Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Humble Indie Bundle

If you haven't already heard about it, there's a five game bundle of indie goodness (including Gish) available here: Humble Indie Bundle

You can pay whatever you want, some of it goes to charity, some of it goes toward my Ferrari.

Your tax normal dollars at work:

If you're wondering why you should support things like this, here's an example: After constant harassing from John at Wolfire, I was able to get them Mac and Linux builds of Gish. Unfortunately we weren't able to test them too much (keep in mind we don't have huge QA teams, we just have to try and find a Mac or Linux user to try it out), so we've had some technical issues. Luckily most people have been cool about it, and most have been fixed, but I needed a new Mac to make an Intel version. Since the bundle is doing well I felt justified to finally get the new Mac you can see here:

So once the 2.3 freakin gigabyte Xcode is downloaded I can fix the rest of the Mac issues. Also we'll be able to do Mac and Linux versions of Pontifex III, A New Zero and whatever other secret projects we're doing fairly easily.

Plus there's the charity thing :-)

-Alex

16 comments:

ninja said...

People of mac and linux (me) are going to be happy to have all of your work running on that OS.

I tried Gish of the Humble indie bundle yesterday on unbuntu 32bits and it worked flawlessly.

Always remember there are people on linux who want to pay and play for your games :D

... said...

I sent this in to Kotaku - Thanks spread the word to my clan. Gish is going to be the big reason this sells other then the kindness of people that is.

Frigid said...

I'm a Mac developer and I'd be glad to help out with your Mac development, be it coding or testing.

Morgan said...

so. how about releasing hmd, or at least a demo. i cant access it with the konamicode... and yes, i will play you in sc2 if you want

Chronos said...

Thank you for supporting Linux, I'm using only Ubuntu, and now i have cool games to play with :P

I'm really hope that you'll support Linux as a platform with your creations. If so, there are many who are willing to give something in return :)

ojm said...

WE WON! Over Million$ raised! Lugaru is now gpl'd! http://blog.wolfire.com/2010/05/Lugaru-goes-open-source

Drack said...

That's great to see that you're actively fixing the mac port.
I'll be waiting for an update because at the moment, I can only play Gish for a bunch of seconds before it quits :p
( Console tells me something about __NSAutoReleaseNoPool Leaking or something )

Frigid said...

Ah, a memory management problem. Common with people new to Objective-C. I spent days reading articles on it to improve it in my own program and I could fix that if I had Gish's source.

ojm said...

Frigid: you will have the Gish source as it will be open sourced. :)

See here: http://www.wolfire.com/humble

Frigid said...

Oh man, that's beyond awesome. This is incredible!

Alex said...

Actually Gish doesn't use Objective-C, it might be something with one of the frameworks. If you have a problem let me know: support at crypticsea.com

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Charles said...

Excited to hear a New Zero might be coming to mac. I would also be happy to help with testing. :)

namuol said...

A Linux build of A New Zero would be fantastic! I'm fairly certain that there's a nice market for Pontifex III on Linux, too. I know I'd buy it, anyway. ;)

(Big thanks, of course, for the Gish port!)

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