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    Default Humble Indie "Frozenbyte" Bundle 3 Slows Down

    Phoronix: Humble Indie "Frozenbyte" Bundle 3 Slows Down

    The pace of sales for the Humble Indie Bundle #3 has slowed down dramatically. This collection of multi-platform, DRM-free games whereby Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X gamers can pay whatever they want did $250k USD sales in the first day and then quick did half a million dollars in sales, but since then the pace has slowed down greatly...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=OTM1Mg

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    Default well, like i said in earlier...

    Most likely whole thing has been cannibalized by previous sales.
    I don't feel like buying only one game game out mediocre interest, very mediocre at that.
    One of games doesn't even run on Linux so far.
    And i have already both shadow grounds games, so...
    I bet there are loads of people like this.

    Either way i hope developers did not get disappointed. Their source code will remain with them.(dunno if it's desirable thing under circmistances)

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    Default A little disappointed in Phoronix coverage

    Maybe the slow down in sales has something to do with the fact that none of the three main titles run on Intel hardware without heavy modification of the system.

    I learned of this fact the hard way yesterday when I bought it. I must admit that I think it would have been appropriate if this had been at some point mentioned in one of the many articles about the third bundle. I know that it is not a frozenbyte issue, but a driver issue. But the end result remains the same.

    It may also have been mentioned and I just missed it.

    Regards Kenneth

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    Blame it on mac users, just look at what they have contributed......

    or many mac users have moved to linux or mac gaming market seems to be dying ..

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    I don't know how other poeple reason, but I was kind of upset when only one game was released as Open Source after the success of the second bundle. Pehaps it was more poeple than me who felt "betrayed" when the games in the second bundle wasn't Open Sourced?

    As it looks now it's only one game which will be Open Source in this bundle, and I'm simply not interested in financing proprietary software. However, if all or most of the games is released as Open Source I'll gladly buy the bundle. I would be interested in seeing how many others are thinking like me.

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    One of the games is already open-sourced there.

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    I usually agree with free-software zealotry, but I find myself at odds with people complaining about the HiB. Proprietary or not, this is an opportunity to represent the linux gaming market. This is one of the few times that the linux community can put their money where their mouth is, and what happens? People complain. The same thing seemed to happen with Oilrush, and it's disheartening. I doubt that I'll even play the games in the pack soon, but I still contributed $15.

    On another note, it's relatively naive to expect that integrated gpus should run a game that relies on Physx.

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