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They really did it - Valve added Dwarf as an official Steam tag

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After a little mini-campaign from the likes of the crew behind Dwarf Fortress and Deep Rock Galactic, Valve added some new official Steam store tags for games.

Releasing a statement on X (formerly Twitter) the Kitfox Games account (who publish Dwarf Fortress) put up an image post on January 30th noting how Valve initially said no to adding a Dwarf tag. However, Valve would add it officially if people started using it on Steam. In the post Kitfox also mentioned how the likes of elf, centaur, wizard and more aren't tags.

Well, fast-forward to February 1st, and Valve did an initial little joke adding Elf as a full Steam tag and the official Steam account quickly replied to joke "Oh whoops, wrong button!" and then linked to the also new Dwarf tag.

So there we have it, now as of February 1st have both Dwarf and Elf as official Steam tags.

You can see a list of tags along with the dates they were officially added on SteamDB.

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dpanter Feb 2
ROCK AND STONE!
I... am not sure what to say.

The Dwarves by KING Art Games is a cool game with a native Linux build. Riddled by bugs but memorable and fun.
pb Feb 2
Off-topic but it would be really cool if all f2p games had the "free to play" tag automatically applied. I have a dynamic F2P category wherein I have all the games with "free to play" tag, but half of the f2p games are outside of it... Alternatively maybe Valve could add it directly to the filters...
Eri Feb 2
When I saw the campaign on Twitter I couldn't believe it, but I did my part and tagged a few games. And now Valve stood for what they said, this is hilarious in a good way.

Rock and Stone forever!
grigi Feb 2
Quoting: hardpenguinI... am not sure what to say.

The Dwarves by KING Art Games is a cool game with a native Linux build. Riddled by bugs but memorable and fun.


Really enjoyed that game. Didn't experience much bugs as I recall.
I found it strange that it didn't do better ito sales, but I can see the game not being everyone's cup of tea. Still, It's a better game than its sales indicate.
Gamewitch Feb 2
Strike the Earth, and may Armok smile upon you.
RTheren Feb 2
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES!

Rock and stone, brothers!
Eike Feb 2
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Quoting: pbOff-topic but it would be really cool if all f2p games had the "free to play" tag automatically applied. I have a dynamic F2P category wherein I have all the games with "free to play" tag, but half of the f2p games are outside of it... Alternatively maybe Valve could add it directly to the filters...

In my humble opinion, there's two totally different kinds of games costing 0 bucks: "Free to play" (we'll charge you in-game) and "Gratis" games. How would they automatically tell one from the other?
pb Feb 2
Quoting: Eike
Quoting: pbOff-topic but it would be really cool if all f2p games had the "free to play" tag automatically applied. I have a dynamic F2P category wherein I have all the games with "free to play" tag, but half of the f2p games are outside of it... Alternatively maybe Valve could add it directly to the filters...

In my humble opinion, there's two totally different kinds of games costing 0 bucks: "Free to play" (we'll charge you in-game) and "Gratis" games. How would they automatically tell one from the other?

There's more kinds, for example Prologues (a.k.a. the new demos). For me they're all free to play, because I didn't pay to play them. What you're describing as free to play is (for me) freemium. But ok, maybe just add a "free" tag to everything that is free, or add "free" to filters. Fine by me.


Last edited by pb on 2 February 2024 at 2:03 pm UTC
belisama Feb 2
This would cool if there was a snowflake's chance in hell of it being applied correctly. I stopped looking at Steam tags years ago, they're absolutely meaningless and often veer into rage-stroke-inducing territory.
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