Steam

Dwarf Fortress Comments

Lazy Newb Pack

Comment by uvokcheetah
about Dwarf Fortress · Feb 2016 ·

If you want to get started, best use the "Lazy Newb Pack": http://lazynewbpack.com/

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Best game

about Dwarf Fortress · ·

but perhaps the screenshot should be replaced.

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This is the best game I ever play!

Comment by gasubasu
about Dwarf Fortress · Sep 2012 ·

Learning curve

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