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News video games 10 March 2023, 13:43

author: Marcin Przala

Contraband Police a Commercial Success; PlayWay Boasts Numbers

Contraband Police turned out to be a considerable commercial success. As the game's publisher reported, the game managed to break even in just 2 days after release.

Just two days were enough for Contraband Police to break even.

Such information was provided via Twitter by the game's publisher, PlayWay, specifically its CEO Krzysztof Kostowski.

Very good sales

That's not all, as Kostowski also revealed in his tweet that 49,000 people have purchased the game so far, which is an impressive result, considering the small size of Crazy Rocks, the studio responsible for the game.

The popularity of Contraband Police seems to be followed by quality as well, which was also pointed out by PlayWay's CEO in his tweet, mentioning the game's very positive reception among Steam users (94% positive votes out of 712 reviews).

Interestingly, Kostowski revealed that the total budget allocated for the production was 2 million PLN (around $500 thousand), including development and marketing expenses.

Console ports on the way

Commercial success has undoubtedly rejoiced the developers involved in this project, as they have already announced the creation of the game's console ports, which Kostowski assures are due later this year.

Contraband Police is a simulator developed by Polish studio Crazy Rocks, which enables you to take on the role of a border guard of a fictional communist country.

The game debuted on Steam on March 8. A discount is currently available on Valve's platform, which enables you to purchase Contraband Police 10% off until March 23.

Marcin Przała

Marcin Przała

Graduate of Journalism and Social Communication at the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow. He has been interested in games from an early age, and Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and Dragon Age: Origins hold a special place in his heart. His passion for electronic entertainment led to the phenomenon of immersion becoming the subject of his bachelor's thesis. Today, above all, a fan of soulslike and classic RPGs. Besides games, he likes dark fantasy literature, and for many years he has been eagerly following the English Premier League, where his beloved club - Chelsea - plays.


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