Indie Fund, a group of indie game developers who provide an 'angel'-style funding source for other indie game makers, has recouped its investment in its first funded and released title.
Indie Fund was announced
at GDC back in 2010, and later revealed that it is funding the likes of Monaco
from developer Andy Schatz, and Dear Esther
from Dan Pinchbeck.
First-person puzzler Q.U.B.E
from Toxic Games was released via the Steam digital distribution service on January 6, and is the first Indie Fund-funded title to be released.
The Indie Fund team has now revealed
that the game sold over 12,000 copies in four days, allowing Toxic Games to repay the full investment of $90,000 from Indie Fund.
"We sent the team their first payment of $21,000 in October 2010, and the second half (also $21,000) was sent in January 2011," explained a post on the Indie Fund website.
"At that point it became clear that the game would run over budget, and it did, so we decided to provide Toxic two more payments totaling $37,500. We are very happy that we were able to fully fund the game, as it was important to us, and to Toxic's future as independent developers, that the team shipped the best game they could."