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I am, my step brother is, from a chart published long ago, a bit over 1% of players who ever played was linux users, which was like ~70 people at the time. No idea how it is now, but try to ask notch on twitter or in comments. Just note that it’s extremly hard to get in touch with him.
I tried that early free alpha and it was very glitchy. From what I’ve seen from videos it’s looking a lot better but I will probably wait until it’s a bit more refined before trying a newer version. It just can’t compete with the depth of a game like Dwarf Fortress.
*(&*%^ First dwarf fortress for 3 weeks (about 40 hours of play) to where I was finally not thinking about at work and BAM, another very addictive (short term) game for me. I have played about 20 hours now, and although I am obsessed with it, I can see it becoming more casual after a couple more hours. I highly recommend it to anyone who has time to waste. I would have bought it sooner but donations to Paypay stay in Paypal unless they have unlocked his account.
I think of suggestions like ability to script items, add quests, MMO, 2 teams build castles then siege each other, and RPG elements, but they may take away from the simple nature of the game.
Now to go explore that cavern I boarded up while digging to the bottom.
I spoke with notch, website stats are:
87.5% windows, 10.04% mac, 1.52% linux, 0.04% not set
Last I remember, stats showed 170k people who bought the game, which would be 2584 people.
Since linux users are less picky about games they play, and windows stats are higher because of that(more windows users only visits once, while probably more linux’ers stay), so I’d round it to 2600.