Montreal, Canada – April 20, 2021 – Montreal-based developer Thunder Lotus has announced a new milestone today: 500,000 copies sold worldwide for Spiritfarer®, the “cozy management game about dying”. To celebrate the occasion, the studio is releasing The Lily Update, the first of three free updates planned for Spiritfarer this year. The Lily Update arrives today as a free download for owners of the game across all systems, including Xbox Game Pass, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch ™, PlayStation ® 4, Steam, Epic Games Store, GOG, and Stadia.
Spiritfarer has proven to be Thunder Lotus’ most successful project to date. Since its launch in August 2020, the game has tallied 500,000 units sold worldwide across all systems, received both critical acclaim and Overwhelmingly Positive reviews from players, garnered nominations at The Game Awards, The DICE Awards, and BAFTA Game Awards, and won three awards at the Canadian Game Awards.
Today’s Lily Update is a small yet important addition to Spiritfarer’s main game. It introduces the new character of Lily the Butterfly Spirit to guide the player through several scenes which add depth and detail to the main character Stella’s story. Additionally, the update brings improvements to the local co-op play and various bug fixes.
“As ever, the updates we’re bringing to Spiritfarer this year are all about the fans – those who helped make this our studio’s most popular game ever” says Spiritfarer Creative Director Nicolas Guérin. “We wanted to keep the Lily Update small, to address the single most common feedback we’ve received from players since launch: fans want to know more about Stella and what, ultimately, her quest is about. It’s the emotional core of the game, so we wanted to get it right; Lily offers a sweet and personal window onto who Stella is, and we hope the players like what we’ve done with this update. The 500,000 units milestone is huge for us, and felt like a fitting time to add Lily – meanwhile, we’re putting the finishing touches on the more gameplay-heavy updates to come. Stay tuned!”
Spiritfarer is a cozy management game about dying. You play Stella, ferrymaster to the deceased, a Spiritfarer. Build a boat to explore the world, then befriend and care for spirits before finally releasing them into the afterlife. Farm, mine, fish, harvest, cook, and craft your way across mystical seas. Join the adventure as Daffodil the cat, in two-player cooperative play. Spend relaxing quality time with your spirit passengers, create lasting memories, and, ultimately, learn how to say goodbye to your cherished friends. What will you leave behind?
Spiritfarer is available now on the following platforms: Xbox Game Pass, Xbox One, PlayStation®4, Nintendo Switch ™, Steam, Epic Games Store, and GOG.
About The Lily Update
The Lily Update is the first free content update for Spiritfarer, a cozy management game about dying. It introduces the new character of Lily the Butterfly Spirit to guide the player through several scenes which add depth and detail to the main character Stella’s story. Additionally, the update brings improvements to the local co-op play and various bug fixes.
The Lily Update is available now as a free download for owners of the game across all systems, including Xbox Game Pass, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch ™, PlayStation ® 4, Steam, Epic Games Store, GOG, and Stadia.
Press Release by Thunder Lotus Games