CHARTS: Dwarf Fortress makes its Steam debut

CHARTS: Dwarf Fortress makes its Steam debut

More than 16 years after its initial alpha release, Dwarf Fortress has finally made its debut on Steam.

The game was initially launched in a public alpha back in 2006 and has been in development ever since, influencing titles such as Minecraft. Dwarf Fortress made its debut on Steam and in second place last week, published by Kitfox Games.

First place once again goes to Valve's Steam Deck, while the company's VR headset comes in at ninth.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 hangs steady in third place, while new Warhammer 40,000 shooter Darktide falls two spots down to No.4. Ixion from Bulkwark Studios charts in fifth place following its December 7th launch, while Assassin's Creed Valhalla makes its debut on Steam two years after it was first released. This is part of a new wave of Ubisoft titles that are launching on Valve's platform rather than its own.

FIFA 23 returns to the Top Ten in seventh, while Red Dead Redemption 2 falls two places to No.8.

Rounding off the Steam Top Ten is Cyberpunk 2077, which fell to seventh last week as a price promotion ended but remains in the charts thanks to a 50 per cent price cut.

Here is the Steam Top Ten for the week ending December 11th:

1. Steam Deck, Valve
2. Dwarf Fortress, Bay 12 Games
3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Activision
4. Warhammer 40,000: Darktide, Frontier
5. Ixion, Bulkwark Studios
6. Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Ubisoft
7. FIFA 23, EA
8. Red Dead Redemption 2, Rockstar
9. Valve Index VR Kit, Valve
10. Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt

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