During a recent interview with game expert Simon Carless, the two-person indie studio known as GrizzlyGames disclosed the notable triumph of their latest project, Thronefall. This immersive city-building game features elements of Tower Defense, and has received substantial critical acclaim and popularity within the gaming community.

Thronefall went into Steam early access on August 2, 2023. Since then it has generated over $1.5 million in gross revenue for the developers.

  • Within 2 months, the game sold 315 thousand copies, and the return rate was 6.9%;
  • China (28%), the US (21%), Germany (9%), France (5%) and the UK (4%) accounted for the most sales;
  • 36% of the audience has played Thronefall for at least five hours, while 14% have played it for ten hours or more.

Drawing on GameDiscoverCo Plus data, Carless added that Thronefall ranked fourth in terms of copies sold on Steam among games that appeared on the store in August. It was surpassed only by Armored Core VI, Wayfinder and Sunkenland.

Lately we’ve been seeing more and more premium games, focused primarily on gameplay, priced under $10 (Thronefall costs $7). The best of them sell well because players like accessible, yet deep and engaging gameplay.

Simon Carless