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50 games for the free OS available right NOW!

A while ago, we've announced our plans to add Linux support as one of the features of our digital platform, with 100 games on the launch day sometime this fall. We've put much time and effort into this project and now we've found ourselves with over 50 titles, classic and new, prepared for distribution, site infrastructure ready, support team trained and standing by, and absolutely no reason to wait until October or November. We're still aiming to have at least 100 Linux games in the coming months, but we've decided not to delay the launch just for the sake of having a nice-looking number to show off to the press. It's not about them, after all, it's about you. So, one of the most popular site feature requests on our community wishlist is granted today: Linux support has officially arrived on GOG.com!

The first 50+ titles we've have in store for you come from all the corners of our DRM-Free catalog. Note that we've got many classic titles coming officially to Linux for the very first time, thanks to the custom builds prepared by our dedicated team of penguin tamers. That's over twenty fan-favorite GOG.com classics, like FlatOut&Flatout 2, , <a href="http://www.gog.com/game/darklands">Darklands, or Realms of the Haunting we've personally ushered one by one into the welcoming embrace of Linux gamers. That's already quite a nice chunk of our back-catalog, and you can expect more from our dedicated Linux team soon!

Now, for the recent titles. We've got some indie games with native Linux versions that finally find their well-deserved spot in our store. Among them, debuting on Linux, CLARC - a well received original comedic Sci-Fi puzzler. On top of that, be on the lookout for two new additions to the GOG.com catalog: Gods Will Be Watching (coming in a couple of hours) and Unrest:Special Edition (Linux build coming right up!), both of them very fresh and intriguing. This is the very first time we can provide you with all the PC versions of a premiere game, and we will continue to do so in the future. If there's a Linux version of a title we're releasing, our aim is to deliver it to you Day-1. But enough about us, let's talk about the games. Here's what you can be playing on Linux today:

Anomaly Warzone Earth
Ascendant
Bionic Dues
Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold - first time on Linux!
Blake Stone: Planet Strike - first time on Linux!
Bloodnet - first time on Linux!
Braveland
CLARC - first time on Linux!
Darklands - first time on Linux!
Darwinia
Defcon
Don't Starve + DLC
Dragonsphere - first time on Linux!
Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition
FlatOut - first time on Linux!
Flatout 2 - first time on Linux!
Fragile Allegiance - first time on Linux!
Gemini Rue
Gods Will Be Watching
Hammerwatch
Hocus Pocus - first time on Linux!
Kentucky Route Zero
The Last Federation
Legend of Grimrock
Litil Divil - first time on Linux!
Long Live the Queen
MouseCraft
Multiwinia
Normality - first time on Linux!
Pinball Gold Pack - first time on Linux!
Pinball World - first time on Linux!
Pirates! Gold Plus - first time on Linux!
Realms of the Haunting - first time on Linux!
Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender - first time on Linux!
Rise of the Triad: Dark War - first time on Linux!
Shattered Haven
The Shivah HD
Sid Meier's Colonization - first time on Linux!
Sid Meier's Covert Action - first time on Linux!
Sir, You Are Being Hunted
Slipstream 5000 - first time on Linux!
Space Pirates and Zombies
Spacechem
Stargunner - first time on Linux!
SteamWorld Dig
Super Hexagon
Surgeon Simulator 2013
Sword of the Samurai - first time on Linux!
Teslagrad
Unrest:Special Edition (Linux build on the way!)
Uplink
VVVVVV

As if this wasn't exciting enough, we've put more than half of these titles on a special promo! Head out to the promo page and find out which of them you can get up to 75% off until Tuesday, 9:59AM GMT. Of course, all of the games from the list above that you already own will be updated with Linux versions with no additional cost for you, just as you might have expected from GOG.com.

"OK, but how will Linux support actually work on GOG.com" - you might ask. For both native Linux versions, as well as special builds prepared by our team, GOG.com will provide distro-independent tar.gz archives and support convenient DEB installers for the two most popular Linux distributions: Ubuntu and Mint, in their current and future LTS editions. Helpful and responsive customer support has always been an important part of the GOG.com gaming experience. We wouldn't have it any other way when it comes to Linux, and starting today our helpdesk offers support for our official Linux releases on Ubuntu and Mint systems.

