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Rust has now sold over 30 thousand copies on Linux

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Garry Newman of Facepunch shared on twitter that Rust has now hit over 4 million sales, and Linux is sitting at over 30 thousand.

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That's obviously far short of what it has sold on Windows, still not close to Mac levels, but that's still quite a bit of money from Linux sales.

While I'm not a fan of Rust myself, it just doesn't click with me, I can't deny it has appeal to people who like those sorts of games. Even though Garry doesn't feel Linux has been worth it in his previous statements, I am still very glad it's on Linux. It's also nice of Garry to be so open about the sales.

I haven't played Rust for a long time, how's the Linux version looking now folks? Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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edo 20 Jul, 2016
thanks to the linux version he has sold 34291 more copies of his game. Its probably a lot more than the cost of the linux support on this month, but is still not even a 1 percent on this game


Last edited by edo on 20 July 2016 at 10:33 pm UTC
ElectricPrism 20 Jul, 2016
So 19.99 * 34,291 = 685,477.09

So In other words Rust has sold an extra 700 thousand dollars (assuming his numbers are honest.)

Also also being based on a Game Engine - Unity3D which Supports Deploying to Linux.

I know like 10 people who use Linux and guess what? 0 of them play Rust - they all play Ark.

The reviews have been mediocre and kept me of any of my Linux Gaming Clan from buying, and also - the anti-linux remarks from the creator have turned me off to ever buying anything from him.

*snap*

Maybe Gary should quit Gaming Development and become and Accountant instead :P


Last edited by ElectricPrism on 20 July 2016 at 11:00 pm UTC
Mblackwell 20 Jul, 2016
I had thought about buying it at some point in the future until he made a lot of anti-Linux statements. I'm sure there are a lot of other Linux users of a similar mindset.
ElectricPrism 20 Jul, 2016
Quoting: MblackwellI had thought about buying it at some point in the future until he made a lot of anti-Linux statements. I'm sure there are a lot of other Linux users of a similar mindset.

@Mblackwell - I can't Imagine what you're reffering to, oh wait... nevermind.

Quoting: Garry Newman@adevland Of course. If i could do it again I'd have never supported linux.
https://twitter.com/garrynewman/status/690531015325016064

How to piss off an entire community into boycotting you thereby loosing you and your company sales, press attention, internet back links, fans, and gamers and respect.

Perhaps Garry Newman should apologize for being a asshat and win back some our respect, otherwise it's straight to the toilet for his stuff IMO.


Last edited by ElectricPrism on 20 July 2016 at 10:48 pm UTC
Liam Dawe 20 Jul, 2016
Let's keep the comments cool guys.
Guest 20 Jul, 2016
Is there any doubt that Gaming is the new gold rush ?


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Zelox 20 Jul, 2016
Its to hardcore pvp for me. There are some promesing speculations and concept arts Iv seen that could hint for more pve content in rust. And if this proves to be right, I might get rust.

I dont understand tho, why hes not thinking it was worth linux.
Quoting: ElectricPrismSo 19.99 * 34,291 = 685,477.09
To me thats alot of money.


Last edited by Zelox on 20 July 2016 at 11:10 pm UTC
ElectricPrism 20 Jul, 2016
Quoting: mr-eggIs there any doubt that Gaming is the new gold rush ? Make something decent and never have to work in a traditional job for the rest of your life ( okay, easier said than done ) make something half decent get it on steam and its still a good few years away from the grind.

It is. We are in a new renascence where godly tools are now in the hands of mere mortals and we're seeing the birth of many new kinds of games which are going toe to toe with the traditional game development model.

Take for example Stardew Valley, they've sold 1,442,067 copies at 14.99 pulling in 21.6 Million Dollars for a single developer probably developing the thing in mums house.

Gaming is a gold mine for people with a little bit of OCD, Passion, Hypo-Mania and technical ability meshed with innovative skills.
ElectricPrism 20 Jul, 2016
Quoting: ZeloxI dont understand tho, why hes not thinking it was worth linux.
Quoting: ElectricPrismSo 19.99 * 34,291 = 685,477.09
To me thats alot of money.

Mere pennies to us mortals, $700,000? pffft - pennies - it could only buy a weekend on the yacht with coke and strippers.
Zeroedout 21 Jul, 2016
I was super tempted during the last sale, but Unity + hostile dev, I didn't see any hope for improvements (and thought they would drop development after a while). Maybe I was wrong... I just wish they would be more public with a commitment to support.
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