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Skul: The Hero Slayer Has Sold Over 1M Copies Across the Globe

The little skeleton-that-could joins one of 12 top-selling Early Access graduates from 2021’s Steam Awards

SEATTLE - January 27, 2022 | Skul: The Hero Slayer, the smash hit roguelite 2D platformer published by NEOWIZ and developed by SouthPAW Games, is pleased to announce that it has now sold over one million copies globally across platforms. With an over 90% approval rating on Steam, Skul has become one of the highest-selling roguelite games alongside contemporaries like Hades and Dead Cells. Recently, Skul: The Hero Slayer was also announced as one of the 12 games in Steam’s Platinum Tier for Early Access Graduates in 2021.

To commemorate this incredible achievement, Skul: The Hero Slayer will be on sale from January 27th through February 3rd, 2022 for 35% off - its steepest discount on Steam to date! As the first Korean-packaged indie game to sell 1 million copies, Skul sold 100,000 copies just 5 days after it was officially released on Steam in January 2021, and has continued to wow players the world over.

“It is very meaningful to be recognized by fans internationally,” said Seungchul Kim, CEO of NEOWIZ. “We'll continue doing our best to bring quality games to users all over the world.”

SouthPAW Games CEO Sangwoo Park said, “By working with Neowiz in promotion, marketing, QA, and user-communication, we were able to focus on developing Skul to ensure that the final product was something we could be proud to call our own. Becoming partners with NEOWIZ was one of the best things to happen to our little Skul.”

More About Skul: The Hero Slayer
'Skul: The Hero Slayer' is an action-platformer that boasts rogue-like features such as ever-changing and challenging maps. It will keep you on your toes, as you will never know what to expect. Skul is no ordinary skeleton. In addition to his formidable fighting skills, he can gain new and exciting abilities depending on which skull he's wearing. Use up to 2 skulls at a time, each of which has its own unique attack range, speed, and power. Choose combos that match your playing style and switch them in the heat of battle to bring your enemies to their knees. The power is in your hands!

The human race attacking the Demon King's castle is nothing new and has happened countless times before. What makes this time different though, is that the Adventurers decided to join forces with the Imperial Army and the 'Hero of Caerleon' to lead a full onslaught in hopes of wiping out the Demons once and for all. They attacked the Demon stronghold with overwhelming numbers and succeeded in its total destruction. All of the demons in the castle were taken prisoner except for one lone skeleton named 'Skul'.


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About SouthPAW Games:
SouthPAW Games is a small indie development studio composed of 9 core members that started out as college classmates. They began working on Skul: The Hero Slayer in a game development club in 2017, and have been developing the game together ever since. Skul: The Hero Slayer initially received support through a Korean crowdfunding site called Tumblbug and was also awarded the ‘Grand Prize for Production’ at GIGDC 2019.

Established in 1997, NEOWIZ, Inc (KOSDAQ:095660) is a pioneer in social platforms and online games. As one of the leading game companies in Korea, the company has successfully published a wide variety of PC and mobile games through since 2003. In 2006, the company co-developed and launched the wildly successful FIFA online, NBA Street, and Battlefield Online with EA. NEOWIZ is currently focused on creating and servicing online games for the global audience with high-quality titles such as Brown Dust, Black Squad and DJMAX RESPECT.