Dwarf Fortress is coming to Steam on December sixth, which by itself is implausible information. Even higher information: it would have Steam Workshop assist from day one.
“In the event you’ve been following our Replace Roadmap, you may know that Tarn has been busy prioritizing Steam Workshop integration,” says the most recent developer replace over on Steam. “We’re completely satisfied to announce that certainly Steam Workshop might be obtainable at launch. Which means that you’ll discover and set up Dwarf Fortress mods with ease.”
Modding has all the time been a giant a part of Dwarf Fortress, though most frequently these mods are including tilesets, UI tweaks or world visualisers to make the massively complicated simulation extra legible. Dwarf Fortress’s Steam launch already does most of these issues itself, with an official tileset, a mouse-driven UI and correct tutorialisation. In any case, there stays monumental modding potential in a sport as wealthy as Dwarf Fortress.
The publish does additionally clarify that the deal with getting Workshop assist prepared implies that Basic and Enviornment modes will not be included at launch. Enviornment mode is the place you’ll be able to spawn Dwarf Fortress’s numerous monsters and watch them struggle and though enjoyable, it’s miles from important. Basic mode, in the meantime, helps you to strip Dwarf Fortress’s Steam model again to its unique ASCII graphics whereas additionally conserving ASCII-only variations of the Steam launch’s new UI.
Lastly, the publish mentions that official Dwarf Fortress merch is on the way in which, together with a pin, a metal-band model t-shirt, and a pint glass. I am not a lot of a merch man however the t-shirt is cool.