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The Station is another game with a Linux version where the percentage of Linux gamers purchasing it is a lot higher than normal.

See Also: My thoughts on the game.

In a new Steam announcement posted two days ago, the developer announced that 20,000 copies have now been sold. In the comments of that post, they replied to a user asking about how many were Linux users. I will quote directly as you cannot link to comments on Steam announcements:

@Zyro, about 15% of our players so far have been Linux users on Steam!

It's worth noting that Steam only accounted for around 25% of that 20K figure:

@LiamD, no actually Steam was not a big platform for us - console has been 75% of our players.

So it seems it didn't really sell well at all on Steam. However, if they continue to sell more and the Linux share keeps up, it would be impressive. Even when games don't sell a lot, the Linux share is never usually as high as that.

I'm not surprised Linux was higher than normal though, as they got Linux support in early and reached out to us here at GamingOnLinux. We interviewed them (which was picked up by other sites) and we were able to test it before release as well, so they were quite committed to getting Linux support out on the same day as other versions.

I honestly hope they continue making games like this, would be happy to see more from them of this quality. Perhaps something a little bit longer next time would be good.

It's actually on sale right now on Steam with 40% off until July 23rd, well worth a look.

Thanks for the tip Eike. Update: 20/07/18 - Article text and title adjusted with new information to be accurate.

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raneon 19 July 2018 at 9:38 am UTC
One of the games that is still on my wishlist!
Alm888 19 July 2018 at 12:07 pm UTC
Steam-exclusive?
PublicNuisance 19 July 2018 at 1:01 pm UTC
This was one of the few games I have bought day 1 in the last decade and it didn't disappoint.

Alm888Steam-exclusive?

So far yes. It is on the GOG wishlist if you wanted to vote for a DRM free version:

https://www.gog.com/wishlist/games/the_station
hardpenguin 19 July 2018 at 1:32 pm UTC
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Ouch, that means the game did really poorly on Steam
Eike 19 July 2018 at 1:52 pm UTC
hardpenguinOuch, that means the game did really poorly on Steam

Do you think? I guess 20.000 could be fine for such a game.
tuubi 19 July 2018 at 1:56 pm UTC
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Eike
hardpenguinOuch, that means the game did really poorly on Steam

Do you think? I guess 20.000 could be fine for such a game.
Yeah, could be worse for a short, relatively obscure indie.
Xpander 19 July 2018 at 1:56 pm UTC
Uhh nice.Totally forgot about this game, was in my wishlist quite some time. Bought it!
Dont know when i will have time to play this though. Damn Summer
liamdawe 19 July 2018 at 2:02 pm UTC
tuubi
Eike
hardpenguinOuch, that means the game did really poorly on Steam

Do you think? I guess 20.000 could be fine for such a game.
Yeah, could be worse for a short, relatively obscure indie.
For a still quite unknown indie game that only released a few months ago, the first game from this studio, seems like reasonable amount to me?
ajgp 19 July 2018 at 2:22 pm UTC
Well its just made my to by list, I mean I have little time to play it but it looks good and want to support a Linux supporting Dev so will pick it up this weekend, payday friday afterall!
Eike 19 July 2018 at 2:26 pm UTC
ajgpWell its just made my to by list, I mean I have little time to play it but it looks good and want to support a Linux supporting Dev so will pick it up this weekend, payday friday afterall!

It's a short experience, some 2.5 hours for me. With my limited time, I do like such short games. On the other hand, though I'm not too picky with prices, its full price might be a bit high for that.


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