Risk of Rain 2 is already an enormous hit

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Risk of Rain 2, Hopoo Games’ follow-up to its 2013 roguelike platformer, arrived in Steam’s Early Access program this week, and the game is already a serious success. It has an ‘overwhelmingly positive’ evaluation score and has ousted Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice because the top-seller on the platform.

All the numbers for Risk of Rain 2 are spectacular. More than 7,000 gamers have written evaluations of the game, and a full 97% of these are constructive. As this Resetera thread notes, Risk of Rain 2 topped out at 57,099 concurrent gamers. That’s… lots.

Hopoo Games has been pleasantly stunned by the enthusiastic reception their game has obtained. In a post to the game’s community page Saturday, the developer started with “HOLYMOLY,” written as an acrostic.

“Uh, ok. First, I just wanted to say from the whole team how absolutely floored we are with the reception so far,” the developer wrote. “I was personally hoping for something to match at least half of the original game: apparently we’re doing a LOT better. It’s absolutely surreal – thank you all again.”

The put up goes on to stipulate among the areas the place the workforce is focusing efforts, fixing bugs like a start-up crash and a problem with corrupted save information.

There was some preliminary skepticism over the notion of taking a 2D platformer rendered in crunchy pixel artwork and making it three dimensional, nevertheless it appears as if Risk of Rain 2 has managed the transition properly.

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It appears to be like good, too. Hopoo Games is at present understanding how typically they’ll be including patches and content material updates sooner or later, however because of the surprising success of Risk of Rain 2, it’s most likely secure to guess that they’ll be supporting it for fairly a while.