Klei Entertainment is swimming in gold coins tonight as one of the most successful indie studios in the world. With the struggling days of Eets and Shank now but a speck in its past, the studio has found new success with its youngest game, Don’t Starve. The indie survival-sandbox title has just crossed the one million mark, and it shows no signs of letting up.
Klei’s own Corey Rollins broke the news to Edge, saying that the game broke one million sales “well before the end of 2013,” and even the PlayStation Plus Instant Game Promotion helped boost sales afterwards.
“With PlayStation Plus, beyond promotion of being a featured game, a lot of people who maybe wouldn’t have tried our game did [try it] and really enjoyed it. Some of those people went on to check out the PC version as well, and would maybe be interested in the upcoming DLC.”
The DLC trailer was released on Klei’s Official Website, and you can watch it above. Be sure to check out Edge’s interview as well to catch up on future plans with Klei. Its next game in the pipe, Invisible Inc, was recently re-titled from its former name, Incognito, and the company is also looking into a proper PS Vita port for Don’t Starve.
Don’t Starve has earned a grand reputation for not only being a fun game, but for also being among the the first hits to emerge from Steam Workshop and allowing fan feedback to aid in the development process. Congratulations, Klei. Enjoy that money bath tonight.