Jivaro wrote on Jan 14, 2022, 23:41:
this was a poor "choice" Humble
If the latest Steam Hardware & Software Survey is to be believed, they've cut off less than 4% of gamers.
The cost to develop and maintain two additional client architectures to cater to that amount of potential customers is likely not "good business". And Humble under IGN is a business first and a way to donate to worthy causes second, this is a DRM measure through and through. If it wasn't, they'd still just use the same browser based login they have used for several years.
Anyone that goes "but they could just use a cross-platform framework and use the same client for all of them" has clearly not tried actually doing that with any form of stability required. Anything cross-platform that has to work needs more effort than "use cross-platform library/framework". And the Linux crowd would almost certainly not agree to install some third party DRM scheme (beyond Steam) just for access to games.