If you happened to have missed the epicness that was Aliens versus Predator, now is your chance to check out the classic game. GOG.com is celebrating their 100th Linux-compatible title on their service.
“Aliens versus Predator Classic 2000,” the cult-classic, sci-fi, first-person shooter, is available for free on GOG.com for 48 hours, as the next stage of beta tests for GOG Galaxy multiplayer client and services launches. Hasbro classics including Baldur’s Gate and Planescape: Torment finally available for Linux as GOG.com hits the 100 mark of Linux-compatible entries in their catalog.
The DRM-free online store for classic and new games is moving ever-closer to launching its multiplayer client and services, GOG Galaxy. To help the team test out their infrastructure, GOG.com is giving away this classic title for the next 48 hours. What better way to celebrate all things Linux and Alien related than by playing the game that redefined the series?
To get a free copy of Aliens versus Predator all gamers need to do is sign up for the beta test through GOG.com’s website, during the next 48 hours, starting at 10.00 AM GMT on Wednesday, October 15. The game is theirs to keep and will remain on each gamer’s virtual shelf after the beta tests end. Beta keys distribution will begin in the next few days.
Additionally, Galaxy testers will soon be able to play AvP with their Steam friends using GOG Galaxy’s cross-play feature, as the game is scheduled to receive a dedicated cross-compatibility update on Steam.
Meanwhile GOG.com have been hard at work to deliver on their recent promise to Linux users: with the addition of a new batch of Linux-compatible titles GOG.com has now 100+ Linux games in its catalog. Among the new additions gamers can find both unforgettable classics and recent hits, including Hasbro D&D RPGs Baldur’s Gate, Baldur’s Gate 2, and Planescape: Torment, last years award-winning indie hit Papers’ Please, the new Double Fine adventure Broken Age, and many more!
To check out the full list of new Linux-compatible titles available on GOG.com, check out their latest blog post.
To help test GOG Galaxy and get your FREE copy of Aliens versus Predator, head over to GOG.com/Galaxy.