After 20-some years of working as a solo programmer, Dwarf Fortress developer Tarn Adams could have a second pair of palms in there. Bay 12 Video games and writer Kitfox have introduced that attributable to Dwarf Fortress’ success a second programmer has been employed from the longstanding Dwarf Fortress modding group.

Modder Putnam has been employed has a full-time programmer for Dwarf Fortress, making Putnam the third member of the DF group following brothers Tarn and Zach Adams. Tarn has traditionally executed all of the programming, whereas Zach serves as a producer for the challenge and designs game options alongside his brother. 

“It is a historic second, as by no means earlier than have non-Adams eyes seen the Dwarf Fortress code,” famous Kitfox.

Putnam is understood among the many Dwarf Fortress group for his contributions to modding, like a software that converts real-world supplies into Dwarf Fortress and scripts for in style mod DFHack, and is a reputation I am at the very least conversant in from lengthy hours perusing the Dwarf Fortress Wiki. Putnam can also be identified for his or her work on mods changing Dwarf Fortress into worlds like Dragonball Z and Homestuck.

Along with Putnam, Kitfox has introduced on streaming creator SalfordSal to hitch their group group. She’ll be internet hosting streams on the Kitfox Twitch channel and serving to out with the group Discord.

Alongside the announcement, Dwarf Fortress launched its basic mode for the premium Steam launch, which reveals the game in its old-school ASCII glyph glory. Pleasant. As all the time, the unique version of the game is free on Bay 12 Video games’ web site, whereas the Steam launch is $30—although the basic department hasn’t but up to date with the brand new person interface. Bay 12 says that is on the best way quickly.

You may learn the total announcement on Steam. Our fortunes rise and fall collectively.