World of Goo Linux is success for 2D Boy

Tuesday, 17th February 2009 10:13 GMT By Patrick Garratt


The Linux version of World of Goo has been a rollicking success for 2D Boy, with the launch seeing over 40 percent more games sold via the company’s website in one day than ever before.

From here:

It’s only been 2 days since the release of the Linux version and it already accounts for 4.6% of the full downloads from our website. Our thanks to everyone who’s playing the game on Linux and spreading the word. Here are a couple of nifty stats:

  • About 12% of Linux downloads are of the .rpm package, 30% are of the .tar.gz package, and 57% are of the .deb package.
  • More copies of the game were sold via our website on the day the Linux version released than any other day. This day beat the previous record by 40%. There is a market for Linux games after all :)

Go Linux, etc. More through there. Thanks, The Reticule.



  1. ruckus

    Good for them – I hope they continue to do well and it encourages others to follow.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Retroid

    Good luck to them, it’s a great game!

    In other news: Lolnux

    #2 6 years ago
  3. bytemap

    Wow…just goes to show their is a market for Linux in gaming.

    #3 6 years ago

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