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Linux Sales Are Higher Than Mac For Maia Developer

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So to keep the theme going of not directly new/up-coming gaming news after the Black Annex developer stated how easy it is to support Linux, the developer of Maia has openly stated that Linux has sold far more than Mac for him.

Taking to twitter Simon stated this:

Supporting Linux on Steam brings in more sales that Mac. 3:2 at the moment!

Simon Roth (@SimoRoth) January 7, 2014


Again, I hope other developers are taking note as there quite clearly are sales to be made on Linux.

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The developer is also quite the gent and gave us access to the game to do a future video of it, so stay tuned for that one!



You can also grab it DRM free from the Maia store directly. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Zikzak 8 January 2014 at 1:56 pm UTC
And most likely they can do even more sales by supplying DRM-free titles.

Let's hope they'll stick to their faq:


QuoteWill it be available on Steam or other distributers:
I can't speculate at this stage.
I will work my hardest to get
The game on every provider possible
Liam Dawe 8 January 2014 at 1:58 pm UTC
It is available DRM free already on the Maia website.
Anonymous 8 January 2014 at 2:47 pm UTC
Some people are never satisfied. I personally don't give a shit about steam's DRM. I can play my games and that's what is important. Anyway, this is great news.
manny 8 January 2014 at 3:36 pm UTC
hmm and supposedly mac has more "marketshare" on steam too (for now).

Also some linux users purchase windows versions of games early when they hear news of upcoming releases, so sometimes they're not even counted as linux sales.
Hamish 8 January 2014 at 5:07 pm UTC
Quote from AnonymousSome people are never satisfied. I personally don't give a shit about steam's DRM. I can play my games and that's what is important.

Yes, some people are never satisfied. Most personally don't give a shit about Linux. They can play there games on Windows and that's what is important. 

At any rate, good news for Simon Roth and anyone else involved.
Teodosio 8 January 2014 at 5:17 pm UTC
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twinsonian 8 January 2014 at 10:17 pm UTC
Steam DRM? This topic has been beaten to death all over the internet, and steam hardly feels like DRM.

Steam is helping bring quality gaming to linux, my library has well over 150 games and still only 41 available when on linux. I disagree that most do not care about linux, it is that most are unable to play the games on linux that they can on windows. Playonlinux helps, but dealing with settings and terminal commands and having to hunt on forums to get their games to run is a huge pain in the ass.
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Quote from AnonymousSome people are never satisfied. I personally don't give a shit about steam's DRM. I can play my games and that's what is important.

Yes, some people are never satisfied. Most personally don't give a shit about Linux. They can play there games on Windows and that's what is important. :S

At any rate, good news for Simon Roth and anyone else involved.


Your statement should read "Most personally don't give a shit about trying to get their games running on linux when they can easily play their games on windows."

Me personally? I would rather have the headache of getting my games running on Linux because I do not like the idea of being forced to do anything from M$.

Steam, especially embracing linux for SteamOS is motivating Nvidia, AMD, Intel, and other hardware vendors to support linux. I will gladly take their so called DRM for the opportunity to play my games on the distributions that I love using. Otherwise we will only ever be enjoying games like wesnoth on our linux installs. (PS: I love wesnoth, but would sure like to play my other games as well).
Hamish 8 January 2014 at 11:08 pm UTC
Quote from twinsonianSteam DRM? This topic has been beaten to death all over the internet

Yes, it has.

Quote from twinsonianYour statement should read "Most personally don't give a shit about trying to get their games running on linux when they can easily play their games on windows."

My statement was a parody. I do not actually agree with it.

Quote from twinsonianMe personally? I would rather have the headache of getting my games running on Linux because I do not like the idea of being forced to do anything from M$.

And I would rather go through a few extra hoops to get my games because I do not like the idea of being forced to do anything by Valve.

Quote from twinsonianI will gladly take their so called DRM for the opportunity to play my games on the distributions that I love using. Otherwise we will only ever be enjoying games like wesnoth on our linux installs.

So what the hell have I been playing for the past five years if we did not have any games before Steam?

But none of this is strictly on topic anyway.
Anonymous 9 January 2014 at 5:24 pm UTC
Interesting. But the movie does not give me enough information about what the game is like to buy it. Will wait for some reviews.
adolson 11 January 2014 at 4:35 pm UTC
Quote from HamishSo what the hell have I been playing for the past five years if we did not have any games before Steam?
I gave up on Linux gaming a decade ago and jumped to consoles, despite owning a big stack of Linux game discs. But now I'm curious; what *were* you playing in the years before Steam? (Not counting Wine, of course.)
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