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#4733

Most of the eccentric famous Japanese designers I know are obvious about their drug use in the same way I learned privileged Americans can be obvious about it. Privilege obviously buys an expectation that you can get away with this in Japan just the same, but I don’t know if it’s luck or some cultural line you have to cross to bring the hammer down.


#4734

The tileset looks nice. Looks like it’ll finally be playable for me.


#4735

Plus it’ll have workshop support, so hopefully mods will be super easy to install. And then maybe somebody can give it a usable interface?? doubt it

It’s been >10 years since I last played Dwarf Fortress for longer than 20 minutes. I’m looking forward to this.


#4736

i didnt know i could like denki groove more but here i am


#4737


#4738

@ ishino and taki, make baito hell 2020 and put it on itchio, minigame where you have to sell crack to sega characters


#4739

I love it when developers take advantage of Steam’s few freeform text boxes to subvert expected information.


#4740

Also, your regular reminder that the devs will receive a greater cut of your purchase if you buy it on itch:


#4741

oh shit they are adding music too huh?? I hope it’s in the same vein as the original song, that thing is…incredible


#4742

Did Kitfox buy Dwarf Fortress or absorb the team or something? When did they get attached to it?


#4743

Who owns Dwarf Fortress now?
Nobody bought or sold anything. Bay 12 Games still owns Dwarf Fortress and all of its branding and properties. Kitfox will get a portion of revenue from Steam and itch.io, for funding the new art and music and assisting with the Steam and itch.io launches.


#4744

Ok cool, essentially producers then. Thanks!


#4745

https://www.solarash.com/

#4746

what if a game was neon blue and purple

(but seriously this looks good)


#4747

I’ve always been curious about Dwarf Fortress, but I guess not curious enough to read every page of a wiki or whatever was required just to get started. I hope the new graphical version is a little more accessible so I can finally try it out.

The full version of Baba Is You was released today on itch.io and Steam.

The old demo version is very clever (and still available):


#4748

Good Is Baba


#4749

#4750

It’s rather impressive how stubbornly those boys have remained outsiders even as their game has become more and more influential over a decade. They’re the closest the US has to the enigmatic doujin creator who spurns all fame and fortune, and they’re real sweet in person.


#4751

And the thing is they don’t even get a lot of respect, as influential as their game is. They get called autistic a lot. Which, I don’t know, maybe they openly are, I don’t know anything about them, but it’s always with a negative connotation. But I guess everyone who’s not like everyone else is getting that kind of low key hate, so nothing new there.


#4752

That’s just sad