It's a day of celebration for 11 bit studios. The Polish developer's survival city-builder Frostpunk has sold 1.4 million copies during its first year of release.
Frostpunk got off to a strong start when it was released back in April last year. The game managed to recoup its development costs within 66 hours of launching. Still, the fact that its numbers have remained strong all year will be encouraging for 11 bit, who recently announced the game would be coming to consoles. We still don't know exactly when the game will launch for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but strong PC sales can only boost 11 bit's confidence. According to an infographic created by 11 bit, Frostpunk has managed to sell at least one copy in 191 countries around the world. This stat includes Dutch Caribbean island Aruba, in which 3 copies of the game were sold (and one was sadly refunded).
Along with Frostpunk's sales figures, 11 bit studios also announced a few fun figures concerning the game. According to the developer's data, 43.8% of Frostpunk players finished the main campaign and excavated around 48,000 units of coal while doing so. The Purpose Book of Laws allows players to choose between Faith and Order, each of which has a different effect on their city. 11 bit says 59% of players chose the path of Faith. Most amusingly, 2.9% of players failed the game's easiest difficulty mode Serenity. This stat includes 11 bit producer Marek Ziemak, who now has an achievement named after him for players who fail in this mode. Ziemak says Frostpunk is one of the most satisfying projects he's ever seen, but that he "still [finds] it challenging to play". He'll probably feel jealous of 0.3% of the game's player base, who managed to survive 100 days playing on the hardest difficulty level.
We're still waiting for a console release date for Frostpunk, but we know it's coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in the summer. While you wait, why not check out TechRaptor's in-depth look at the game? If all this doesn't convince you to check Frostpunk out, then perhaps our review will. Interested parties can grab the game right now on Steam.
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