The lights are on
It's always a feel good story when indie games find commercial success. Dear Esther writer Dan Pinchbeck says the developer sold 250,000 copies of the game to date.
The studio notes on its blog the recent 50 percent off Steam sale boosted sales immensely. They sold 118,000 copies in just 48 hours. Dear Esther became profitable in its first six hours when going on sale back in February.
Steam: Bringing indie games success since whenever the hell they started!
That's good for them.
It deserved it
Totally deserves. Still, I'm a little bummed that I bought it for 9.99$ when it dropped to 2.49% the very next day. It's still an amazing experience for those who want a game that's more about narrative and ambiance.
I'm not big on PC gaming but I might have to get this, it looks so damn intriguing. I'll have to re-install steam first I guess.
I drew a lot of inspiration from the game for one of my short stories. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with it.
Must be a good game with sales like that. Maybe I'll check it out.
Damn you, Steam Summer Sale! I love you... but damn you.