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My Friend Pedro sold 250,000 copies in its first week

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My Friend Pedro, a 2D bullet-time score-attack action-platformer, is almost entirely the work of one developer: Victor Ågren, aka DeadToast Entertainment. Publisher Devolver Digital recently announced that his game sold 250,000 units in its first week (opens in new tab) (across both PC and Switch), so Victor's probably pretty happy about that.

To celebrate, Devolver have put together a charming video about Victor and the four-and-a-half year journey of My Friend Pedro, which began as a Flash game made for a student project, was put on the backburner when Victor got a job at MediaMolecule, and finally came out this year.  Watch the whole thing embedded above.

Among the nuggets of information the interview reveals is that Pedro, the player's mentor, was almost a flying gnome, "but bananas are easier to animate" as Victor explains.

Read our review of My Friend Pedro here (opens in new tab).

Jody Macgregor
Jody Macgregor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, and Playboy.com, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was published in 2015, he edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and actually did play every Warhammer videogame.