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The soundtrack for Dwarf Fortress premium consists of fifteen compositions. Some releases feature three additional bonus tracks.


The original soundtrack for Dwarf Fortress was composed and played by the game's co-creator Toady One. The soundtrack consists of two flamenco-inspired compositions [1]. Tabs for both compositions can be found in DF2014:Soundtrack.

In 2022, the Dwarf Fortress premium edition OST was released. The main composers and performers are Omar Dabbous, Simon Swerwer, and Águeda Macias (Simon Swerwer has previously worked on community projects for SoundSense). Some of the songs include lyrics in the Dwarven language, they sound appropriately ancient and have a folkish mystery about them.[2]

Fortress mode OST[edit]


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The Premium OST is dynamic, and the songs that play during games will depend on game context.

Dwarf Fortress Soundtrack
# Title Length Trigger condition
1 Dwarf Fortress 6:50
2 First Year 5:00 [CONTEXT:FIRST_YEAR]
3 Craftsdwarfship 3:46 [CONTEXT:ANY]
4 Strike The Earth! 4:05 [EVENT:JUST_EMBARKED]

[FREQUENCY:UNCOMMON] can also play any time, half as often as the other candidates

5 Strange Moods 4:37 [CONTEXT:MAIN]
6 Hill Dwarf 4:11 [CONTEXT:MAIN]
7 Vile Force of Darkness 5:17 [EVENT:SIEGE]
8 Expansive Cavern 4:05 [EVENT:FIRST_CAVERN_OPENED]


9 Forgotten Beast 3:53 [EVENT:MEGABEAST_ATTACK]


10 Drink & Industry 2:10 [EVENT:TAVERN_MUSIC_PRESENT]


11 Mountainhome 5:27 [CONTEXT:ANY]
12 Death Spiral 5:20 [EVENT:DEATH_SPIRAL]
13 Winter Entombs You 5:22 [CONTEXT:WINTER]
14 Another Year 5:35 [CONTEXT:SECOND_YEAR_PLUS]
15 Koganusan 3:52 [EVENT:LOST_FORT]

no CONTEXT - does not play aside from EVENT

16 Espagnole (Bonus) 2:49
17 Haunted Lands (Bonus) 2:41
18 Cages & Chains (Bonus) 1:54

Adventure mode OST[edit]

The Adventure mode OST features dynamic mixing, with pads, vocals, percussion, and the lead guitar able to duck in and out depending on the situation. The soundtrack release features those layers "baked" as the composers intended.

Dwarf Fortress Soundtrack
# Title Length
1 Strike it Again 4:51
2 The Capital 6:58
3 Bruising The Fat (Shar Ikal) 4:44
4 Life of Adventure 4:06
5 Beyond the Gates 5:41
6 Hamlet Memoirs 5:04
7 Night Creature 5:59
8 Into The Pits (feat. rcab) 5:39
9 Sisters of War 4:23
10 Cannibal 6:18
11 Pony Rider 4:25
12 Two Coins 5:54
13 Losing Is Fun 4:34

External links[edit]

Volume 1

Volume 2