Retro platformer Super Meat Boy has passed an important sales milestone. Team Meat announced today that their downloadable game has now sold over one million copies across all platforms.
“Fun Fact: Super Meat Boy past the million sales mark last month! PLATINUM BABY,” tweeted Team Meat.
In Super Meat Boy, a cube-shaped fellow named Meat Boy must rescue his girlfriend Bandage Girl from Dr. Fetus. Like most platformers, your goal is to get from one end of the level to the other by dodging obstacles. It’s uncommonly difficult, though, requiring a lot of trial and error on the part of the player.
SMB racked up impressive sales in spite of piracy. Team Meat claims that their game was illegally downloaded often, and that they’re okay with it.
“Our game was hugely pirated – we don’t fucking care,” said Team Meat’s Edmund McMillen in a July interview. “If there are let’s say 200,000 copies of SMB that are getting passed around for free, that’s 200,000 people who are playing the game. If they like this game there’s a really high probabability of their friends coming around and seeing it or them posting about it on their blogs.”
“And it’s not cool to go round and say I really like this game that I stole, so they’re not going to say that. So it’s going to come around to sales.”
Super Meat Boy is available for Xbox 360, PC, Mac and Linux.