Now that they’ve discovered Untitled Goose Game, maybe someone wants to tell Channel Seven about a game called Hollow Knight.
Being based in Melbourne’s Fitzroy North, and the fact that Untitled Goose Game has captured the attention of mainstream outlets everywhere, it made sense that the Melbourne outlet of Channel 7 would pay the House House developers a visit.
The team got a short run on last night’s primetime news bulletin, mostly featuring shots of The Goose appropriately honking, and the poor House House developers struggling to elucidate why people have started tattooing geese on their bodies.
You can view the news clip video below (it may take a second or two to load), or via here.
The report was a bit flawed in that the game’s not just on Switch — it launched for PC through the Epic Games Store as well, and there’s a console and Steam launch due next year — and the Melbourne studio had to share a solid chunk of their profits not just among themselves, but Nintendo’s eShop cut, Epic Games, and their publisher Panic.
And it wasn’t exactly instant profit: the studio has spent three years working on the game. But the 7 News report indicates that Goose Game sales are well beyond 100,000 and potentially much further in the hundreds of thousands of downloads, making Goose Game probably the indie hit of 2019 and one of the best selling Australian games of all time.
Isn’t it nice to see mainstream news discover the nice parts about video games? Maybe now they’ll turn their attention to other smash hits, like Hollow Knight. Or if 7 News Melbourne is really strict about only local productions, then maybe Armello or FRAMED or half the games at PAX Australia might take their fancy.