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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!
At last, thank you GOG! No more hesitation whether to buy a game, since Linux version will be available here too from now on :)

T_T <--- *tears of joy*
Great news for GOG! Hooray for DRM-free gaming.
I picked up 3 games today to show my support. I'm also considering Sir, You Are Being Hunted.
Post edited July 24, 2014 by jalister
NRoach44: Thanks for the work guys! Just a quick question:

In the Duke Nukem 3D there is a strange way of setting variables:

declare -r GAME_NAME="Duke Nukem 3D"
echo "Running ${GAME_NAME} settings"

The way I've always done variables is like:
GAME_NAME="Duke Nukem 3D"
echo "Running $GAME_NAME settings"

I'm not saying it's wrong, I've just never seen it before, and a little curious about the rationale behind using this style.
according to the bash masters that be, the first is the more up to date way of doing it. the first is way easier (e.g. reduces hard to find errors) to parse for a shell / script (i doubt these's are all hand typed by gog hackers :-))
Thanks GOG! I really appreciate Linux support and will buy some games now. :)
Thank you, GOG team, for supporting Linux!!!! I highly appreciate your work and I am going to support you more and more in the future!
I'm not a Linux user but I'm glad this option came up, thanks GOG for expanding once more. I hope this turns into good business in the end.

Now, back to the problem at hand: Android games on GOG. ;-)
This is so awesome. :)
Where can I find the GoG downloader for Linux?
I can't even find the one for Windows. oO
Post edited July 24, 2014 by Klumpen0815
Thanks a bunch GOG! Us penguins really do appreciate the effort to support Linux. :)
thank you, have just purchased flatout 1 & 2 to show my support!
It's nice seeing non-Linux users that are happy about the new addition. GOG really does have one of the best communities. It's makes me more interested to see how GOG Galaxy turns out.
Thanks GoG, as always I luv your work.
JudasIscariot: As a Linux beginner myself, I can easily recommend Mint 17 :)
jalister: Mint is great. Cinnamon if you have a good video card, MATE if you don't.
Just out of curiosity, these games working on Ubuntu and Mint means they don't work on other Linux versions or distros?
jalister: Mint is great. Cinnamon if you have a good video card, MATE if you don't.
RafaelLopez: Just out of curiosity, these games working on Ubuntu and Mint means they don't work on other Linux versions or distros?
It most likely means they aren't supported by GOG. I would think any Ubuntu derivative would work easily. They should work with other distros, but you may have to handle the installation and dependencies yourself.