Alternatives to Dwarf Fortress for Mac with any license

  • RimWorld

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

    • 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 • Jul 2017 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Having played both Rimworld and Dwarf Fortress, this is a simpler far more accessible sci-fi version of Dwarf Fortress, but with plenty of modding to add more complexity. Rimworld has a far more consistent UI and UX, but lacks Z dimension (other than a simplistic roof/floor). Guest • Aug 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Just awesome world, better graphics and "personally" in the characters. Super game. Guest • Nov 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • great mods, and active developers. one of the best alternatives right now Guest • Jul 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Though lacking in any z-levels (no stairs, it's all on one and a couple almost-layers: floors, walls, and roofs) it does an excellent job of simulating complicated anatomical combat and giving personalities to your colonists. Guest • Apr 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • This game is nowhere as near as any other Colonization games i've ever seen,never gets boring,Excellent gameplay,complex gameplay,and much more,I'd recommend it 11/10 Guest • Apr 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • No depth to the gameplay. Small maps. No Z-levels. Guest • Jun 2018 • 0 agrees and 2 disagrees 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 • 0 agrees and 5 disagrees 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...

    • 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 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Completely different stories, controls, graphics, goals, and gameplay. Guest • Apr 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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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.

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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".

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  • Spacebase DF-9

    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 lives.

    • Discontinued The game seems to be no longer developed since 2014. It can be still bought from Steam.

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  • Towns

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

    • 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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