Valve’s ever so popular game distribution platform Steam is now on Linux, and you even get a free penguin! Did EA give away penguins when they released Origin for Mac? No? Well, another point for Valve then.

“We’re huge fans of Linux. It’s like the indie OS-a perfect home for our indie game,” said Croteam CTO Alen Ladavac.

“And who better to lead the charge into Linux gaming than Valve? With Steam distribution on Windows, Mac OS, and now Linux, plus the buy-once, play-anywhere promise of Steam Play, our games are available to everyone, regardless what type of computer they’re running. That’s huge.”

To make things even better for Linux users, Steam is currently having a sale that includes around fifty Linux tittles and if you are a Linux Team Fortress 2 player then you also receive a free penguin, Tux, the Linux mascot, to carry around in-game.

The introduction of Steam to Ubuntu demonstrates growing demand for open systems from gamers and game developers,” said Canonical’s David Pitkin.

“We expect a growing number of game developers to include Ubuntu among their target platforms. We’re looking forward to seeing AAA games developed with Ubuntu in mind as part of a multi-platform day and date release on Steam.”

Source: Game Industry