It all started in 2009, when a bunch of veterans of polish gaming industry joined their forces and founded 11 bit studios. They gathered a few talented people and got to work. After a year a first child was born – Anomaly Warzone Earth hit the stores. Quickly it became a huge success, with great sales and number of industry awards, including Apple Design Award.
It was a proof that 11Bit was on the right track and in the next few years they repeated the success with Anomaly 2, Anomaly Korea and few other games. But you know what they say – the more you have, the more you want so in 2012 they decided it was time for something bigger.
On 14th of November This War of Mine had its release and everything had changed. The cost of development were covered in first weekend after the premiere, and since then the game keeps being one of the topsellers on Steam and other distribution platforms. The game got over 100 awards and was covered as a phenomenon in the biggest magazines and newspapers all around the world including TIME, EDGE, Washington Post and more.
This War of Mine is still selling really well, being one of the most successful indie titles of the last decade. The next big game, Frostpunk, turned out to be an even bigger commercial success, earning great reviews accross industry and mainstream media alike. Teaming up with Digital Sun Games ended up in bringing Moonlighter to PCs and consoles, and both Frostpunk and Moonlighter reached the #1 top-selling spot on Steam.