The DRM-free #digitaldistributor delivers on its promise: games like Pirates! Gold Plus, Flatout 1 and 2, and CLARC, available for Linux for the first time ever.
Last year the GOG.com team was somewhat adamant that it wouldn’t be able to bring Linux games to its #community. “The architecture of Linux with many common distros, each of them updating fairly often, makes it incredibly challenging for any digital distribution company to be able to properly test the game in question, and then provide support for the release–all of which our users are accustomed to,” it was said.
It was true at the time, of course, but then in March this year, the team announced that it would, indeed, start working on bringing Linux games to GOG.com. Just another instance of the community really getting behind something — Linux support, in this case — and the team working hard to get it done.
GOG.com has put in some serious work. As promised in their announcement earlier this year, the team has just leveled up on its quest to bring all gamers together: welcome, Linux community! It’s still summer, and over 50 of the 100 games GOG.com promised for Autumn are already here! Additionally, 23 of those titles are officially Linux-compatible for the first time ever thanks to GOG-made custom builds and the hard work of its cracking team of testers. GOG.com will provide support for the two most popular Linux distributions: Ubuntu and Mint with DEB installers, but other Linux gamers will also be able to download distro-independent archives so they can easily run our games too.
There is something for everyone in the launch lineup–from classic DOSBox titles like Rise of the Triad: Dark War or Bloodnet, to recent and new indie releases like Kentucky Route Zero, CLARC and Gods Will Be Watching. Additionally, as a welcome gift for the Linux community, some of the classic titles are getting an up to 75% Linux launch discount (PC and Mac users are welcome, too) until the end of the week.The full list of Linux-supported titles complete with all additional information is available HERE.
More classic and new releases for Linux are already in the pipeline and will keep popping up across GOG.com’s catalog on a regular basis.