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ΔV: Rings of Saturn continues to be popular with Linux gamers

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It seems that Kodera Software continue to be impressed by the level of Linux sales on Steam for their space mining sim ΔV: Rings of Saturn. Be sure to also check out our previous interview with the developer.

What is it? A physics-based mining sim, set in the thickest debris field in Sol. Every action has a reaction, lasers are invisible without a medium, and your thrust is a potent weapon. Find trade, adapt your equipment to your playstyle, hire a crew to help. Unravel the mysteries of the rings, or just get rich.

Developed with Godot Engine, the developer has announced a few times how sales have been going across different platforms and they recently gave another update on Twitter to see if things had changed. They included a chart showing some pretty reasonable looking sales for Linux:

According to the Twitter post, the game has had a recently surge in popularity so it's really interesting to see that the Linux numbers have held up for it.

You can buy ΔV: Rings of Saturn on Steam and itch.io.

Never seen it? Check out some recent gameplay below:

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CatKiller 5 Jan
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It seems that the moral of the story is that if you love your Linux customers then they'll love you right back.
devland 5 Jan
Great news but it seems from the graphs that they're biased towards Linux themselves. The numbers float around 5 and 6% yet the bars do not reflect that. I remember back when nvidia pulled this trick to showcase some performance boost people got really angry.
koder 5 Jan
Quoting: devlandGreat news but it seems from the graphs that they're biased towards Linux themselves. The numbers float around 5 and 6% yet the bars do not reflect that. I remember back when nvidia pulled this trick to showcase some performance boost people got really angry.
I figured the important message is to showcase change from quarter to quarter, so the chart is scaled to showcase that. I was afraid that when the game goes big (and it did got ~1000% increase in popularity in December) the Linux % will be dwarfed by players - but it was not. Which means that supporting Linux scales. Which in turn made me really happy.
Quoting: devlandGreat news but it seems from the graphs that they're biased towards Linux themselves. The numbers float around 5 and 6% yet the bars do not reflect that. I remember back when nvidia pulled this trick to showcase some performance boost people got really angry.
The bars chop off at 85% (you can see the "85%" at the bottom), because otherwise they'd either be way too tall or it would be hard to make out the relevant bits. True, the result is a bit "gee-whiz graph" looking, but I think the labelling is so prominent that it's in no way misleading.
anewson 5 Jan
what a coincidence I've had it in my library for a while but finally sat down and started playing last night. Lots of fun!
Pit 6 Jan
It is also on GOG
denyasis 7 Jan
Quoting: Purple Library Guy
Quoting: devlandGreat news but it seems from the graphs that they're biased towards Linux themselves. The numbers float around 5 and 6% yet the bars do not reflect that. I remember back when nvidia pulled this trick to showcase some performance boost people got really angry.
The bars chop off at 85% (you can see the "85%" at the bottom), because otherwise they'd either be way too tall or it would be hard to make out the relevant bits. True, the result is a bit "gee-whiz graph" looking, but I think the labelling is so prominent that it's in no way misleading.

Ahhh, visual stats, the best way to make those who know nothing absolutely certian of anything, lol.

I do agree with you though, the vertical axis is properly labeled which makes up a little bit for the poorly made graph.

Sorry, my current job assignment is in stats, so I've become a bit of a stickler for these things.

Back to the topic, I'm really glad they are doing well. I hope they continue. It's a really interesting game idea!
Nanobang 9 Jan
Quoting: PitIt is also on GOG

It's on Itch.io too. :)

I caught Samsai's live stream of this today. I was mesmerized. A really rich game.


Last edited by Nanobang on 9 January 2022 at 11:46 pm UTC
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