Good Old Games or GOG have seen the light and decided we Linux peeps are a decent bet when it comes to buying games. We should see the first releases in the autumn of 2014!
No, don’t duck. This is actually good news. We just wanted to announce that, after much deliberation, we’ve decided that one of the next steps for us is to support Linux.
I’m a huge fan of GOG having been introduced to it several years ago by a certain podcast host over at Jupiter Broadcasting, who for a long while seemed to do a lot of ranting and may I say raving, about Good Old Games. In fact I recently purchased two of my all time favourites on GOG, “The Settlers 10th Anniversary Edition” (incredibly awesome game and the closest to the original that you’re going to get) and “Dungeon Keeper” (yes, running around a dungeon whipping slaves and torturing shiny paladins is a great stress reliever) and both run perfectly using WINE (PlayonLinux). But to have the GOG client running native would really make it a game changer for me. I’ll definitely be investing in more titles from them.
We’re initially going to be launching our Linux support on GOG.com with the full GOG.com treatment for Ubuntu and Mint.
No matter what distro Linux is Linux and I have no doubt the bright sparks over on Fedora, OpenSuse and Arch will have the client in their repos seconds after release or at least in reasonable time.
This is, as we mentioned, something that we’re in the early stages of, so we can’t talk about what games will be a part of our GOG.com on Linux gaming launch–in part because we, ourselves…
I know which ones I want…all of them! That would be nice but I’d be happy with a few of the old favourites like the Settlers series, the Baldur’s Gate series, Arcanum and Neverwinter Nights, those old as they might be, would be a great addition to the Linux gaming line up. We’d love to know what games you rate the highest on GOG.com so be sure to leave your suggestions, rants and or raves in the comments section below.