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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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Tags: Misc, Steam, Valve
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Bumadar Feb 2
On a complete off topic side note....

X (formerly Twitter)

So many if not most sites use this, but bluesnews has been using xeet or xitter which both sort of expres what it has become ;)


Last edited by Bumadar on 2 February 2024 at 3:04 pm UTC
Bumadar 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.

The books on which it is based are also pretty good, not Tolkien good, but I enjoyed them too, like the game
MayeulC 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?

Steam makes the distinction between free and free to play. See for instance:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/570/Dota_2/ (genre is also listed as free to play on this one)

https://store.steampowered.com/app/380840/Teeworlds/

The wording above the "play" button is different.


Last edited by MayeulC on 2 February 2024 at 4:10 pm UTC
Salvatos Feb 2
What a piece to wake up to while listening to Wind Rose.
We'll arise (Rise!) and we'll mine (Mine!) to the heart of the world!

Good little joke on Valve's part as well :)

I’ve been thinking of giving The Dwarves a chance the next time I get in the mood for CRPGs... but with both BG3 and PoE2 playthroughs in progress, that will probably take a few years.

Quoting: pbThere'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.
You can already filter by free, I do it often to look for demos and tiny games to wind down without getting into a full game.



Last edited by Salvatos on 2 February 2024 at 4:34 pm UTC
Better dwarf than midget. lol

Also, Three Dirty Dwarves on the Sega Saturn is underrated, and was also ported to PC too.


Personally I would rather like to see "loading-screen simulator" and "cutscene-movie with walking transitions and quick-time events"(could maybe be shortened to 'tripple-A', if to long) as tags for filtering purposes ;-)
pb Feb 2
Quoting: SalvatosYou can already filter by free, I do it often to look for demos and tiny games to wind down without getting into a full game.

Thanks, but I meant filtering the library. ;-)
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