Tux Takeover: GOG.com Adding Linux Games

GOG.com is bringing its brand of discounted, DRM-free games to Linux.

In a post on the official GOG.com site, the company announced that it has been working on integrating Linux games (in Ubuntu and Mint) to its service for the past few months.

“That means that right now, we’re hammering away at testing games on a variety of configurations, training up our teams on Linux-speak, and generally getting geared up for a big kick-off in the fall with at least 100 Linux games ready for you to play,” GOG.com stated.

GOG.com stressed that it is still in the early stages of the initiative, and it is not yet ready to talk about what Linux games it will launch in the fall. We’ll keep you posted.

With Valve’s Linux based Steam OS, more than 300 Linux games now on Steam, Steam Machines on the way, Crytek adding native Linux support for CryEngine, and now GOG.com, the pieces are falling into place. There are many hurdles left to overcome, namely getting AAA publishers to embrace it, but it appears Valve’s effort to transform PC gaming through Linux is beginning to take hold.

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2 Comments on Tux Takeover: GOG.com Adding Linux Games

Anderson

On March 19, 2014 at 4:40 am

Welcome to the Linux games GOG.com.its very easy to play and use.i played the Avernum: The Complete Saga.its my favorite game.

Drizzt

On March 20, 2014 at 10:23 am

Nice to see, but since the Humble Store already serves that market for a while, GoG would need to bring a lot to the table than just adding “we support Linux now” to the table. Also, AFAICT they chose to support two Debian derivatives instead of making it Debian directly, like Valve did, basically, with their SteamOS (which is mostly a vanilla Debian).

Ah well, we’ll see what GoG will offer in the end.