Valve sent over a press release on my favorite game Audiosurf. Don't forget our interview with Audiosurf just in case you missed it.
"Independent Music Game Phenomenon Tops Orange Box, and More March 5, 2008 - Audiosurf, the innovative and award-winning title that allows gamers to "ride their music," topped the February sales charts for dollars and units sold via Steam, a leading online platform for the distribution and management of PC games with over 15 million accounts worldwide."
In addition to outselling The Orange Box, Counter-Strike, and hundreds of other great games available via Steam, the month of February also delivered numerous awards and top reviews to Audiosurf's solo author, Dylan Fitterer.
"The critics are calling Audiosurf one of the most innovative music games ever released. Sales of the title and the buzz across the Steam Community pages support those claims," said Jason Holtman, director of business development at Valve. "This kind of runaway success for an independent title is a tribute to Dylan's work and millions of informed gamers connecting via Steam each week."
Audiosurf is a music-adapting puzzle racer where you use your own music to create your own experience. The shape, the speed, and the mood of each ride is determined by the song you choose. You earn points for clustering together blocks of the same color on the highway, and compete with others on the internet for the high score on your favorite songs.
The title was created by solo developer Dylan Fitterer, who came up with the design for Audiosurf after six months of running BestGameEver.com, where Fitterer released a new game every Friday. Fitterer's favorite design produced during this period was Tune Racer, which was iterated and evolved into Audiosurf.
Audiosurf is available now for just $9.95 via Steam. For more information, please visit steamgames.com