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Games When I decided to take on this article I thought it would be easy. Grab a few quotes from some developers, re-hash WINE support, check out the latest version of Battle for Wesnoth... Simple stuff.
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Humble, indeed.
by westlake on Mon 14th Nov 2011 15:08 UTC
westlake
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2010-01-07

Meaning no offense...

But the "Humble Bundle" usually consists of one rather pretty physics based side scrolling platformer, two or three casual puzzle games like Cogs, and a mediocre tower shooter.

None of them new to the Windows gamer and frequently on sale for the Windows platform elsewhere.

The Linux share looks generous, but it is still only half retail list for a single game, and only one quarter of the return from Windows.

My own contributions have gone entirely to charities. Which is the best choice, I think, given what I am willing and able to pay.

I passed on the current HB and I can't shake the feeling that they are growing progressively weaker and more obscure.

I am not interested in alpha builds or failed projects.

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RE: Humble, indeed.
by zlynx on Tue 15th Nov 2011 02:45 in reply to "Humble, indeed. "
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2005-07-20

If you're looking for a game on Linux that isn't available anywhere else, you're never going to find it.

Even if Linux sales are decent enough to make it a good target, the Windows and console markets are far larger.

It would never make sense to write a Linux exclusive game for money.

If there was an open source game that was only for Linux, people who like Windows would probably port it.

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RE[2]: Humble, indeed.
by Kivada on Tue 15th Nov 2011 06:06 in reply to "RE: Humble, indeed. "
Kivada Member since:
2010-07-07

If you're looking for a game on Linux that isn't available anywhere else, you're never going to find it.

Even if Linux sales are decent enough to make it a good target, the Windows and console markets are far larger.

It would never make sense to write a Linux exclusive game for money.

If there was an open source game that was only for Linux, people who like Windows would probably port it.


Really? How big was the Mac marketshare 10 years ago compared to Linux now? Because at the time there where quite a few Mac only indie games back then. There where no more ambitious then the 2d HIB games, but they where seemingly able to make a profit since they usually had a few different games and or sequels.

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