Q-Video games’ Dylan Cuthbert proven on Twitter that the Steam Iciness Flash Sale of PixelJunk Eden, which slashed the fee down from $10 to $1, doubled that sport’s earnings. In different phrases, with entrance web page placement and the deeply discounted $1 price ticket, PixelJunk Eden earned in simply eight hours what it in the past earned over a bit of below a yr. Q-Video games and Cuthbert have now not shared explicit figures, however keep in mind that they appear enthused.
This spectacular tidbit reiterates what we already learn about Steam and its seasonal gross sales: they lend a hand builders promote a ton of copies of their video games. Phil Fish stated that the remaining Steam Summer time Sale moved one hundred and five,000 copies of Fez in simply forty eight hours. The numerous reductions clearly makes video games extra tempting to purchase, but in addition a Flash Sale sport will get featured on the entrance web page of the shop. With as a lot as 7 million concurrent Steam customers out of a complete of round sixty five million, prime placement within the Steam retailer is almost certainly the very best promoting in PC gaming, sale or no sale.
If you have not performed PixelJunk Eden, it is an implausible summary platformer fueled by means of Bayion‘s stunning soundtrack. It used to be an excellent recreation when it used to be first launched on PSN in 2008, and it arguably become even higher when it used to be optimized for PC and launched on Steam in February 2012. Sadly, it is now not on sale.