March 21st, 2012 | By Chris Priestman
Both heavily inspired by Minecraft, Total Miner: Forge and FortressCraft locked horns but it was the former that came out on top, having now pushed out more units than the latter on the Xbox Live Indie Games Marketplace.
Projector Games’ FortressCraft Chapter 1 was the best selling XBLIG title for quite a while – it even hit the 1 million units sold mark just a couple of weeks back. Despite that, as you can see right here, it seems that Total Miner: Forge, a game not too dissimilar from FortressCraft, has beaten that record and taken the proverbial crown. Saying that, both games are clearly selling very well on the platform so you could say that they’re both winners, no?
There’s no real evidence to suggest why Total Miner might have taken over FortressCraft in this case. Indeed, both games are receiving regular updates, in fact they’re both receiving or already have texture packs to make the games look better most recently. They both cost the same, both have multiplayer and both involve crafting and all of that good stuff. Perhaps it’s the anticipation of Total Miner‘s upcoming 1.8 update that tipped it over the edge?
As detailed in the developer’s diary, the update will fix many lighting issues, introduce a day and night cycle as well as fix other niggles that the developer hopes will make the game run smoother and allow for larger maps.
Doesn’t seem that terribly exciting, does it? Whatever it is, there’s the news. Over and out.