Linux at the bottom
Sounds like all of you want your games to run on the platforms from where you can get money.
I'm not saying that Export to Consoles shouldn't be there, but it should be given lower priority than linux and internet platforms, since there are a lot of people out there who are running linux.
But whatever you say, since Construct will be OpenGl based then running Construct and it's exported game on Linux will not be such a problem.[/quote:1p0e99xa]
^^^ No way.
Linux's personal consumer userbase (not business/IT, just personal sector which is all that's relevant here) is small... VERY, VERRRRRRRY small, because the support isn't there. It may be a more stable OS, but the support is all with Windows. I heard a number like 0.83% of personal computer users use Linux. Then you have to reduce that number even more significantly since only a tiny fraction of those people actually make games... then consider that plenty of games won't run on Linux to begin with, you'll have to reduce it even further... so in the end you're left with an incredibly tiny number.
To people who use Linux this may be hard to swallow, but you have to think mainstream here and realize that the market is simply not there as the mainstream is using everything else except Linux. The average user has never even heard of it and has never seen it. All they know is windows. I'd put Linux at the 100 spot and it would still be a legitimate placing... the market for it for gaming and game-making is nothing.
Like it's been stated, anything Construct does with MAC and Linux is going to be nothing more than a humanitarian effort, with Linux being the least wanted of the two. If you're making a professional product, why waste time on things that the majority of your users won't care about? Wouldn't make sense, and precious development time can be spent on things you know your userbase is actually going to want and actually going to use. Export to Linux? LOL... where is the market? Granted, because you'd have very little competition you'd get some pub in the Linux circle, but will you make any money? Highly doubtful.
I agree that internet-based is going to have the biggest draw, but if making some money is the goal your best bet is still on Consoles right now. Like I said earlier, people are making money on XBLIG. Basically any game that gets uploaded there makes at least something. By comparison, most games put on the internet never make a penny... ever.