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Re: Anyone on this list?

On Tue, 29 Oct 2002, Steve Baker wrote:

>Gamers are a fickle lot - and they want to play the game when it's hot - not
>wait a year and start playing it long after everyone else has lost interest.

The latest Linux game "developed at the same time as the Windows version"
is probably Neverwinter Nights. It's now half a year after the Windows
version, and they still fiddle with things like mouse input, let alone
having an in-house playable game that they soon can release. So doing the
Linux version at the same time requires a game shop that is very talented
and really wants to release both/all versions at the same time. 

For some games I'd be happy to wait half a year for a Linux version, but
for shortlived action/rpg games I would not buy an obsolete game half a
year after.

>I make my games for the fun of it.  I don't care too much whether they
>are widespread successes - and they certainly won't ever make money.

And they can be a good portfolio of stuff that can be shown to a potential
employer. It may not be needed for you Steve, but I wouldn't be ashamed of
showcasing a game I was proud about.


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