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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!
Not a Linux user, but is great news for the community.

And now checking the promo...
Great news, thanks gog ;)
Well done GOG, and I am especially impressed at the number of titles you personally made available on Linux. It shows you are not merely content to do the basic work, but prefer to lead the way. Kudos!
Awesome. Now, you just have to port the GOG downloader to Linux as well :).

Tolya: Building a DOSBox game for Linux isn't difficult, but we are restrained by the publishing rights granted us by the right holders, so we have to get an all clear on legal matters before we can start rolling ;)
It's ridiculously easy.

All you got to do is:

1) Install Dosbox (it's actually in the default database of packages for the Ubuntu/Mint distro).

2) Put the proper Dosbox configuration file in the game's directory

3) Run Dosbox in the game's directory

I got the X-Com games from the Humble store recently. It was Windows-comptabile only, but it was running on top of Dosbox.

So, all I had to do was install timidity, tweak the Dosbox configuration file a bit for the sound (Dosbox even helpted with that by giving informative error messages), execute DosBox in the game's directory and Voila... X-Com on Linux.

Almost felt like going to 2K's forums and telling them that with just a little bit of extra effort, they can produce a .deb package for their aging X-Com games and distribute that as well.

PS: Seriously, you should talk with 2K about getting the old X-Com games here and "making them" Linux compatible. That would be awesome for all the retro fans.
Post edited July 24, 2014 by Magnitus
Magnitus: PS: Seriously, you should talk with 2K about getting the old X-Com games here and "making them" Linux compatible. That would be awesome for all the retro fans.
You preach to the choir, I am a long time fan of UFO series ;)
Oo, and I just noticed you threw a promo into the mix. I think I may be taking CLARC home with me now.

GOG knows how to throw a celebration. :)
ssokolow: Done.
JudasIscariot: Thanks :)
Actually, while I still think a Tux silhouette would be far superior, both for accuracy (Linux != Ubuntu) and consistency with other vendors, I've just realized why your Ubuntu icon is so unrecognizable:

The Ubuntu logo is a circle in three equal segments with circles overlaid at their centers and separated from the parent circle by slightly larger cut-outs (representing a circle of three people holding hands). Your icon is a triangle with no cut-outs and circles at the corners that gives the optical illusion that one of the sides is curving inward.
Post edited July 24, 2014 by ssokolow
Glad to here the Linux folks are seeing some Gog-style love... :)
hummer010: Sir, You Are Being Hunted and SteamWorld Dig are not on Linux. I'm still hoping for Rogue Legacy, Expeditions: Conquistador, Amnesia - A Machine for Pigs and the Penumbra Collection!
Sir, You Are Being Hunted is on linux: :-)
Wow Didn't think this would happen for a while. Glad to see it though.
If you filter games by system and choose Linux, some games like HoMM2 and Divine Divinity show up although they have no downloadable Linux installer.
hummer010: Sir, You Are Being Hunted and SteamWorld Dig are not on Linux. I'm still hoping for Rogue Legacy, Expeditions: Conquistador, Amnesia - A Machine for Pigs and the Penumbra Collection!
johkra: Sir, You Are Being Hunted is on linux: :-)
So is SteamWorld dig. I think he meant "are now on Linux" and that's why he's talking about Rogue Legacy and friends, which are on Linux but not yet via GOG. (I own the Linux Rogue Legacy via Desura and the Linux Penumbra: Overture from the first Humble Bundle.)
hummer010: Sir, You Are Being Hunted and SteamWorld Dig are not on Linux. I'm still hoping for Rogue Legacy, Expeditions: Conquistador, Amnesia - A Machine for Pigs and the Penumbra Collection!
johkra: Sir, You Are Being Hunted is on linux: :-)
Whoops! Right you are. That was a type - I meant to say that Sir and SteamWorld Dig ARE on Linux!
silviucc: That is why he "ducked". He was jokingly trolling the FreeBSD users :)
JudasIscariot: Curses, you figured out my plan :P
Damn so a duck isn't the bsd mascot then, so linux is the only one with an aquatic bird. :P

*also ducks*
Post edited July 24, 2014 by deonast
A fantastic day. It came later than I wanted, but sooner than I expected. Thank you GOG.

I think supporting DEB is a good move. I'm biased though, since I am an ex-Ubuntu user and a current Linux Mint user. It does seem that those are two of the most popular distros though. Kudos for the tarballs, at least others get a chance. I would recommend considering supporting RPM after you have had a chance to settle in with the current release structure. I don't currently use any RPM distros, but I do believe they are quite popular. Other sites usually seem to publish DEB, RPM and tar packages.

As someone else mentioned, I do believe the Tux silhouette would be a better choice over the current logo. The Ubuntu logo covers Ubuntu and the Tux logo covers Linux in general.

Now that GOG is supporting three operating systems, maybe it's time to put in a filter on our games page that allows us to filter our games by supported system.

Keep it up GOG, and stay DRM free.