Dwarf Fortress Remote 9+

The most complex world sim

mifki Limited

Designed for iPad

    • 3.4 • 128 Ratings
    • $3.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases



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.

What’s New

Version 3.03

This update fixes a few issues, including missing designation dimensions display and changes to shadow density setting not applied right away. We also added a small border around rough-hewn walls to help them stand out from the surrounding floor in certain situations. The border opacity can be adjusted in settings. Lastly, we made some fixes and improvements to the tileset.

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
128 Ratings

128 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

FeralCat ,

Wonderful app & game! Actively supported!

If you’re familiar with DF, you know it’s a great game and not only how rich and deep it is, but also how influential it has been on gaming, essentially spawning multiple genres of computer games. This app allows you to access that rich, deep gaming experience on your freaking *phone*, which is another level of amazing.

The app is actively supported and updated and the developer was very responsive to me reaching out to report issues. He was very patient and helpful in resolving an issue with the server subscription, which he fixed in a couple of days after reporting it. Overall, while this is not the steam premium version on your iOS device, it is a very, very good UI for touch screens and is the only way to get access to DF on your ios device directly (ie not screen sharing). A lot of thought and effort has clearly gone into how to access game features from a remote client UI and I’m loving it!

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.

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