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Hemisphere Games Reveals Osmos Linux Sales Numbers

June 25th, 2010 06:45 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

An anonymous reader writes “Hemisphere Games analyzes the sales numbers for their Linux port of Osmos and ask themselves: ‘is it worth porting games to Linux?’ The short, simple answer is ‘yes.’ Breakdown and details in the post.”
A few other interesting details: the port took them about two man-months of work, the day they released for Linux was their single best sales day ever, and they got a surprising amount of interest from Russia and Eastern Europe. Their data only reflects sales through their website, and they make the point that “the lack of a strong Linux portal makes it a much less ‘competitive’ OS for commercial development.” Hopefully someday the rumored Steam Linux client will help to solve that.

Source: Hemisphere Games Reveals Osmos Linux Sales Numbers

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