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Adventure Mode for Dwarf Fortress arrives April 2024

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Kitfox and Bay 12 Games have revealed that the new Adventure Mode for Dwarf Fortress (Steam) will arrive in April 2024 with a new trailer.

This is the game mode that's more like an RPG. You create a character and roam around the simulated world doing pretty much whatever you want. You can either use the world you made during the Fortress Mode or start an entirely new generated world for it. It's coming with numerous enhancements like new character faces coming with the procedural portrait system, rich conversations with character, a visual and mechanical revamp for combat with updated wrestling mechanics, plus an update to the world map to show off landmarks better.

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Work on this mode is happening in parallel to the Fortress Mode, so expect more to come there too.

Dwarf Fortress has Native Linux support and is rated Steam Deck Playable.

Find it on Steam in Early Access.

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Philadelphus Dec 4, 2023
I remember once (probably a decade or more on now) realizing that the deadliest force in Dwarf Fortress is not your adventurer, or any of the various randomly-generated Forgotten Beasts, demons, night horrors, or anything else: it's gravity. A fall of one or two Z-levels is generally survivable, but anything falling off a 10+ high cliff instantly* plummets to the bottom and generally does not survive the encounter with the ground. In fights, sometimes enemies will bull-rush your adventurer, and one of the options you can set for when that happens is "dodge", which causes the enemy to rush past you as you jump out of the way. Putting two and two together, I made a high-agility adventurer and went around picking fights in populated areas, then played high-stakes bull-fighting at the top of nearby cliffs as the entire population turned aggressive and came after me. I don't remember all the details, but I think I managed to rack up a body count of a few dozen entirely through successful dodging.

I'm excited about this news, is what I'm trying to say.

*Literally, in a single tick of combat.
anotherlinuxuser Dec 5, 2023
I'm really looking forward to the Adventure Mode release. I started playing DF with 47.05 and just never gave Adventure mode a proper try - I'm still absolutely hooked on Fortress Mode.

The Premium version of the game has been incredible since the native Linux build dropped. The game runs as good on an old little laptop that I can play in bed, as it does on my high-end gaming rigs!
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