Keen Software House must be rolling in the dough right now. One of the greatest games that’s never been formally advertised with a marketing budget and a team of poorly paid shills shoving trailers down your throat and pre-order DLC bonuses up every other forum post and social aggregator, has officially hit the milestone mark of selling one-million copies.
Blues picked up the news from Keen Software House’s official website, where they proudly made it known that the game hit the seven digit mark when it comes to copies sold. Very, very, very impressive.
Marek Rosa, CEO and Founder of Keen Software House commented about the achievement, saying…
“We feel twice as happy with this achievement since it came on our first year anniversary since Space Engineers was launched to the public. This gives us double reasons to celebrate” … “We want to devote this accomplishment to our fans, whose encouragement and active participation made this possible. They have been beside us all along, giving inspiration for new ideas and supporting us with their valuable feedback. It is a great thing to have such an amazing community like ours!”
Within a year the game has already managed a million copies – is that not amazing or what?
It feels like some indies are willing showing up the bigger studios given that they’re actively moving up the ranks and selling copies in the numerical range that were usually only reserved for AAA titles.
I actually really love Space Engineers since it’s so darn cool and has some of the best mods imaginable. In fact, it’s like a cross between Garry’s Mod, Kerbal Space Program and Minecraft.
I mean, check out this folding tool, multi-purpose utility ship.
If you think that’s cool, check out the auto-robotic manufacturing plant. I kid you not, this is one of the most awesome mods you’ll ever see. Things don’t get started until around the six minute mark, but it’s such an impressive piece of creative expression and mechanical prowess. Check it out.
The game is available right now over on Steam’s Early Access program.
Space Engineers is also set to go live for the Xbox One some time in the near future. If you like creating stuff, destroying stuff and having fun in space, Space Engineers definitely gets it done.