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What Made the Loop Hero So Popular?

Loop Hero‘s been out barely a week as I’m writing this article. Yet, it’s sold over 500,000 units on Steam already according to Rock Paper Shotgun!

Loop Hero (Steam page) is only one of many indies that have achieved considerable and unforseen success. Fall Guys, Among Us and Valheim have all wildly overachieved the developers’ dreams. You can read more about Fall Guys‘ and Valheim‘s success in the other VG Insights articles.

This article explores the reasons behind Loop Hero’s success and what other indie decelopers could learn from it.

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What made Valheim so popular?

Valheim is still in early access. The mechanics are there but lacking in depth. Yet, it has sold over 5m units on Steam in about a month. So, what made Valheim so popular so quickly?

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Best Indie Games of 2020 You Might not Have Heard of

2020 was the year of games. Lockdown allowed gamers to play more and brought new people into the world of gaming.

11,622 indie games were released on Steam in 2020 – too many to play them all. There are some, like Among Us, that have reached everyone by now. However, there are a few that have got incredible ratings, yet, have largely gone under the radar to the general gamer population.

This article covers the top indie games released in 2020 that haven’t got the attention they deserve.