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 for details. Alternatively, you can purchase a server subscription from within the app, in which case we will manage a server for you, visit for details.

Visit for full information about Dwarf Fortress. However, please report any issues with this application to and NOT to the original game authors.

For $4.99 per month you can purchase a Server Subscription instead of setting up and maintaining your own server. You will be able to upload and download game saves at any time. The subscription includes a 3-day free trial period.

All prices shown in this description are in USD. Exact prices may vary by region based on current exchange rates. Upon purchasing, payment will be charged to your iTunes Account for a full month of access to a managed Dwarf Fortress Remote server. Subscriptions automatically renew within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, when your iTunes Account will be charged again for the same amount as above. You can choose to disable auto-renewal by visiting your iTunes Account Settings after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited when you purchases a subscription.

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What's New

Version 2.03

This version improves tileset and color scheme selection screen in preparation for the upcoming DF 0.44.12 support, and fixes appearance of text fields on some screens.

Recently we launched Server Subscription:
Server Subscription is the best option to start playing Dwarf Fortress on a mobile device - no need to set up and maintain your own server, or worry about your home network connection being compatible with Remote. You can upload existing game saves, and download them at any time to continue playing on your own server or in the original Dwarf Fortress on desktop. Dwarf Fortress is a game by Bay 12 Games, available for free from

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
41 Ratings
41 Ratings
C Sheffield

Amazing tool for playing DF on mobile

DISCLAIMER: This is NOT a mobile version of dwarf fortress. It is an app that lets you play on mobile through a server (I.e. your machine that already runs DF)

Now, with that out of the way. This app is great. It makes playing DF possible on mobile at all, but it also makes some quality of life changes to the UI to make it work smoothly on mobile. There are some things that I wish were implemented through the app that I haven’t found yet (autolabor, workflow, vein miner) but overall the app is excellent.

If you’ve never played DF before then you might want to watch some tutorials and then play on PC and muddle through some things prior to jumping in to the mobile version.

All said I never thought playing DF on a mobile device would be a thing, much less become my go to form of playing the game. Great job guys!


Thank you.

I’ll be honest, I was a holdout on buying this app because of the idea of leaving my PC running for 12+ hours every day. But now that you have option to subscribe for server space? No set up or anything? Bought & subscribed. Sadly I don’t have as much free time to play DF (or any other game...) on PC anymore, so this is a real blessing.

P.S. I notice this feature was just added four days ago. Really cool to see this still being updated, you’re doing a great service to the DF community.



Dwarf Fortress would probably be too memory, CPU, and storage demanding to be useful on the iPad, so the only logical solution is to run it on a server, and remote to it.

This implementation, and the accompanying server bundle with plugin were dead simple to setup on my home Mac Mini and I was playing in minutes.

The interface is rather intuitive for a game originally based around a text and keyboard interface, so the purchase price is worth the effort invested. Also, if you like DF, be sure to support the original developer too!

Be sure to start with the developer's free DF Remote Test app, that's what sold me on the fact this product works at least at a minimal technical level. Honestly, my hopes were low, but the paid app delivered very well on the promise of a graphics set and iPad interface to DF.


Vitaly Pronkin
20 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© 2014-2018 Vitaly Pronkin
In-App Purchases
  1. Server Subscription $4.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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