The Long Dark from Hinterland Studio has sold over 250,000 copies since entering Steam Early Access in September.
The Vancouver Island-based independent developer announced the news this morning, stating the figure will allow the studio to “achieve its ambitions for the upcoming story mode.”
“Our goal with The Long Dark was to create a very different type of experience – an artistic survival game – and we were prepared for the game to be quite niche as a result,” said studio creative director Raphael Van Lierop in the press release.
“Thinking that a quarter of a million people have embraced our vision, even in this early state – something we’ve put forward without compromise – is extremely rewarding. And we’re just getting started.”
New content as been continuously added to the Early Access version, with 20 updates at present and the story mode is currently in development.
The next game update will nearly double the size of The Long Dark, and it will be released later this month.
An infographic providing some insight into player habits has been released, and we’ve posted it below.
You can find out more information on the game through its Steam page.