Deep Rock Galactic and Dwarf Fortress create a Dwarf uprising on Steam

Deep Rock Galactic and Dwarf Fortress create a Dwarf uprising on Steam
Image via Kitfox Games | Ghost Ship Games

Written by 

Joseph Kime

Published 

2nd Feb 2024 16:25

There are some seriously dedicated fans out there when it comes to independent game studios, and somehow, it seems that the one thing that binds them all together is… dwarves.

Games like Deep Rock Galactic have garnered an incredible community by simply forging a game that is far more fun with your mates, and the constant updates and new content offered to fans has helped to keep them kicking even when some real industry giants contest them.

Now, it looks like the dwarves themselves are making some big changes in the industry.

Dwarf games come together to validate 'Dwarf' Steam category

In an open letter from both Kitfox Games and Ghost Ship Games, the teams have commented on the month-long stink they've been making online about how there isn't an official "Dwarf" category of games that they can slide into, and they confirmed that it simply wouldn’t be possible without the fans’ help.

"Our friends at Steam say dwarf is ‘not a tag’- similar to how elf, centaur, wizard etc aren't tags. This is very legit and fair, but the difference is that dwarves are cooler and have a much more dedicated fanbase than any of those other mystical creatures," they say.

"But in the spirit of the dwarves we take this as a win because it's up to us to show Steam we want the tag. Next time you see a dwarf game on Steam, go ahead and add the tag manually. Over time, Steam will see that we are very serious about the value a dwarf tag would bring to the platform."

They conclude by telling us, "Remember that dwarves who stand together are slightly taller than before." Thankfully, it looks like the bid for the tag has worked.

Steam caves - Dwarf games are an official category

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Responding to a frantic report that Steam had added an "Elf" category without bowing to the demands of Dwarf Fortress and Deep Rock Galactic's teams, Steam was quick to respond - claiming it had pressed the wrong button, and finally unveiled the official Dwarf category.

It's officially real, and it's all thanks to dedicated fans of the games. The dwarf has finally made his stamp on the wider gaming world, and thanks to the gaming teams, the dwarf game may reach more success than ever. Rock and stone, indeed.

Joseph Kime is the Senior Trending News Journalist for GGRecon from Devon, UK. Before graduating from MarJon University with a degree in Journalism, he started writing music reviews for his own website before writing for the likes of FANDOM, Zavvi and The Digital Fix. He is host of the Big Screen Book Club podcast, and author of Building A Universe, a book that chronicles the history of superhero movies. His favourite games include DOOM (2016), Celeste and Pokemon Emerald.

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