The last time I talked to my mom on the phone she told me I should be starting to think about retirement. She told me I should be thinking about my future. I was thinking about where I was gonna get the $150 I needed for my insurance premium and still eat. After I hung up with my mom, I played Dwarf Fortress until 6…
PC roguelike...building sim...thing Dwarf Fortress has been out since 2006. And it's about to get its first update in over two years. That's staying power.
The Queen, by former games writer Ste Curran, is something you should probably listen to. Especially if you like Dwarf Fortress and/or good games writing.
Dwarf Fortress is, even with mods helping it out, one of the ugliest video games on the planet. It's also one of the most rewarding for those who crack its tough exterior, leading to the kind of heroic exploits and emergent gameplay most titles can only dream about.
There are those of us who, when told, "You'll really like this game once you sit down with the 200-page how-to book," might say, "no, thank you." I am one of those likely to balk and walk away.
We expect objects to talk to us. That's the core concept of the excellent exhibition Talk to Me running now, through November 7 at New York's Museum of Modern Art. If you are interested in video games, radios that sneeze, Rubik's Cubes for the blind or any of the many other ways.
In a small two-bedroom apartment 20 in a strip mall of a town outside of Seattle, two brothers are hard at work crafting one of the most complex, convoluted, and difficult games ever created. Sometimes they code ASCII graphics. Other times they break out the crayons.
Procedurally-generated worlds, in which the computer is able to randomly design an entire area on the fly, are the future of game development.
Dwarf Fortress is one of the most complex and rewarding games on the PC. Problem is, it's also ugly as sin and nigh on inaccessible to most gamers. This new game seeks to change this.
PC title Dwarf Fortress may well be one of the ugliest video games of all time. It does make for one hell of a lovely picture book, though.
Most of the very best games on the PC need you to cough up at least a little cash, but if you absolutely must game for nothing, then let us show you how it's done.
Sure. Why not? There's handhelds for all those fancy games with their graphics and tapping and analog nub control schemes, so why not engineer one so you can play Dwarf Fortress on the bus. It's a question Florian & Rob are asking over at Boing-Boing - complete with fancy mockups - and it's one an adventurous maker…