Gog.com adds Linux to its portfolio of supported platforms today, announcing
that it now sells over 50 Linux-compatible games and will be adding more in the months to come.
The news bolsters Linux's public image as a game platform, though it's not unexpected -- in March, Gog.com announced plans
to offer Linux support for at least 100 of its games by fall of this year.
The company claims it still intends to hit that 100+ mark by the fall, but that it didn't want to delay the launch of its extant Linux-compatible titles "just for the sake of having a nice-looking number to show off to the press."
The current list of Gog games with Linux support includes older games like Bloodnet
and Sid Meier's Covert Action
, as well as contemporary titles like Don't Starve
, SteamWorld Dig
and Gods Will Be Watching
Linux has seen an uptick in game industry support over the past eighteen months -- the venerable open-source operating system has received notable support from Valve
with its Linux-based Steam OS, and Linux support has recently been added into top-line game tech like CryEngine
and Unreal Engine 4
. Digital storefronts Humble and Desura are two other distribution platforms that sell Linux games.