Don't adjust your screens, as you did read that correctly. Over 1,000 games have released on Steam this year alone with Linux support.
I've been slowly writing up an end of year roundup and something I wanted to know was how well we have done this year in terms of actual releases.
It took a while to add it all up, as some games show up in the list with a date that’s passed and they aren’t actually released. I had to be pretty careful and do it slowly to make sure it's right.
As of right now, I counted approximately 1,018 games with Linux support that have released this year. It's a silly amount of games and pretty impossible to play them all.
I would also like to point out something interesting that SteamSpy showed off, the fact that 38% of games on Steam have released this year:
38% of all Steam games were released in 2016 pic.twitter.com/JiX2pt6JhB— Steam Spy (@Steam_Spy) November 30, 2016
This is madness. That percentage will possibly rise too, depending on how many get released in total this month.
It just goes to show how easy it is for developers to get started developing now, and how Greenlight has changed Steam. All platforms get a lot more mobile ports and sadly rather a lot of complete shovelware too.
Thankfully, we have also seen quite a number of quality releases this year too!
Place your bets now! How many games do you think will be released by the end of 2016? The person closest will get a GOL postcard early next year. You have until December 15th to answer.