From Wikipedia:
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwarf_Fortress)

 

Slaves to Armok: God of Blood Chapter II: Dwarf Fortress, also called Slaves to Armok II: Dwarf Fortress, but most commonly known simply as Dwarf Fortress, is a freeware computer game by Bay 12 Games for Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X set in a high fantasy universe that combines aspects of roguelike and city-building games and is primarily known for its unique level of complexity and difficulty. The title of the game is inspired by its primary focus on the construction, management, and exploration of dwarven fortresses within the game world. Development started in October 2002, followed by the game’s first public release in August 2006.

 

Developer site and downloads:
http://www.bay12games.com/dwarves/

 

The game difficulty is variable, but its slant towards difficulty is reflected in the game’s motto, “Losing is Fun.” The first few attempts for newer players almost invariably (and very quickly at that) end in disaster. However, as time progresses, and the user’s fortress grows, the game presents more late-game challenges. Since there is no victory condition for the game, all fortresses can and will eventually end in disaster…

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