TruFin is pleased to announce that its subsidiary Playstack, a leading UK games publisher, has released its fastest selling game, Balatro, the sensational poker roguelike, reaching game profitability in one hour.

The deckbuilder, which released digitally worldwide on 20 February across PC, Nintendo Switch, PS5 and Xbox, reached the Steam Global Top Sellers list within an hour and amassed more than 2,000 'Overwhelmingly Positive' reviews before the day closed. It is currently ranked on Metacritic as the highest rated game of 2024.

"We are floored by Balatro's success," said Playstack Chief Executive Officer, Harvey Elliott. "All publishing partnerships are to some extent a leap of faith, and the sobering industry news of the last twelve months has made each leap seem further. Therefore we understand it's a rare privilege to note that Balatro reached game-profitability within an hour following release. I cannot praise the developer LocalThunk and the publishing team at Playstack enough for achieving such an impressive milestone."

LocalThunk, Balatro's developer, said: "I poured my heart and soul into this game with the hopes of sharing it with a few friends and loved ones, but seeing so many people share and enjoy this odd creation has been incredibly overwhelming. I can't thank the Balatro fans and Playstack enough for making this possible".

Balatro joins a world-class roster of successful Playstack titles, from Mortal Shell to The Case of the Golden Idol to The Last Faith, solidifying the publisher's reputation for delivering high-quality gaming experiences that captivate players worldwide.

The release of Balatro marks the start of a pivotal year for Playstack, with three more game releases already announced for 2024. Next to be released by the publisher is the highly acclaimed Abiotic Factor, lined up for worldwide release on 2 May, followed by the promising detective game Little Problems, with the highly anticipated sequel Rise of the Golden Idol due for release in the second half of the year.

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