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    Default Indie Royale Bundle - 3 games for Linux

    Hi

    Here is Indie Royale Bundle:

    http://www.indieroyale.com/

    Scoregasm
    available on: linux, desura

    BONUS: Irukandji
    available on: linux, desura

    BONUS: Bullet Candy Perfect
    available on: linux, desura


    http://gamingonlinux.com/index.php?t...le-update.635/

    http://gamingonlinux.com/index.php?t...le-bundle.631/

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    Dammit... just bought this because of Ben There, Dan That (which I had never heard of before but it looked kinda funny), and now the donwload page tells me it isn't available for linux. I must say I'm a little bit pissed... I know it's my fault for not checking before, but I got so used to the Humbe Bundles it didn't even occur to me there might be no linux client. :/
    Edit: Actually, two of the other games aren't available for linux as well... well at least I didn't pay more than the minimum. :>
    Last edited by Zhick; 11-14-2011 at 11:57 AM.

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    Ben There, Dan That does work fine in Wine, or at least it did when it was first released.

    (These faux Humble-Bundles do sort of miss the point in that way, by not going the extra mile and porting the games)

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    IMHO these new bundles might actually have a negative impact for Linux gamers.
    I guess the majority of Indie developers rather decide to go for
    "Indie Royal Whatever Bundles" if they're not required to provide Linux versions.
    Even with Linux users willing to pay more than Windows users, at least for the
    Humble Bundles so far, bear in mind the total share of the generated money
    is rather low compared to the Windows and Mac sales.
    So unless an indie developer is a Linux enthusiast, where I fail to see a general
    correlation, I wouldn't be suprised if we see less indie developers to opt for the
    Humble Bundle "way".

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    IMHO these new bundles might actually have a negative impact for Linux gamers.
    I guess the majority of Indie developers rather decide to go for
    "Indie Royal Whatever Bundles" if they're not required to provide Linux versions.
    Even with Linux users willing to pay more than Windows users, at least for the
    Humble Bundles so far, bear in mind the total share of the generated money
    is rather low compared to the Windows and Mac sales.
    So unless an indie developer is a Linux enthusiast, where I fail to see a general
    correlation, I wouldn't be suprised if we see less indie developers to opt for the
    Humble Bundle "way".
    I guess the point of the Humble Bundle wrt linux ports was that linux users make up 15-25% of your revenue, but if other indies are willing to disregard such portions of the pie (chart ), then I guess there isn't much we can do. Some sort of community program to make porting easier will probably help, but I'm not sure how we could go about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mo6eB View Post
    I guess the point of the Humble Bundle wrt linux ports was that linux users make up 15-25% of your revenue
    I think that both the obligation to include a Linux version and the E.F.F. donation are a strong hint that they not only wanted to get more money, but also wanted to do something good. Now of course there's a strong possibility many developpers would prefer not to have to make and support a Linux version...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zhick View Post
    Dammit... just bought this because of Ben There, Dan That
    Also, both this game and Time Gentlemen, Please! were done with Adventure Game Studio which was recently released as free software, so there's at least the potential for a Linux port.

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