By all accounts, the game Dwarf Fortress is legendary. Development began in  2002, and the game got its first official alpha release in 2006. Created  by two brothers, Tarn and Zach Adams, the game is famous for having always been free to play and supported by donations from its community of passionate players.

Now it’s time to celebrate the game’s 10-year anniversary, and there’s a party! The Dwarf Moot 2016 celebration starts June 11 at 5 p.m. for dinner and 6:30 p.m. for general admission. There’s a charge for the dinner, but general admission is free. And the party is at a cool venue, Mox Boarding House in Bellevue, WA, where gamers will find “artisanal dining, an extensive game library, and a huge tournament hall.”

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The party is called Dwarf Moot 2016

IGN called Dwarf Fortress “part construction and management simulation, part roguelike, part indie video game.” The New York Times Magazine said “Dwarf Fortress may not look real, but once you’re hooked, it feels vast, enveloping, alive,” and “After nine years of development, Dwarf Fortress is, from the perspective of game play, perhaps the most complex video game ever made.”

The game had an influence on the development of Minecraft. It was chosen to be part of the Museum of Modern Art’s video gaming exhibit in 2012.

Fans of Dwarf Fortress and aficionados of video game history can register for Dwarf Fortress’s 10th anniversary party here.

Linda Breneman

Linda Breneman

Linda learned to play video games as a way to connect with her teenaged kids, and then she learned to love video games for their own sake. At Pixelkin she wrangles the business & management side of things, writes posts as often as she can, reaches out on the social media, and does the occasional panel or talk. She lives in Seattle, where she writes, studies, plays video games, spends time with her family, consumes vast quantities of science fiction, and looks after her small cockapoo. She loves to hear from people out there. You can read more about her at her website, Linda Breneman.com or her family foundation's website, ludusproject.org.