Cult indie hit Darkest Dungeon is celebrating an important milestone in its successful story.
The game, which came out on Steam Early Access last year before getting a full release in January, and hit PS4 and Vita in September, has now sold over 1m copies worldwide.
Despite the console arrival, it is Steam that has propelled it the furthest, accounting for 94 per cent of total sales – perhaps due to the fact that it was a Steam exclusive during its Early Access period, which lasted almost a year.
Of the total sales, only 11k are accounted for by crowdfunding backers. 46 per cent of purchases have come from the US. The UK is its sixth most successful territory, claiming 7.6 per cent of sales.
Steam Workshop support has long been on our to-do list, but we needed to finish the core game before doing it,” developer Red Hook Studios said. Official modding support is coming. We can’t wait to see what the community comes up with.
Other platforms that might be a fit for DD are high on our list. Tablet immediately comes to mind; as it turns out, we accidentally designed a pretty cool touch interface from the beginning. Other console and handheld devices remain interesting as well, and we’d like to get the game to as many potential fans as possible.
We would also like to thank so many wonderful people and organizations that were involved in helping us get to this point. Here are a few, but the list is by no means complete: dear friends at IndieMegaBooth, Valve, Sony, Humble, GOG, Apple… we began listing all the other independent developers that we owe thanks to, but the list was getting super long and we still are afraid of forgetting people that have been incredibly important and helpful.”
Red Hook has also confirmed plans to begin work on a second, unconfirmed title.