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Misfits Attic, developer of Duskers are celebrating the well-received game hitting five years and they're returning to indie development once again. We also have sales info across platforms.

What is Duskers? It's a space sci-fi game where you take on the role of a drone pilot. You pilot drones into derelict spaceships to find the means to survive and piece together how the universe became a giant graveyard. It's incredibly atmospheric and feeling a bit Alien-like and a previous contributor of ours liked it a lot.

"You are a drone operator, surrounded by old gritty tech that acts as your only eyes and ears to the outside world. What you hear comes through a remote microphone. What you see is how each drone sees the world. Motion sensors tell you something's out there, but not what. And when you issue commands, you do it through a command line interface."

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For the last 5 years the developer spent 1 year at Brace Yourself Games, and 4 years helping start Bad Robot Games. Now though, they're coming back to indie game development themselves.

In a Reddit AMA (ask me anything), studio founder Tim Keenan replied to our questions about sales across platforms over the last few years. Here's the breakdown:

  • Windows: ~90%
  • Mac: ~7%
  • Linux ~3.5%

Additionally, when asked about how they found supporting Linux, they said "Not too bad. Linux users are generally really forgiving of me not being an expert, and I brought on help. It was the Mac build that we had this crazy bug we couldn't do anything about.". Nice to see another developer being positive about Linux support there.

It's also worth checking out their GDC video "Finding Duskers: Innovation Through Better Design Pillars" below:

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Should you pick it up? Absolutely. It's a gem!

You can buy Duskers from GOG, Humble Store and Steam. It's 50% off on Steam until Tuesday May 25, 6PM UTC.

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Rooster May 24, 2021
Mac gamers are mysterious people to me.
scaine May 24, 2021
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I really enjoyed this game, but realised that I'd have to invested a LOT of hours to actually become good at it. Amazing atmosphere though, and reasonably simple to pick up. Just feels a bit brutal sometimes when you open a door into a room, realise there's a death robot in there and you literally can't get away from it... assuming you even have a chance to react before being blown into small pieces!

Then again, that brutality was a big contributor to the excellent atmosphere I mentioned!

Also nice to hear decent things about the Linux community, that balances the scales a bit from the reputation earned through the Witcher 2 debacle. Also nice to see a greater than one percent sales figure... even if it's still on the low side. Proves yet again that the Steam survey just doesn't paint an accurate picture of the sales you can expect... even if it's probably "accurate enough" to know that the numbers will be extremely low.
denyasis May 24, 2021
Quoting: RoosterMac gamers are mysterious people to me.

Lol. Nice they made a Mac build though. The more support the better for all.
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