After about two years, Dwarf Fortress – the most intricate world-simulation sandbox ever – has seen a major release, and an astonishing amount has been added to the game. New additions include new plants and animals, more complex trees, more interesting fortress reclamation, more detailed civilisation, social, and political models, and much, much more.
The Toady One has released a fresh update for Dwarf Fortress (now up to 0.38.11), which contains a whole bunch of nifty bugfixes and tweaks.
Starforge is – so far as we know at this time – an entirely procedurally-generated first/third-person sci-fi survival/construction game. Yes, alright, I’m going to say “Minecraft in space”, though that’s a very loose sort of description.
This release (whose announcement was enough to take down the Web-servers for the game) shows off a little of this indie title in its earliest playable form.
The much-anticipated “Hauling” release of Dwarf Fortress has made it out for public consumption.
This release (0.34.08) has extensive changes hauling mechanics, stockpiles and adds minecarts (and tracks) and wheelbarrows. It takes a little bit to get your head around the new hauling menu, and how minecarts function and interact with stops and stockpiles. You’ll probably want to start an experimental fortress or two just to get to grips with them.
When you’ve got the basics down, though, it works very well indeed.