The management and construction simulation title, Dwarf Fortress, is going to be coming to the Steam Store in the future. After its initial release all the way back in 2006, the indie developer Bay 12 Games and the creators are excited to bring the game to Steam and itch.io, but they are taking their time to get it right. Dwarf Fortress is a very complex game that has technically been in different stages of development since the early 2000s.
While no specific date of release on the platform has been confirmed, one of the co-creators, Tarn Adams, told Polygon in a recent interview that “I just want to be careful about the phrasing here. This is one of the most important pieces of messaging out of this announcement.” Dwarf Fortress is an intricate game that has continued to hold a community and a stream of revenue from the Steam Store should allow the creators, Zach and Tarn Adams, the financial leeway to keeping updating the game in the ways that they want independently.
For those unfamiliar with the game, the goal of Dwarf Fortress is to create a successful fortress that provides for a community of Dwarves or players can instead adventure out into the randomly generated world. By the look of the graphics alone, it’s hard to believe how in-depth the world can be. Characters have complex personalities, cultures build in the civilization, and varied creatures exists in the world. The developers call it an “endless hobby” and a game “with no end in sight.” Last time we talked about Dwarf Fortress we discussed an update last year that have Dwarves memories.
Once it is integrated into the Steam Workshop, Dwarf Fortress will make for much easier modding. However, it seems that Bay 12 is going to take their time to make the Steam transition as smooth as possible so that this title can continue to trend of attracting dedicated and meticulous players. There are regular updates on the status of the game on its website.