Bugbear has revealed that its Next Car Game has earned more than $1 million in just the first week of being on Steam Early Access.
That’s great news for the title, which initially dropped out of its Kickstarter campaign last November after earning just over $80,000 on a $350,000 funding goal. Forward that by a couple of months and Next Car Game has seen to a huge success.
According to a statement released by the studio today “the game made over $1,000,000 during one week in sales through our own pre-order site and Steam.”
“We were literally awe-struck by the great response the sneak peek received,” the studio said. “The pre-order sales skyrocketed, and we reached and actually topped our original Kickstarter funding goal in just week! And most importantly: the success showed us that the players believed in the game.”
“Thanks to our awesome fans, we finally have a chance to make the game we always intended,” it added, implying that the influx of cash means that Bugbear will be able to see Next Car Game through to the end. There’s still no word on a release date, but the Next Car Game website says it will be out early this spring.
Next Car Game is in development for PC with console versions possible later if enough money is raised.