Scum is already Devolver's biggest launch ever

Early Access survival game Scum only just launched at 9 AM this morning, but it's already become Devolver Digitial's biggest launch to date. While Devolver wouldn't share any numbers with me (not a surprise), a peek at the Steam Stats page shows Scum is already in the top 10 games by concurrent playercount. As of this moment, there are just under 50,000 people playing.

I've been playing too, exploring the crafting, zombies, cannibalism, and extremely gross bodily functions of Scum, which include not just pooping but super-pooping. Tyler also previewed some of the higher functions of Scum's complex menus, meters, and tooth counters back in April.

Christopher Livingston
Senior Editor

Chris started playing PC games in the 1980s, started writing about them in the early 2000s, and (finally) started getting paid to write about them in the late 2000s. Following a few years as a regular freelancer, PC Gamer hired him in 2014, probably so he'd stop emailing them asking for more work. Chris has a love-hate relationship with survival games and an unhealthy fascination with the inner lives of NPCs. He's also a fan of offbeat simulation games, mods, and ignoring storylines in RPGs so he can make up his own.