Indie game publisher HypeTrain Digital and developer Morteshka announced that tactical card-based RPG Black Book has sold over 100,000 copies in under three weeks since release.
The Slavic mythology-inspired title is available on PC across Epic Games Store, GoG, Steam, as well as on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and the Nintendo Switch. The creators didn’t break down sales by platform.
Morteshka is a small studio of five based in Perm, Russia. It is known for games that embrace mythology and ethnic culture. Their first game, The Mooseman, came out in 2017 on PC and received praise for its rich narrative and beautiful artwork.
100,000 copies sold in under three weeks is an impressive achievement for a Russian-based indie team. For reference, Desolate, also published by HypeTrain Digital, only reached the same milestone after three months since release. This is despite being considered the most successful Steam game from a Russian studio in the first half of 2019. This year’s Loop Hero from Russian developer Four Quarters, on the other hand, sold 500,000 copies in just a week since release. Still, kudos to the team behind Black Book!
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