Alternatives to Dwarf Fortress for all platforms with any license



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  • RimWorld icon


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

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Steam

  • Gnomoria icon

    Gnomoria Discontinued

    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...

    Commercial Windows Steam

  • Stonehearth icon


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

    Commercial Windows Linux Steam Amazon

  • Dungeon Keeper 2 icon

    Dungeon Keeper 2 Discontinued

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

    Commercial Windows

  • Prison Architect icon

    Prison Architect

    Prison Architect is an upcoming video game by the British software company Introversion Software. Prison Architect lets you build the...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • Evil Genius icon

    Evil Genius Discontinued

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

    Commercial Windows

  • Banished icon


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

    Commercial Windows Steam

  • Startopia icon


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

    Commercial Windows

  • Craft The World icon

    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

  • Planetbase icon


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

    Commercial Windows Steam

  • Towns icon

    Towns Discontinued

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

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Steam

  • 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...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Steam

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  • Spacebase DF-9 icon

    Spacebase DF-9 Discontinued

    In Spacebase DF-9, you'll build a home among the stars for a motley population of humans and aliens as they go about their daily...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Steam

  • A Game of Dwarves icon

    A Game of Dwarves

    Take control of a community of dwarves on a quest to reclaim your people’s stolen land.

    Commercial Windows

  • Besiege icon


    Besiege is a physics based building game in which you construct medieval siege engines and lay waste to immense fortresses and...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Steam

  • Darkest Dungeon icon

    Darkest Dungeon

    Darkest Dungeon is a challenging gothic roguelike turn-based RPG about the psychological stresses of adventuring. Recruit, train...

    Commercial Mac 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":


Best game

Positive Comment by kurtoid
about Dwarf Fortress Jul 2014

but perhaps the screenshot should be replaced.


This is the best game I ever play!

Comment by gasubasu
about Dwarf Fortress Sep 2012

Learning curve