Create A New World And History In Dwarf Fortress With Updated Visuals

by Dimitri Gedevanishvili on Jul 07, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Dwarf Fortress, possibly one of the deepest and most complex video games you've never heard about, is now playable in isometric 3D thanks to Stonesense, a team of modders.

The base game, released in 2006, has visuals composed entirely of ASCII. Stonesense has taken upon itself to create a more visually appealing way to play the game.

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Dwarf Fortress is a city-builder type game that has gained plenty of popularity throughout the years due to its complexity. Each playthrough seeks to create a deep and unique procedurally generated adventure. To get a glimpse of how large these worlds can get, click the image below.

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For those who feel like they're up for the challenge, the game is free-to-play. Keep in mind though: this game is notoriously difficult and you may lose quite a number of times. If that's your cup of tea, check out some more games that'll have you dying left and right.

[Source: Wired]


Our Take
I had heard of Dwarf Fortress in the past but I never got around to checking it out. Knowing more about it now, however, I might give it a look.