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Transistor Earns 100+ Industry Accolades, Sells More Than 600k Copies

By Greg Kasavin January 08 2015

The launch of Transistor back in May of last year was a big deal for our small studio, as it was our next original game following the success of our first game, Bastion. Bastion's success exceeded our wildest fantasies by quite a bit -- it's sold more than 3 million copies to date, the majority of which happened many months after the game first came out on Xbox 360 and PC.

So, we were very happy to see Transistor selling even faster relative to Bastion during the first couple of months after its launch. With the new year upon us, we checked our spreadsheets, rubbed our eyes, checked our spreadsheets again and can now report that, thus far, Transistor has sold well over 600,000 copies between Steam and the PlayStation Store!

Yeah but Red's all like, "So?"

Word-of-mouth is what kept Bastion going for way, way longer than we could have imagined, and it's what's kept Transistor going strong, too. To that end, over the past few weeks Transistor has earned more than 70 industry accolades, including end-of-year awards and nominations for all sorts of different reasons you can read about below. Here's a list of some of the award categories in which Transistor was a contender:

IGN.com - winner of 'Best Graphics - Art', nominated for 'Best Overall Game', 'Best PS4 Game', 'Best PC Game', 'Best Strategy', 'Best Performances', 'Best Sound Design', 'Best Music'

Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences - winner of the 'D.I.C.E. Sprite Award', nominated for 'Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition'

New York Videogame Critics Circle - winner of 'Tin Pan Alley Award for Best Music in a Game', nominated for 'Off Broadway Award for Best Indie Game', 'Herman Melville Award for Best Writing', 'Great White Way Award for Best Acting in a Game'

The Game Awards - nominated for 'Best Independent Game', 'Best Score/Soundtrack'

British Academy Awards (BAFTA) - nominated for 'Performer in 2015 - Logan Cunningham'

SXSX Gaming Awards - winner of 'Excellence in Musical Score', nominated for 'Excellence in Art', 'Excellence in Visual Achievement', and 'Most Valuable Character'

Amazon.com - selection 2 in 'Best Games of 2014'

CNET - selection in 'The Best Games of 2014'

TotalBiscuit - selection 4 in 'Top 10 Games of 2014', winner of 'Best Soundtrack' and 'Most Impressive Aesthetic'

Mac App Store - runner-up for 'Best Game of 2014'

Game Developers Choice Awards - nominated for 'Best Audio', honorable mention for 'Best Visual Art'

GameTrailers - winner of 'Best Strategy Game'

Paste Magazine - selection 2 in 'Best 25 Videogames of 2014'

The Telegraph - selection 23 in 'The 40 Best Video Games of 2014'

Tom's Guide - winner of 'Best Game of 2014', 'Best PS4 Games 2014: Best Indie Game'

Slant Magazine - selection 22 in 'The 25 Best Video Games of 2014'

GameSpot - nominated for 'Best PlayStation 4 Game'

Game Revolution - winner of 'Best of 2014 Awards: Best Original Game', selection 4 in 'Top 25 PS4 Games', nominated for 'Best of 2014 Awards: Game of the Year', 'Best Indie Game'

The A.V. Club - selection in 'Our Favorite Games of 2014'

Financial Post - selection 9 in 'Post Arcade's Games of the Year 2014'

Hardcore Gamer - winner of 'Best PS4 Game' and 'Best Strategy', nominated for 'Best Artistic Design', 'Best Story'

Kotaku - selection in 'The Best Video Game Music of 2014'

EGM - selection 9 in 'Top 25 Games of 2014'

Giant Bomb - runner-up in '2014 Game of the Year Awards: Best Music'

VentureBeat - selection in 'The Best of 2014: The Top 10 Original Games'

Nerdist - selection in 'The Best Video Game Soundtracks of 2014'

NeoSeeker - winner of 'Game of the Year'

14th Annual NAVGTR Awards - nominated for 'Game Design, New IP', 'Song, Original or Adapted ("We All Become")', 'Art Direction, Contemporary', 'Character Design', 'Original Light Mix Score, New IP', 'Song Collection', 'Game, Original Role Playing'

