DIAZENYZM By the Broken King, 16 . RAGE By Biarou, 88 .
GAMING AGE: Sam & Max Save the World & Other Hefty Helpings, 2,153 . I WILL BE KING OF THE SWORD & POKEMON: Sun and Moon, 1,200 . HOMEFRONT: The Tiger's Wife, 1,534 . Quackshot, 2,046 . Little Samson, 1,854 .
ZOMBIES Ate My Neighbors, 1,323 .
Note: Some above figures are estimates only and may have been counted once or twice.
Black Friday 2018
The trend of a more open Thanksgiving night continued for this year's Black Friday. The rankings of game sales for Black Friday 2018 have been published in the following table:
As with previous years, Black Friday occurred with few problems and the shopping season ended with strong sales. The top 10 games and major platforms with the largest increases in sales for Black Friday 2018 are:
Black Friday 2018 also had issues with the game Fortnite, as many stores experienced issues and refused to handle purchases for the game, with many players waiting for days or even weeks to get to try the game out. The game was widely discussed in the media for its surge of sales and some retailers, including GameStop, opted to handle the Fortnite release as they wanted to focus on the holiday season, stating "The number of customers showing up for a game as big as Fortnite on the biggest shopping day of the year just demonstrates the huge demand people have for the game."
The trend of pre-Christmas shopping starting on Black Friday continued this year. On Black Friday 2018, the rankings of game sales for the weekend before Christmas Day have been published in the following table:
As with previous years, this year's pre-Christmas sales had few problems and ended with strong sales. The top 10 games and major platforms with the largest increases in sales for Black Friday 2018 in the days before Christmas are:
Awards and industry trends
Independent Game Festival Awards
The following games have received the Indie Game Festival Awards in the following categories:
Best Visual Arts: Bastion, Cart Life, Darkest Dungeon, The Long Dark, Pid, and VVVVVV
Best Audio Design: Bastion, Pid, Portal Knights, VVVVVV, and VVVVVV