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Back in September last year the developer of ΔV: Rings of Saturn mentioned how cross-platform support was worth it, and it continues to be the case.

ΔV: Rings of Saturn is a hard sci-fi, top-down space mining simulator, with every aspect backed up by "real physics and science". Built with the open source Godot Engine, Kodera Software have crafted quite an impressive space sim that continues to advance through Early Access.

Since releasing on Steam in August last year, the developer shared this new image of their stats confirming this is just data from Steam:

As expected, Windows makes up the majority of sales. However, around 13% for Linux and macOS together is still quite a big chunk.

For a smaller developer, that 13% can make a huge difference, especially considering the size of Steam and how many indie games go almost completely unnoticed. It also helps that they're using Godot Engine, which Kodera Software said has "awesome multi-platform support".

If you've never seen ΔV: Rings of Saturn, do check out their more recent trailer below:

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You can buy your own copy of ΔV: Rings of Saturn on itch.io and Steam. Check out the demo to test some of the basics, it can be a little tricky to get started but once you get going it's wonderful.

They're not alone in getting above-average (and well above Linux user share) of sales from Linux on Steam. Speaking only recently to Bytten Studio when they announced their Pokemon-fusion inspired Cassette Beasts, they also mentioned that at 5%-10% of their players were on Linux too.

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7 comments

jrt 14 May
oh wow, that market share is huge!
Tchey 14 May
Nice to see numbers above one% !
stan 14 May
Nice.
If only the publisher of the game I’m working on also believed that a Linux release is more important than a Mac release…
Valck 14 May
Been quite enjoying it, and glad to see it work out for Kodera. Space, Godot, itch.io, and of course Linux... ticks all the right boxes.
Dedale 14 May
I am glad it works out for those developers ! :)

It takes them risk and effort.

Edit: And there are so many (good) space games out there. Very competitive segment.


Last edited by Dedale on 14 May 2020 at 9:14 pm UTC
noderunner 14 May
I bought it, it's pretty good.

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pcavalcanti 15 May
It's very well crafted and it has a unique gameplay but it's a bit on the slow side for me...
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