I did mean to post about this earlier in the week, but I got distracted by a bee or something. Dofus creators Ankama games are claiming ten million players. The super-cute French MMO has been quietly hooking people in for quite some time now, but in the last year the game seems to have expanded drastically in popularity. It’s worth remembering that Ankama could just be claiming ten million accounts, like so many other free MMOs whose rosters never truly go inactive. Nevertheless none of this is really relevant, what is relevant is that the option subscribe to the game – for extra options, and presumably higher-level hats – is being taken up by hundreds of thousands of players. The Ankama report says that one and a half million people are paying £3.90 a month to play with the enhanced options.
I can kind of see why, too. I found it quite charming when I spent some time with it a couple of years back. It’s impossibly cute and friendly, with a low difficulty curve and none of the off-putting hardcore brass-knobs that hang so opulently off the rest of the MMO fraternity. (Although they’ve recently turned around and out-done even the most hardcore of MMOs with an option for permanent-death on their “heroic” servers. Blimey!) Anyway, well done Dofus. That full press release after the jump.
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