As of today, 70,163 people own Floating Point, the free game about grappling hooks I released last Friday. 31,700 of those got it on day 1, and the count is now growing steadily at around 3,000 new players a day.
This is pretty amazing. I didn’t contact any press about it, and the only promotion I did was the long and rambly videos I’ve been posting here, if you can call them that. Being free, unsurprisingly, makes a big difference. More interesting stats:
- 71% of Floating Point players own Gunpoint, 22% own the Exclusive ($30) Edition.
- 203 people have reviewed it, 198 of them positively.
- After the US (15k) and the UK (6k), Russia and Poland have the most players with 5k each – all other countries are under 3k.
- The average play session is 12 minutes, which is about how long I usually play for too.
- The 22,000 players Steam has sampled to get play-time stats have, between them, spent more than a year playing.
- If the other 48,000 have played similarly, that’d be more then four years of play time.
- The game took 21 days to make.