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Don't Be Patchman Windows Version Delayed, A Bit Hilarious

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I still haven't properly tried out Don't Be Patchman, but it looks cool. The funny bit of Wednesday news for you is that it's still the only game on Steam to only support Linux, and the Windows release is now delayed.

While it's never good to hear about delays, it's nice to be on the other side of the fence for once, and mildly amusing.

The developer writes:
QuoteWe regret to inform you that the Windows and OSX releases of Don't Be Patchman are not ready!

We had hoped/said that it would be available roughly a month after the initial Linux release. Now, we are not sure, and consider them delayed indefinitely, but at the same time, they could pop up at any moment! Often a daunting technical task like this turns out to be easier than expected, so who knows?

There are a number of reasons for this, so as the programmer (Dave) I will explain as best I can: the single biggest factor is that I have been short on time, and taken on a variety jobs to make ends meet, including stocking produce at a grocery store, washing dishes in a cafe, and building an engineering application for my father. Throw on top of that raising two children and you can see why time is tight. However, developing and completing this game remains my top creative priority, and I work on it every chance I get! The dilemma I face is: do I work on the game itself, or do I work on the supporting material, such as platform support, marketing, etc? I'm good at creating the game, not so much at the other areas. My current goal is to finish the second quadrant of the game before moving on to additional platform support. Otherwise my efforts are splintered, and it's best to focus on one chunk of tasks at a time.

About the game
The Sheeple are in trouble - they've been enslaved by the Drones - and it's all Patchman's fault! Now it's up to you to redeem Patchman, rescue the Sheeple, and uncover the awful secret behind the Drone army. Stay out of sight, wear clever disguises, search the forest for seeds, grow fruits and plants, tear down propaganda, awaken the Sheeple to break the control scheme, and power down those nasty robots!

You can find Don't Be Patchman on Steam.
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Hori 14 Oct, 2015
This is really amusing :)
Stupendous Man 5 years 14 Oct, 2015
It would be interesting to know the sales statistics of this game. Looking at the Steam store page there are only 2 reviews and the forum doesn't have a lot of activity, so I doubt it has sold that many copies. But just imagine if the developer could break even with Linux sales only (I highly doubt he could get a profit).
Liam, could you not send the developer an email and ask if he would disclose some sales numbers? Since this is the only Linux exclusive game we have it would be really interesting to know how well it does (if at all).
wolfyrion 14 Oct, 2015
I am totally confused about this game...
I dont know what is the story and the game mechanics of this game....
I dont know how many hours of gameplay it has...
So does it really worth 15$ ? Any Demo?????
I find it a bit expensive from what I see in their steam trailer...

You can buy almost on sale Shadow of Mordor and all DLC with that price :P
jsa1983 14 Oct, 2015
I really hope that does not hurt them too bad and they can solve that out rather sooner than later.

But besides that, this piece of news made my day :D

Last edited by jsa1983 on 14 October 2015 at 11:15 am UTC
minj 14 Oct, 2015
What if this is just a social experiment?

Alright, probably not.
adolson 14 Oct, 2015
The game is far from ready anyhow, but maybe he wouldn't need three part-time jobs to make ends meet if he were collecting sales from the other 99% of the market.
fraghopper 14 Oct, 2015
I just bought it, only because the dev had the audacity to release a game on Steam for Linux only. That takes nerve, so I gave him $18.
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