This new version brings a brand new pixel art tileset, a new helpful tutorial to onboard unfamiliar players, new soundtrack and sound effects, new user interface and navigable menus, and other quality of life additions to the legendary civilization management and construction game.
The game will launch with the Fortress and Legends game modes that longtime players are familiar with. We plan to add the Adventure and Arena modes to these versions of Dwarf Fortress very soon.
You can learn more and see Dwarf Fortress’ development roadmap here.
phinn wrote on Dec 7, 2022, 07:50:He's been working on it for 20 years. Calling it Early Access at this point wouldn't give much hope for it ever being completed...
Maybe this should have been released as an Early Access game so it would feel like it'll be improved a lot more.
Nate wrote on Dec 6, 2022, 23:52:
Refunded it. Couldn't deal with the jumpy dwarf/creature movement. Repetitive game sounds quickly got on my nerves. Also there was no feedback sounds on using the menus.
Beamer wrote on Dec 6, 2022, 15:52:I did watch it. The graphics are passable. You can identify things. Reminds me of RimWorld, whose graphics I don't care for either. Listen, I'm not saying it is a bad game, just saying I have difficultly getting passed the graphics -- despite being someone who likes Minecraft and Cosmoteer, which certainly aren't known for their graphics. Is that illogical or make me a bad person? Maybe.
Did you watch the video? The new graphics look pretty solid to me. Not 3D, but I've played 2D games with worse. I kind of love 2D games, but I'm not sure this is for me.
Unknown Soldier wrote on Dec 6, 2022, 18:10:
I got completely absorbed by this game back in the fall/winter of 2006. I remember it used to almost melt my poor laptop because it would just destroy the CPU. It will be quite a trip to come back to it and see how much has changed, graphics notwithstanding.
Mr. Tact wrote on Dec 6, 2022, 14:46:Did you watch the video? The new graphics look pretty solid to me. Not 3D, but I've played 2D games with worse. I kind of love 2D games, but I'm not sure this is for me.
I mean better graphics.
Mr. Tact wrote on Dec 6, 2022, 14:39:
I like to think I'm not a graphics snob. I played thousands of hours of vanilla Minecraft, more recently I have played a ton of Cosmoteer. But the lack of graphics here is a real mental block. I mean, I know graphics rarely are what make a game worth playing, so maybe I can gather up some drive and give it a whirl eventually, but I'll very much have to be in a "mood" for it...