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 mifki.com/df/setup for details. Alternatively, you can purchase a server subscription from within the app, in which case we will manage a server for you, visit mifki.com/df/subscription for details.
Visit bay12games.com/dwarves for full information about Dwarf Fortress. However, please report any issues with this application to mifki.com/df/support 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.
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
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.
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.
Best. App. Ever.
I am one of those people that has been trying to play DF for YEARS, occasionally downloading the latest version, but always inevitably bouncing off of the obtuse interface. Eventually, I just ended up settling for reading the hilarious stories of other people’s games, most notably the “Boatmurdered” saga.
But frustrating UI be damned! Lo and behold I stumble across this app, and I am now gleefully playing DF with ease.
This app is incredible because it does two things that I previously thought impossible:
1. It allows you to play DF on the go which is awesome enough, but also,
2. You play it with ridiculously easy to understand touchscreen controls.
This app is a triumph if you are someone like me, who could never get past the laborious PC interface enough to gain the enjoyment that I saw all of these other people having and angrily wished I could have as well.
I am so happy with this app it’s insane. I’ve deleted every other game off of my phone because DF IS the ultimate game. Bought and subscribed! Keep up the awesome work!
I was surprised how well this app works. The UI and controls actually make the game even more accessible than playing on pc. I haven't tried connecting to my own server running on my own local computer, but the hosted server subscription has been great and I have had no issues at all. Worth the app purchase price and worth the subscription if you are frequently mobile or just don't want to bother song things up yourself. I hope the app continues to get updated and improved!
- mifki Limited
- 20.2 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © 2014-2019 mifki Limited
- In-App Purchases
- Server Subscription $4.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.