The Behemoth-developed Xbox Live Arcade game Castle Crashers
has hit 1 million players as indicated by the game's online leaderboards, the studio said this week
"This is really big news! Thanks to you guys Castle Crashers
has become the fastest growing XBLA game in history! And saved marriages. AMAZING! I am amazed," wrote Castle Crashers
lead artist, Dan Paladin in The Behemoth's blog.
Independent developer The Behemoth released the side-scrolling beat-em-up Castle Crashers
on Xbox Live in August 2008. The game went on to be
the most-downloaded Xbox Live Arcade title for the year.
' online leaderboards hit 250,000
entries in September 2008, and 700,000
in March this year.
The Behemoth is also known for the 2002 Flash-based game Alien Hominid
, another visually striking game which gained popularity and eventually moved to PlayStation 2, GameCube, Xbox, and Game Boy Advance in 2004. 2007 saw the release of Alien Hominid HD
on Xbox Live Arcade.
The Behemoth is currently at work on a third unannounced title, expected to launch next year.