N4G.com - winner of 'Indie Game of the Year'

OnlySP.com - selection 1 in 'Top 5 Soundtracks of 2014'

The Koalition - winner of 'Best Indie Game of 2014'

God is a Geek - winner of 'Game of the Year #7', 'Best Sound Design'

Lady Wasd - winner of 'Game of the Year'

IndeGameReviewer.com - selection 1 in 'Best Indie Games of the Year', selection 1 in 'Top 10 Indie Game Music Soundtracks'

Destructoid - tied for winner of 'Best Narrative Design of 2014', winner of 'GOTY 2014: Best Interpretive Representation of Jeff Goldblum' (!!), honorable mention in 'Best Musical'

Examiner.com - Transistor Original Soundtrack selection 7 in 'Top 10 Albums of 2014'

The Mary Sue - selection 3 in 'Top 15 Video Games of 2014 (With Awesome Lady Representation)'

Igromania.ru - winner of 'Story of the Year', nominated for 'Music of the Year'

Atomix.vg - nominated for 'Best Art Direction', 'Best Soundtrack', 'Best Indie Game', 'Best PS4 Game', and 'Best NPC'

8-Bit Horse - winner of 'Best 2D Game of 2014'

Nuclear Fridge - selection 2 in 'Top Ten Games of 2014'

Game Audio Network Guild - co-winner of 'Best Audio for an Indie Game', nominated for 'Best Original Song, Pop' and 'Best Audio for an Indie Game'

Golden Dragon Awards - winner of 'Best Soundtrack', nominated for 'Best Indie Game'

Horrible Night - winner of 'Music of the Year'

Playnation.de - nominated for 'Game of the Year 2014', 'Best Soundtrack'

EGMR - nominated for 'Game of the Year'

NeoGAF - selection 17 in 'Games of the Year 2014'

The 2014 Vidya Gaem Awards - nominated for 'Plot and Backstory Award (for best representation of women)', 'Silent Protagonist Award (for best character)', 'New Challenger Award (for best new IP)', 'Journal Update Award (for best writing/story)', 'Jet Set Award (for best soundtrack)', 'Eye Candy Award (for best visual aesthetics)'

Press Play TV - winner of 'Best Soundtrack of 2014'

GameChurch - selection 7 in 'Ten 2014 Games that Jesus Loves (And Why)'

LazyGamer - winner of 'Best Indie Game of 2014'

New Game Network - winner of 'Best Downloadable Game'

GameSkinny - selection in 'Staff's Favorite Games of 2014'

TheShortGame.net - winner of 'Game of the Year'

RPG Site - runner-up for 'Best Indie', runner-up for 'Best Soundtrack'

The Game Critique - selection 9 in 'Best Games of 2014'

Sumonix - selection 2 in 'Top 5 Indie Games of 2014'

Gadget Review - selection 1 in '10 of the Best PS4 Games 2014'

Heavy.com - selection 3 in 'Top 5 Best PS4 RPGs'

Haywire Magazine - selection 5 in 'Games of 2014'

BigSushi.fm - selection 7 in 'Top Ten Games of 2014'

SmashPad - selection 10 in 'Top Ten Games of 2014'

Khan's Kast - selection 7 in 'Top 10 Games of 2014'

Silicon Sasquatch - winner of 'GOTY 2014 - Best Sound Design'

Gamers Honest Truth - nominated for 'Indie Game of the Year'

VGNetwork.it - winner of 'Game of the Year 2014 - Best Sound', nominated for 'PS4 Game of the Year' and 'Indie Game of the Year'

Games In Asia - selection in 'Top PS4 Game of 2014', 'Best Music of 2014'

Video Game Choo Choo - winner of 'Golden Whistle Awards 2014 - Best Music'

The Northern Light - selection 1 in 'Top 5 Games of 2014'

Analog Addiction - nominated for 'PC Game of the Year', 'Soundtrack of the Year'

Let us know on Twitter if we missed anything! And once again, thank you very much for helping make 2014 such a strong year for Supergiant. It was a big year for us, and now, we're excited to be on the other side of it, working together to figure out what's next.


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