For global videogame publishers sales milestones tend to be in the millions due to the large amount of marketing those titles usually get. For indie developers it’s a little different, the competition can be even more fierce as they look to promote their project on tight budgets in a sea of other small studios. So this week Grip Games and published by Teotl Studios have celebrated a major milestone as their sci-fi adventure videogame The Solus Project reaches 100,000 players.
And to celebrate the achievement The Solus Project is currently being offered at a limited time discount. There’s a 40 percent discount available, dropping the cost down from £14.99 GBP to £8.99, until 31st October. There’s also another couple of offers, fancy a bundle deal with The Solus Project and The Ball, there’s 42 percent of that rather than 20 percent. And for players who like the soundtrack, that’s also available with a 25 percent discount, for £2.99 rather than £3.99.
“Since The Solus Project launched on PC and Xbox One early this summer, it has exceeded our expectations and continues to grow with feedback and support from our incredible community.” explained Sjoerd De Jong, Creative Director of The Solus Project. “To reach 100,000 players is a huge milestone for us and we’d like to thank players for their continued support.”
A purely single-player experience, The Solus Project supports both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive head-mounted displays (HMDs) although it was specifically made for virtual reality (VR). The story unfolds on the planet Gliese-6143-C. You play a survivor stranded on a strange deserted alien planet having been sent there by the last remnants of mankind, looking for a new world to call home after Earth is destroyed. Approaching the planet disaster strikes your spaceship, crashing to the surface. With your crew dead you must survive the harsh, volatile environment anyway you can. While the planet is seemingly empty, you’ll be confronted with merciless weather, as you try to unravel the deep secrets hidden under the surface.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of The Solus Project, reporting back with any further announcements.