You might be right. I haven't tried comparing the web download link contents between this and other games to find out.
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I'm not able to download the game for Linux with the itch.io client even though the download for Linux on the website is there and I can get it through a web browser. When I click the download button in the itch.io client however, the "install" field is empty, and when I click on it, the dropdown is just an empty blank bar. When I click install, it says there are no compatible uploads to choose from. Sounds like the versions might not be tagged correctly as being for the different platforms? Other game demos work just fine and show the "install" box populated, like https://oxopotion.itch.io/flip-book for example.
Regardless, would love to see the full game here on itch.io too!
itch.io is the best! Meets basically all of my wants: DRM-free, open source client that isn't required (unlike GOG's client, that also isn't available on Linux), and I assume there's a refund system although I haven't looked into how good it is in comparison to Steam/GOG.
Snap is centralized, as in Canonical has control over all apps that want to become snap packages? If so, that's not a real standard, and should definitely not be considered for use! You definitely should not need to ask Canonical for permission to package and distribute your own application on your own or any other website.
Just wanted to point out that the debs are gone, replaced by a simple binary installer that's click-to-run simple. This is a better cross-distro solution than debs/rpms/etc!
If the client has
self-updating features in it, then you don't really need to have this be
run in other ways. At this point, the only missing features are
sandboxing of the installer itself, and having a nicer way to uninstall
it via the system's uninstaller. This could all be accomplished with
flatpak if flatpak even sandboxed things by default. At least on Linux
Mint, flatpak sandboxing isn't enabled by default, or at least it's not
very restrictive if it is!
Flatpak, Snap, and AppImage are three great ways to deploy to all Linux distros, so you don't have to release DEBs and RPMs and others, but instead only a single one for all. Each of these have things going for them, although I'd tend to lean towards Flatpak or AppImage. I think they all support automatic updates (like repositories) and many other features. Check them out here: