GamesMarked poker hands bring incredible success to indie hit Balatro

Marked poker hands bring incredible success to indie hit Balatro

Are you looking for the next indie hit? Balatro is currently exciting the deck builder friends among you and has reached a major milestone today. The poker role-playing game with roguelike elements has sold over a million times.

Balatro was dealt a particularly good hand

LocalThunks CEO Harvey Elliott is particularly grateful for this “support and enthusiasm from players worldwide.” “The game’s success is a testament to the quality and creativity that the indie sector can deliver, and proves that even in uncertain times, innovative games can thrive,” Elliott said in a statement. “We thank all the players who have accompanied us on this adventure from the bottom of our hearts.”


He can’t really believe Balatro’s success. “I’m overjoyed that so many people had fun with my silly creation. I’m so happy that I can continue pursuing my passion as a career. Thank you,” said the developer.

On Steam, Balatro is rated as “extremely positive” with 97 percent and the game has already sold 500,000 times in the first 10 days after its release on February 20, 2024. The card game also enjoys a 90 score on Metacritic. However, the title was withdrawn from sale in some countries.

In Balatro you play poker, but you can improve your decks with additional cards. So you don’t really play by the rules, but you discover exciting combinations and experience the game in a completely twisted way. A mobile version of the game is already in the works.

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