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Online-only PC title Magicka sells 30k on day-one

Thu 27 Jan 2011 8:09am GMT / 3:09am EST / 12:09am PST

$10 Paradox title reaches number 1 on Steam

Paradox's fantasy title Magicka has sold 30,000 units within its first day of release. The PC game is currently only available for online purchase.

The $9.99 Swedish-made game reached number one in Steam's chart, though was also available on other download services.

Magicka has drawn some criticism for its bugginess, but developer Arrowhead is committed to a 24 hour rolling release schedule for patches.

Arrowhead CEO Johan Pilestedt told GamaSutra that "We would've been happy if a couple of thousand people bought the game, or if 30,000 were the total sales for the whole period."


Kingman Cheng Illustrator and Animator

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Me and a friend were trying the demo, considering a purchase. Humour is weird but they obviously put a lot of thought into the gameplay.

Posted:3 years ago


Ivan Garde Product Manager, wooga GmbH

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Buggy indeed, but the dynamic magic system really make up for this game. A system that lets you be creative while exploding goblins deserve this kind of numbers

Posted:3 years ago


Jesse Lord Studying Game Software Development, Westwood College

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I purchased it and am really enjoying the creativity. It is buggy and multiplayer is a pita right now. But, if they are dedicated and can get it fixed then they will be just fine.

Posted:3 years ago


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