The latest indie hit on Steam right now, and out of nowhere, is Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem.  Wolcen, which started life as a Kickstarter project, has been in Early Access since March 2016. However, since leaving Early Access, the game saw a meteoric rise on Steam charts.

Over four years of development went into this isometric action RPG, which many thought would never see full release. Wolcen went from averaging less than 5,000 concurrent players to breaking into Steam’s top ten with over 62,000 at launch. And that was just on a Thursday; numbers are more than likely going to get higher today and over the weekend.

The game’s developer spent the night expanding server capacity to cope with demand. Something they didn’t think they would need to do so quickly. Players that jumped online during its release day were faced with a number of server-related problems unfortunately.

Wolcen can be played offline, but as loot-driven dungeon crawler RPGs often do, however, it is best played with friends.

The full release of the game includes a fully-voiced, three-act story campaign with a post-campaign endgame mode and two difficulty options. “These last few weeks, we received support and interest we’ve never seen for our game before,” the developer wrote in a launch blog post. “It added a lot of pressure on our shoulders to see such big names and so many people taking an interest in our game, but it also made us very proud of what we have accomplished.”

You can check out Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem on Steam for yourself. Tell us what you think about the game in the comments below.

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