The game in question here is Dwarf Fortress – a name that is probably not strange to many gamers. Developed as a free software since 2002, but it was not until 2006 that the first version of Dwarf Fortress was released and many people were surprised to learn that the game was created by only two people. is Adams and his brother Zach. Even, the money to implement the project also came from the donations of the online community and gamers at that time.
Even more surprising when based on those meager donations, Adams and Zach have made Dwarf Fortress one of the best games and have lasting value to this day. In addition, Dwarf Fortress remains free to serve its players and community, until the two developers decide to open the sale of this game on Steam since December 6.
It didn’t take long for the Dwarf Fortress to become a real phenomenon. In just a short time, the game has sold more than 300,000 copies. And if you do a simple math, that equates to $9 million in revenue for two developers when the price to buy Dwarf Fortress is $30. Minus the Steam discount, Adams and Zach and their team will still be millionaires. But certainly, 300,000 is still not the final number that Dwarf Fortress collects.
Surprisingly, not many gamers complained about the decision of the two developers. Even, the majority of comments also said that many people have played Dwarf Fortress for free for the past 20 years, and are just waiting for the opportunity to pay $ 30 as a gesture of gratitude to the developer. What a beautiful story in the world of gaming. Adams and Zach are now more secure in taking care of themselves, paying their bills, and spending all their time focusing on the Dwarf Fortress.