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    Exclamation Hypothetical Linux Game company questionnaire

    Update February 4th, 2011:
    The survey is now closed. The updated data can be found here.
    As for how the company itself is doing... well... I'll just call it a work-in-progress for the time being. My real life responsibilities haven't allowed me to take such a grand step just yet.

    Update January 23rd, 2010:

    Yesterday the survey reached it's first goal of 250 answers. As I promised earlier, the survey data has been made available for all interested to study. You may find it here. The survey is still on-going and answers received hereafter are no less important than those given before the first goal was reached. Thank you everyone!

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    Original post:

    Hi.

    I posted a thread some time ago in the Community-Cafe about starting a Linux game company.

    I'm currently in the process of mapping the potential market and your input would be most valuable at this point.

    Please take the time to answer my ten gaming related questions by using this questionnaire.

    Thank you everyone and don't forget to advertise the questionnaire to all your gaming Linux friends and Windows users who refuse to switch due to the lack of games!
    Last edited by blueturtl; February 4th, 2011 at 10:17 PM.

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    Re: Hypothetical Linux Game company questionnaire

    Done and will gladly pass it along

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    Re: Hypothetical Linux Game company questionnaire

    "Given the choice, which is your favorite method of control?"
    [ ] Keyboard
    [ ] Mouse
    Uh... the majority of games use both - but I prefer my joystick

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    Re: Hypothetical Linux Game company questionnaire

    Tip :
    Please no more FPS's , we got plenty of those already.
    RPG's on the other hand, is something that we are missing.

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    Re: Hypothetical Linux Game company questionnaire

    blueturtl, please start documenting your adventure so others can support you or learn from you. A blog would do.
    -AKA SlickMcRunfast
    LXGC Game Night every Sunday. | AZLOCO

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    Re: Hypothetical Linux Game company questionnaire

    Submit this news to linuxgames.com

    I totally checked the "Pretty colors" box. pretty colors ftw. go go pretty colors.

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    Re: Hypothetical Linux Game company questionnaire

    What a great idea. I can't speak for the others, but I'm more than happy to fork out a fair amount of cash for some better linux quality games. And /agree with Technophobia; keep us updated on your progress

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    Same. In fact I already do - I bought so many linux-native games while I only play one it's not even funny.

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    id pay 50$ or even 60$ if its a professionally made game. Can be closed source - doesnt matter to me.

    While i know many people want different genre games (other than FPS) I have to say I would like a professionally done FPS game for linux. Something with a good multiplayer. Linux has a lot of FPS, but none of them are as professional as their windows counterparts.

    I took your survey... just my .02

    Note: I am going to purchase Heroes of Newerth soon. Its 30$. But i can safely say i would pay 50$ for it also...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sindwiller View Post
    Uh... the majority of games use both - but I prefer my joystick
    The input from this question will influence game design in cases where we must choose one or the other. This will also be used to judge how important it is that both approaches are present. Also obviously if the game makes use of a special controller (gamepad, joystick, wheel) those would trump both keyboard and a mouse in the design priority.

    Quote Originally Posted by Technophobia
    blueturtl, please start documenting your adventure so others can support you or learn from you. A blog would do.
    Currently I am documenting my progress in the original thread. I have never blogged before, and agree with Yahtzee that it (a blog) sounds like something that lives under the bridge and eats children. However I will consider it.

    Quote Originally Posted by w4rr3n
    What a great idea. I can't speak for the others, but I'm more than happy to fork out a fair amount of cash for some better linux quality games. And /agree with Technophobia; keep us updated on your progress
    This is what made me post in the first place. I know the market is small, but there are a lot of people (myself included) who'd even pay extra just to get some good games on our favorite platform. Dual-booting just feels so dirty and for me is not even worth the hassle any more.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vadi
    Submit this news to linuxgames.com
    I guess I shouldn't fear publicity at this point, but right now all the headlines would say is "a broke nobody from a country with 5 million people wants to start a company that would produce hit games for Linux". I won't say to not spread the news, but let's all remember I'm still in a very early faze with this thing. The questionnaire is the first actual step in addition to talk I have taken to making this real.

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    To all wondering about the state of Linux game support, I found this pretty interesting:
    http://lgn.linux-hardcore.com/list-o...u-linux-games/

    Thank you all for your input, and keep the survey alive - it will be open for exactly a year. If you're signed on to another Linux user forum, advertise the survey there.

    I also welcome comments about the survey in this thread. Is an important question missing? Did a question lack the choice you would have made?
    Come up with something better than "pretty colors" for what makes a game interesting? I invite everyone to brainstorm.

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