Bow before Cthulhu, puny Steam users!
Zeboyd Games' Cthulhu Saves the World bundle, which includes both the humorous Lovecraftian romp and Breath of Death VII, has moved over 100,000 downloads since its July release on Steam. The developer is "ecstatic" about the milestone, saying that "the days of worrying over whether or not we could support our families while making games we would want to play ourselves are behind us." He adds, "There is obviously a definite audience for quality console-style RPGs that are aggressively priced on the PC."

Meanwhile, the two games haven't faired nearly as well on their original platform, Xbox Live Indie Games. Breath of Death VII, available since April 2010 on XBLIG, has moved 55,000 downloads to date, while Cthulhu, available since December 2010, has only generated 20,000 downloads. Readers will recall that the PC bundle actually outperformed a year's worth of Zeboyd's XBLIG revenue only a week after its release.

Zeboy's next title will be the resurrection of the once-canceled Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness - Episode 3, though the studio also has other projects -- including "RPGs as well as games from other genres" -- in the pipeline.

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Cthulhu Saves the World bundle sells over 100,000 copies on Steam in less than 4 months

Zeboyd Games is pleased to announce that the Cthulhu Saves the World + Breath of Death VII combo pack ($3) has sold over 100,000 copies on Steam since its release on July 13th, 2011. This milestone was achieved during the Steam Halloween sale, less than 4 months after the game's release on Steam.

In contrast, on the XBox Live Indie Games (XBLIG) service, Zeboyd Games has sold over 20,000 copies of Cthulhu Saves the World (240 MS points = $3) and over 55,000 copies of Breath of Death VII (80 MS points = $1). Cthulhu Saves the World was released in December 2010 on XBLIG and Breath of Death VII was released in April 2010.

We are ecstatic at the amount of success we've seen since releasing our games on the PC. The days of worrying over whether or not we could support our families while making games we would want to play ourselves are behind us. Counter-intuitive though it may be, there is obviously a definite audience for quality console-style RPGs that are aggressively priced on the PC.

We are very appreciative of all the support we've received from our fans and from Steam and hope to continue making quality games at low prices for you to enjoy for years to come. We are very excited to be working on Rainslick Precipice of Darkness episode 3 in conjunction with Penny Arcade and hope you have a blast with it when it comes out in 2012. And beyond 2012, we have many intriguing ideas for new games that we think you'll enjoy, both RPGs as well as games from other genres.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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