informa
News

Zeboyd Games Sees 100K Sales For Steam Indie RPG Bundle

Zeboyd Games' Robert Boyd has announced the $3 bundle containing Cthulhu Saves the World and Breath of Death VII has sold 100,000 copies on Steam since its introduction in July.
Zeboyd Games' Robert Boyd has announced the $3 bundle containing Cthulhu Saves the World and Breath of Death VII has sold 100,000 copies on Steam since its introduction in July. That's a significant improvement from the original Xbox Live Indie Games releases for both titles, Boyd says -- Cthulhu has sold 20,000 copies at $3 since December 2010, while Breath of Death has sold 55,000 at $1 since April 2010 on that platform. Boyd previously revealed that Steam revenues for the two titles surpassed lifetime revenues from the XBLIG versions just six days after the PC release. "The days of worrying over whether or not we could support our families while making games we would want to play ourselves are behind us," Boyd writes in a blog post. "Counter-intuitive though it may be, there is obviously a definite audience for quality console-style RPGs that are aggressively priced on the PC." The vast majority of Xbox Live Indie games releases struggle to sell in significant numbers, though the platform has seen breakout hits like the Minecraft-inspired FortressCraft, which has sold over 500,000 copies through September. Boyd himself has previously tried to help promote standout games on the platform by organizing the Winter Uprising promotion, which he later said created "spotty results" for the titles involved. In August, Boyd announced he was working on a third entry in the newly-revived Penny Arcade Adventures: On The Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness series.

Latest Jobs

Infinity Ward

Woodland Hills, California
11.3.21
Sr. Multiplayer Design Scripter/Programmer

Disbelief

Cambridge, Massachusetts
11.3.21
Jr. Programmer

XSEED

Torrance, California
11.3.21
Head of Marketing
More Jobs   

CONNECT WITH US

Register for a
Subscribe to
Follow us

Game Developer Account

Game Developer Newsletter

@gamedevdotcom

Register for a

Game Developer Account

Gain full access to resources (events, white paper, webinars, reports, etc)
Single sign-on to all Informa products

Register
Subscribe to

Game Developer Newsletter

Get daily Game Developer top stories every morning straight into your inbox

Subscribe
Follow us

@gamedevdotcom

Follow us @gamedevdotcom to stay up-to-date with the latest news & insider information about events & more