Core Keeper, the charming Terraria-like underground survival sim, has bought over half a million copies since launching in Early Entry on March 8. This explosion in reputation will be traced partly to constructive consideration from streamers: Core Keeper streams are approaching 2 million views on Twitch.
It is the indie dream actually, to have exhausting work repay like this, and the success is well-earned. In an Early Entry first impressions piece, PC Gamer author Chris Livingston praised Core Keeper’s juxtaposition of genuinely unnerving underground surprises with an total homey, cozy ambiance harking back to Stardew Valley.
Along with the constructive gross sales information, developer Pugstorm introduced that Core Keeper is already Stream Deck verified. Gone are the times the place you’d wait half a yr or extra for a promising indie recreation to succeed in the Change eshop to have the ability to take it on the highway. The Deck and Change have completely different market niches and use circumstances, however till now the Change has had few credible challengers as the popular cellular platform for PC indie recreation ports, and extra competitors on this house can solely be a superb factor.
It is heartening to see Core Keeper obtain a lot success so rapidly, and Pugstorm is seeking to construct on that success with substantive updates together with new biomes and mechanics already within the works.