Killing Floor Sells Over One Million Copies; Special Discount Available

Tripwire recently announced that its PC game Killing Floor has now sold over one million copies since its release, and to celebrate, they're passing on savings to their customers. Act now to take advantage of this limited time offer!

As part of the Midweek Madness promotion on Steam, you can pick up your copy of Killing Floor for 85% off, or the low price of $2.99.

Stats from the Official Press Release

  • 1.1 MILLION copies of Killing Floor sold on PC in two and a half years
  • Nearly 2 MILLION Killing Floor DLC packs sold
  • 45 MILLION hours of Killing Floor played to date
  • 440 MILLION Zeds have been dispatched in Achievements alone - including more than a quarter-million Christmas Santas
  • Zeds are being killed by you at the rate of over 20,000 an hour!
  • Hundreds of custom maps have been created by the community
  • Synopsis
    It’s a co-op survival horror game. Up to 6 players in online co-op mode, or just you, on your own, playing the Solo mode. The aim – cleanse each area of zombies, in waves, until you get to the last one. The Big One. The Patriarch. Then exterminate him, too. Actually, they aren’t “zombies”. They are the leftover “specimens” from a cheap and dirty government program to clone soldier-monsters. The basic ones will just munch on your arm and try to disembowel you. The bigger ones were the first ones they tried arming. Nothing much. Just a chainsaw or a blade for starters. They had just got on to the chain gun and rockets when the government tried to secretly shut down their secret program.

    But, in the typical way these things go, the program didn’t want to be shut down. The specimens got loose. No one was left alive to turn off the specimen-cloning equipment. And now they are running amok. Well, some of them are running amok. Others are shambling amok or even jumping amok, but you get the idea.

    The police were sent in, but that wasn’t even a challenge for the specimens. The first army units hadn’t been warned what to expect. The screams of “it's got a bloody chainsaw!” over the radios probably didn’t do much for morale, as whole units were chewed up. Quite literally, in some cases, of course.

    And now, there is just you. And a few friends. The few survivors from the first police and army units thrown in. Of course, you can’t tell anyone anything because that would be a breach of the Official Secrets Act 1911, 1920, 1989. And that would be a disciplinary offense. So just get in there and do your bit for Queen and Country…

    Zombies. Lots of them. Big ones, little ones. Armed and Dangerous. JUST MAKE THEM ALL GO AWAY!

    For more information on the game, check out the official Killing Floor website.

    Killing Floor Sells Over One Million Copies; Special Discount Available

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    kiddcapone's picture

    Another fucking advertisement !?!?!?!?!?!?! I'm outraged !!! What's next, more advertisements cleverly disguised as free give-a-way contests ??? You sneaky bastards…

    What can ya say, some guys would complain about a blow job...

    Submitted by kiddcapone on Thu, 02/16/2012 - 1:18pm.
    Vanvance1's picture

    It may be a fine line between the two some of the time but it definitely exists. This article radiates advertisement.

    I feel it's very important for a content related site to properly police itself and not become a billboard for product placement. There's a definite difference between looking at something that's of interest to genre fans and trying to sell them a product.

    Advertisers would like to confuse those two things as much as is possible and they're having phenomenal success with this approach in modern media.

    Submitted by Vanvance1 on Wed, 02/15/2012 - 9:46pm.
    moderator If this were an ad for this
    Steve Barton's picture

    If this were an ad for this game or ANY PRODUCT, the publisher would have to place an ad buy. That's how we make our money, people wanting to advertise with us. Now I don't know about anyone else, but I haven't seen any Killing Floor banners, etc, anywhere near on this site. I'm also not in the habit of taking bread off of my table by giving away our services. Hell, there's not even an affiliate link in this article! It's simply a case of us saying 'hey, this game's pretty cool if you wanna check it out it's discounted right now.' That's a news story. LOL The things people complain about sometimes ... It's mind blowing!

    Submitted by Steve Barton on Wed, 02/15/2012 - 10:19pm.
    Vanvance1's picture

    It's not really that mind blowing. If you want to be truly gobsmacked imagine a city without advertising. It's called Sao Paulo in Brazil and it's a thing of beauty.

    This was just an advertisment you didn't get paid for. So yeah, you're giving away your services because the content was advertising.

    The fact that it's not a banner only means it's not a banner advertisment. That you didn't post an affiliate link is irrelavant because any gamer (the target demographic) knows how to use google or find steam.

    I have no objection to horror related game coverage. Hell, I wouldn't mind if you guys added in horror related card, board and RPG content.

    Advertising is just ugly.

    Submitted by Vanvance1 on Thu, 02/16/2012 - 4:36am.
    admin moderator LMAO. It's not an
    Jon Condit's picture

    LMAO. It's not an advertisement. Go read any number of gaming sites. This is pretty standard stuff.

    Milestone announcements, hours played, etc are one of the most commonly covered aspects of gaming. When titles go Gold or Platinum, hit user/player milestones, the publishers put out press releases. This publisher decided to celebrate their milestone by discounting the game.

    And Steam sales and discounts are very much covered in the gaming industry. You're talking about people who in some cases spend hundreds of dollars a week on new titles. They appreciate a heads up when prices go down. Just like gaming sites cover price drops and sales on game systems themselves.

    This is no different than announcing some awesome movie you want to see is adding screens to its theatrical release because of an amazing first weekend turn out. Or God forbid if they gave back by discounting tickets, or even worse a giveaway.

    Submitted by Jon Condit on Thu, 02/16/2012 - 6:11pm.
    moderator Yeah, god forbid we let
    Steve Barton's picture

    Yeah, god forbid we let horror gamers know that they can now get a cool ass co-op based zombie killing game for like 85% off for a few days. That would just be shilling.

    *continues to piss freely in the wind* ;)

    Submitted by Steve Barton on Thu, 02/16/2012 - 4:39am.
    Pestilence's picture

    Killing Floor is indeed pretty sweet. I amassed an unhealthy number of hours on Steam playing that last Christmas.

    I see where you're coming from, Vanvance, but it is indeed a pretty standard video game press release -- plus, why begrudge what Creepy says above... we're just letting people know that it's there, and for now it's cheap. Dig in!

    Submitted by Pestilence on Thu, 02/16/2012 - 2:56pm.
    admin moderator Video games are not something
    Jon Condit's picture

    Video games are not something we have covered very much in the past. And I am not sure how big of a gamer you are. That being said this kind of Press Release is very common in the gaming news industry and par for the course. It is hardly an advertisement. Milestone announcements are a big part of covering the gaming world.

    Submitted by Jon Condit on Wed, 02/15/2012 - 10:11pm.
    Vanvance1's picture

    Article? NO! Advertisement, yes.

    It brings the quality of DC down when advertisements posing as articles are posted here.

    Submitted by Vanvance1 on Wed, 02/15/2012 - 7:48pm.
    moderator Dude, 90% of the articles
    Steve Barton's picture

    Dude, 90% of the articles posted here for various projects be it books, movies, video games, theatrical releases etc, can be construed as ads. People dig the game. Just pointing those who may be interested in the right direction.

    Submitted by Steve Barton on Wed, 02/15/2012 - 7:53pm.

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