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    GOG have one last free game during their sale with Iratus: Lord of the Dead / GamingOnLinux · Monday, 3 January, 2022 - 15:01 · 1 minute

While the GOG Winter Sale shall be ending soon, they have one last freebie for you with the rather good turn-based tactical roguelike RPG Iratus: Lord of the Dead .

How to claim the latest free game: head to the website and scroll down a bit to find the giveaway banner. The giveaway ends January 5th at 2 PM UTC.

As a reminder of some of the big lists GOG have for their Winter Sale:

GOG also have a TVGHF Support Pack containing Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate and Darklands, with purchases going towards helping the Video Game History Foundation . They're a non-profit with an aim to preserve, celebrate and teach the history of video games. Sounds like a cause I can get in with.

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    Get I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream free on GOG for 48 hours / GamingOnLinux · Thursday, 23 December, 2021 - 14:22

During the GOG Winter Sale they have another game giveaway and so you can grab the classic I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream for free right now. The giveaway lasts until December 25th at 2 PM UTC.

This is part of their Throwback Thursday series, for which they have a dedicated list of other retro delights you might want to take a look at.

As a reminder of some of the big lists GOG have for their Winter Sale:

If you've picked up anything good in the GOG sale, do give over your recommendations in the comments. There's been a number of new deals added since we originally wrote about it for the first giveaway. GOG are also doing Flash Sales every 24 hours on their homepage.

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    You can grab a free to keep copy of Beholder on Steam / GamingOnLinux · Wednesday, 10 November, 2021 - 13:01 · 1 minute

Beholder, a very well-reviewed game about being a state-installed landlord in a totalitarian country is currently available free for keeps on Steam . You might want to act fast on this one, as it seems the free to keep period ends tomorrow, November 11.

"A totalitarian State controls every aspect of private and public life. Laws are oppressive. Surveillance is total. Privacy is dead. You are the State-installed manager of an apartment building. Your daily routine involves making the building a sweet spot for tenants, who will come and go.

However, that is simply a facade that hides your real mission...

The State has appointed you to SPY ON YOUR TENANTS! Your primary task is to covertly watch your tenants and eavesdrop on their conversations. You must BUG their apartments while they're away, SEARCH their belongings for whatever can threaten the authority of the State, and PROFILE them for your superiors. You must also REPORT anyone capable of violating the laws or plotting subversive activities against the State to the authorities."

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Why are they doing this? Clearly it's a quick bit of marketing for the upcoming Beholder 3, which releases early in 2022.

Grab a copy free on Steam .

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    Get a free copy of Wanderlust: Transsiberian on GOG with their publisher sale / GamingOnLinux · Friday, 30 July, 2021 - 14:13 · 1 minute

Publisher Walkabout is having a bit of sale over on and you can grab yourself a free copy of the travelling adventure Wanderlust: Transsiberian.

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"Board the Trans-Siberian railroad and travel 9,289 km from Moscow to Vladivostok. Clash with a vibrant culture as you meet people as strange to you as you are to them. Journey into a standalone Wanderlust adventure from the makers of The Witcher.

Two men embark on a trip to the easternmost reaches of Eurasia, onboard the longest railway line in the world. For one of them, it’s a dream come true. For the other, it’s not much more than a hassle. See the Siberian odyssey through their eyes.

Experience the longest journey through beautiful bespoke photography and rich literary descriptions that will transport you into the cold and beautiful wilderness"

How to claim a free copy? Simply head to and look for the banner when you scroll down a bit. The giveaway lasts until 2nd August 2021, 1 PM UTC.

These titles are also on sale:

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    GOG are giving away the Shadowrun Trilogy for 72 hours / GamingOnLinux · Friday, 25 June, 2021 - 13:19

Time to grab some really good RPGs here as GOG are giving away the whole Shadowrun Trilogy for 72 hours. Again, this is part of their Summer Sale to try and pull more customers to their DRM-free store.

Created by Harebrained Schemes, these three are all quite loved and gained some pretty good reviews overall. Harebrained later moved onto the also popular BATTLETECH turn-based strategy game.

What you get free:

  • Shadowrun Returns
  • Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director's Cut
  • Shadowrun Hong Kong - Extended Edition

How to claim:

Head over to , scroll down a little and there's a long banner with a button to claim them. The giveaway runs until the 28th of June 2021, 1 PM UTC.


As a reminder, using our GOG links when buying games supports us as a GOG affiliate. Check out some of their game lists to see if there's something discounted you want to pick up:

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    Absolute Drift from the art of rally devs arrives on GOG and free for 48 hours / GamingOnLinux · Thursday, 17 June, 2021 - 13:14 · 1 minute

Yet another chance top bag yourself a free game. During the GOG Summer Sale, Absolute Drift from the art of rally developer has been released on GOG and free for 48 hours.

