Chinese-only RPG The Scroll Of Taiwu has sold 1 million copies on Steam

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Chinese-only indie RPG The Scroll of Taiwu, in which you manage a martial arts dynasty, has sold more than one million copies on Steam.

ConchShip Games announced the milestone on Steam this week (opens in new tab) and, as analyst Daniel Ahmad points out (opens in new tab), it's interesting because Steam operates in a "grey area" in China. The country has an active freeze on new game approvals, but the appetite for gaming hasn't diminished. In October, Steam surpassed 30 million users in China (opens in new tab), and its popularity continues to grow.

It's not the first time a Chinese-only game has seen a surge of support: life sim Chinese Parents climbed the Steam charts earlier this year, and you should read Khee Hoon's piece about it here (opens in new tab).

ConchShip has previously announced that it's planning an English translation of The Scroll of Taiwu, so look out for that next year. It's currently in Early Access, where it's expected to be until late 2019. The Steam store page has been translated, and you can read through it here (opens in new tab).

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.