Backpack Battles - The New Indie Success on Steam

11 March 2024, 21:09 / by Tom Schwiha
Backpack Battles - The New Indie Success on Steam

Backpack Battles, a newly released indie game, has sold an incredible 100,000 copies within a day and has already been crowned with a perfect 10/10 rating on Steam. Inspired by the challenging inventory systems of classic RPGs like Diablo 4, Last Epoch, and others, this game brings a fresh perspective to the genre.

A Surprising Hit

Despite the big names like Diablo 4, Last Epoch, and Path of Exile that have been shaping the classic RPG genre for decades, "Backpack Battles" has managed to stand out with a unique concept. The game takes the familiar and often cumbersome inventory system of these games and turns it into the central gameplay principle.

A Game that Challenges and Connects

"Backpack Battles" is not just an RPG, but also a multiplayer indie game that captivates players worldwide. As an adventurer in a fantasy world, it is your task to cultivate the perfect inventory system. You buy the right items, combine them effectively, and arrange your equipment to fit perfectly in your backpack. Then, you engage in online battles against other players. It is your skill in managing the inventory that determines victory or defeat.

Records and Recognition

Since its release on Friday, March 8th, "Backpack Battles" has already set a new record for concurrent players, with 32,635 players, surpassing even big names like The Elder Scrolls Online and Rimworld. The developers, PlayWithFurcifer, expressed being overwhelmed by the success and promised to continuously improve the game and provide players with the best possible experience.

Overwhelmingly Positive Reception

With nearly 2,000 user reviews on Steam and an average rating of 10/10 or 'overwhelmingly positive,' "Backpack Battles" has proven to be a game that offers both challenges and fun. For those who want to see for themselves what this indie hit is all about, it can be found on Steam.

For those on the lookout for more exciting games, it's also worth checking out the best upcoming PC games of 2024 or the currently best RPGs. "Backpack Battles" has shown that even smaller development teams can achieve greatness when approaching the design of their games with passion and creativity.

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