Minigalaxy – Simple GTK Client to Play GOG Linux Games

For those looking for GPG Linux client, Minigalaxy is the one lets you play GOG Linux games.

Minigalaxy is a free and open-source client for GOG.com, a digital distribution platform for video games and films. It’s written in Python 3 with GTK toolkit.

With Minigalaxy, you can log in with your GOG account, download and play the games you own in GOG.

Other features of the client include:

  • Update your games
  • Install and update DLC
  • Select in which language you’d prefer to download your games
  • Change where games are installed
  • Search your GOG Linux library
  • Show all games or just the ones you’ve installed
  • View the error message if a game fails to launch
  • Enable displaying the FPS in games
  • Use the system’s Scummvm or Dosbox installation
  • Install Windows games using Wine

How to Install Minigalaxy in Ubuntu / Debian / Other Linux:

The developer team offers official DEB package for Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint based systems. Along with the source tarball there are available to download at the link below:

Grab the .deb package and install it by running command in a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) window:

sudo apt install ./Downloads/minigalaxy*.deb

For other Linux, Minigalaxy is also available as universal flatpak package. Follow this guide to setup flatpak first, and then install the flatpak package via command:

flatpak install flathub io.github.sharkwouter.Minigalaxy

As a containerized software package, the flatpak will however take much more disk space after installation.

Merilyn Ne
Hi, I'm Merilyn Ne, a computer geek working on Ubuntu Linux for many years and would like to write useful tips for beginners. Forgive me for language mistakes. I'm not a native speaker of English.