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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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RE: Humble, indeed.
by zlynx on Tue 15th Nov 2011 02:45 UTC in reply to "Humble, indeed. "
zlynx
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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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RE[3]: Humble, indeed.
by zlynx on Tue 15th Nov 2011 06:52 in reply to "RE[2]: Humble, indeed. "
zlynx Member since:
2005-07-20

Those were the days when video drivers didn't support OpenGL very well. Those were the days when people wrote software graphics render engines in machine code. It was difficult to make games cross-platform.

Today writing cross-platform code is much, much easier.

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