Linux numbers ?
I'm curious, would you share numbers regarding Linux sells ? Is it worthy to support in your opinion ? Why did you do it ? Would you do it again ? Will you do it again for your next game ?
I used Linux for about 10 years in Dual Boot with Win XP them Win7, and only Linux now for about 2 and half years (without dual boot).
I own Drox + expansion, and Zombasite.
Linux Mint 17.3 64 bits Xfce
Intel Core i5 4590 (4 x 3,3 GHz)
MSI GeForce GTX 960 @ 2 Go
Drivers NVIDIA 370.28
8 Go DIMM DDR3 PC12800
Screen LED 1920x1080
French system with bépo keyboard
It looks like Linux might be about 3% of our sales. From a profit standpoint it probably has not worked out, but I think supporting Linux is nice for other reasons (open OS, don't like the direction Windows/OSX are going, good community, etc).
Unless I changed to a new engine that didn't have Linux support or radically changed the current engine, there really isn't a reason to drop Linux support. I've already done the hard work.
Here's another thought: How many windows purchases were made by friends of Linux gamers, who recommended the game to their Windows-using friends? I just recommended it to a friend of mine, and have spoken highly of it in the past. I streamed it on Twitch a few times. I wouldn't be surprised if supporting Linux actually has a slightly higher return than is known.
Good to know, thanks for sharing. I hope your next one will be on Linux too.
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