Dwarf Fortress entered development in 2002, and its first public release came in 2006. In that time, it’s become one of the most complex gaming simulations ever built, and it’s still growing. The game’s version numbers track its progress toward 1.0, and even with a graphical Steam release on the horizon, we’re still at version .44.
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Dwarf Fortress has been available as donation-supported freeware for years, but news that the game would get a premium release on Steam – complete with actual graphics – was met with plenty of enthusiasm. The game’s not yet available for purchase, but that hasn’t stopped it from shooting up at least one chart. It’s now one of the most wished-for games on Steam.
Dwarf Fortress is a fascinating concept, but if you’ve ever laid your eyes on the subterranean simulation, you’ll know it’s not been the easiest thing to actually look at. That’s set to change very soon, however, as the game’s developers have announced that the game is expanding on its current Patreon pricing model with an official Steam and Itch.io release, which will accompany a massive graphical overhaul.