Dwarf Fortress is a famous fantasy world simulation/management game from Bay 12 Games. This app allows you to play Fortress Mode remotely on your mobile device.

Dwarf Fortress is an open-ended fantasy world simulation/management game from Bay 12 Games, which is in constant development since 2002. In Fortress mode, player indirectly controls a group of dwarves, attempting to construct a successful and wealthy fortress. The game features a highly detailed procedurally generated fantasy world with multiple civilizations and wildlife, realistic geology, weather effects. You will have dozens of different building and items to construct, hundreds of materials, advanced military system, agriculture, sieges and underground monsters, diplomacy and trading.

ATTENTION: Internet connection is required to play. The original game with a plugin (both free) running at your home or on a cloud server will be required, visit for details. Alternatively, you can purchase a server subscription from within the app, in which case we will manage a server for you, visit for details.

Visit for full information about Dwarf Fortress. However, please report any issues with this application to and NOT to the original game authors.

For $4.99 per month you can purchase a Server Subscription instead of setting up and maintaining your own server. You will be able to upload and download game saves at any time. The subscription includes a 3-day free trial period.

All prices shown in this description are in USD. Exact prices may vary by region based on current exchange rates. Upon purchasing, payment will be charged to your iTunes Account for a full month of access to a managed Dwarf Fortress Remote server. Subscriptions automatically renew within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, when your iTunes Account will be charged again for the same amount as above. You can choose to disable auto-renewal by visiting your iTunes Account Settings after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited when you purchases a subscription.

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What’s New

Version 2.12

This update makes it possible to configure number of announcement lines shown and announcement scroll speed. Also the following issues are fixed:

* Application crash when trying to change siege engine settings.
* Game is not automatically paused on iPad when navigating away from the map view.

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
94 Ratings

94 Ratings

ZoeZoePixel ,

Good way to play df without a computer

I broke my computer a while back and I was not able to play df. However I found this app! For $5 month I can play df without a computer! Now... if you already have a computer then you can just use your computer for free... but for me I need an alternative.... considering the fact tht I don’t have $1000 to spend on a computer. The only reason why this app is rated bad is because people clearly don’t read the description. However I would like to point out a few things
1.the app cost money, after the app purchase you can setup a server on your computer to play df on your phone within your WiFi, however you have the option to pay the app developer $5 a month to essentially be able to play df anywere without owning a computer
2. Considering tht df was made for the computer... the app developer had to make a new GUI... witch is great!
3. Certain features aren’t in the app for example, you can only play fortress mode, no rogue like mode, also can’t change loadout(however you can start the game on your computer first then start the server to be able to have custom load outs), and finally no world map.... so when you gen your world you can’t see it however there’s still a search option in the GUI....
Overall 100% recommend this app if you are unable to access a computer and want to play df anywere for a small fee

OsgoodKelch ,

Play Dwarf Fortress on an iDevice and it actually works great!!

When I saw this app that can be used on an iPhone or iPad to play a game of Dwarf Fortress running on my PC I thought naaaaa, can't look good, how can it be playable on an iPhone screen.... It's amazing! It works as well if not better than playing on a PC. I thought it would be to small to see on my iPhone. It's not. I keep a game of Dwarf Fortress running on my desktop and use this app to to connect to it and play Dwarf Fortress so I can get my fix anytime. This is well worth the cost. I just read the bad reviews and most of them didn't understand what they were getting into. **You need to have Dwarf Fortress running on a PC or you can rent a server to remotely run the game from this apps author.** If this doesn't make sense to you then this may not be for you. It takes a bit of setup that requires a little technical knowledge but this does not make it a bad app.

metal0130 ,

Worth Every Penny

I’ve played Dwarf Fortress off and on for years, but I found it very difficult to get quality PC gaming time when my daughter was born. Luckily right before kiddo number two, I’ve discovered and purchased this app.

Game. Changer.

It was remarkably easy to set up on my PC to run on my local network over WiFi, I simply downloaded matching version numbers of DFHack, the game, and the server files. A little cutting and pasting server files into the DF Hack folder and that’s it. Start the game, enter a couple of commands into DF Hack, run the remote on the iPad and everything worked on the very first try (YMMV).

I can now play on my iPad in any room of the house, and I can even play one handed while laying down on the couch.

A few things are tricky to do, but I’m also used to playing with Lazy Newb Pack so it’s probably just me. But I couldn’t see who had already been assigned to a bed as the names didn’t turn green like I used to. Small things like that.

I’d like to see a few minor improvements, like the ability to designate mining by “drawing” with your finger, like you can do with the mouse using LNP. But after getting used to it, it’s very easy to use.

5/5 would pay even more to have “away from PC” access.

App Privacy

The developer, mifki Limited, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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