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Author Topic: Dwarf Fortress on Desura!  (Read 5050 times)

sebcool

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Dwarf Fortress on Desura!
« on: October 27, 2011, 07:31:17 am »

Your cave adapted eyes didn't fool you :P. Dwarf Fortress is on Desura and Indie DB!
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Re: Dwarf Fortress on Desura!
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2011, 07:44:47 am »

I saw that! Very cool. Did Toady add it himself? When I clicked on Bay 12's company page the founder was some member I didn't recognize...
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Re: Dwarf Fortress on Desura!
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2011, 07:47:09 am »

Huh, looks like an indie-r steam. I'll make sure to try this out.

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Re: Dwarf Fortress on Desura!
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2011, 09:55:33 am »

What on earth is Desura? And why is this important?
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Re: Dwarf Fortress on Desura!
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2011, 10:40:22 am »

As I said, it's essentially another type of game distribution. Think steam, or origins, but very indie friendly. That's not by design, they're grabbing what they can, but in a recent poll there is overwhelming support for indie games and linux compatible gaming.

It's significant because it's putting Dwarf Fortress in to another public view. While they might already know about it, putting it on a game distribution site is pretty good for popularity. No word on if Toady uploaded it himself, though.
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Re: Dwarf Fortress on Desura!
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2011, 12:05:03 pm »

DF on steam as a free game needs to be done...
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Re: Dwarf Fortress on Desura!
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2011, 12:09:41 pm »

DF on steam as a free game needs to be done...

No, not steam..
..That will only attract the wrong kind of players..
..The kind that play TF2 and Call of Duty.
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Re: Dwarf Fortress on Desura!
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2011, 12:14:07 pm »

I guess it COULD get on Steam - after all, quite a lot of Valve developers know the game if not playing it. The big problem would be that Steam as a company probably couldn't affort to link its image with a game in such an early state of development, especially concerning the UI. It's probably better to let people come to DF with the right mindset for now. Displaying towards the wrong public could get the game a non-negligeable bad advertising.

PS: I played TF2. It's quite good ! Can't stand Call of Duty though.
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Re: Dwarf Fortress on Desura!
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2011, 12:16:50 pm »

I guess it COULD get on Steam - after all, quite a lot of Valve developers know the game if not playing it. The big problem would be that Steam as a company probably couldn't affort to link its image with a game in such an early state of development, especially concerning the UI. It's probably better to let people come to DF with the right mindset for now. Displaying towards the wrong public could get the game a non-negligeable bad advertising.

PS: I played TF2. It's quite good ! Can't stand Call of Duty though.

Oh it's not the actual game TF2 I think it's bad. But a certain kind of players that play that game..
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Re: Dwarf Fortress on Desura!
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2011, 12:18:04 pm »

I play TF2 and Cod.  :-[





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Re: Dwarf Fortress on Desura!
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2011, 12:18:51 pm »

Hey, TF2 players aren't all that bad.

But no, steam DF would be a horrid idea. Dwarf Fortress just isn't that type of game. Though I would like to see some sort of service that lets you quickly download other users maps, download full mod suites (One click fortress defense!) and compare badass legends figures.
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Re: Dwarf Fortress on Desura!
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2011, 12:30:16 pm »

As far as "supply" goes, DF is less than 10MB. Why would it need more distribution?
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Re: Dwarf Fortress on Desura!
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2011, 12:42:07 pm »

Well, I'm mostly interested in larger audiences rather than varied suppliers. It just happens that the two are somewhat related. Though again, does anyone know if Toady uploaded this himself?
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Re: Dwarf Fortress on Desura!
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2011, 01:40:06 pm »

It appears as if it was uploaded by someone called "Protektor".
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Re: Dwarf Fortress on Desura!
« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2011, 03:59:37 pm »

It appears as if it was uploaded by someone called "Protektor".

S/he certainly doesn't seem to be very interested in "Protekting" Toady's work from being put on random things, hur hur.

(Yes, I did write that sentence just to make a pun.)
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