Dwarf Fortress Nears 1 Million Copies Sold
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Dwarf Fortress Nears 1 Million Copies Sold

Nathan Lees
Nathan Lees

Dwarf Fortress, the beloved colony simulation game, has been making waves in the gaming world. Originally a free-to-play game with text-based graphics, the premium version of Dwarf Fortress has sold over 800,000 copies since its launch in late 2022.

In a recent interview with PC Gamer, creators Tarn and Zach Adams shared their excitement as sales continue to climb. The game has also gained popularity on Steam wishlists, with over a million users showing interest.

Looking ahead, an upcoming update on April 17th, 2024, will introduce popular roguelike RPG elements from the original free version into the premium release. This marks a significant milestone for the creators as they engage directly with their wishlist audience for the first time.

Tarn Adams, one of the creators, commented on the game's appeal, stating,

"It’s a great game, but definitely not for those who need a lot of help when they play a game. It’s clear to see it appeals to those who really want the trial and error that comes with realistic simulations."

Despite their success, Tarn and Zach Adams remain focused on enhancing Dwarf Fortress. While Zach has treated himself to a new house and his dream car, a Honda Civic, Tarn emphasized the importance of financial security and ongoing improvement for the game.

With sales approaching the one million mark, the future looks bright for Dwarf Fortress. As more players discover the game's unique charm and challenging gameplay, the community is poised to expand even further.


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