Game developer Thunder Lotus recently announced that its video game Spiritfarer, the cozy management game about dying, has achieved a big milestone.
The game has recently achieved 500,000 copies sold worldwide and to celebrate, the studio has released The Lily Update, which is the first of the three free updates that is planned for the game this year. It is now available to download for owners of the game across all platforms: Xbox Game Pass, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam, Epic Games and GOG.
The game has proven to be the studio’s most successful project to date. Since its launch way back in August 2020, it has received both critical acclaim and overwhelmingly positive reviews from players. It has gained nominations at The Game Awards, The DICE Awards, and BAFTA Game Awards. It has won three awards at the Canadian Game Awards.
The Lily Update introduces a new character called Lily the Butterfly Spirit who guides the player through several scenes which add depth and detail to the main character Stella’s story. It also adds improvements to the local co-op play and fixes different bugs.
“Once again, the updates we’re bringing to Spiritfarer this year are all about the fans – those who helped make this our studio’s most popular game ever” says Spiritfarer Creative Director Nicolas Guérin. “We wanted to keep the Lily Update small, to address the single most common feedback we’ve received from players since launch: fans want to know more about Stella and what, ultimately, her quest is about. It’s the emotional core of the game, so we wanted to get it right; Lily offers a sweet and personal window onto who Stella is, and we hope the players like what we’ve done with this update. The 500,000 units milestone is huge for us, and felt like a fitting time to add Lily – meanwhile, we’re putting the finishing touches on the more gameplay-heavy updates to come. Stay tuned!”
Spiritfarer is a cozy management game about dying. You play Stella, ferrymaster to the deceased, a Spiritfarer. Build a boat to explore the world, then befriend and care for spirits before finally releasing them into the afterlife. Farm, mine, fish, harvest, cook, and craft your way across mystical seas. Join the adventure as Daffodil the cat, in two-player cooperative play. Spend relaxing quality time with your spirit passengers, create lasting memories, and, ultimately, learn how to say goodbye to your cherished friends. What will you leave behind?
Spiritfarer is available now on the following platforms: Xbox Game Pass, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Steam, Epic Games Store, GOG, and Stadia.