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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!
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Wow. I thought we still had some time to wait left, but very cool surprise.

And maybe we warrant some kind of sub forum now?
Post edited July 24, 2014 by gooberking
Thank you so much GOG! ;D
Great news, but.....This means, I'll be able to download Linux vers of my purchased games from now on (like on Steam)- or do I have to purchase an extra Linux vers fpr my windows games?
Edelstoffl: Great news, but.....This means, I'll be able to download Linux vers of my purchased games from now on (like on Steam)- or do I have to purchase an extra Linux vers fpr my windows games?
If the game is available for linux then you get a linux version also. No additional payment for that :) The same as it is for mac at the moment.
Post edited July 24, 2014 by Matruchus
Oh gosh! :) rocks!!! You guys are awesome!! Thank you so much! :)
Edelstoffl: Great news, but.....This means, I'll be able to download Linux vers of my purchased games from now on (like on Steam)- or do I have to purchase an extra Linux vers fpr my windows games?
If you own a game, you can download it for any of the platforms it is supported on ;) Just check the downloads section of the game card ;)
Woohooo! :)
jalister: 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...
Seriously, .deb installers and well maintained package databases are one of the best things that could have happened to Linux, ever.

Compiling from source and hunting for dependencies is all fine and dandy for geeks, but really, take it from someone who grew up with Windows that some uniformity and user-friendliness never hurt anyone.

Ubuntu/Mint are Linux for the mainstream, which is a great thing.

Tolya: You preach to the choir, I am a long time fan of UFO series ;)
They are way up there with MoO 1+2 and MoM for me in terms of retro greatness.

I'm sure 2k will come around eventually :).
Post edited July 24, 2014 by Magnitus
Yay! Great! Awesome! :)
awesome news! my wallet has been waiting for this day.. thanks GOG! :)
Looks like it might be time for me to try Ubuntu again. I have an aging laptop sitting around that would be perfect for this.
Nice! I wasn't expecting this for a couple of months, so it was a nice surprise for the morning. Thanks for the tarballs, too, for those of us using distros that aren't Debian-based. Not that it's hard to unpack a .deb, but it's a nice touch. Bought Sir, You Are Being Hunted and Hammerwatch to support the Linux on GOG cause, to try them out, and of course, because they look fun.
And what about The Witcher saga?..The witcher 2 is available for Linux on Steam....

And whatt about Bastion and TRINE 1& 2? Those games are available for Linux at Humble... Why not here?

Any way, this is a GOOD NEWS...
games work like a charm on my ubuntu machine, GOG
will try later on mint, that's for sure