Launch Day for Two Point Hospital finally arrived and what a ride it was. If you missed any of the festivities of the day, then you have come to the right place. So much happened! Let's get stuck in.
Two Point Hospital had been on 'Pre-load' via Steam for a couple days prior to release, so as soon as 7am GMT BST rolled around, people wasted no time in playing. Many had reported to taking holiday from work to play, or played it as much as they could before work.
The whole Scrub community was brought together, during launch day, via an all day long, SEGA stream with Lauran (Community Manager) and Craig (Brand Manager) with a large portion being joined by myself, Blarla (Content Creator)
All Day SEGA Stream
Leading up to the launch, Lauran and Craig had worked on a wonderful schedule of events for the all day SEGA Live Twitch stream which was published via the Two Point Hospital Twitter for all to see and attend anything and everything of interest.
Lauran and Craig streamed the game live via the SEGA Twitch account and I joined them for the last 30 minutes. This was also dual cast to the Two Point Hospital YouTube channel and via the Two Point Hospital Steam page.
For the first hour the stream was hosted on the front page of Twitch seeing around 17,000 viewers. Retaining many of them for the following hour as they continued to play Two Point Hospital for all the amazing scrubs. You can watch it HERE!
During this hour SEGA hosted Jonti Sparrow of Geekism. Unfortunately, the VOD wasn't saved and the stream wasn't recorded. So instead of linking the stream here, I have opted for this Two Point Hospital YouTube series, CHECK IT OUT!
Lauran, Craig and myself, Blarla, were back streaming the game via SEGA Twitch, the Two Point Hospital YouTube channel and the Steam page. The Steam page saw high views averaging around 7-8k, it was truly incredible.
During the Stream I was charged with the challenge of saving Lauran's Tumble hospital from financial ruin, amongst other things. Watch now as I wrangle Tumble and join the incredible banter that always flies between Lauran and Craig. Watch the Stream!
This segment didn't happen quite as we had hoped. It was planned for Lydia from Squid Gaming to join Lauran and Craig in the studio for an hour. However due to travel arrangements going awry, she never made it. Please still check her out, HERE is her review of Two Point Hospital.
Instead it was another and final two hours with myself, Blarla, Lauran and Craig. Where I finally manage to get Tumble working efficiently.
For the rest of the day SEGA continued to host Twitch streams of Two Point Hospital from some of their favourite creators. Please check them out. If Two Point like them, then surely so will you!
- 7-8pm - Kaeyl - Check out her launch day VOD HERE.
- 8-9pm - Voodoo & Goat - Check out their launch day VOD HERE.
- 9-10pm - Aavak - Check out his launch day VOD HERE.
- 10-1am - JoeR247 - Check out his launch day VOD HERE.
Global Best Seller
That's right! Two Point Hospital was top of the UK Best Seller list on Steam all day long, in fact it has been top of the UK Best Seller list a lot leading up to launch and following it. But it made it to GLOBAL NUMBER ONE on Steam in the latter half of launch day and remained there for a few days after to boot!
It was such an incredible day. It was emotional for all involved and so many kind words were shared. I picked a selection of my favourites.
'During our live stream yesterday, LOTS of you were asking how to get the golden toilet...' Two Point Hospital Twitter
'Say 'aaaaaah', because the day is finally here: Two Point Hospital is live and ready to play! If you've booked an appointment in Two Point County, you can load the game up now!
If you do happen to stumble across any bugs, could I ask that you report them in this thread so we can easily collate them and send them to the devs.' - Lauran
Reports Bugs HERE
In The Press
- Meta Critic - Two Point Hospital
- EuroGamer - Two Point Hospital review - pitch perfect re-tread that manages to improve on a classic Sick.
- EuroGamer - Two Point Hospital discounted to £13.38 / $19.84 for the next few hours
- Big Red Barrel - Review: Two Point Hospital