Indie Game Studio Amazed At Linux Sales
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming on 14 September 2009 at 05:44 PM EDT. 18 Comments
Koonsolo Games, an independent game studio that developed Mystic Mine, is amazed at the rate which Linux users are purchasing their game. We know that Linux gamers are excited for new games, but Koonsolo has released figures showing the proportion of Linux gamers to those on Windows and Mac OS X. Surprisingly, the Linux market-share is not in third, but second!

With Mystic Mine, a majority of the gamers are running Mac OS X (42%) followed by Linux with 34% while Windows gamers only account for 23% of the sales. Wow. Of course, this isn't the situation for most games where there are by far more Windows gamers, but this figure is important nevertheless. Koonsolo also published their web server statistics showing Linux users had the highest conversion rates for making them a sale.

Their numbers and more details can be found on the Koonsolo blog.
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