ConnorDot Feb 20 @ 10:02am
More Linux games because of SteamOS?
does anybody know if any developers are planning there games for linux now that steamOS is out?
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Cobalt Blue Feb 20 @ 10:06am 
you mean SteamBox?
Kranky K. Krackpot Sr. Feb 20 @ 10:26am 
Logically, yes.
But they want to see first how successfully steamboxes'll go on sales, I think.
Cobalt Blue Feb 20 @ 11:27am 
I can't wait to play my total War games on my Tv
ConnorDot Feb 20 @ 12:23pm 
*Steam machine is the official name, and thanks kranky :)
LOLCAT Feb 20 @ 2:01pm 
Valve has partners, otherwise they wouldn't do the whole thing. They're not making new hardware to run CS 1.6.
Revernus Feb 20 @ 2:11pm 
Yeah, I hope so.
Rogue Feb 21 @ 10:53am 
I think we all (as Linux computer gamers) would hope so.
Zyro Feb 21 @ 11:00am 
December 2012, there were about 40 Linux games on Steam.
May 2013, it was 113.
August 2013, it was about 150.
Now we've got February 2014, and it is 334.
And all this was done without official SteamOS or Steam Machine releases.

If I would have to bet, I'd say yes, more is to come.

BTW, ist there any graph showing the amount of Linux games on Steam over time?
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phillippi2 Feb 21 @ 3:17pm 
Crytek had a job posting for a linux developer to port cryengine to linux, and they recently posted the linux sdk on steamdb. Though this was before steamos was announced. Actually, the job posting was up not long after steam for linux was released.
ConnorDot Feb 22 @ 4:55am 
Zyro, not that i know of, and those new linux games, are they new games completely or ports?
Zyro Feb 22 @ 5:39am 
Both. It's the number of games Steam is reporting here:
http://store.steampowered.com/search/?snr=1_230_linux__12&term=#category1=998&os=linux
Some of them even existed as ports before and just found their way to Steam.
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Kranky K. Krackpot Sr. Feb 22 @ 2:54pm 
Originally posted by Zyro:
December 2012, there were about 40 Linux games on Steam.
May 2013, it was 113.
August 2013, it was about 150.
Now we've got February 2014, and it is 334.
And all this was done without official SteamOS or Steam Machine releases.
Interesting point, indeed. But DOS/Win games have thousands of titles, and including playstations it might well be tens of thousands... Anyway, Steam becomes attractive for independent developers.
Zyro Feb 22 @ 2:57pm 
Originally posted by Kranky K. Krackpot:
Interesting point, indeed. But DOS/Win games have thousands of titles, and including playstations it might well be tens of thousands... Anyway, Steam becomes attractive for independent developers.

We can compare with the same (Steam) search:
Windows (unfortunately still called "PC"): 2539
Mac: 695

Interestingly, the number of games for PS4 and XBox One are much lower than for Linux at the moment...
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ConnorDot Feb 22 @ 3:14pm 
Yeah but the ps4 and xbox one's titles are full games the ones on linux are just small indie games, still i would prefer the steam machine, just saying :)
Originally posted by Zyro:
Originally posted by Kranky K. Krackpot:
Interesting point, indeed. But DOS/Win games have thousands of titles, and including playstations it might well be tens of thousands... Anyway, Steam becomes attractive for independent developers.

We can compare with the same (Steam) search:
Windows (unfortunately still called "PC"): 2539
Mac: 695

Interestingly, the number of games for PS4 and XBox One are much lower than for Linux at the moment...
Kranky K. Krackpot Sr. Feb 22 @ 3:30pm 
Originally posted by Zyro:
Originally posted by Kranky K. Krackpot:
Interesting point, indeed. But DOS/Win games have thousands of titles, and including playstations it might well be tens of thousands... Anyway, Steam becomes attractive for independent developers.

We can compare with the same (Steam) search:
Windows (unfortunately still called "PC"): 2539
Mac: 695

Interestingly, the number of games for PS4 and XBox One are much lower than for Linux at the moment...
If the question is about "games that exist in Steam" that well might be.
But many Win games are still out of Steam, even some big titles. Actually, there're more that 330 Linux games exists too I think (but not that much more). About consoles I saw people on forums who claimed to have a collection of, say, 5000 titles for their favourite console. Though I've never seen any reliable statistics, I'd believe in tens of thousands titles for consoles.
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