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I Expect You To Die’ Surpasses the $1 Million Revenue Mark


PITTSBURGH, Penn­syl­vania (August 30, 2017) — Virtual reality (VR) game devel­op­ment company Schell Games today announced that its crit­i­cally-acclaimed escape-the-room game I Expect You To Die (IEYTD) has earned more than $1 million in revenue since its launch in December 2016. This revenue was earned across all sales channels, including the Oculus Store, Steam, the PlaySta­tion® Store, and Amazon.

To celebrate this signif­i­cant milestone, the company has published a new mixed reality video to thank its fans for their support. This one-minute video found on the company’s YouTube channel features a newly recruited agent played by Senior Designer Shawn Patton. It chron­i­cles the successes and failures of the new recruit and offers him advice for his future. Marking another achieve­ment, the video is the first mixed reality expe­ri­ence ever published for this title.

Our IEYTD team worked incred­ibly hard to create an enjoyable and immersive escape-the-room expe­ri­ence for players. To reach this $1 million threshold is another indi­ca­tion that our hard work is appre­ci­ated,” remarked Jesse Schell, CEO of Schell Games. We love how enthu­si­astic our fans have been toward the game, and we hope they will enjoy this hilarious mixed reality video we’ve developed. In the very near future, we look forward to providing them with even more content for the game.”

Earlier this month, the company announced on its social channels that new content is being developed for IEYTD. The details regarding this new content have not been released. The addi­tional content will be available for players before the end of 2017.

Created specif­i­cally for VR, I Expect You To Die is a spy-themed puzzle game that has been capturing the attention of video game enthu­si­asts and media worldwide. The game has been recog­nized time-and-time again as a stand-out expe­ri­ence for its fun escape-the-room mechanics, intuitive gameplay and envi­ron­ments, and the unique challenge it puts upon players to use their smarts to solve missions and survive the myriad ways to die in the game.

The mixed reality video is available at

About I Expect You To Die

I Expect You To Die is a virtual reality puzzle game where players take on the role of an elite secret agent as they attempt to survive deadly situ­a­tions in immersive, dangerous locals by completing missions using problem-solving skills and wits. It’s a race to thwart the evil Dr. Zor without succumbing to traps and tricks that may cause an untimely demise. Already recog­nized with multi-industry awards for best gameplay, best VR expe­ri­ence, and best game design, I Expect You To Die is available for the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation®VR for $24.99 USD. For the latest game news, to discover its intriguing backstory, get insight on solving assign­ments and more, visit

Logos and images available at: IEYTD Press Kit

About Schell Games

Schell Games is the largest full-service educa­tional and enter­tain­ment game devel­op­ment company in the United States. Founded in 2002 by game designer and award-winning author Jesse Schell, the studio heralds a highly talented array of artists, program­mers, producers, and game designers. Schell Games special­izes in creating memorable expe­ri­ences through mobile, VR/​AR, PC, console, handheld, online and social games; inter­ac­tive expe­ri­ences and theme park attrac­tions; connected toys and virtual worlds. The company counts some of the world’s most respected brands as clients, such as The Walt Disney Company, Google, Facebook, Yale Univer­sity, SeaWorld Parks and Enter­tain­ment, and The Fred Rogers Company. For more infor­ma­tion on Schell Games, visit or contact us at

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