One of the best things about the games industry is watching a small game almost explode in popularity overnight and Stardew Valley is a prime example of that.

In an interview with Polygon the games developer Eric Barone said that the 2D pixelated farming RPG has sold almost half a million copies after just two weeks of being up on Steam and GOG.

He also expressed how surprised he was at the unexpected level of popularity of his game commenting: “I thought it would be popular with people who were fans of Harvest Moon or Rune Factory, and I thought that would pretty much be it. I never expected it to have such wide appeal.”

He added: “It’s crazy. I don’t think I’ve even fully grasped the reality of it yet… I still feel like I’m living in a dream. I’m happy about it though!”

To sell that many copies in such a short space of time is quite an achievement as not many games can rack in those kinds of numbers. For example, in 2015 there were only six games in total that managed to hit one million copies sold on Steam.

But just because they’ve become insanely popular doesn’t mean they’re going to stop adding to the game as Barone state they already plan to add new content to Stardew Valley including updates, new items and a few additional features.

 

Stardew Valley Has Already Sold Almost Half a Million Copies:  [gameranx.com]

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