Hey everybody! We mentioned a big announcement on the development log, and here it is: Dwarf Fortress is coming to Steam and itch with a new tile set, and generally enhanced graphics and audio. We'll continue updating and releasing the free ASCII version on the Bay 12 web page as Dwarf Fortress Classic.
The tileset is nice, but if it actually gets a new UI I might well be on board. DF is one of those games I've wanted to like, where I just couldn't get through the terrible interface and opaque learning curve.