This Week in Games – Week 12

This Week in Games
This article is part of the weekly “This Week in Games” article-series on Nordic Game Bits. The purpose of the series is to collect and wrap-up all the news that we did not cover with a full article on NordicGameBits form the past weeks. 

Quite a lot has happened in this past week in the Nordic games industry, and in this article we’ll follow up on some of the news that wasn’t covered separately on NordicGameBits. So sit back, relax, and let us walk you through the week in games! 

Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas releases on Steam

Originally released for iOS devices in late 2013, Finnish Cornfox & Brothers released a remastered PC version this week for sale on Steam, Humble Bundle, GOG, and their own blog.

 

Best Fiends reaches 10 million downloads

Let’s stay in Finland for a short while as Finnish studio Seriously’s Best Fiends title reached 10 million downloads this week. Best Fiends is the first game to come out of the young studio, which is being lead by Petri Järvilehto and Andrew Stalbow, previously EVP Strategic Partnerships at Rovio.

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Cities Skylines sells 500k copies in less than a week

Launched last week, Cities Skylines, which is developed by Colossal Order and published by Paradox Interactive, has already sold over 500k copies of the game!

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Minecraft wins the BAFTA award

As the official winners of the BAFTA awards 2015 were revealed, the award for Best Family Game in 2015 went to Minecraft’s console editions.

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LAZA KNITES!!! coming to Steam

Developed by Copenhagen-based Glitchnap, LAZA KNITES!!! will be arriving on Steam soon thanks to a new initiative by Curve Digital called Indie Mixtape.

The Indie Mixtape is a bundle of games hand-picked by Curve, from talented independent developers and development teams around the world. We have curated some of the most interesting games around for the bundle, which will launch in April and be sold globally on the Steam platform, priced at £6.99/$9.99/€9.99., the Curve Digital blog post states.

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Ludosity wins two awards

Late this week, Swedish Ludosity could announce that they had won both the first prize in the Indie Plus award GDC and People’s Choice award at the Indie MIX event at IGN for their game, Progress. The news was announced in a blog post Thursday, among with the reveal of a early access testing of the game for iPhone and iPad.

 

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Sune Thorsen

Sune is not only a gamer and writer who wishes his keyboard-typing-speed would translate directly into Nintendo 64 controller agility, but also the co-founder and CEO of NordicGameBits.

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