FortressCraft breaks sales record
FortressCraft has become the first XBLIG to make over $1 million in sales. Launched back in April this year, the game bears an uncanny resemblance to PC hit Minecraft. Given the imminent release of an Xbox Live Arcade version of the real Minecraft later this year we can only speculate how long the success will continue. However with over 350,000 copies sold, developer ProjectorGames promises not to become complacent:
“Just because we’ve hit this milestone does not mean we’re going to kick up our heels and be content. A massive update is on its way – further adding to the depth of the world of FortressCraft, including customizable blocks and server rankings amongst other things.”
The game received only a lukewarm reception from us when we reviewed it, but you can check it out for yourself on Xbox Marketplace for only 240 Microsoft Points. You can read the full press release by clicking the link below.
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FortressCraft Becomes First XBLIG to Break $1,000,000 in Sales!
The XBOX Live Indie Game, FortressCraft, is once again breaking records. After a stunning launch on April 8th, 2011, the sandbox building game developed by ProjectorGames, has gone on to become the highest-grossing XBOX Indie Game of all time. The game continues to sell and has accumulated a massive player base which leads us to our exciting announcement today:
FortressCraft has grossed over $1,000,000 in sales with over 350,000 copies sold!
The success of FortressCraft is easy to understand after playing it. It’s a game in which you have an amazingly varied number of materials at your fingertips so you could begin to build your dream home, a massive network of dungeons, or even an alien world. As well as the creative gameplay aspect, FortressCraft sends the player on an epic treasure-hunt to locate relics to give the player even more power. However, if you were never the type to become an architect, the game gives you the chance to simply roam your friend’s worlds and enjoy what has essentially become a virtual art gallery.
The XBOX community has taken notice of this gem of a game and the conversion numbers (the percentage of people who download the demo and then go on to purchase the game) prove just that.
Just because we’ve hit this milestone does not mean we’re going to kick up our heels and be content. A massive update is on its way – further adding to the depth of the world of FortressCraft, including customizable blocks and server rankings amongst other things.
As always, we look forward to seeing the remarkable creativity the community will produce as we move forward.
Source: Via Joystiq