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Dwelling in the Depths: The Revolutionary Quest for the Dwarf Tag on Steam

Game genres, my friend, are like ancient relics. They've been around forever, from strategy to FPS, RPG to that mysterious category called action-adve...

Amy West Feb 01, 2024
Dwelling in the Depths: The Revolutionary Quest for the Dwarf Tag on Steam

Game genres, my friend, are like ancient relics. They've been around forever, from strategy to FPS, RPG to that mysterious category called action-adventure. We've accepted their existence, never questioning their reign. But what if I told you there's a chance for a new genre to emerge? A genre that defies the norm and brings forth a revolution in gaming.

Enter the audacious alliance of Kitfox Games and Ghost Ship Studios, the masterminds behind Dwarf Fortress' premium edition and Deep Rock Galactic. These fearless teams have joined forces, igniting a campaign that could redefine the gaming landscape: the quest for the Dwarf tag on Steam. Sparks flew in January, but things heated up when Steam finally responded to their rallying cry.

"The short answer is 'no,'" declared the studios in a statement, but fear not, my friend, for the battle rages on. They went on to say, "the real answer is 'ok but only after people on Steam start trying to use it as a tag.'" And so, both DF and DRG implore their fans to take matters into their own hands. When you encounter a dwarf game on Steam, my friend, add the tag manually. Let Steam witness our unwavering dedication. Remember, united dwarves stand taller than before.

"Our friends at Steam claim that dwarf is 'not a tag,'" Kitfox and Ghost Ship proclaim with the fervor of Marat addressing the National Convention, "just like elf, centaur, or wizard. But dwarves, my friend, are cooler, and their fanbase is unrivaled by any mystical creature out there."

Indeed, the fans have embraced this unassailable revolutionary logic. Twitter threads are ablaze with players proudly declaring their participation. They're tagging each game with "Dwarf," sparking hope that one day Steam will recognize the significance of this movement. Could PC Gamer be compelled to adopt it as a genre tag if the campaign triumphs? Let's hope not. I have no idea how to make that happen.

Now, let's set the jokes aside for a moment. Some may argue that this undermines Steam's user-tagging system, designed to provide players with an overview based on the community's experience. But let's face it, my friend, that ship sailed long ago when "Psychological horror" and "Hentai" tags started popping up left and right. Considering the shared elements of mining, construction, and dwarves in both DRG and DF, this new tag might actually prove useful.

Picture this: a grand Steam library, where you can easily browse through a sea of games and stumble upon the illustrious Dwarf tag. A realm of dwarven tales, where mighty pickaxes clash against bedrock, and underground kingdoms rise from the depths. It's a genre that celebrates the indomitable spirit of dwarves, their craftsmanship, and their insatiable thirst for adventure.

So, my friend, join the cause. Add the Dwarf tag to the games you encounter, and together, we shall forge a path towards a new era in gaming. Steam may resist, but with each tag, we grow stronger. Prepare to witness the birth of a genre that defies conventions, a genre that proudly proclaims, "We are the dwarves, and we shall not be overlooked!"