11 bit studios have had an immensely successful run in the last few years and that trend only continued as Frostpunk has sold over 1.4 million copies on PC. The title will also be coming to both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 later this summer, so those numbers will only increase over time.
Frostpunk was released exactly one year ago today, on April 24, 2018, and 11 bit shared some statistics on the game in honor of its anniversary.
- Frostpunk sold over 1.4 million copies on PC
- Development costs were recovered within 66 hours of Frostpunk going on sale
- 43.8% of players finished the main campaign
- 59% of players chose the path of Faith
- 2.9% of players failed in Serenity mode
11 bit even shared the news that Marek Ziemak, a producer at 11 bit studios, always had a tough time building a stable economy and keeping his citizens satisfied in Frostpunk. And failed, even in Serentiy mode. The dev team found this amusing enough to create an achievement, lovingly titled “Hi Marek!”, with an icon picturing a mildly irritated Ziemak. You can get those achievement only by failing in Serenity mode.
“Frostpunk is one of the most satisfying projects I have ever seen in creation, but I still find it challenging to play. It’s just like my job as a producer! Sometimes, when you lead and focus on creating something beautiful, the people under your charge might not always love every decision you have to make,” enthused Ziemak.
So, at least he’s happy to fail at the post-apocalyptic strategy game.