Welcome to Dwarf Fortress. Prepare to guide your stout charges to fortune in a world fraught with many perils. You'll begin by creating your world and watching an animation of the region's history. Once this process is completed, you can prepare a group of dwarves and send them out to seek wealth deep in the mountains. As you dig deeper and more dwarves take up residence in your outpost, your doings will attract attention, both wanted and unwanted. Deal with challenges as they arise, and you might one day find that your fortress has grown to become the capital of the kingdom.Dwarf Fortress is a single-player fantasy game. You can control a dwarven outpost or an adventurer in a randomly generated, persistent world. The world is randomly generated with distinct civilizations spanning over 1000 years of detailed history, dozens of towns, hundreds of caves and regions with various wildlife. The world persists as long as you like, over many games, recording historical events and tracking changes. Command your dwarves as they search for wealth in the mountain. Defend yourself against attacks from hostile civilizations, the wilderness and the depths. Support the nobility as they make demands of your populace. Keep your dwarves happy and read their thoughts as they work and relax. Play an adventurer and explore, quest for glory or seek vengeance. Meet adversaries from previous games. Recruit people in towns to come with you on your journey. Explore without cumbersome plot restrictions. Seamlessly wander the world -- up to 197376 x 197376 squares total--or travel more rapidly on the region map. Accept quests from the town and civilization leaders. Retire and meet your old characters. Bring them along on an adventure with a new character or reactivate them and play directly.
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