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.”
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.