"Linux users are starved for quality games - there is
no doubting that. Bring up the topic of a Linux port on most gaming
forums and you will typically see responses about the market share
of the operating system, that Linux users are cheap (thus why they
use a free operating system) or there are too many package formats
to support (which really is a non-issue). I'm not even going to
bother trying to argue the point of market share, we all know
Windows is a large majority and Linux is the under dog - lets leave
it at that.
"Lets stop and think about something for a moment - nowhere near
all of those Windows users are gamers. In fact with the world we
live in that is so heavily populated with consoles I would be
surprised if even half of the people using Windows are the type
that go out and purchase the latest and greatest PC games (or even
play casually). Linux users on the other hand are typically a more
tech savvy bunch and tech savvy people more often than not tend to
gravitate towards being gamers.
"Alright - enough speculation and assumptions, lets look at some
cold hard numbers. Two recent games that had successful Linux ports
would be 2DBoys World of Goo and Frictional Games enumbra
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