100,000 Copies Of Recettear And The Future Of Carpe Fulgur


Over at their blog, Carpe Fulgur co-founder, Andrew Dice, has an announcement to make — namely, that Recettear has sold over 100,000 copies, thanks to a nice boost provided by the recent Indie Games bundle on Steam.


What do the finances associated with those sales mean for the company’s future? More financial stability for one thing. And the  added ability to go out to events like the Game Developer’s Conference or Comiket to network with the rest of the industry, and decide whether or not (and how) Carpe Fulgur will expand to consoles in addition to the PC.


It also means that a lot more indie developers in Japan have heard of Carpe Fulgur through Recettear’s success, and that they’re willing to work with them to bring their games over. Recettear’s performance suggests that the foreign doujin (Japanese indie) games market on PC is sizeable enough to be worth supporting.


Carpe Fulgur’s next project is Chantelise, also developed by Recettear developer, EasyGameStation. That’s due out sometime in 2011.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.