Runic Games' Diablo
-inspired action role-playing game Torchlight
has sold 500,000 units, just weeks before its May 12 arrival on Mac via Steam.
hit the sales milestone a little over six months after the title's original PC download release on October 27, 2009.
The game is the first title from Seattle, WA-based Runic Games, which was founded in 2008 by staff from the teams behind Diablo
, Diablo II
, Diablo II: Lord of Destruction
, Hellgate: London
Aside from digital storefronts, Torchlight
also released to physical retail in January this year in the U.S. in a distribution partnership with Encore, and in March in Europe as part of a deal with JoWood Entertainment. Perfect World announced a publishing agreement
with Runic Games for Torchlight
in August 2009.
The action RPG Torchlight
is just the beginning for Runic, as the studio is currently working on a free-to-play Torchlight
The game normally retails for $20, although in conjunction with the sales milestone and the game's release on Valve Software's newly-available Steam for Mac distribution platform, Torchlight
is currently selling for half off on Steam.
"We are delighted by the response to Torchlight
," said Runic CEO Max Schaefer in a statement. "We’d like to thank the greatest gaming community in the world, Valve, Perfect World, World Domination (Mac port), and all our other distribution partners for making this possible."