Indie role-playing games Cthulhu Saves the World and Breath of Death VII have earned more revenue on Steam in less than a week than they have earned after more than a year and a half on the Xbox LIVE Indie Games platform, developer Zeboyd Games announced yesterday.
The two retro parody RPGs were released on July 13 as a double pack on Valve's digital distribution platform, which is currently on sale for $2.69.
In a recent interview with Ars Technica, Zeboyd's Robert Boyd claims that Breath of Death VII, which was released on XBL on April 22, 2010, sold roughly 50,000 copies for $1 each. Cthulhu Saves the World, which came out on December 30, 2010, sold around 16,000-17,000 at $3. At the time, Boyd expressed some disatisfaction with the commerical performance of the games.
"I think our games could sell a lot better than they did with a better platform and more visibility," he told Ars Technica. "The sales for Cthulhu Saves the World were particularly disappointing – we put a lot of heart and soul into the game over a significantly longer period of development time and yet that extra effort didn’t result in a similar increase in revenue."