Dead Cells Surpasses 10 Million Sales: A Testament to Indie Game Success

  • Ella Hyam
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Dead Cells Surpasses 10 Million Sales: A Testament to Indie Game Success

Roguelite and Metroidvania indie game Dead Cells has reached the impressive milestone of 10 million copies sold. Initially launched in early access in 2017, the brilliant marriage of gameplay styles, along with the dedication of developer Motion Twin and Evil Empire, quickly propelled Dead Cells into the hearts of fans. With a plethora of free updates, including the recent Castlevania DLC, the game has continued to flourish across platforms, including consoles and mobile.

The success of Dead Cells is a prime example of how the dedication of indie developers can captivate a wide audience. The continuous support, along with the flow of free updates and exciting new content, have cemented the game's legacy. Evil Empire, a spinoff studio composed of original developer Motion Twin, has plans to continue supporting and updating the game even through 2024.

In a press release, Evil Empire shared that they are "experimenting with ideas for future updates and new ways for fans to enjoy one of their favorite roguelikes." As the developers explore the game's potential, it's no surprise that Dead Cells' innovative gameplay, stunning graphics, and gripping storyline continue to resonate with players, making it a must-play title for fans of the genre.

While Motion Twin currently works on another unannounced game, Evil Empire is also working on its own projects alongside Dead Cells. CEO Steve Filby has shared that Evil Empire is reviving two retro gaming IPs that have significant historical value in the world of video games. With such dedication from the developers, it's clear that Dead Cells' future updates will be something fans can eagerly anticipate.

The staggering 10 million sales of Dead Cells are a testament to the power of indie games and the passion of their developers. With a wealth of free updates, paid expansions, and a consistently engaging gaming experience, the title stands as a shining example of what happens when smaller studios pour their heart and soul into their creations. As Evil Empire continues to support and expand Dead Cells, fans can expect the game to remain a major player in the ever-evolving world of gaming for years to come.