Hi everyone. I hope you’ve been enjoying the opinion pieces we’ve been doing lately. If you’ve got anything in particular you’d like us to talk about, please feel free to ask in the comments. No promises, but if it sparks something in our heads then we may well cover it in a future blog.
So, to the big news! :) You might recall that we recently said we were approaching one million PSN downloads across all our games. Well, I’ve been watching the figures approach the magic seven digits and a few days back it finally happened so I’m incredibly delighted to say that we have now crossed that milestone! :) So, thanks to everyone who has downloaded/purchased and (more importantly!) played one of our games and to SCEE/SCEA for making it all possible. Knowing that there are hundreds of thousands of you playing our games is just crazy! :)
As I mentioned in an earlier blog, the overwhelming majority of these downloads are for our minis, several of which have received over 100,000 downloads individually. Certainly the minis platform has been very strong for us.
One of the most surprising little facts I found when looking through the data earlier is that about 55% of our downloads have come via Sony Computer Entertainment of America as opposed to about 45% from all the countries covered by Sony Computer Entertainment of Europe. As a European developer that has traditionally received more coverage in Europe, this was definitely something we didn’t expect and I’d be quite interested in hearing if you guys have any theories as to why this might be.
Finally, as some of you may be aware, this August will be the 30th anniversary of Steve Jackson & Ian Livingstone’s classic Fighting Fantasy: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain. Fans of the series might also already know that to celebrate this milestone Ian Livingstone is set to release a new Fighting Fantasy book entitled “Blood of the Zombies” which you can read more about over at www.fightingfantasy.com. As a long-time tabletop gamer it was the fulfilment of several childhood dreams to work on bringing two of this classic gamebook series to PSN so if you haven’t already, why not head over to the PSN store and check out our double pack of Fighting Fantasy: Talisman of Death and The Warlock of Firetop Mountain.