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Indie Dev Suggests Peers Should Support OS X, Linux Gaming

Jan 07, 2009, 22:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Frank Caron)

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"Jeff Rosen of Wolfire Games recently made the case for indie devs to embrace cross-platform gaming on his company's official blog. Using the success of his own title, Lugaru, as a starting point, Jeff asserts that creating cross-platform games can have a huge affect on the way the market receives the title. Even though OS X and Linux may have a smaller market share, Jeff argues, the residual word-of-mouth sales generated by that smaller piece of the pie can potentially facilitate a marked increase in total sales.

""Obviously supporting Mac OS X and Linux means you tap into another platform and expand your potential market base," wrote Jeff. "That much is clear. But surely adding an extra five percent is negligible, right? Wrong. Not all five percents are created equal.""

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