is now officially available
offering a new version of this intense survival simulation. The game has been in
development for 20 years, and an alpha version launched in 2006. It famously
featured ASCII graphics, but has now been updated with new artwork that uses
these things called "pixels." The new look, which is still not what you'd call
graphically intensive, can be seen in the
. Here's an explanation:
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
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.