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The GOG Games Festival is live with new games and lots on sale

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It seems GOG have been watching what Valve are doing with Steam and they've announced the GOG Games Festival.

Today they've announced a bunch of new game releases, more upcoming games, games you can try a demo of and of course there's lots of titles currently on sale. From the press email, GOG mentioned they will be revealing and adding games on a daily basis, so you'll want to check back often to see them all.

As expected, lots of the new stuff is only supported on Windows, and they're missing native Linux builds for things that are already available on Steam like Tomb Raider GOTY. Plenty of our readers use the Wine compatibility layer though so plenty of it is likely still interesting for our readers.

GOG have a few interesting game lists to browse through for the sale including:

The GOG Games Festival which runs until September 2, at 1 PM UTC. Head over to if you're interested in any. If you just want to see native Linux titles on sale here's the link for that.

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Shmerl 22 Aug
Quotethey're missing native Linux builds for things that are already available on Steam like Tomb Raider GOTY

Was it a port by Feral? They never managed to work out their releases on GOG and were quite dodgy about their reasons.

But given how good Wine / dxvk / vkd3d-proton work today, it's not a big deal anymore.

Last edited by Shmerl on 22 August 2021 at 4:51 am UTC
Quoting: Ehvis
Quoting: Comandante ÑoñardoWasn't ?pp=b2a10a6c3dcadb10c8ffd734c1bab896d55cf0ec your gog affiliate stuff?
I'm confused

Basically GOG sold out there affiliates to a marketing company and now all affiliate links run through that company. Possibly more. From the 5 seconds I took to look at their site, I decided to block them because it gave me way too many red flags.

That sucks! So no money for gamingonlinux, then.
Liam Dawe 27 Aug
Quoting: holisticboyI noticed you can strip away the adtracker and the link works just fine (it has the full gog URL in it). @Liam Dawe is there still a way for us to give you the affiliate purchase with the adtracker removed? All good if not, just thought I'd check because I'd prefer to support the site!

Anyway, thanks for sharing the sale, some really awesome deals and games on this one!
Nope. Unless it goes through Adtraction first, it's not logged and we get nothing. Doesn't matter if you get the end-url from what it redirects to because Adtraction wouldn't have seen it.

GOG's original homebrew affiliate program is ending, every single site will be moving over to Adtraction. We're seeing plenty of people using our Adtraction links with monies coming in so it appears to work fine for most people.

Last edited by Liam Dawe on 27 August 2021 at 9:43 am UTC
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