It has been one month since the release of Guacamelee and the official blogs from Playstation Europe and North America confirmed yesterday that Guacamelee is #1 on the PSN charts! Everybody here at Drinkbox is SUPER PUMPED. It’s a bit surreal seeing Guacamelee above Journey in the PlayStation Store charts. Well, maybe not that surreal, but we’d be lucky to be going as strong as Journey one year after its launch.
Highlights of the month:
Guacamelee got 9/10’s from IGN, GameSpot, Destructoid, and Polygon. And there’s pretty much universal praise for the game on the Guac PS3 and Vita Metacritic pages. Some reviewers criticized the game’s difficulty spikes, which is a fair knock.
Guacamelee was also at the centre of discussions about how other cultures are portrayed in video games. Over at VentureBeat, Kotaku, and TechNewsDaily, it seems that more people than not were satisfied with how we used Mexican culture in Guac.
One article in BuzzFeed pegged us as the next Lucas Arts.
And here are a few mixed reactions from our indie dev peers:
Finished Guacamelee tonight, it was over just as i was really loving it, but it had me entertained the whole way through.
— Edmund McMillen (@EdmundMcMillenn) April 13, 2013
— Nathan Vella (@Capy_Nathan) April 9, 2013
— Mare Sheppard (@MareSheppard) April 10, 2013
— Adam Atomic (@ADAMATOMIC) April 17, 2013
man, guacamelee looks pretty great, but all that reddit shit is really turning me off. whats the link between mexican folklore and reddit?
— PHIL FISH (@PHIL_FISH) April 10, 2013
Thanks for all the love you all sent to us on Twitter, Facebook, and good old-fashioned email! And thanks for helping us get to #1!