Cultist Simulator has sold 40,000 copies in its first fortnight on sale

Cultist Simulator has sold 40,000 copies in its first fortnight on sale

In its first two weeks on digital shelves, Cultist Simulator from Weather Factory has racked up around 40,000 sales.

That's according to studio co-founder Lottie Bevan, who told that the team had planned for 30,000 sales in the projects first year.

Weather Factory was founded in 2017 by former Failbetter staff Bevan and Alexis Kennedy. Cultist Simulator finally launched on May 31st, 2018.

"In the two weeks we've been live, we've sold around 40,000 copies over all platforms," Bevan said.

"And bearing in mind our most optimistic sales projections had us selling 30,000 copies in the first year, we are very happy devs right now."

Bevan continued: "We'd set our expectations low - weird narrative indie games made by a core team of two people aren't going to rock the boat, right - but launched straight to a Steam No.1 Top seller and hung about in the top sellers/trending list for nearly a week. It's meant that our deliberately Marmite game has received a few more negative user reviews than we'd expected, as it was featured on the front page of Steam so was picked up by a more diverse crowd of gamers than we'd expected, but that's literally the price of fame. We're absolutely delighted overall."

You can read more about Cultist Simulator's launch in our upcoming interview with Weather Factory.

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