Every day after E3, I loaded up my run of Stardew Valley on Switch. I optimized my crop layouts, looked up which plants were most profitable, and grinded in the dungeon until I could upgrade all my farming tools twice over. It was probably the most stressful way to play the game, but it was the only way I could think…
Dwarf Fortress is a two dimensional fortress-building game about dwarves, which often breaks in fascinating ways. Nothing about it should work, but somehow it comes together. I wish everyone could experience Dwarf Fortress, but it’s a punishing game for people who like to be frustrated.
Dwarf Fortress is an incredible, absurd game. Sometimes the funniest parts of your game are buried somewhere you’ll never see. Last night, for example, I discovered a tale of the world’s loneliest dwarf necromancer.
The absurd dwarf simulation game Dwarf Fortress is a marvel when everything works as intended. It’s just as fun when it breaks.
Oxygen Not Included is like a kinder, cuddlier Dwarf Fortress. Sure, you’ll still get into a starvation spiral where everyone in your colony dies, but this base-building game looks cute while it happens.
“You’re going to the event called... ‘roguelike?’” the security guard asked.
Dwarf Fortress is ten years old today. Happy birthday! To celebrate, here’s a list of the best patch notes, like “Fixed bug with mules shitting luggage”.
The classic ASCII-roguelike builder sim Dwarf Fortress is notorious for being unforgiving for even the smallest mistake. If you’re not familiar with the rules, it’s tough to build even simple things and not ruin everything at the same time. Still, someone managed to make a playable version of Space Invaders in it.
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.