11 bit Studios, the developers behind successful This War of Mine announced that their post-apocalyptic survival-strategy game Frostpunk has turned one-year-old and it has sold over more than 1.4 million copies on PC. Moreover, the developers stated that the development costs were recovered just 66 hours after Frostpunk went live on Steam. A well-deserved success for such a well made game.
In celebration of this momentous anniversary, 11 bit also shared some of the community progress in Frostpunk.
According to the developers;
- 43.8% of players finished the main campaign
- 59% of players chose the path of Faith
- 2.9% of players failed in Serenity mode (just like our producer, Marek)
- Sold at least one copy in 191 counties in the world
You might think there’s more information to that last stat and there certainly is! Marek Ziemak — a producer at 11 bit studios responsible for Moonlighter, and more — always had a tough time building a stable economy and keeping his citizens satisfied in Frostpunk. Sadly, he couldn’t even find success in the game’s easiest version, Serenity Mode. The dev team found this amusing enough that they even created an achievement, lovingly titled “Hi Marek!”, with an icon picturing a mildly irritated Marek.
“Frostpunk is one of the most satisfying projects I have ever seen in creation, but I still find it challenging to play. It’s just like my job as a producer! Sometimes, when you lead and focus on creating something beautiful, the people under your charge might not always love every decision you have to make”, says Marek.
A console version of Frostpunk will be released later this year.