Well, as I said in my qubicle topic, I’ve recently gotten into a little game called Dwarf Fortress. This is a game all about building a fortress to inevitably have fun and having to start over. It is one of the games Stonehearth obviously takes a good amount of inspiration from, and a lot of other games are trying to at least somewhat replicate it. The game has been in development for a decade, and still has another 20 years to go before they even think they’ll be out of the Alpha.
The game is one of the most complex, difficult, and non-user friendly games ever designed. It’s horrible UI, ASCII graphics, and confusing controls seem daunting to most, but once you learn the ropes of the game, it is incredibly entertaining. However, you cannot ‘win’ Dwarf Fortress. You will always eventually be destroyed. Whether your kingdom within the extremely advanced world gen pissed off the local elves, or you stupidly settled close to a necromancers castle and you constantly get attacked by the reanimated dead, or, more likely, your dwarves will succumb to tantrums and begin to murder eachother, leading to everyone having tantrums and eventually every dwarf going berserk and butchering everything in sight, or flooding your fortress with magma.
So THIS thread is a place where I’d love if people would just get together and talk about this amazing game. Perhaps you’d like to tell a story? Ask questions? Figure out what the hell this game is?