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Dwarf Fortress Fast Facts

  1. The earliest version of Dwarf Fortress was released to the public on August 8, 2006.
  2. The game is the creation of an independent game development company called Bay 12 Games.
  3. Dwarf Fortress is technically the sequel to a game called Slaves of Armok: God of Blood. Its full name is actually Slaves to Armok: God of Blood - Chapter II: Dwarf Fortress.
  4. Other games made by Bay 12 include Liberal Crime Squad, Kobold Quest, Squiggles and WWI Medic.
  5. Dwarf Fortress is available for Windows, Mac OSX and Linux systems.
  6. The game had been downloaded over one million times by 2011.
  7. In March 2013, Dwarf Fortress was selected as one of the 40 games to be exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art as an "outstanding example of interactive design."
  8. The gameplay of Dwarf Fortress is so detailed and packed with so many features, that a book called Getting Started with Dwarf Fortress was published by O'Reilly Media.
  9. Dwarf Fortress has won numerous accolades, including "Roguelike of the Year" from ASCII Dreams and "Indy PC Game of the Year" from Gamers With Jobs.

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