Wannabe alchemists everywhere have been doing their work this weekend, as Potion Craft Steam sales hit 100k in its first three days on launch. Those Potion Craft sales numbers enabled it to shoot to the top of the Steam worldwide charts for those three days, too.
Why have the Potion Craft Steam sale figures been so high?
Developer niceplay and publisher tinyBuild confirmed this impressive Potion Craft sales performance in a press release. They say that the game was able to hold the number one spot in the Steam Global Top Sellers chart for three consecutive days after its launch on September 21st. Potion Craft's popularity was likely helped by a strong showing at the Steam Next Fest, where it got lots of attention thanks to a demo showcasing its unique potion-brewing mechanics.
It's been a good month for indies. Potion Craft joins beaver survival sim Timberborn as a hot seller this month, with both games managing to crack 100k sales in their first week. Traditionally, the AAA season starts in September, as evidenced by the launch of Arkane's immersive sim Deathloop. This year, though, it looks like the indie sphere is going to give the big-budget blockbusters a run for their money. Here's to more indie successes in the coming weeks.
What is Potion Craft?
Potion Craft (or, to give it its full title, Potion Craft: Alchemist Simulator) is a crafting sim based on the art of alchemy. It's your job to brew potions to the townsfolk's specifications; you'll come up with new recipes, haggle for prices, and accidentally invent brand new variations on classic concoctions. This isn't a simple sim, either; the crafting mechanics are pretty in-depth and won't let you just stumble your way through. Potion Craft also encourages experimentation by only allowing you to save a few recipes, so you'll need to keep trying different ideas with new plants in order to make progress.
You can grab the Potion Craft Steam Early Access release right now. Developer niceplay hasn't provided any timeline as to when we can expect a full Potion Craft release, preferring to emphasize quality control and feature addition rather than developmental deadlines. Although plenty of new potion types, effects, and ingredients will eventually be added, niceplay is quick to reassure players that Potion Craft essentially plays like a finished game. All of the major mechanics are here, so it's well worth picking it up if this kind of gameplay sounds like your jam. If you do, and you're struggling with the rather overwhelming first-time experience, be sure to check out our beginner's Potion Craft guide to orient yourself. Once you're used to the game, you might want to take a look at our Potion Craft map guide so you can hone your alchemist skills even further.
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