The Nintendo Switch has been an absolute hit with indie developers, who are flogging to release their game on the console.
And the recent indie game Owlboy shows why: the game made a profit on the Switch in just 24 hours on the eShop.
One of the developers behind the game revealed the news during a Reddit AMA, saying:
“We don’t have numbers from remaining platforms yet, but ‘Owlboy’ turned a profit within 24h of it’s launch on the Switch alone, taking us by complete surprise! @o@ It bodes really well for funding our future projects.”
Nintendo’s push to get indie developers has paid off greatly — there are now hundreds of indie titles on the Switch, ranging from small exclusives to popular multiplatform indie titles.
Owlboy is a platform adventure game that was developed by Norwegian studio D-Pad Studio. The game is famous for its long development time, which started in 2007 and was finally completed in 2016 with a release on PC and other platforms. The Switch version was released earlier this year.