Comings and goings in the Linux gaming world
Today, I'm going to discuss the interesting phenomena, rise and fall of companies, games, technologies, and other cool stuff, all related to Linux gaming. So, this is not exactly a review, but we will definitely talk about the hot cakes in the gaming oven.
The Humble Indie Bundle
This was a tremendously successful experiment into greedless marketing. Rather than setting prices high for their games, the Humble Indie team put their five-game bundle on sale for as little as anyone was willing to pay, be that one cent or a thousand dollars. Now, if we're to listen to MPIA or RIAA or any brutal, merciless tycoon in the digital industry, this kind of thing is a sales madness, with profits bound to drop, right?
Well, wrong. The Humble Bundle was a supreme success, with USD1.2 million collected from close to 150,000 contributors, with 35% proceedings donated to charity and average USD9 dollar per sale. End result? The offered games are now going open-source, which should make them even more popular.