Ska Studios' Xbox Live Indie Games release, I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES 1N IT!!!1 surpassed the 200,000 unit sales mark this week, the developer said Tuesday, with each unit selling for $1.
To be exact, the studio said it sold 200,343 units of the top-down zombie-filled action game. With the standard 70/30 revenue split between Microsoft and Xbox Live Indie Game developers, that means I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES 1N IT!!!1 generated around $140,000 since its August 2009 release.
Xbox Live Indie Games, originally introduced as Xbox Live Community Games, is a program intended to encourage small and hobbyist game developers to create games using Microsoft XNA, and release them digitally to Xbox Live's wide online audience. Fellow XBLIG creators test the games, which generally have a lower price tag than the higher-budget titles sold on Xbox Live Arcade.
In a January 2010 analysis, Gamasutra sibling site GamerBytes reported unit sales of 160,000 for I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES 1N IT!!!1, making it the top-selling game on Microsoft's Indie Games platform by over 40,000 units at the time.
Ska Studios, which is essentially James Silva (a.k.a. Jamezila), is holding a Twitter contest giving away merchandise and download codes to celebrate the milestone. Silva is also behind the Xbox Live Arcade game The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai and the upcoming XBLIG release Charlie Murder.