Castle Crashers Hits One Million Players

Castle Crashers Hits One Million Players

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Popular XBLA title Castle Crashers hit a landmark yesterday with the millionth entry on its learderboard, making it, as its creators say, the "fastest growing XBLA game in history."

Less than 10 months after its release, The Behemoth's side-scrolling action-RPG-lite has reached a milestone: 1,000,000 recorded players. The landmark was reached yesterday, when artist and designer Dan Paladin noticed that there are 1,000,000 people on the Castle Crashers leaderboard. Considering there are probably some amount of people who aren't on the leaderboard for whatever reason, that means that there are likely more than a million Castle Crashers players total.

While scoring a million users might be child's play for some games these days, it's certainly an achievement worth celebrating for the humble and tiny Castle Crashers team. "This is really big news," Paladin wrote. "Thanks to you guys Castle Crashers has become the fastest growing XBLA game in history! And saved marriages. AMAZING! I am amazed."

As amazed as he is, Paladin can't say that he's totally surprised. After all, he and his colleagues launched a contest some time ago for who could guess what the exact date would be when Castle Crashers hit a million. The winner, who admitted to cheating with the use of a time machine, will receive quite the prize bundle: a custom Castle Crashers Xbox Elite, a castle (uh, not a real one), a bronze knight figurine, a drawing by Paladin himself, and other random goodies.

Dammit. If only I had a time machine too.

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Wait, it saved marriages? Do tell.

If only they made the 'Arena' achievement easier and more enjoyable to get. *sighs*

MasterSqueak:
Wait, it saved marriages? Do tell.

Well, you see I was on the verge of a divorce. Then one day my marriage counselor suggested my wife and I play Castle Crashers, and we did. Now we're a happy couple once again.

Keane Ng:

MasterSqueak:
Wait, it saved marriages? Do tell.

Well, you see I was on the verge of a divorce. Then one day my marriage counselor suggested my wife and I play Castle Crashers, and we did. Now we're a happy couple once again.

Hurray for video games!

Keane Ng:

MasterSqueak:
Wait, it saved marriages? Do tell.

Well, you see I was on the verge of a divorce. Then one day my marriage counselor suggested my wife and I play Castle Crashers, and we did. Now we're a happy couple once again.

And they say gamers make bad spouses! :P

MasterSqueak:

Keane Ng:

MasterSqueak:
Wait, it saved marriages? Do tell.

Well, you see I was on the verge of a divorce. Then one day my marriage counselor suggested my wife and I play Castle Crashers, and we did. Now we're a happy couple once again.

And they say gamers make bad spouses! :P

..Who says that? Stupid douchebags make bad spouses and dogs are even worse spouses but not gamers.

Hooray. This is news that is nothing but good.

Freakout456:

MasterSqueak:

Keane Ng:

MasterSqueak:
Wait, it saved marriages? Do tell.

Well, you see I was on the verge of a divorce. Then one day my marriage counselor suggested my wife and I play Castle Crashers, and we did. Now we're a happy couple once again.

And they say gamers make bad spouses! :P

..Who says that? Stupid douchebags make bad spouses and dogs are even worse spouses but not gamers.

News just in. Gamers are officially better spouses than dogs.

*Brakes out the champaign*

Awesome, now they should celebrate by porting the game over to the PC.

Seriously, though. Hop to it.

Freakout456:

MasterSqueak:

Keane Ng:

MasterSqueak:
Wait, it saved marriages? Do tell.

Well, you see I was on the verge of a divorce. Then one day my marriage counselor suggested my wife and I play Castle Crashers, and we did. Now we're a happy couple once again.

And they say gamers make bad spouses! :P

..Who says that? Stupid douchebags make bad spouses and dogs are even worse spouses but not gamers.

Oprah, and her kind.

I remember reading about a thing called "Decode Your Man" where the host would talk to couples. One girl had had a gamer boyfriend who she thought spent too much time gaming and not enough with her. When her boyfriend came on, the host just roasted him and insulted him and would'nt let him reply. At the end he looked ready to crawl into a pit and die, and he had'nt got to say but 4 words the whole time.

No surprise as this game has been on the Top Five Arcade Downloads for Months now. And it deserves it to, it's a really great game.

Keane Ng:

MasterSqueak:
Wait, it saved marriages? Do tell.

Well, you see I was on the verge of a divorce. Then one day my marriage counselor suggested my wife and I play Castle Crashers, and we did. Now we're a happy couple once again.

That's an epic win in my book.

Make sure to visit their website, Newgrounds, so they can make cool stuff like that.
Dad n' Me should be made into a game, the flash game runs on the same engine as
Castle Crashers does.

Internet Kraken:
Hooray. This is news that is nothing but good.

Now we have to wait 100 years for the next bit of good news!

NoMoreSanity:
No surprise as this game has been on the Top Five Arcade Downloads for Months now. And it deserves it to, it's a really great game.

Yeah, it is an awesome download, I just wish the market place had more games like this.

sequal?

and let's not forget Tom Fulp's immortal words while announcing the power of three event
"Castle Crashers has sold almost 1 million copies because Dan Paladin asked me if I wanted to make a game where you smash stuff with your balls. I dare you to do better!"
http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1060106

I am incredibly happy for the team at Behemoth. Castle Crashers was my game of the year 2008 and I stand by it. I haven't had as much fun with a game as I had with that in a long time. This mean that Behemoth is well on their way to being able to make more fantastic games. Congrats to Dan, Tom and the whole team. You guys certainly deserve it.
I still haven't unlocked that goddamn bear.

Wait hold up!

His last name is ACTUALLY Paladin?! thats awesome!

Castle Crashers is a fun game, and it deserves the million purchases it has recieved. Congrats to them! I play the Orange Knight.

toasterslayer:
sequal?

They are working on some new game, that from what I've seen, just can't be a new Castle Crashers.

You know how they should really celebrate this great day? By fixing the leaderboards!

Never heard of it lol

It's a shame that the game was released broken.

Well, Im not one of em. I do not like paying so much for an arcade game.

Gaah I keep meaning to get around to buy this. I just wish they'd released it on disc like they did with Alien Hominid (still one of my favourite games of all time).

I can't wait for their next game - they haven't made a single miss yet :)

I purchased this game over the weekend so thanks to me, my purchase pushed it over the top to the $1 million dollar mark. I'm awesome.

Wish it would get ported to PC.

 

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