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Dust: An Elysian Tail released for Linux a few years ago and now GOG finally have the Linux version available too.

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You could already get the DRM free version from Humble Store, but I know a lot of you love GOG and like to keep your game library in one place as much as possible.

The version from GOG thankfully includes a 64bit too, so no hunting down 32bit libs to install.

I still find it a little odd loading up a game and seeing a "Microsoft Studios" splash screen on Linux, a little amusing, but it's nice to know that Microsoft don't get in the way of ports for games they originally published. I tested out the GOG build and encountered no issues, truthfully I've never actually played Dust: An Elysian Tail before GOG themselves sent me a copy and wow, what a beautiful game!

The character design is amazing, I think Fidget might be the cutest character I've ever seen in a video game paired up with the great voice acting. The music is beautiful and I think I might be a little hooked. If you've also not checked it out before, be sure you do, like right now.

About the game
QuoteImmerse yourself in a gorgeous hand-painted world on a search for your true identity. As the mysterious warrior, Dust, your action-packed journey will take you from peaceful glades to snowy mountaintops and beyond. At your disposal is the mythical Blade of Ahrah, capable of turning its wielder into an unstoppable force of nature, and the blade's diminutive guardian, Fidget. Battle dozens of enemies at once with an easy-to-learn, difficult-to-master combat system, take on a variety of quests from friendly villagers, discover ancient secrets and powerful upgrades hidden throughout the massive, open world, and uncover the story of an ancient civilization on the brink of extinction as you fight to uncover your own past.
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tuubi 3 Aug, 2017
I bought this game as a present to my nephew when he was just a bit too young to actually enjoy it. I ended up basically playing it for him while he watched. A decent metroidvania-style platformer, well worth playing.


Last edited by tuubi on 3 August 2017 at 2:47 pm UTC
Kohrias 3 Aug, 2017
This is really a great game. I finished the Humble Indie Bundle version back when it was released and enjoyed it a ton!
iAlwaysSin 3 Aug, 2017
Quoting: elbuglioneCtrl+F
Quoting: scaine
Quoting: elbuglione
Quoting: liamdawe
Quoting: elbuglioneStop GOG advertising!!!

They are not Linux friendly
Yes, they are. Just because they haven't put out Galaxy yet, doesn't make them hostile to Linux. Don't be a moron.

In all your notes, I do not see the same level of dedication for itch.io as for GOG.
And itch.io is REALLY Linux friendly

You've got to be kidding. Nearly every article written on this site about itch.io screams its praise. Despite being a tiny store selling mostly indie games, everyone here raves about it, but you somehow you see "dedication" to GOG instead??

What are you on?

In the last 10 pages of GamingOnLinux, compare:
How many notes titled with GOG or itch.io you find?

Count them, and take your own objective conclusions.

Anyone who does not know Linux, could believe that GOG is more "Linux friendly" than itch.io... but is not.

Shouldn't we just be happy that they are games for Linux... instead of finding some way to be argumentative enjoy the fact there are games and its doesn't matter from what site.
Faalagorn 3 Aug, 2017
Great news, one less title from the GOG's missing Linux list - already updated it :)
harshbarj 3 Aug, 2017
Great game and works well in Linux. I have played this on anything from fairly high end dedicated cards down to integrated and all work fine. It's one of those games that's great to pick up when you have a few minutes to kill, or even an entire evening. Great to see GOG picking it up, however I don't see them making many sales. Steam has had it on sale for years and at a very low price at times. But more choice is always good.
Nezchan 3 Aug, 2017
I think what surprises me most about Dust is how annoying Fidget wasn't. By rights she should have been one of the most irritating characters in gaming, but instead she was genuinely funny much of the time, and was never too obtrusive. Plus genuinely helpful in combat, which was a nice plus.
Avehicle7887 3 Aug, 2017
Easily one of the best indie and most popular games, I've fully played through this game twice completing everything possible. The controls and combat are fluid and accurate, graphics and sound are top notch and the story is very good and the Linux version is nothing short of amazing stability wise

Highly recommend it :-)
minj 6 Aug, 2017
Great game, annoying store. Galaxy, grumble mumble...


Last edited by minj on 6 August 2017 at 9:46 am UTC
Randall_Linux 26 Aug, 2017
Quoting: Areso
Quoting: Randall_Linuxyeah, I do have this on humble, and yes I do like my games in one place, so I'll be purchasing this when it's on a good enough sale. but seriously GOG, give us Torchlight.
Torchlight 2 Already in Humble store with Linux support.
Torchlight 2 =/= torchlight, don't be "that guy"
elbuglione 28 Aug, 2017
Quoting: iAlwaysSin
Quoting: elbuglioneCtrl+F
Quoting: scaine
Quoting: elbuglione
Quoting: liamdawe
Quoting: elbuglioneStop GOG advertising!!!

They are not Linux friendly
Yes, they are. Just because they haven't put out Galaxy yet, doesn't make them hostile to Linux. Don't be a moron.

In all your notes, I do not see the same level of dedication for itch.io as for GOG.
And itch.io is REALLY Linux friendly

You've got to be kidding. Nearly every article written on this site about itch.io screams its praise. Despite being a tiny store selling mostly indie games, everyone here raves about it, but you somehow you see "dedication" to GOG instead??

What are you on?

In the last 10 pages of GamingOnLinux, compare:
How many notes titled with GOG or itch.io you find?

Count them, and take your own objective conclusions.

Anyone who does not know Linux, could believe that GOG is more "Linux friendly" than itch.io... but is not.

Shouldn't we just be happy that they are games for Linux... instead of finding some way to be argumentative enjoy the fact there are games and its doesn't matter from what site.


Stop GOG support, they are NOT Linux friendly.

On they words, Linux is "not a priority"

Looks like GOG Galaxy won't come to Linux any time soon, as it's "not a priority"



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