Legend of Grimrock sells 17,000 copies through GOG

Beautiful indie dungeon-crawler Legend of Grimrock has shifted 17,000 copies through GOG.com, as the online retailer rebrands itself to sell more modern titles alongside classic PC releases. Developer Human Head is sure to be pleased, and has every right to be — those 17,000 copies are on top of whatever it sold through Steam and directly from its own site.

“This nice sales performance is showing — in our humble opinion — that GOG can be a valuable partner for any developer,” said GOG managing director Guillaume Rambourg. “And that’s nowhere near all. We have many more great indie titles up our sleeves for the coming months.”

I am pleased for both GOG and Legend of Grimrock. On the GOG side, we have a DRM-free company that resurrects old classics at reasonable prices and seems to do its best to look after consumers. On the Grimrock side, we have a single-player, old school game, one that is doing very well in spite of an industry that tells us that only multiplayer-focused first-person shooters can succeed nowadays. It’s great news all round, and yet more lights of hope in this dark abyss we call the game industry. Nicely done.

[Via Forbes]

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3 Comments on Legend of Grimrock sells 17,000 copies through GOG

user

On May 16, 2012 at 9:50 am

Did I just see someone jumping for joy at 17k sales? No I didn’t. Still it IS better than 0.

MPSewell

On May 16, 2012 at 1:07 pm

I loved Legend of Grimrock. The company made back all its money and quite a lot more through that game. For a tiny indie game with zero marketing, it’s doing quite well. I hope it sells thousands more. Great for the company, and great for GOG.

SXO

On May 17, 2012 at 6:54 am

When you don’t have a gluttonous publisher hanging over your shoulder that needs tremendous cashflow just to stay alive, 17k sales is respectable, particularly combined with the sales it already made on Steam. I remember back when 100k was an amazing sales figure. And the first few games that hit the million mark were staggeringly profitable.