Dwarf Fortress the freeware that gave developers $7 million

One month before the release of Dwarf Fortress on Steam (και στο Itch.io), τα δύο αδέρφια Zach και Tarn Adams είχαν έσοδα 15.635 δολάρια, κυρίως από δωρεές για το δωρεάν λογισμικό τους (freeware) που κυκλοφορεί εδώ και 16 χρόνια.

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A month after the game's commercial debut, they won $7.230.123, or 462 times more than the amount they earned in the last 16 years.

Tarn Adams said of course that "a little less than half will go to taxes" and that many other people and various expenses will have to be paid.

Θα μείνουν όμως αρκετά για τους αδελφούς που αναφέρουν ότι “λύσαμε τα βασικά προβλήματα συνταξιοδότησης που είναι ανησυχητικά για τους ανεξάρτητους”. Αυτό σημαίνει ότι και ο Putnam, ένας μακροχρόνιος modder, σεναριογράφος και μέλος της κοινότητας, θα μπορεί να συνεχίσει τη δουλειά του στον κώδικα Dwarf Fortress, αφού τον Δεκέμβριο έγινε η νόμιμη πρόσληψή του.

“Health/retirement issues” hit the two brothers in 2019 when Zach had to seek treatment for skin cancer. The $10.000 cost, covered by insurance provided by his wife's employer, made them realize the need for more money.

"You can't just run GoFundMes until you can't and you die in your 50s," Tarn told the Guardian. end of 2022. "It is not nice".

This realization pushed them into a relatively affordable commercial deal to release the game.

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