THQ, the American game company responsible for a great deal of computer games and was the company behind the recent controversial Humble Bundle, is currently evaluating the market for bringing their titles to Linux.
THQ and Humble Bundle received a great deal of heat over their recent Humble Bundle of THQ games
. That recent bundle was still pay-what-you-want, but the games weren't compatible with Linux (only Windows), were only available through Steam, and THQ isn't exactly an indie game studio. The THQ games they were shipping included Warhammer 40000 Dawn of War, Saints Row The Third, Titan Quest, Red Faction Armageddon, Darksiders, Metro 2033, Company of Heroes, Company of Heroes Opposing Fronts, and Company of Heroes Tales of Valor.
While this latest Humble Bundle didn't offer anything for Linux users, plenty of Linux gamers expressed their feedback to THQ about the lack of Linux clients for these games.
Jason Rubin, the president of THQ, has tweeted
they are now looking at possibly bringing their games to Linux as the result of Humble feedback. In response to a question asked on Twitter, Rubin wrote, "Got the Linux message load and clear via #HumbleBundle feedback. Evaluating cost/benefit as we speak."
In a follow-up response, Jason Rubin also noted that they are using the Unity game engine for one of their current projects. Unity 4.0
bears Linux support, though this won't be too helpful for getting their existing game catalog to Linux. THQ is responsible for a wide variety of games from Warhammer and Company of Heroes to WWE wrestling to the Nexuiz game re-make.