Dwarf Fortress, the Greatest Game Ever Made That Hardly Anyone Has Actually Played, is going to be released in a “premium” form on Steam, with a custom integrated tileset and new music. $20.
The baseline game will still be available and free.
The sad thing is, this comes after like 16 years of development and basically just because health insurance in the US is so expensive that Tarn and Zach Adams need to make more money.
So yeah, I’ll be buying it - I’ve played DF off and on since before it went 3D, and it’s still one of the most incredible games ever made. Chucking some more money to the developers is the least I can do. Bringing DF to Steam is a great way to bring it to the attention of the largest possible audience, even if Valve is gonna take their cut.