Untitled Goose Game Sells 1 Million Copies
Fan reaction to video game trailers is usually a mixed bag. Some will praise a game’s aesthetics while others will challenge battle mechanics and story elements. But every so often, a studio will reveal a game that captures the hearts and minds of fans and critics alike. Such is the case with Untitled Goose Game.
First revealed in October 2017, Untitled Goose Game generated an insane amount of Internet buzz. A few simple photos showed an adorable goose conducting mischievous deeds towards farmers and children. With a simple art style and graphics, House House enamored gamers with the concept of teasing humans with a seemingly harmless and charming animal.
Fast forward two years, and the game released to an eruption of fan support on the Nintendo Switch eShop and Epic Game Store. But no one expected the game to reach an iconic sales milestone.
On his official Twitter account, Panic employee Cabel revealed the following:
Less than three months after launch, House House’s quirky little action-puzzle game sold over one million units. While selling a million copies is quite an accomplishment for any studio, House House’s methods were impressive.
Until December 17, Untitled Goose Game was only available on the Nintendo Switch eShop and Epic Game Store, and Panic rarely discounted the game. While most sales offered a $5 off the original $15 price tag, UGG sat atop the Nintendo Switch charts for several weeks regardless of the price.
Which brings us to the way ahead. House House revealed a desire to port the game to mobile, which could extend the game’s sales life. While it is unlikely that UGG exceeds two million sales, the success has given House House stability to create new games. As the studio looks to capitalize on its success, the future looks bright for another indie developer.
Despite being small and simple, UGG is one of the smash indie hits of 2019. As fans continue to post memes on social media, House House’s game will likely sell more units in the future.
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