Palworld Sells 1M in Eight Hours

Thanking users for playing, a xeet from Palworld announces that Palworld sold more than one million copies since its launch earlier today. According to SteamDB, the game has already entertained a peak of over 370K concurrent users. We've already spoiled the surprise, but here's word:
Palworld has sold over 1 million copies in about 8 hours since release!

Thank you to everyone for playing!
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Jan 20, 2024, 06:59
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SimplyMonk wrote on Jan 20, 2024, 03:57:
Steele Johnson wrote on Jan 20, 2024, 00:37:
The formula is to make a cute game that a parent can play with his/her kids and not get bored. Congrats to the dev team!

Not so sure that is the code here. You give the Pals assault rifles, minguns, craft harnesses so you can use them as flamethrowers, and can even basically capture other humans and force them to work in your base. You butcher the Pals for meat, feed them to the other pals, and force them to work in your factories even if they suffer broken bones or are starving.

This is Pokemon, but with a much darker undertone. I’d compare it to the Madoka Magicka anime. Cute and harmless on the surface, but deeply fucked up the more you get into it.
So... marriage.
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Steele Johnson wrote on Jan 20, 2024, 00:37:
The formula is to make a cute game that a parent can play with his/her kids and not get bored. Congrats to the dev team!

Not so sure that is the code here. You give the Pals assault rifles, minguns, craft harnesses so you can use them as flamethrowers, and can even basically capture other humans and force them to work in your base. You butcher the Pals for meat, feed them to the other pals, and force them to work in your factories even if they suffer broken bones or are starving.

This is Pokemon, but with a much darker undertone. I’d compare it to the Madoka Magicka anime. Cute and harmless on the surface, but deeply fucked up the more you get into it.
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Jan 20, 2024, 03:18
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Jan 20, 2024, 03:18
 
Stay clear. The CEO of Pocket Pair (the studio behind Palworld) is heavily into generative AI, cryptocurrency, and NFTs.
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Jan 20, 2024, 02:31
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Jan 20, 2024, 02:31
 
I would think that Palworld also appeals to Pokemon fans who are thinking that this is kind of the perfect Pokemon-type game that they've always wanted and wished for (basically an open-world, co-op, Pokemon, survival game).
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Jan 20, 2024, 00:37
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Jan 20, 2024, 00:37
 
The formula is to make a cute game that a parent can play with his/her kids and not get bored. Congrats to the dev team!
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Jan 19, 2024, 22:08
Prez
 
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Jan 19, 2024, 22:08
 Prez
 
That is probably part of the code that needs cracking. 🙂

But seriously I tend to think that it is, at least in part, organic. And wildly unpredictable.
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Jan 19, 2024, 22:01
Jim
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Jim
 
there is some sort of formula there, usually triggered by a twitch stream where a creator and his audience have fun with a game and then others pick it up. Now it might be that some companies pay creators to play their games. i know that has happened with some of the big games.
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Jan 19, 2024, 21:44
Prez
 
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Jim wrote on Jan 19, 2024, 20:59:
make a survival crafting building animal farming game, $profit

If it were that easy the other hundreds of games involving those things that are on Steam would be selling millions too. I don't think they are.
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Jan 19, 2024, 21:38
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Prez wrote on Jan 19, 2024, 19:19:
What?!? How in the hell?

Well, congrats. You've cracked the code apparently. That is insane.

My friends and I, we've cracked the code
We count our dollars on the train to the party
And everyone who knows us knows
That we're fine with this, we didn't come from money....
"Van Gogh painted alone and in despair and in madness and sold one picture in his entire life. Millions struggled alone, unrecognized, and struggled as heroically as any famous hero. Was it worthless? I knew it wasn't."
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Jim
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Jim
 
make a survival crafting building animal farming game, $profit
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Prez
 
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Jan 19, 2024, 19:19
 Prez
 
What?!? How in the hell?

Well, congrats. You've cracked the code apparently. That is insane.
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
- Mahatma Gandhi
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Jan 19, 2024, 19:09
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jacobvandy wrote on Jan 19, 2024, 17:50:
Shit, and this announcement was posted even before the morning news item here that reminded me today was the day. They're gonna end up with at least another million through the weekend, maybe more.

Wow, that's very impressive! Good job on them on combining a lot of genre's into a decent package. I my need to check it out...
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Shit, and this announcement was posted even before the morning news item here that reminded me today was the day. They're gonna end up with at least another million through the weekend, maybe more.
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