Congrats, Amnesia buyers: You saved Frictional Games


Amnesia: The Dark Descent is, hands-down, the scariest, best horror game in years. Thankfully enough, many of you - approximately 200,000 of you over four months - were interested enough to buy into it. Turns out your moneys saved Frictional Games from the brink of ruin. Congratulations!

In a post over at their blog, the small Swedish Indie That Could spilled the details of rescue, noting that the sales - over double their greatest dream estimates, have put them back on stable ground, and that a lot of the money they made could not have come had they had the kinds of financial obligations that come from being tied to a big publisher.

Of course, they clarified that it wasn't all champagne-and-cake. A good portion of purchases came at a heavy discount thanks to Steam sales and such, so the net earnings could be different from from the straight math. Great PR from reviews and word-of-mouth helped a lot, too. Check out more details and a big thank you over at their site.

Now Amnesia can make you feel a little pride, as well as all that terror.


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When not posting about Japanese games or Star Trek, Josh serves as Managing Editor for Japanator, Dtoid's sister site for the best in anime, manga, and cool news from Glorious Nippon. Disclosure... more + disclosures



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