The Flame in the Flood for Switch Breaks Day-One Sales Records

Friday, October 13th, 2017

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The Flame in the Flood

 

The Flame in the Flood is doing quite well on the Nintendo Switch for publisher Curve Digital. In fact, its broken day-one sales records for the company. The game has sold more copies in its first day on the Nintendo Switch than it did on any other platform it has launched on! Curve Digital is of course very pleased about the title’s success on the Nintendo Switch. This success is also garnering more attention for the publisher’s upcoming title, Bomber Crew. In fact, Bomber Crew has become the publisher’s most wishlisted game prior to its launch.

Curve Digital’s publishing director, Simon Byron commented on the success:

“It’s a real relief having our personal enthusiasm for the Switch being backed up with sales success. It’s been incredibly frustrating only having anecdotal evidence about the buzz for Switch titles, so we’ve been genuinely desperate to get a game out there so we could get some hard data ourselves.

There was a real buzz in the office this morning – [managing director] Jason [Perkins] was in before me, which is very rare indeed – and it was specifically due to the excitement of seeing figures. I had a number in my head which I would be very pleased with – and it was a third over that.”

The Flame in the Flood is an adventure game developed by The Molasses Flood. The game is available for $14.99 on the Nintendo Switch, and you can see some info on the Nintendo Website for it. Simon had a bit more to say about the game’s success on the Switch:

“Indeed, it’s fair to say it’s had its best ever day on any console since we’ve been publishing it, beating any other format we have launched on. It’s done just under half of our first full month forecast in a day.

There are always nerves around launching a new title – and particularly on a new format – but The Flame In The Flood is a perfect fit on Switch and we’re delighted it’s been received so well. Next up for us on Switch will be Serial Cleaner, with Human: Fall Flat following in December.”

 

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Putting programming and gaming together, Michael became a hobbyist game developer which may give him some good insights on game development! Most recently, he has been playing with the free version of the Unity engine (a powerful and easy-to-use game engine).

I love Nintendo but I also play a lot of game's on PC, many of which are on steam. My favorite Nintendo game's include Zelda, Metroid, and Smash Bros to name a few. On PC I love the Half-Life games, as well as most all of the Source Engine games just to name a few.