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50 games for the free OS available right NOW!

A while ago, [url=]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!

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 classics, like &[url=]Flatout 2, , <a href="">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, - a well received original comedic Sci-Fi puzzler. On top of that, be on the lookout for two new additions to the catalog: [url=]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
Bionic Dues
Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold - first time on Linux!
Blake Stone: Planet Strike - first time on Linux!
Bloodnet - first time on Linux!
CLARC - first time on Linux!
Darklands - first time on Linux!
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
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
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
Stargunner - first time on Linux!
SteamWorld Dig
Super Hexagon
Surgeon Simulator 2013
Sword of the Samurai - first time on Linux!
Unrest:Special Edition (Linux build on the way!)

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

"OK, but how will Linux support actually work on" - you might ask. For both native Linux versions, as well as special builds prepared by our team, 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 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 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 [url=" target="_blank]our very first time[/url] with Linux. Happy launch day, everyone!
Awesome news! Maybe now its finally time to do a full switch here.
Hecke: I think penguins are organized in rookeries. For this affront you should be punished a one-year-long "voluntary" zookeeper appointment for his rookery ;P
Tolya: Rookeries aren't armed with cutting edge weaponry though ;) Hence I named it a "battalion" ;)
Penguins, like ducks, also form waddles. I'm just putting my 3 cents in this glorious discussion about collective nouns. ;)
Tolya: Please don't incite OS-ial violence here, keep it civil ;)
Sure ;-) was just teasing. But honestly, great move to bring Linux support finally. Many people cherishing the DRM-free movement are also into free and open source software. It'll be a perfect fit and you'll be a pioneer once more, bringing good old games on modern platforms! Let alone new customers, as I personally know people refraining from buying some new Indie releases here, just because GOG didn't have the Linux version included.
!@%%^#$&$%^*.. just realized I have to upgrade my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS first... :( oookey... it's about time...
Tolya: Our Linux guy keeps a whole battalion of Penguin mascots next to his desk, so one day we might just organize a tournament ;)
JudasIscariot: I thought our Linux guy was an actual penguin and that was his herd? :P
Now all Im thinking of is a stop-motion film of The Adventures of GOG Bear and Tux
One recommendation change the simbol for linux version on the buy button to a penguin please it looks very strange now and its not recognizable.
Post edited July 24, 2014 by Matruchus
Thank you!
Please keep on with the good work!
Matruchus: One recommendation change the simbol for linux version on the buy button to a penguin please it looks very strange now and its not recognizable.
JudasIscariot: As I said, not sure what's going on with those errors you described. The only thing I can think of would that there is heavy traffic.
IanM: I try to philosophical about it, I've been using Linux for years and website compatibility has always been a problem. The only times I get really irritated is if there is a problem on a government or public service website.

The only times I've ever been able to confirm the cause of a glitch it has either been because of the open source alternative to Flash, Adobe's own Flash for Linux, or because font sizes are wrong. The font size thing I really don't get, but it happens sometimes that the larger text in Linux will displace boxes and buttons so that they either don't work at all, or you have to find the hidden spot where clicking will work.

I feel the tide is turning now though, I see less issues now than when I started and a few of the websites that used to bad have finally got their act together (although I wonder how much is because of Android being so successful)
I never got those problems specifically with linux, they only occur when I ban some sides in NoScript (mostly google-related stuff). Maybe your browser got a default option to prevent from loading third party stuff? (Never used chrome for long).
But I would really appreciate if gog could make those social media buttons "lockable", means you need to unlock them with your first click before they are "activated". (2-click-solution?)
I also found the Firefox "Web Developer" Extension to be really useful for inspecting websites, scripts eg.
cyboff: !@%%^#$&$%^*.. just realized I have to upgrade my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS first... :( oookey... it's about time...
Upgrade if you experience a problem with a game and you need support from us. 12.04 isn't that far away from 14.04. Just trying to save you some hassle ;)
Thank you GOG!
Fantastic news! Now GOG store has the only major "feature" I have been missing.
And great promo, I need to check titles closer when I will get back home.
It's the fucking Catalina Wine Mixer.

*slow tearful applause

Well done GOG. Well done.
cyboff: !@%%^#$&$%^*.. just realized I have to upgrade my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS first... :( oookey... it's about time...
Tolya: Upgrade if you experience a problem with a game and you need support from us. 12.04 isn't that far away from 14.04. Just trying to save you some hassle ;)
It should not be a problem since 12.04 got a new upgrade that brought the kernel and other stuff on the same level as in 14.04 version.
Thank you!