Indie developer Dean Dodrill has announced that his incredible one-man project, Dust: An Elysian Tail, has finally crossed the one million unit marker. The game was originally published as the bright spot of the otherwise underwhelming 2012 Xbox Live Summer of Arcade, and widespread fanfare found it a nice snug home in the halls of Steam.
Dodrill took to Twitter to make the announcement.
Dust: An Elysian Tail is a hack n’ slash action RPG which follows an anthropomorphic warrior on a quest to reclaim his memory. It has been widely praised for its beautiful visuals, all of which were the result of a one man development team. Apart from the sound and pieces of the story, Dodrill illustrated and programmed the entire game by himself.
No doubt the recent Humble Bundle helped elevate Dust: An Elysian Tail past the one million mark and has accounted for roughly half of its sales since around 500,000 copies of the recent bundle have been sold so far. I had already owned Dust: An Elysian Tail before the sale, but I was more than happy to gift my copy to help spread the word on this future indie classic.
If you haven’t checked out Dust: An Elysian Tail yet, be sure to swing on over to the Humble Bundle site and give it a purchase while it’s cheap. If you miss it, the full rice of $14.99 is still an easy recommendation.