Sega's free-to-play action game Spiral Knights hit an important milestone today. Over one million gamers have signed up to play and the developers are celebrating with new content.
“So many people came together to make this achievement possible – from Three Rings’ incredible team to our partners at Steam and, of course, the million players who have joined the game thus far,” said Haruki Satomi, Vice President of Digital Business at SEGA of America. “We look forward to welcoming even more new players in the coming months as we continue to expand and enrich the world of Spiral Knights.”
In Spiral Knights, players battle their way through monster-infested dungeons alone or with three friends. New gear and upgrades are acquired through questing or by purchasing Crystal Energy, which costs real world money. The (optional) purchase of Crystal Energy is what supports the otherwise free-to-play game.
“During development, we hoped Spiral Knights’ classic action, handcrafted art, and co-operative nature would appeal to gamers of all stripes, and reaching this milestone is confirmation of our vision for the game,” said Daniel James, Three Rings CEO. “Seeing a million eager knights forging ahead into the Clockworks, building guilds and our game community, is gratifying for our entire team. As seen in recent content updates like the Ironclaw Munitions Factory and the Gloaming Wildwoods, we are more determined than ever to continue expanding and adding to the Clockworks for our fans.”
Today Three Rings released Ironclaw Munitions Factory, a new dungeon. Gremlin engineers are creating a superweapon called "Project Roarmulus" and it falls to players to stop them. During their adventures in Ironclaw, players may acquire new weapons such as the Polaris and Supernova guns.
Spiral Knights was released publicly on April 4th. It's been available through Steam since June.