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GOG are celebrating their Community Wishlist feature with a big sale

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The DRM-free store GOG are currently doing a bit of patting themselves on the back with a sale celebrating their Community Wishlist feature.

Allowing gamers to suggest, discuss and vote on games they want to see come to GOG it's a pretty fun feature for a curated store to have. GOG say they have completed "over 2 million wishes" and they have "no plans on slowing down" with it. They of course can't fulfil every wish, but it's a good way for them to see what classics people want revived.

For Linux gamers, there's not a massive amount on sale but right now here's a few choice picks for you:

To see all Linux games on sale, tap this link here.

GOG's Games Come True Sale runs until August 26th, 1 PM UTC.

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Shmerl 19 August 2019 at 5:13 pm UTC
Liam DaweFrom what I hear from developers, GOG also updated their tooling in the last ~two months to enable developers to use the proper upload tools for Linux builds just like Windows/Mac have. A good step forward. Perhaps even a needed step towards Galaxy, but we're certainly not being forgotten by them.

Did you hear anything from developers regarding GOG not providing statistics on downloads per platform? This seems to be a major blocker for the likes of Feral and Virtual Programming to release Linux ports on GOG, since they are supposed to be paid per platform.

I tried reaching to GOG support directly, and they said if developers have this problem, they should contact them. I.e. they didn't want to explain why they aren't currently providing it.


Last edited by Shmerl at 19 August 2019 at 5:15 pm UTC
einherjar 19 August 2019 at 6:38 pm UTC
Shmerl6141 votes for Cyberpunk 2077 for Linux: https://www.gog.com/wishlist/games/cyberpunk_2077_on_linux

It surely can go much higher.

As high as the "GOG Galaxy Client for Linux", or "The Witcher 3 for Linux"?

I do not vote for these things anymore. I have the feeling that they give a shit and it is a waste of time.
Shmerl 19 August 2019 at 6:43 pm UTC
einherjarAs high as the "GOG Galaxy Client for Linux", or "The Witcher 3 for Linux"?

It didn't reach TW3 for Linux request yet, that's why I'm saying it can get a lot higher. TW3 request was opened a while ago, and today it's unrealistic due to CDPR abandoning the game completely, so most aren't voting on it anymore. But CP2077 is not out yet, plus number of Linux users on GOG has grown over time, so CP2077 for Linux request should be able to reach 20,000 or more.

einherjarI do not vote for these things anymore.

You should, these items need to show big numbers to refute fake arguments that there is no demand for Linux games.


Last edited by Shmerl at 19 August 2019 at 6:45 pm UTC
Perkeleen_Vittupää 19 August 2019 at 6:56 pm UTC
XpanderRelease the GOG Galaxy client for linux


not gonna buy anything from them before we are getting treated equally to other platforms

This is how i feel about also. If GOG Galaxy would arrive for Linux, i would start to support (spend money) on GOG to games i'd never possibly even play. Just for the effin' support.

Right now, 100% of me bux go to Valve / Steam.
stan 19 August 2019 at 7:35 pm UTC
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Galaxy is complete shit — like Steam — and I don’t want that crap. What they need to do is provide Linux sales stats to publishers. Until then I’ll buy on Steam or Humble…

Edit: and yes their wishes feature is also a sad useless joke.


Last edited by stan at 19 August 2019 at 7:38 pm UTC
Shmerl 19 August 2019 at 7:38 pm UTC
stanGalaxy is complete shit — like Steam — and I don’t want that crap. What they need to do is provide Linux sales stats to publishers. Until then I’ll buy on Steam or Humble…

Yep, I don't care about Galaxy (Steam users seem to be very bogged by lacking Steam-like experience with GOG though). But lacking ports due to GOG not providing sales stats is a major issue. Another one ironically is the same Galaxy excuse for developers not to release on GOG, since they can't match features.
Cyril 19 August 2019 at 7:41 pm UTC
XpanderRelease the GOG Galaxy client for linux


not gonna buy anything from them before we are getting treated equally to other platforms

I understand your point, and even if I wouldn't use Galaxy, I can't really disagree with you.
But IMO, we would be treated (more) equally if we had all linux releases of games that have it anywhere else.
For me that's the first and more important step. And even if for some cases it's cause of the lack of Galaxy on Linux (we know which ones), but this doesn't concern all games (unfortunately?).

I said again on the last Blood news, about the lack of Linux/macOS release on GOG, even if Galaxy is available on macOS!

So clearly, I don't think Galaxy on Linux would surprisingly resolve this issue, it's not the holy grail...
wytrabbit 19 August 2019 at 11:14 pm UTC
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XpanderRelease the GOG Galaxy client for linux


not gonna buy anything from them before we are getting treated equally to other platforms

More bees with honey and all that. I can't imagine linux is a major player for GoG or any gaming storefront really, I would think being the vocal minority in this case is more likely to get them to officially drop support for linux as opposed to increase their support for it. Be vocal AND supportive imho, that's what gives opinions weight.

The feature most important to me is delta updates/downloads. I hate having to re-download entire games because my only official option is the browser. Offer an official API if they don't want to develop a native client for us, let us develop our own clients even if they don't have full functionality (like multiplayer).
officernice 20 August 2019 at 7:08 am UTC
I'm calling it now: We won't see a native version of The Witcher 3 or Cyperpunk 2077 either. Galaxy is up in the air, not quite sure about that one.

As Liam reported two years ago: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/the-witcher-3-didnt-come-to-linux-likely-as-a-result-of-the-user-backlash-from-the-witcher-2.9940

What can I say, I am a cynical bastard.
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