This War of Mine is the latest moral deconstruction of the modern warfare gaming genre, and it has been gathering heaps of praise all around the critic and fan scenes as one of the best indie hits of the year. Luckily for it, the developers at 11 Bit Studios are also proud to announce that the game is now a financial hit as well.
As reported by Eurogamer, 11 Bit Studios has confirmed that the game became profitable after just two days on the market. A brief 48 hours was all it took to cover the entire video game’s development phase.
Despite that, Senior Writer Pawel Miechowski states that he is more proud with the critical reception rather than the financial success, saying “Of course we’re happy with commercial success, but most of all we are happy with great feedback from gamers and from reviewers.”
“Games are all around us since decades so the creators and community perceive them as natural/popular form of storytelling. And so you could see it in Papers, Please or Gods Will Be Watching – these are games that tackle really well with serious topics through their fantastic gameplay. And we had the feeling we were making this experience in a right way.
But that doesn’t mean we were sure This War of Mine would be commercially and critically acclaimed. Not at all. You never know how eventually a game will do when released. So now we’re very happy to see so many supportive words from the community, especially if you consider that This War of Mine is a serious experience.”
This War of Mine tasks players with working behind the scenes of a war as a survivor in a destroyed 90s Serajevo. As sniper bullets whiz by, our protagonist must unite a band of fellow humans and manage them with tasks like guard duty and scavenging for food and resources. Many have praised it for its emotional look at a side of war that video games rarely touch on, behind the walls where the Call of Duty gunfights erupt.
This War of Mine is available on Steam for $19.99, and it just received its first patch. 11 Bit Studios says that it is thinking of how to “substantially expand” the experience.