June 24, 2024

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Dave the Diver Rises Above the Tide w/ 1 Million Copies Sold!

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MINTROCKET’s debut darling, Dave the Diver, has been making waves globally since its launch on June 28th. Only 10 days after launch, MINTROCKET has sold over a cumulative 1 million copies of the beloved oceanic escapade! Critics around the world have been raving, earning  the title an outstanding 89 Metacritic score and 89 OpenCritic score, but they aren’t the only ones praising the deep-sea diving, sushi restaurant management hybrid. Jumping to over 28,000 player reviews while maintaining its “Overwhelmingly Positive” rating makes it clear that those who play it, love it.

With its stunning 2.5D pixel art, quirky characters, and surprising cutscenes, players have been flocking to join Dave and his friends on their marine adventure. Within 24 hours, Dave the Diver scaled charts, reaching the #2 Global Top Sellers position on Steam. Since launch, Dave the Diver has seen a peak concurrent players count of over 98,000, reached over 66k concurrent viewers on Twitch, earned Metacritic’s #5 Best PC Game of 2023, and landed on OpenCritic’s 2023 Hall of Fame. Critical accolades include an IGN Editors’ Choice nod and a coveted Polygon Recommends badge.
I appreciate the community so much for being active and providing crucial feedback,” says Game Director Jaeho Hwang. “We improved a lot of systems and found bugs thanks to them. Thanks everyone for being there with us on this journey!
MINTROCKET has continued to address player feedback with several hotfixes since launch, ensuring players have the best experience possible while they’re diving with Dave. Those who have been hoping to play on the go can look forward to Dave the Diver coming to Nintendo Switch™ later this year!
Dave the Diver is available now on Steam at a 10% discount throughout the Steam Summer Sale. For those who want to stay up-to-date on the latest Dave the Diver news, check out the official website and Twitter, and join the community on Discord.