Good stuff. I'll take one at a time.
Linux support will come regardless of what I decide regarding Windows
8. I should also clarify that it would not take very much work to make
Synekism not run on Windows 8. The reason I'm inclined to spend my
time on this is because if I end up not officially supporting Windows
8 (therefore not testing) I don't want people to try the game and have
it crash (more than usual) - because most people won't read the
I believe I should clarify my motives a bit more. You see, making a
statement and encouraging change are not really part of my motive,
even if the idle hope is there. I know my place. My main itch is this
need of embracing anything that the world shoves down your throat, as
if it was created by gods instead of fellow humans. It would be far
more silly, in my opinion, to support something which I wholly
disapprove of than to consciously limit my user base.
Plus, I have no problem making people think I'm weird. Plus more, I
would not be by myself:
Keep in mind that I'm not aiming for large profits or handsome
acquisition offers here. I have some ideas, some pet-peeves, some
passionate dislikes, and some drive to create. That's it.
Unfortunately, most marketing and audience-expanding strategies out
there go beyond my tolerances. Things like social media integration,
always-online-ness, and over-simplification. Supporting a platform
that scares me would be another example.
I'm mostly realistic. I would certainly not entertain such an idea at
my day job, at a real company. I'm trying to be open about it but this
does bug me - a lot.