Epic colony simulator Dwarf Fortress coming to Itch.io and Steam

Epic colony simulator Dwarf Fortress coming to Itch.io and Steam

Dwarf Fortress, the astonishingly elaborate and in-depth simulation of a community of dwarves settling somewhere in the middle of a vast randomly-generated world, is getting a graphical update, a price tag, and a launch date on itch.io and other game stores. The core game will remain free of charge. The new, premium edition of Dwarf Fortress will include actual graphics for the first time. Traditionally, the game has only offered ASCII-style icons. According to an FAQ published alongside today’s announcement, the graphics will be handled by Michał “Mayday” Madej and…

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Epic colony simulator Dwarf Fortress coming to Itch.io and Steam

Epic colony simulator Dwarf Fortress coming to Itch.io and Steam

Dwarf Fortress, the astonishingly elaborate and in-depth simulation of a community of dwarves settling somewhere in the middle of a vast randomly-generated world, is getting a graphical update, a price tag, and a launch date on itch.io and other game stores. The core game will remain free of charge. The new, premium edition of Dwarf Fortress will include actual graphics for the first time. Traditionally, the game has only offered ASCII-style icons. According to an FAQ published alongside today’s announcement, the graphics will be handled by Michał “Mayday” Madej and…

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Clicker games honored, decried

Clicker games honored, decried

You know that what you’re playing is a little more than an attention trap devised by ironists or perhaps even psychologists, barely fun in any meaningful sense, a dopamine reward mechanism veiled only minimally in story, character, art or music. And yet you play, on an on, hour after hour. William Hughes on the genre from hell: There’s something extra humiliating about being addicted to a genre of games that literally started as a joke about the depths to which players might sink; the earliest examples of the genre were…

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DIY: Video game cartridges laser-carved in wood

DIY: Video game cartridges laser-carved in wood

“I originally only made NES/SNES cartridges out of wood. Someone kept on bugging me to make him a Soul Reaver cartridge, so I eventually made him one. This was made out walnut, cherry and poplar using a laser engraver.” Amazing creative work by IMGURian Pigminted. They’ve got a store via Instagram! Love this stuff. View it all below, or at IMGUR. Not a new Soul Reaver game but….. More work below. View this post on Instagram Random fact: Mega Man is based on the manga Astro boy. #gamingposts #gaming #gaming #gaminglife…

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DIY: Video game cartridges laser-carved in wood

DIY: Video game cartridges laser-carved in wood

“I originally only made NES/SNES cartridges out of wood. Someone kept on bugging me to make him a Soul Reaver cartridge, so I eventually made him one. This was made out walnut, cherry and poplar using a laser engraver.” Amazing creative work by IMGURian Pigminted. They’ve got a store via Instagram! Love this stuff. View it all below, or at IMGUR. Not a new Soul Reaver game but….. More work below. View this post on Instagram Random fact: Mega Man is based on the manga Astro boy. #gamingposts #gaming #gaming #gaminglife…

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DIY: Video game cartridges laser-carved in wood

DIY: Video game cartridges laser-carved in wood

“I originally only made NES/SNES cartridges out of wood. Someone kept on bugging me to make him a Soul Reaver cartridge, so I eventually made him one. This was made out walnut, cherry and poplar using a laser engraver.” Amazing creative work by IMGURian Pigminted. They’ve got a store via Instagram! Love this stuff. View it all below, or at IMGUR. Not a new Soul Reaver game but….. More work below. View this post on Instagram Random fact: Mega Man is based on the manga Astro boy. #gamingposts #gaming #gaming #gaminglife…

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DIY: Video game cartridges laser-carved in wood

DIY: Video game cartridges laser-carved in wood

“I originally only made NES/SNES cartridges out of wood. Someone kept on bugging me to make him a Soul Reaver cartridge, so I eventually made him one. This was made out walnut, cherry and poplar using a laser engraver.” Amazing creative work by IMGURian Pigminted. They’ve got a store via Instagram! Love this stuff. View it all below, or at IMGUR. Not a new Soul Reaver game but….. More work below. View this post on Instagram Random fact: Mega Man is based on the manga Astro boy. #gamingposts #gaming #gaming #gaminglife…

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DIY: Video game cartridges laser-carved in wood

DIY: Video game cartridges laser-carved in wood

“I originally only made NES/SNES cartridges out of wood. Someone kept on bugging me to make him a Soul Reaver cartridge, so I eventually made him one. This was made out walnut, cherry and poplar using a laser engraver.” Amazing creative work by IMGURian Pigminted. They’ve got a store via Instagram! Love this stuff. View it all below, or at IMGUR. Not a new Soul Reaver game but….. More work below. View this post on Instagram Random fact: Mega Man is based on the manga Astro boy. #gamingposts #gaming #gaming #gaminglife…

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