A couple months back we shared the story of Carpe Fulgur, a small game localization company who made their debut with Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale. Nearly four months since Recettear's release, the game managed to sell over 100,000 copies.
Reaching this milestone came at a cost: the bulk of these sales were made at a steep discount, not Recettear's full $20 price. Still, Carpe Fulgur founder Andrew Dice is pleased with how much money the game has made and may consider adding an English voice option for Recettear to complement the Japanese voiceovers.
Dice says that Recettear's sales allow Carpe Fulgur to comfortably run throughout 2011 and are planning to attend future events such as PAX Prime 2011 and Comiket 80 in Japan. Dice himself will be attending the 2011 Game Developer's Conference to look into the possibility of Carpe Fulgur moving into console development.
Carpe Fulgur's next project is Chantelise, a hack-and-slash made by EasyGameStation (who also made Recettear). Chantelise follows the story of two sisters seeking a witch to lift a curse placed on one of the siblings.