Cool! Guess my pre-order shall be shipped soon.
Seriously, is this game anywhere close to monkey island? I would be glad to buy it if so, but after playing Ankh2 I'm full of scepticism.
I seriously doubt it'll come close to touching the first 3 monkey island games because they were something special. I pre-ordered it anyway though.
Originally Posted by krzta
Even on Linux you have to make it worth my while
I can sympathize with the porter's cost issues (except for packaging - let me download it, I don't even want a box; heck, I even get my groceries online), but I will not pay extra for a Linux version of a game. I got into Linux a year ago substantially because I could buy my 1st computer & save $500 by using various free software equivalents. The big "selling" point for me (besides virus immunity) was cost savings. It's a bit of a slap in the face to be presented a higher price for a game now. The # of potential Linux-using buyers may be small, but the # of potential Linux-using buyers who are idealists willing to pay a substantial Linux-market-share-growth premium must be even smaller.
Originally Posted by Svartalf
I don't dual-boot (MS didn't get a cent from me when I built my system) & don't necessarily require Jack Keane, so if it weren't available for Linux, I wouldn't require Windows. There are enough good FOSS games, games from id software et al. that work with Linux, & Wine works well enough that I don't need Keane so much that I'll pay a premium for it. That's strong competition, & you have to compete with that. In fact, there are already more games than I have time for.
Before anyone bitches about gamers that bitch about the price for holding back Linux gaming, consider the negative effect of providing software that costs more than the Windows alternative. Hardly a way to attract new converts.
By the way, Frictional Games made Linux & Mac versions of all 3 parts of its (excellent) Penumbra series, & offered them at the same price as the Windows versions. Now they've gone & offered a great discount - ONLY FOR MAC & LINUX! Needless to say, I went & bought the lot
I'll buy Linux software, you just have to make it attractive.