It was already clear that Loop Hero was a hit on Steam, and now we know how much it was a hit. The Dungeons and Dragons-inspired RPG game published by Devolver Digital and developed by Four Quarters jumped to number two on Steam’s top sellers list this week.
If you take second place under the unwavering Valheim, it means the top two games in terms of accumulated sales for the past week in Valve’s store are indie games, which is no small matter with some of the other entries. The looter shooter action adventure game Outriders has risen to seventh through fifth place, which means the demo available is clearly doing something right. Hades, the hit roguelike game that was one of our games of 2020, has returned to the list and is currently offering a 20% discount to attract new players.
Tale of Immortal, a Chinese open-world game that has been regularly on the list recently, has fallen from third to sixth place. The developers there are celebrating 1.8 million copies per month sales by doubling an English translation. Baldur’s Gate 3 offers more DnD action and also rises from ninth to eighth place. A weekend off gave Dying Light a blessing. Deep Rock Galactic and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive round off the individual games in fourth and ninth place.
Our Ian Boudreau had a good time reviewing Loop Hero, writing, “Even what I thought was my main complaint – that there isn’t enough of Loop Hero to discover – doesn’t hold up as well when I look at it after 20 hours I’m still discovering new tile interactions to experiment with on future runs. “
Valheim has sold five million copies since this week, which means you shouldn’t expect that to change anytime soon. Players have tackled some wild construction game projects, such as World of Warcraft’s Stormwind Harbor. Here’s a Valheim progression guide to get you started in case you haven’t started already.