Diversity and freedom of choice have always been an important part of the GOG.com way. We're very glad that we could improve our service with the addition of the free (and DRM-Free) alternative to the commercial operating systems. Talking with gamers is just as important, so we're counting on your feedback! If you've got any questions, suggestions, or run into any trouble, just tell us in the forum thread below this post. Just please be gentle, this is our very first time with Linux. Happy launch day, everyone!
Witcher: Adventure Game Beta (square peg)

WINE and Linux (circular hole)

Hmmm...

Oh... using /verysilent may install this game.

Game runs on WINE without much configuration it seems! Cool!
Post edited August 12, 2014 by niniendowarrior
That's strange. Blake Stone: Planet Strike is no longer included in account library searches that include the term "linux". The installer and tarball is still there, it's just not coming up in search results for that term. o.O
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MrPointless: That's strange. Blake Stone: Planet Strike is no longer included in account library searches that include the term "linux". The installer and tarball is still there, it's just not coming up in search results for that term. o.O
Should be fixed in about 2-3 minutes :)
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MrPointless: That's strange. Blake Stone: Planet Strike is no longer included in account library searches that include the term "linux". The installer and tarball is still there, it's just not coming up in search results for that term. o.O
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JudasIscariot: Should be fixed in about 2-3 minutes :)
Yay, thanks. :)
Just a heads up in this thread, Witcher 2 Linux version is up!

@GOG will you make announcements when adding Linux versions to previously released games or will I have to look through them in the catalog/library and try to remember which ones weren't there before? (That's because I like to keep all of my GOGs downloaded on my HD, both Win and Linux versions).
Post edited September 05, 2014 by Daliz
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JudasIscariot: snip
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Daliz: Just a heads up in this thread, Witcher 2 Linux version is up!

@GOG will you make announcements when adding Linux versions to previously released games or will I have to look through them in the catalog/library and try to remember which ones weren't there before? (That's because I like to keep all of my GOGs downloaded on my HD, both Win and Linux versions).
Also it's set as a Linux installer, but it is a tarball. :)
Where are the others games which have a Linux version like on Steam ?
Like Brutal Legend, Trine 2 etc ... ?
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berillions: Where are the others games which have a Linux version like on Steam ?
Like Brutal Legend, Trine 2 etc ... ?
I wonder that as well. GOG did say that adding all these Linux clients that are already available elsewhere would require a lot of new negotiations with their partners and that costs money. Still, only 2 of the 12 or so games that have Linux clients that I am currently interested in buying are available on GOG. There are many more, and GOG is taking its sweet time adding them which does not fill me with much faith in being able to build up a library of DRM free games for Linux.
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Daliz: Just a heads up in this thread, Witcher 2 Linux version is up!

@GOG will you make announcements when adding Linux versions to previously released games or will I have to look through them in the catalog/library and try to remember which ones weren't there before? (That's because I like to keep all of my GOGs downloaded on my HD, both Win and Linux versions).
It doesn't look like they will, judging by the previous cases. Just monitor this thread periodically:

https://www.gog.com/forum/general/the_what_did_just_update_thread
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Future_Suture: There are many more, and GOG is taking its sweet time adding them which does not fill me with much faith in being able to build up a library of DRM free games for Linux.
Yeah, GOG should have waited until they had the 100 games lined up before offering Linux support. Maybe, next time they will learn.

You do realize fall still hasn't started yet. While I admit to hoping more Linux versions were nearly ready for release I will at least give them that time.
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Gydion: You do realize fall still hasn't started yet. While I admit to hoping more Linux versions were nearly ready for release I will at least give them that time.
I don't really worry about backlog that much. GOG will catch up hopefully. However any new games coming should appear with Linux versions here right away. And it looks like they will (Wasteland 2 for instance).
Post edited September 07, 2014 by shmerl
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shmerl: I don't really worry about backlog that much. GOG will catch up hopefully. However any new games coming should appear with Linux versions here right away. And it looks like they will (Wasteland 2 for instance).
Sure, now that TW 2 Linux version is out. ;) Actually, that's a good point. (Hatoful Boyfriend as well)