Firewatch now available DRM free on GOG

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The popular first-person mystery and adventure game Firewatch is now available DRM free on GOG, and it has Linux support of course.

Our contributor Segata put up some first impressions of the game here, so go take a look.

I haven't had a chance to take a look myself, and the developers haven't sent over a key so it might be a while until I cover it personally.

About the game
Firewatch is a single-player first-person mystery set in the Wyoming wilderness.

The year is 1989. You are a man named Henry who has retreated from his messy life to work as a fire lookout in the Wyoming wilderness. Perched high atop a mountain, it’s your job to look for smoke and keep the wilderness safe. An especially hot, dry summer has everyone on edge. Your supervisor Delilah is available to you at all times over a small, handheld radio—your only contact with the world you've left behind. But when something strange draws you out of your lookout tower and into the forest, you’ll explore a wild and unknown environment, facing questions and making choices that can build or destroy the only meaningful relationship you have.

Find Firewatch on GOG. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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WorMzy 9 Apr, 2016
I definitely recommend picking it up. It's a wonderful game, with a very interesting story. It's very much a case of the candle twice as bright burns half as long though, so don't expect a 100 hour epic.
Cimeryd 9 Apr, 2016
Walking simulator mystery type game. That's one of my favourite genres. Doesn't offer much replayability, but first time through is a magic ride.
Saladien 9 Apr, 2016
The whole "walking simulator" genre was a joke. And somehow people stuck with it. :D
Kalua 9 Apr, 2016
I bought it yesterday from GOG and played some hours. I must say that I really like this game. Both graphics and voice actors are awesome. I am not finished yet but it could be one of my personal favorites this year :).
Segata Sanshiro 9 Apr, 2016
Quoting: CimerydWalking simulator mystery type game. That's one of my favourite genres. Doesn't offer much replayability, but first time through is a magic ride.

I'd say it leaves room for a second playthrough, just to take a look at it through different eyes and do some of the optional stuff. I left mine installed because I'm planning to at some point. But yeah, I don't see anyone really getting more than two out of this to be honest, but it doesn't make it any less of an excellent game and well worth the price.
PublicNuisance 9 Apr, 2016
Awesome news. Even better is that I have heard from a user over on Phoronix's forums that it ran great on his 7850. Gives me hope for my R9 390.
Keyrock 9 Apr, 2016
Still waiting for a 50% off sale to pick this up. In the meantime, I'm avoiding let's plays and spoilery discussion of the game like the plague.
Shmerl 10 Apr, 2016
I just got it on GOG. It's pretty GPU intensive. Unusual game though, and pretty well done.
14 11 Apr, 2016
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Hmm, I didn't think this one was for Linux. I may have to get it now.
Shmerl 11 Apr, 2016
One thing I found a bit strange about - it's causing me a major headache because of camera shaking. Switching off "head bob" setting makes it a bit better. Never really encountered it before in games.


Last edited by Shmerl on 11 April 2016 at 3:43 pm UTC
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