The inscrutable Dwarf Fortress

It sounds like Dwarf Fortress is more fun than watching golf on TV. Maybe it’s really just performance art.

Dwarf Fortress: Ten hours with the most inscrutable video game of all time | Ars Technica

Who knew trying to build a virtual chair could lead to questions of self-worth?

Dwarf Fortress is one of the most complex computer games in the history of computer games. How complex? In the game’s discussion forum, one player asserts that after 120 failed games, he can finally “get into the swing of things.” One of his many fortress death spirals began, as the downfalls of society often do, with an immigrant dwarf who suddenly succumbed to a “secretive mood.” A short time later—kaboom.