Be sure to pay what you’d like for Frozen Synapse, an excellent turn-based strategy game for Mac, Windows, and Linux, while supporting two worthy charities. If you decide to pay above the average
price, you can also receive the Humble Frozenbyte Bundle, which includes Trine, Shadowgrounds, Shadowgrounds: Survivor, the Jack Claw prototype, and a Splot preorder.
It’s worth noting that this is the first time Frozen Synapse has appeared on Linux :)
Let’s start with what most people probably are the most interested in: how many units have we actually sold? During the GDC EU lecture I noted that we were now above 400k units total, but as we scrutinized all of the figures it turns out this was not quite correct. Jens did a recount of all income we have gotten so far and the figure ended on 391 102 units (which is of course not correct when you read this as the game sells at about 2 mHz).
The distribution between platforms depends a bit on how you count it. In our own store it is as follows:
However, our store is the only one that sell a Linux version of the game, so in total sales the percentage of Linux is a lot less. When looking at other stores the distribution is around 11% Mac and 89% Windows. The Mac percentage goes down a bit during sales, where Windows sales increase 3 times or so more compared to the Mac ones. An interesting note here is that Mac sales in our own store did not go down as a other online outlets like Steam started to provide mac versions; meaning it did not steal our customers but opened up to a new market. We think it is a good incentive for other stores to support Linux as well!
Note that a tech demo is also available on the IndieDB page of the game, and that a real demo (with exclusive levels) will come soon!
“When indie game developers Alexey and Markus are in trouble, their only hope comes from their creation.
You are the Tetrobot: a tiny robot that can drill blocks of matter one by one, collect them, and recycle them into new pieces of 4 blocks. You also have the possibility to destroy lines of 8+ blocks in a very «retro russian» game style. Sand, wood, stone, obsidian, iron, diamond: each matter has its specific behaviour you’ll have to use wisely and take advantage of them. So get ready to use your brain and combine your platforming and puzzle-solving skills in this incredible mashup!”
– A unique gameplay experience mixing puzzle and platform that will challenge your brain
– 40 levels to play in Adventure Mode
– 20 bonus levels to unlock and more free content to come
– Collect every 40 “Blocks That Matter” and rediscover videogames made of blocks that made or will make History
– Create and share your own puzzles using an easy-to-use level editor. Already dozens of creations available!
– DRM Free, purchase for one platform, get the game for all the supported platforms!
Blocks That Matter is available right now on Linux, through Indievania, for $4.99 US.