GOG.com starts supporting Linux

Written by David Hing

July 25, 2014 | 09:38

Tags: #digital-distribution

Companies: #gog #ubuntu

Digital distributor Good Old Games has begun supporting Linux and added an initial 52 games for the free operating system to its library.

Several of the titles added are the first time the games have been made available for Linux. This includes Priates! Gold Plus, Sid Meier’s Colonization, Flatout and Flatout 2, Darklands and Fragile Alegieance.

Other games added to GOG.com’s Linux library that have previously had Linux versions available elsewhere include Kentucky Route zero, Legend of Grimrock, Anomaly Warzone Earth, Sir You Are Being Hunted, Dawinia and VVVVVV. More than half of the added Linux titles are also being offered with up to 75% off the price until next Tuesday.

GOG.com announced plans to begin supporting Linux back in March this year. The site’s initial intention was to launch Linux support with 100 games at some point during the winter, but has instead launched now with the smaller number it already has available. The site still plans to have built up its Linux offering to at least 100 games in the next few months.

’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,’ writes a GOG.com spokesperson on the announcement.

The Linux versions will be distributed in tar.gz archives and will support DEB installers for Ubuntu and Mint Linux OS distributions. A trained customer support help desk will also be standing by to field questions on getting the Linux versions up and running.
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