Stellar 'Subverse' Sales Secure #2 Spot on Steam

Studio FOW's first adult video game Subverse has debuted at #2 on Steam — and yes, Valheim is still king.

Published: March 29, 2021 1:59 PM /


Subverse sales cover

Subverse sales have been pretty spectacular — this adult video game from Studio FOW Interactive has secured the #2 spot on Steam's weekly charts. And yes, Valheim is still resting comfortably in the #1 spot.

If you haven't heard of Subverse, then you're probably a pure and kind soul who is untainted by the lewder side of the Internet. This game has you commanding a starship crewed by some pretty tough ladies in a fight to save the galaxy from a super-powerful sex toy. No, seriously — that's the plot. Apparently, this game has captured the imagination of PC gamers — it debuted at #2 on Steam.

Subverse sales slice

Subverse Sales Couldn't Quite Beat Valheim

Why were the Subverse sales so good for its debut in Steam Early Access? Simply put, it's not your average adult game — the level of quality helped catapult it into the top ten for this week's best-sellers on Steam.

Many adult games attach a threadbare plot as an excuse to show players lewd imagery or add in some kind of interactive sex game. Others are free-to-play experiences with annoying wait timers, hefty microtransactions, or bother. Subverse eschews both models by actually having some decent gameplay.

You can zip around the stars in a ship and get into SHMUP-style fights, dodging deadly bullets in your battles against phallic spaceships. Your crew of sexy ladies are more than window dressing, too — they can jump down to the planet to get into the fight all personal-like.

Of course, I'd be remiss if I didn't mention what is probably the biggest reason for the game's popularity: you can experience a bunch of entertaining sex scenes with your crewmates. The game was made by adult animation team Studio FOW [NSFW] who are well-known for their quality animations. Suffice it to say: sex sells.

The strong Subverse sales are a pretty clear sign that it's delivering something gamers want, but it wasn't quite enough to get the game into the #1 spot. That honor goes to Valheim, an open-world survival crafting game with a Viking theme that has been dominating the Steam sales charts since its release. You can buy Subverse in Steam Early Access [NSFW] for $29.99 or your regional equivalent.

What do you think of Subverse debuting at #2 on Steam's weekly charts? Do you think Studio FOW Interactive should continue to make games? Let us know in the comments below!

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