January 31, 2013 9:00 AM | Danny Cowan
Semi Secret Software's minimalist iOS puzzler Hundreds is officially a hit. In a recent blog post, jubilant developer Adam Saltsman announced that the game has sold more than 100,000 units as of this week.
"I don't want to downplay, for us, the financial importance of this success; we basically went broke making Hundreds so it's a pretty big deal that it didn't flop," Saltsman writes. "That said, even if it was the kind of money where we could go buy sports cars or whatever (and it's not!), there is this other, at least for me way more important thing going on, which is less about finances and more about 'holy crap, one hundred thousand people have played Hundreds.'"
Saltsman continues: "I don't know, maybe it's just me, but this seems so crazy. I grew up in a pretty small town. I had to drive for an hour or more just to find a city that technically even had 100,000 inhabitants. So the idea that I got to work on something that has reached that many people feels... very good. The idea that a lot of the people this game reached are not 'gamers' (even though the game is legitimately challenging still) feels incredible."
To mark the occasion, Semi Secret announced that an Android version of Hundreds is in the works. The developer also revealed that new features will be added in future updates, though further details are not yet known.