The Isn’t Company shares how their home building PC game Hometopia exceeded expectations during the Steam Next Fest
With the October Steam Next Fest now wrapped up, The Isn’t Company is publicly sharing the incredible response that their home building, design and renovation PC game Hometopia has received. As a team of only five, they were overwhelmed with how positive the reception was to its free demo and wanted to provide a few stats to help guide other developers for what to expect from participating in a Steam festival.
Over the course of the six day festival, the Hometopia demo had:
- Over 1,200 days worth (or 28,000 total hours) of play time
- Tens of thousands of downloads
- Hundreds of concurrent players building simultaneously in multiplayer Sandbox worlds
- Average play time of an hour and a half
- 200,000 unique individuals tuning into the livestream
- In the Top 10 Trending on the front page throughout the entire Next Fest
Due to the exposure from being part of the Steam festival, Hometopia received extensive coverage from both streamers and YouTubers alike:
The demo focused on only one of two modes – free build sandbox (single player and multiplayer) – which allowed players to create some incredible designs.
“We’re floored by how overwhelmingly positive everyone has been about the game’s demo and the amazing designs players have built in such a short amount of time. We’re incredibly excited to launch Hometopia in the near future, as we hope to bring the game one step closer to being Your Home in the Metaverse.” Alex Ahlund, the company’s founder and game director stated.
The Isn’t Company is currently finishing up Career mode, in addition to incorporating all of the feedback and suggestions from players of the demo. Career mode is a gameplay and progression-based mode that allow players to buy, fully renovate and sell rundown homes across five unique neighborhoods. The full game, including Career, Sandbox, Multiplayer and Steam Workshop support, is set to launch in January 2022.
For more information, or to request key codes for influencers/YouTubers/streamers, visit the Hometopia website https://www.hometopia.me
For a full list of features and to Wishlist Hometopia, visit their Steam page:
About The Isn’t Company:
Founded in 2002, The Isn’t Company has been developing games for nearly two decades. Initially focused on downloadable and retail casual PC/Mac games under their Injoy Games label, the company released titles across every major platform – from RealArcade, Yahoo! and WildTangent to Big Fish and Playfirst. In 2010, the App Minis label was created to build freemium mobile games, netting over 25M downloads across their popular titles like Design This Home and Design This Castle. In 2016, The Isn’t Company started building titles for PC, VR and consoles, with a focus on social and creative games. Having remained entirely independent and self-funded, The Isn’t Company is a core team of five spread across the world.