Alternatives to Dwarf Fortress for all platforms with any license

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  • Gnomoria icon

    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
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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 and a cart filled with supplies from their homeland. The...

    Commercial Windows Steam

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    • 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

    Prison Architect is an upcoming video game by the British software company Introversion Software. Prison Architect lets you build the jailhouse of your dreams. It was made available as a paid alpha pre order 26 September 2012 with...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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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 your dark hoards. Form an alliance with the Horned Reaper and expand...

    Commercial Windows

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    • 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 nefarious master plan. As a malevolent mastermind bent on achieving...

    Commercial Windows

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

    Startopia

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

    Commercial Windows

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  • Planetbase icon

    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 self-sufficient colony.

    Commercial Windows 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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    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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    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

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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

Positive Comment by kurtoid
about Dwarf Fortress Jul 2014

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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