Developers celebrate a remarkable milestone ahead of console launch

Yogscast Games and It’s happening are delighted to share news of hitting an all-new milestone as co-op cooking roguelike, PlateUp!, reaches an astounding 1.5 million Steam copies sold – a week before it lands on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4/5 and Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One and on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

Since It’s happening’s debut title launched on PC in 2022, the game has gone on to achieve incredible popularity, boasting overwhelmingly positive feedback on Steam, which it has proudly maintained since launch. These triumphs have since seen It’s happening expand to a team of two, and they are thrilled to celebrate such a lofty milestone.

PlateUp! began as a Covid-19 passion project inspired by a myriad of co-op titles that the initial solo developer, Alastair Janse van Rensburg, played during lockdown. The commercial success it has since gone on to achieve has far surpassed all expectations, with Alastair completely dumbfounded upon receiving his first 1 million in royalties just one month after the game’s launch.

“I’m absolutely stunned that what started out as a labour of love project to enjoy with my friends has turned into such a huge global hit,” says Alastair Janse van Rensburg, creator, PlateUp! “It’s been genuinely humbling seeing such a consistent overwhelmingly positive reaction from PC players since launch. I cannot wait to welcome console players into the PlateUp! universe – and promise you there is still a lot more good stuff to come.”

An acclaimed Steam hit, PlateUp! Lanched console-wide, bringing all manner of culinary chaos to PlayStation 4/5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch on February 15. It will see a new wave of players — spatulas at the ready — managing restaurants of their very own, while also opening up all-new opportunities for couch co-op and online play.

For more on PlateUp!, you can visit Steam or the official website. PlateUp! is also available to pre-order now and is available from a number of retailers worldwide. Details about pre-orders in Europe can be found on the Numskull Games homepage. In North America the game can be pre-ordered from Amazon US, Best Buy, Gamestop and other popular retailers.

About Yogscast Games

Yogscast Games was established in 2017, with a simple goal: to work with small teams to develop and publish games which are as fun to watch as they are to play. Its recent releases have included poker-powered deckbuilding game ‘Aces & Adventures’, ‘Tales & Tactics’, the brilliant autobattler from Slay The Spire ‘Downfall’ developers Table 9 Studio and the wildly successful restaurant management roguelike ‘PlateUp!’.

About It’s happening

It’s happening is a team of two developers based in Bristol, UK. Originally a one-man team, Alastair Janse van Rensburg produced PlateUp! on his own over lockdown – his first game and a smash hit.


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