Over 4 million individuals claimed PC Building Simulator free from the Epic Game Store in simply over 24 hours.
PC Building Simulator, which usually goes for £14.99, grew to become Epic’s weekly free sport at 5pm on Thursday, seventh October.
Then, simply after 8pm yesterday, eighth October, Epic tweeted to say PC Building Simulator had already been claimed by over 4 million gamers.
PC Building Simulator is our free sport this week and has already been claimed by over 4 million gamers ?
As a part of the celebration, DLC for PC Building Simulator is 10% – 50% off!
Check it out: https://t.co/4ad3oU2ruo pic.twitter.com/oHNVTXFhj4
— Epic Games Store (@EpicGames) October 8, 2021
It’s an astonishingly in style giveaway for a sport that launched first in January 2019.
PC Building Simulator, which was created by Romanian indie developer Kiss Claudiu and revealed by The Irregular Corporation, does precisely what it says on the tin: it helps you to construct and develop your individual pc restore enterprise as you study to diagnose, repair and construct PCs. It options over 1000 actual world elements from producers like AMD, NVIDIA and ASUS, and has a Free Build mode the place you need to use all of those to create your excellent PC. People love this sport – it has an “overwhelmingly positive” consumer evaluation standing on Steam.
Thanks to the high-profile lawsuit between Epic and Apple, we all know it is costing Epic an arm and a leg to tackle Steam with its personal retailer. The Epic Games Store releases free video games each week, and has snapped up quite a lot of eye-catching PC launch exclusives because it went dwell in December 2018. And in May this yr, we learnt how a lot Epic paid on a per title foundation for the free video games launched in the course of the first 9 months of the Epic Games Store’s life.
A doc noticed and tweeted by GameDiscoverCo founder Simon Carless lists all of the free video games launched on the Epic Games Store within the 9 months to September 2019 – and the way a lot Epic paid for every of them.
Want to understand how a lot $ the devs of these ‘free’ Epic Games Store video games received, & what number of copies had been grabbed? Here’s the primary 9 months to September 2019. ? pic.twitter.com/5hkLb1VEjj
— Simon Carless (@simoncarless) May 3, 2021
The checklist instructed us, for instance, Epic paid $1.4m to get Subnautica as a free sport. Team Meat’s fantastic Super Meat Boy, however, price simply $50,000. Elsewhere, Funcom’s Mutant Year Zero price a cool $1m, whereas the good Fez price $75,000.
Interestingly, the doc confirmed what actually issues to Epic: the consumer acquisition price. This is labored out by dividing the “buyout price” by the variety of new Epic accounts the free sport secured. So, within the case of Subnautica, which was redeemed 4.4m instances, the consumer acquisition price was $1.74. That is, Epic reckons it spent $1.74 buying every consumer who snapped up Subnautica.
I’m wondering if Epic is proud of the consumer acquisition price for PC Building Simulator? The giveaway ends at 4pm UK time on 14th October.