Linux Users Willingly Paid More for World of Goo

Nov 03, 2009

Game development team 2D Boy (Kyle Gabler and Ron Carmel) have released the results of their pay-what-you-want Birthday sale. Results show Linux users to have donated one dollar more on the average in comparison to Windows users.

In honor off the one year Birthday of the successful puzzle game World of Goo, users interested in purchasing the game were able to decide the price they were willing to pay. Creation team 2D Boy have posted the results on their site. According to said results, a total of 82,250 copies were sold. 17 percent of the transactions involved Linux users who donated an average of a dollar more than Windows users. Windows users in fact had the lowest level of “generosity” in terms of donation sum, falling behind Mac users.

Whereas Linux users donated an average of $3.25, buyers falling under the Windows category parted with an average less than $2. Particularly generous were gamers from Switzerland who donated an average of $5.40 and in France ($4.20). The US was less in the spirit of giving and relinquished an average of $1.83.

World of Goo costs 20 USD under normal circumstances.

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