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Dust: An Elysian Tail has sold 1 million copies

Saturday, 1st March 2014 21:35 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Dust: An Elysian Tail has sold 1 million copies, developer Dean Dodrill announced today over Twitter. The game is available through Xbox Liver an Steam, and was recently added as part of Humble Indie Bundle 11. According to Dodrill, the Linux version – which just hit recently – makes up around 1% of Steam purchases and at present, 452,784 have purchased the title through Humble Bundle. Thanks, NeoGAF.

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  1. TheWulf

    Yaaay. I quite enjoyed Elysian Tail. Not only was it a very nostalgic trip to the past, but being more like what I remember the past as, rather than how it was (actually), but as a fun exploration game. I like exploration games. It was a blast meeting the underground folk for the first time and all.

    I will admit, it was a touch too button mashy for me, but if it had been an RPG or an adventure… still, I dug it for what it was.

    #1 6 months ago
  2. Telepathic.Geometry

    Has anyone heard if this is gonna come to PSN or not?

    #2 6 months ago
  3. Henry

    @Telepathic.Geometry He got the game finished by winning a MS game development contest with a prototype, and got a publishing offer from MS. Although I don’t know if the deal include exclusivity terms, a PSN version seems less likely.

    #3 6 months ago
  4. Henry

    I really enjoyed the game. Metroidvania exploration, fluid animation, fast pace combat and crazy combo, funny dialogue, touching story.

    It’s sad that I saw many people turned it down simply by the furries art style.

    The humble bundle sale is a steal. Go steal it.

    #4 6 months ago
  5. Michael Ireland

    Fully deserved success for a stellar game.

    #5 6 months ago
  6. TheWulf

    @4

    I think that’s dumb. That’s kind of like saying that you’re no longer going to ever buy anything related to Star Trek just because there are a lot of people out there writing Spock & Kirk slash-fiction. What A does because B existed first has no impact on B to the intelligent mind.

    Funny animals have been around for a long time. Long before animation, even. They’ve been embedded within various cultures since the dawn of humanity. Every culture has had some form or other of animal connection, and that just exhibited itself in modern culture as cartoon animals. Not unlike how some folk stories became Hollywood horror films.

    Is my appreciation of, say, the Wolfman lessened by how people have Rule 34′d it? (As they have everything?) Uh. No. Not really? I like werewolf films! Do I have a different opinion of Duke Nukem because he’s appeared in someone’s art fantasies? Not… really? Humans are ultimately very, very sexual creatures, they can be attracted to anything, even inanimate objects, and that’s just our nature.

    I mean, I may see a car dealership try to sell cars by having supermodels lean over them for their sex appeal. Does that lessen my appreciation for a car I bought elsewhere? Nope! It lessens my opinion of that dealership.

    I just think that the kind of mindset you’ve highlighted there is indicative of lacking self awareness. I wouldn’t say being dim-witted, even, per se, but these people are too lazy to separate A from B. Especially when A has absolutely no relation to B. It’s fine to take umbrage at what A does to B if you have a passionate stake in it, but to hate B for it? That’s ridiculous.

    I mean, I dislike whichever Eidos Montreal team ravaged the Thief IP for its new action-adventure game which has very little to do with thievery. But does that mean I like Thief: The Dark Project any less, or even Thief: Deadly Shadows any less? Not really… no? I mean, should I? I take umbrage because it’s a misuse of the name to create a mind-numbingly average game, sure, but I don’t hate Thief now forever because of it.

    It’s just silly. That’s silly. And people like that are silly and they need to use their minds more for more than just telly, video games, stuffing their faces, and porn.

    #6 6 months ago
  7. TheWulf

    @4

    Just in case you’re unsure, I’m not accusing you of this. It’s just that I saw you were saddened by it. I mean, I understand, but you should just shake your head and put it down to the thought processes of the average sleepwalker. It’s not surprising to me. What it says to me is that people should think more.

    Don’t be sad about it, educate people about it. And, honestly, if they’re just being lazy brained to the point where they’re exhibiting dim-witted conceptions or just… raw stupidity even? Shame them for it. Wake them up. Too many people just sleepwalk through life without ever really thinking about anything at all, they’re shallow because it’s easy. They never step outside of their comfort zones, they never challenge themselves, and even thinking becomes a burden.

    I feel bad for people like that, but I won’t be saddened by it, I’ll do what I can to try and get them to think. Sometimes it’ll make them violent, or they’ll act defensive and burrow down to greater levels of stupidity. That’s the risk. But it’s worth trying to get them to think. That’s why I jumped off your post to try and convey my thoughts on the matter.

    If a person can’t separate A from B, they’re being dim-witted, and they’re being dim-witted because they’re accepting a common belief rather than actually thinking something through. And it’s very, very hard to get through to people like that, sometimes it’s like cutting through a coma.

    I do have empathy, but my empathy extends to just putting the effort out there. And if it gets them thinking, good. If it doesn’t? Well, there’s only so much you can do.

    #7 6 months ago
  8. Telepathic.Geometry

    Fuck, so there’s no hope for a PSN version? >_<

    #8 6 months ago
  9. kangli

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    #9 6 months ago

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