"This is a driving experience like no other. Journey from apprentice to master drifter as you hone your skill in a gorgeous minimalist world. Push yourself to the limit on drifting tracks and wild mountain roads while you work to unlock trophies and elite events. Compete against ghosts of the top players in the world, or refine your skills by out-scoring your own ghost. Chill out to over 3 hours of original electronic music by C41 and NYTE as you challenge your driving skills at every turn until you finally master the art of drifting."

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This is the newer Zen Edition too which brings with it a better input system, a new tutorial, replays and ghost cards, 5 new "Midnight Events", drift lines and event challenges to really prove you're the drifting master.

Game Features:

  • Drive and customize up to 6 drift cars
  • 3 Game Modes: Driftkhana, Drifting, & Mountain Drifting with 34 levels
  • 5 Free-Roaming areas, each with unique levels and themes, from airports and docks to a floating metropolis
  • Online Leaderboards, replays and ghost cars. View your friends' runs or the best in the world!
  • 3+ hours of clean Drum & Bass and Electronic music by C41 and Nyte
  • Full Controller Support

To claim your free copy, head over to . There's a big banner if you scroll down a bit which you can't miss. You have until June 19, 1PM UTC to claim the free to keep copy.

As for the GOG Summer Sale there's plenty to find with GOG still having some big lists up like:

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    Humble are giving away Surviving Mars for the next 72 hours / GamingOnLinux · Friday, 11 June, 2021 - 17:06 · 2 minutes

Need another game? How about a free copy of the colony building game Surviving Mars? You can get it free for 72 hours from Humble Bundle as of today. What's the catch? They want you to get their newsletter, so they will send you all the latest deals. A small price to pay for a free game, and nothing stops you removing yourself from it later if you don't like their emails.

Surviving Mars is a great game overall too, and now is a good time to own it since Paradox Interactive has confirmed they're going back to it to bring out new updates and expansions.

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Game Features:

  • Building on a planet not fit for human life challenges you to build a smart, functional colony. Bad planning isn’t about traffic jams, it’s about survival of your colonists. You really don’t want rolling blackouts in a city constructed in a place without oxygen.
  • Each colonist is a unique individual with problems and strengths that influence the needs and behavior of the other colonists. Things can get really interesting if your chief scientists develops alcoholism after one too many long nights in the lab.
  • Retro-futuristic super structures housing colonists, factories and commercial buildings with their own “neighborhood personality.” Create colonies that value science over everything else, while tired workers drink their pay away at a local bar, or attempt a utopia among the stars.
  • Inspired by the classic sci-fi of Asimov and Clarke, Surviving Mars holds many secrets. During each playthrough players may encounter one of Mars’ individually crafted mysteries. Uncovering these secrets might bring your colony great fortune, or terrible ruin. What is that sphere that manifested itself outside colony HUB B, and is it friendly?
  • Combine static and random research through experimentation, which allows for a different experience for each journey through the game. Attain new scientific breakthroughs by exploring the uncharted terrain of Mars's surface.
  • A sleek, modern take on the bright futurism of the 1960s. A time of exploration and adventure.
  • Craft your own fantastic buildings, parks or even a mystery to share through Surviving Mars’s extensive and convenient modding tools. Share your finest creations with the community to build the perfect society.

Check out the freebie over on Humble Bundle .

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    Star Drifters talk their Linux sales for titles like Danger Scavenger, plus a key giveaway / GamingOnLinux · Wednesday, 2 June, 2021 - 17:11 · 1 minute

Star Drifters recently did their first native Linux release with Danger Scavenger, so their Community & PR Manager got in touch to mention how it all went.

If you missed it: Danger Scavenger is fast-paced action, cyberpunk-themed, roguelite skyline crawler. Blow up, cut, shoot enemy robots on the roofs of skyscrapers. Choose your way to higher levels, loot, buy stuff, upgrade yourself, fight against greedy corporations, be a rebel! We covered the release the release in a previous article .

Across their titles which include Driftland: The Magic Revival + DLC (not supported on Linux), Danger Scavenger + Soundtrack and including the likes of Steam and third-party stores like Humble the split was:

Linux: 3.4%, macOS: 5.4%, Windows: 89.7%, Unknown: 1.5%

The data provided was over the last 6 months. Considering the Linux user share is hovering below 1% , and the game only came to Linux in March, it's another surprise to see a sales percentage well above that.

On the subject of why they ended up releasing the Linux desktop build of Danger Scavenger, the lead developer Piotr Wołk mentioned: "We already knew that the Linux community is particularly good in terms of giving development feedback. Since we already supported AtariVCS we did not have to go far from there to support Linux on Steam as well. We hoped for additional visibility and since making the port was not particularly time-consuming, we went for it.".

When asked if it was difficult to port, Wołk additionally said "Not at all, the Unity engine made the process really straightforward. After the initial release we have received a bunch of bug reports from the users. There were issues with things like shaders or post-processing. However due to the community involvement I managed to fix them pretty fast.".

Want to win a copy of Danger Scavenger? They kindly gave us three Steam keys! If you wish to win a copy, head over to this forum post to enter .

Meanwhile you can buy your own copy from GOG , Humble Store and Steam .

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