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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!
Just came back from work and saw this great news :)
Many thanks for doing such a brilliant job @GOG-team !!
Post edited July 24, 2014 by marvin99
TctclMvPhase: I love how many of those titles have "first time on Linux!" next to them. Just goes to show that when it comes to game distribution services, GoG really goes that extra mile.
nstgc: Thats probably because they were just running in windows/mac DOSbox before, and now just need to be run in Linux DOSbox. This is far from impressive.
Gotta love the human propensity for ingratitude. GOG went to the effort to make these run out of the box for Linux users, and is willing to do the support work for them. Hardly a minimal gesture on their part.

But yes, please keep complaining that enough is never enough. That's the surest way to get people to want to keep giving you more.
DubstepPotato187: When will The Witcher 2 be available to download for Linux?

It's on steam but I want DRM free version
Seeing is owned by CDProjekt, DRM free builds will come soon. :)
Matruchus: Just saw a Teddybear :)
Was he lifting a weight that looks like a globe? :P
Matruchus: Just saw a Teddybear :)
BillyMaysFan59: Was he lifting a weight that looks like a globe? :P
Yes he was, he seemed to be straining himself :)
Post edited July 24, 2014 by Matruchus
I love you guys. seriously.

but.... PLEASE. *try* to avoid those wine builds. they are better than nothing (of course), but... that is not real linux support. (I know that somethiimes is the only thing that can be done... and that wine is better than nothing... but no real linux user/fan would consider that actual linux support).

or at least, state clearly that it runs through wine. I mean, the first time I saw that a linux port worked under wine, I felt... cheated. Now I only feel sad.
Post edited July 24, 2014 by niky45
JudasIscariot: werdz
You'll pay for this, Is Carrot!
Post edited July 24, 2014 by TheJoe
"Linux" is just a Kernel. When you're referring to an operating system it's mostly "GNU/Linux".

DubstepPotato187: When will The Witcher 2 be available to download for Linux?

It's on steam but I want DRM free version
I'm hoping that there will be a native GNU/Linux-Version that runs without Wine.
Great! I've been meaning to start a new Linux experiment at some point (trying to use Linux for gaming), so that would certainly help. And now I no longer have an excuse to pick Steam for Linux support.
journeyman: <simpson mode>Woo-Hoo!!</simpson mode>
Aside from that a couple of suggestions:
- You should use Tux instead of Ubuntu logo to point out tht a game is available in Linux version.
- You could setup a place where users would be able to upload package-gen files for other packaging/distros (rpm.spec or slackbuild come to mind) so that a Fedora user can download the spec and the tar.gz and with rpmbuild automagic have its own package...
@JudasIscariot proposed to send such suggestions here:
You can also add a wishlist item of course. Post it back here if you do. I agree about the Tux icon. Also, instead of tar.gz some better compression could be used (tar.xz for example on maximum level). For bigger games it would make a huge difference.
Slowly, we can add more and more games, hopefully. Then, my dream comes true (with help from AMD and co) and we get rid of Windows for good!
Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you. Oh, and: Thank you!

That is all.
Another good thing could be instead of bring your own binaries of common software (dosbox for example) set in the packages the dependency on that; and if not possible due to special modification to that libaries (which in spirirt of FOSS you should backport to original communities) or specific version dependency; setting up your own repository to avoid duplication of libraries & binaries (example you set up an apt repo which contains package "gog-commons-dosbox", so in Rex Nebular debian control file you simply declare that "gog-commons-dosbox" is required to install rex nebular)
jalister: The GOG downloader is disabled for Linux. I do most of my downloading at work, which is on Windows. Any chance it can be enabled since the OSX version is still enabled for Windows users?
Tolya: Sorry, the whole GOG Downloader functionality is currently turned off for Linux.
This is terrific!
Already downloading Darklands.