Untitled Goose Game has sold more than one million copies after three months on sale, according to the game’s publisher.
According to Panic co-founder Cabel Sasser, the Australian-developed indie title achieved the sales milestone following the release of Xbox One and PS4 versions in December.
“The reaction was beyond anything we could have imagined,” he tweeted.
“The fan art, the writing, yes the memes, protest signs, Chrissy Teigen, Muppets?! It feels once-in-a-lifetime. We hope we brought some joy into your life, because you brought so much into ours.”
Untitled Goose Game has players terrorising a quiet English village as the titular bird, stealing items in order to solve puzzles.
The game’s four creators said at the time they were staggered by the sudden success and without revealing exact sales numbers, confirmed Goose Game had sold in excess of 100,000 units.
In an interview with GI.biz, developers Jacob Strasser and Michael McMaster claimed that the decision to initially release Untitled Goose Game on Nintendo Switch was an emotional one rather than business-driven.
“It’s a nice, cute little console that fits our game well,” Strasser said. “From a business perspective, PlayStation and Xbox seem like a less good place to be an indie at the moment. The Switch has a lot more people looking for indie games on it.”
McMaster added: “But ultimately, it was just that the Switch is nice and the game is nice and we hope those two things combined can share that warmth or coziness.”