Fredman's Epistles DLC artwork for Europa Universalis IV

Paradox has been rolling in success lately. Hearts of Iron IV has managed to sell over 200,000 copies in less than two weeks after release, Stellaris is currently on 500,000 copies sold, and their "big hitter" Europa Universalis IV has just past 1 million copies sold, and this doesn't include any expansions or DLC!

Since Europa Universalis IV is a strange and wonderful game, Paradox has decided to celebrate its impressive milestone with an equally strange and wonderful DLC. The recently added "Fredman's Epistles" features a collection of traditional Swedish songs from the 18th century, and is set to provide an "authentic piece of Swedish culture to Europa Universalis IV, perfect for taking on the world as a Scandinavian superpower".

If you would like to make your Europa Universalis IV experience a little bit more Swedish, you can download the "Fredman's Epistles" DLC for free on Steam until July 4, 2016. The DLC will still remain available after the cutoff date, though it will set you back $2 from that point onward.

As a final note, here's what Paradox's CEO Fredrik Wester had to say about their success, and how exactly they've managed to achieve it despite producing "niche" games:

"PC gaming is thriving, and we're doing incredibly well in a market that is increasingly competitive. Over the course of our company’s lifetime, we have remained dedicated to creating deep and challenging games for players who want experiences that will last for countless hours. The key to these successes – games that not only sell well at launch, but sell sustainably for years to come – is that we continue to provide ongoing support and development, and remain connected to our community to understand what our players want from their time with our games. The PC platform is ideal for keeping our games updated and supported, thanks to our ability to easily share updates and new expansions – and for our players to share their creative mods."