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Indie Fund title repays investment in 4 days

Toxic Games' first title Q.U.B.E. sells 12,000

Indie Fund's first title, Q.U.B.E, has sold over 12,000 copies after 4 days on Steam, allowing developer Toxic Games to repay the investment of $90,000.

Indie Fund offers independent developers flexible investments. Toxic Games approached the fund about a $42,000 investment in August 2010. In January 2011 Indie Fund added another $37,500 to the project.

"We are very happy that we were able to fully fund the game, as it was important to us, and to Toxic's future as independent developers, that the team shipped the best game they could," said Indie Fund, a collective that include Braid's Jonathan Blow and Kellee Santiago of thatgamecompany.

"Our goal is to help developers get and stay independent and it will take some time to see if we've achieved it. With the investment already paid off and discussions in progress about bringing Q.U.B.E beyond PC, we're feeling pretty hopeful."

Other Indie Fund titles currently include Dear Esther, Faraway and Monaco. While the project doesn't accept direct submissions, it encourages developers to catch its attention at conferences and through the games industry press.

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Gregore Candalez Journalist and Account Manager, FD Com.4 years ago
It simultaneously saddens and cheer me. I respect mobile gaming as a distinct platform, but at the same time I regret it may outgrow regular gaming, which can eventually suck out investments.
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Morville O'Driscoll Blogger & Critic 4 years ago
Q.U.B.E does look absolutely excellent, and it's a definite purchase for me (and a giftable copy to my gf) once I've saved up some money... Damn Steam sales taking all my cash. Well-chuffed for the developers that they've made something that's sold so well.
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Harrison Smith Studying Games and Graphics Programming, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology4 years ago
Aren't developers not allowed to reveal sale numbers from Steam games?
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Roberto Bruno Curious Person 4 years ago
@Gregore Candalez: Uhm? But Q.U.B.E. isn't "mobile gaming".
It's a PC indie game available on Steam.
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