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Another game goes completely DRM-free on GOG, with developer COWCAT putting up Demetrios: The BIG Cynical Adventure along with the Linux version. Note: Copy provided by GOG.

Bjorn Thonen, a slob of an antique dealer living in Paris, is robbed one night after coming home drunk. Forced to conduct his own investigation with the help of his neighbor Sandra, he ends up involved in a murky, mysterious affair. Will these unlikely heroes be able to rise up and discover ancient secrets?

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Feature Highlight:

  • A long, varied, standalone adventure (8 to 12 hours of gameplay)
  • The Point & Click and Visual Novel genres mixed together!
  • Over 15,000 lines of dialog
  • Hand drawn art in Full HD
  • A high level of interactivity
  • Fun mini-games throughout the story
  • Search for hidden cookies on every screen for optional puzzle hints!
  • Gamepad support

Not a new game by any stretch, not even for Linux. After a successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter back in 2015, it released with Linux support in 2016. Quite a strange story to it, but if you like simple childish and quite crude humour, then it's something that's likely worth your time. An acquired taste I would say, probably quite easy to bounce off it if the first hour isn't your thing the rest of the game likely isn't either. I did like it though, some of the scenes are quite amusing. No issues at all on Manjaro, everything worked great.

For a little extra info, the developer did a post-mortem on Gamasutra back in 2018. In this article, the developer mentioned the low sales for the Linux version but they still thought it was important to support their audience and it sounds like it took really little effort to do. Additionally, it turns out GOG originally rejected it, nice to see they changed their mind on it.

Want to pick up a copy? Now you can find it on GOG, in addition to itch.io and Steam.

This was missing from our dedicated Crowdfunding Page, it has now been added.

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MrNilsson 22 July 2019 at 3:54 pm UTC
I haven't played a point-and-click adventure for ages. I'll give it a try. It's also the first Linux game I've ordered on GOG, since I started with Linux two weeks ago.
kaiman 22 July 2019 at 7:04 pm UTC
MrNilssonI haven't played a point-and-click adventure for ages.
Just by reading the article, I'd wager there are better candidates worthy of your attention :-). P&C Adventures had a pretty fruitful phase over the past couple years, and more hot stuff in the pipeline.
Eike 22 July 2019 at 7:12 pm UTC
INHO, sorry to the devs, there are lots of better alteratives if you don't fancy a... simple humour. If you tell about your preferences, I'm sure we'll find recommendations.
MrNilsson 22 July 2019 at 7:39 pm UTC
kaiman
MrNilssonI haven't played a point-and-click adventure for ages.
Just by reading the article, I'd wager there are better candidates worthy of your attention :-). P&C Adventures had a pretty fruitful phase over the past couple years, and more hot stuff in the pipeline.

EikeINHO, sorry to the devs, there are lots of better alteratives if you don't fancy a... simple humour. If you tell about your preferences, I'm sure we'll find recommendations.

Well I think the last one I played was Grim Fandango or a Leisure Suit Larry game. The last few years I just played the Counter Strike games, Rainbow Six Siege and some Fortnite on the PC and sport & adventure games on the PS4. If you're up you can tell me some must plays on Linux. Doesn't have to be only point-and-click adventures. But it would be nice if the games were native Linux games. I just want to explore Linux games at the moment as I'm new to Linux.
Purple Library Guy 23 July 2019 at 12:58 am UTC
MrNilssonI haven't played a point-and-click adventure for ages. I'll give it a try. It's also the first Linux game I've ordered on GOG, since I started with Linux two weeks ago.
Two weeks ago, huh? Well, I hope you have a good experience. Any Pippi Longstocking fan is welcome as far as I'm concerned!
Phlebiac 23 July 2019 at 6:06 am UTC
MrNilssonIf you're up you can tell me some must plays on Linux. Doesn't have to be only point-and-click adventures.

Doesn't have to be, but will be for my list, lol!

Book of Unwritten Tales (there are 3)
Deponia (there are 4)
Broken Sword (there are 5 total; the bad ones are not Linux native)
Dreamfall Chapters (not quite point & click)
Life Is Strange (not quite point & click)
SOMA (not really point & click)
MrNilsson 23 July 2019 at 6:19 am UTC
Purple Library Guy
MrNilssonI haven't played a point-and-click adventure for ages. I'll give it a try. It's also the first Linux game I've ordered on GOG, since I started with Linux two weeks ago.
Two weeks ago, huh? Well, I hope you have a good experience. Any Pippi Longstocking fan is welcome as far as I'm concerned!

Thank you, I'm really happy that I finally tested Linux. The experience is great so far. I still need to learn a lot but it's pretty easy to find help online, like forums, wiki entries, blogs or other help. Right now I'm switching between Mint Cinammon and Manjaro (KDE). I think one of them would replace Windows 10.

Btw I loved the Astrid Lindgren books and movies as a kid.
soulsource 23 July 2019 at 7:37 am UTC
I'm still sad that the English translation "Longstockings" has such a cumbersome word-melody. As an Austrian I grew up with the German version, "Langstrumpf", which is pretty close to the Swedish original "Långstrump", both having a much smoother sound to them.
(also: in the Bavarian dialect, which is spoken in most of Austria, it'd be "Långstrumpf")

Back on topic: I can really recommend the Deponia Trilogy (and also the fourth game, but wait some time between playing the third and the fourth). If you want something still funny, but more serious, have a look at The Whispered World.
Ehvis 23 July 2019 at 8:43 am UTC
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soulsourceI'm still sad that the English translation "Longstockings" has such a cumbersome word-melody. As an Austrian I grew up with the German version, "Langstrumpf", which is pretty close to the Swedish original "Långstrump", both having a much smoother sound to them.

I had the same experience with the Dutch translation, which is "Langkous". Which has a very different sound to the second half, but it's still a two syllable word which flows nicely. (note that the ou sounds close to the o in "now")

There are tons of point and clicks that made it onto Linux. I'm now playing the new "Irony Curtain" one, which is fantastic. Also don't forget that there is a remaster of the classic "Day of the Tentancle". There's also a remaster of the old Full Throttle, but that one didn't really appeal to me.

As for this game, it doesn't really look like it is the best one, but for the price I may actually give it a go.
Eike 23 July 2019 at 10:13 am UTC
MrNilssonWell I think the last one I played was Grim Fandango or a Leisure Suit Larry game. The last few years I just played the Counter Strike games, Rainbow Six Siege and some Fortnite on the PC and sport & adventure games on the PS4. If you're up you can tell me some must plays on Linux. Doesn't have to be only point-and-click adventures. But it would be nice if the games were native Linux games. I just want to explore Linux games at the moment as I'm new to Linux.


Amnesia – The Dark Descent
Antichamber
Broken Sword 1, 2, 5
Civilization 5 or 6
Don’t Starve
FEZ
Gemini Rue
Human Ressource Machine
The Journey Down
Life is Strange
Limbo
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
Oddworld: New ’n‘ Tasty
Outlast
Pillars of Eternity
Portal 1 & 2 & Portal Stories: MEL in hard mode
Rochard
Rcoket League
Shadowrun Returns (and sequels)
SOMA
The Stanley Parable
The Swapper
The Talos Principle
Thimbleweed Park
This War of Mine
Thomas Was Alone
Tomb Raider
To the Moon
Trine
World of Goo
XCOM 1 & 2
Games from developer Zachtronics

We once made a list, it's outdated, but here's it with Steam links:
https://ein-eike.de/linux-games-worth-your-bucks/
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