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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!
benmar: Pretty much this ^^.
deonast: Not going to happen, they don't want to panic all the windows folks, thinking they have updates
Bingo :)
TheMechanist: Great news! But i need more titles :P ;)
I think it's quite likely it will become really popular with Galaxy and a de-facto distribution independent automatic installer :D
Until then the RPM guys have tarballs :P
Do keep in mind that we only support Ubuntu and Mint distributions, so any users of systems that use RPMs by default are unfortunately outside our protective umbrella :(

But yeah, feel free to use Tarballs, thats what they are there for ;)
JudasIscariot: I don't know what it is but I always have a less-than-stellar experience with Firefox and Linux. Not sure what causes FF to have problems on Linux for me ...
Matruchus: It seems to be a more or less common occurence. I still use it since im having problems that Chrome can't open certain webpages.
Hmm, try the Ubuntu (or whatever distro you are using) support forums! They'll probably be able to help you!
I can only add this...

Happiest Penguin ever
deonast: Oh my GOG, it is Richard Stallman's long lost sibling. Kind of like preaching to the converted. Linux beards know this and those who are not, will kind of back away and try not to make eye contact. Kind of like the people selling religion in the street "You can only be saved by the power of god, but only if you use the proper name of god will he listen ..."

Ok I'm backing away slowly now, praise be to GOG :P
JudasIscariot: Dude, it's a copypasta :D Don't fall for it :D
Phew, people like that really don't exist on the internet, I'm relieved :)
Am I the only one wondering who would win out of the GOG Bear and Tux?


Happy days indeed.
Post edited July 24, 2014 by SimpleUser
Hell yeah!
I'm not sure I feel overly impressed with the "First Time on Linux" tag you guys are being sure to mention. "Most" (All?) of the titles just appear to be DOSBOX games which already was multi-platform.
Post edited July 24, 2014 by BrandeX
SimpleUser: Am I the only one wondering who would win out of the GOG Bear and Tux?


Happy days indeed.
Our Linux guy keeps a whole battalion of Penguin mascots next to his desk, so one day we might just organize a tournament ;)
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BrandeX: I'm not sure I feel overly impressed with the "First Time on Linux" tag you guys are being sure to mention. "Most" of the titles just appear to be DOSBOX games.
Because "first time on Linux with official support and a 30 day money back guarantee" is a wee bit too long for a tag :)
Doesn't that mean that we'll change GOGbear with GOGpenguin, does it? :)
SimpleUser: Am I the only one wondering who would win out of the GOG Bear and Tux?


Happy days indeed.
Tolya: Our Linux guy keeps a whole battalion of Penguin mascots next to his desk, so one day we might just organize a tournament ;)
I thought our Linux guy was an actual penguin and that was his herd? :P
Fantastic news! :D

I'm sure a lot of penguins will find a new money sink here. And a lot of games will be played for the first time. Win, win.
I think this picture fits the occasion :)
tux.jpg (91 Kb)
Thank you very much!