A developer has been so successful with his line of hamster video games that he has established his own in-house ‘Hamster Department’ which will be responsible for developing more hamster-themed titles.
The developer is a Japanese game company aptly named Success, whose own success is due to its hamster games, which is why it has opened its new hamster-oriented department, the company said (via Automaton).
Success has been in the industry since 1978, making it a video game veteran, both publishing and helping develop titles. He has worked on recent games like The Caligula Effect 2, helping with its 3D motion design, and was responsible for various mini-games in The Pegasus Dream Tour. Success is also working on a new Metal Saga game, but the biggest development of it has been adding the new Department Hamster, which went live last week.
The success Success has had with its hamster titles prompted the opening of its hamster department, and a hamster title has been especially successful for Success. That would be the hamster breeding simulator Tales of Djungarian Hamster for the Nintendo Switch, which has earned tens of millions of yen according to Success. Given that the game retails for around 2,500 yen (about $19.45) as a physical purchase and about half that digitally, it seems Success has traded a lot of copies.
Another successful hamster breeding game that Success has is the mobile title Namaham. Available on iOS and Android, this title has been downloaded more than 450,000 times according to the company. In the meantime, it has another Hamster game in development for mobile platforms in the form of Hamster Valley.
The new Success department may not be a real division in terms of corporate structure, as it is more like an internal group or club with members who get together to share hamster ideas. But the 18-member club is expected to become a bona fide department in the future, Success said.
With the success of its hamster titles on Nintendo Switch and mobile, it looks like Success is on its way to becoming a pretty special hamster game company. Now excuse us while we coo all these hamsters.
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