GOG offering Oddworld, freebies

The PC gaming market has come under assault in recent years as much for piracy as the software implemented to stop it. Pining for a simpler time, CD Projekt launched its online retro-gaming store Good Old Games--or GOG.com--earlier this year, offering classics such as Fallout, MDK, Sacrifice,...

The PC gaming market has come under assault in recent years as much for piracy as the software implemented to stop it. Pining for a simpler time, CD Projekt launched its online retro-gaming store Good Old Games--or GOG.com--earlier this year, offering classics such as Fallout, MDK, Sacrifice, Freespace 2, and TOCA Race Driver 3 for a reasonable price, updated for modern operating systems, and 100 percent free of digital-rights-management software.

Now looking to expand its user base, CD Projekt announced today that it would be augmenting its offerings with a pair of free games. Beginning today, those who register at GOG.com can pick up Revolution Software's point-and-click adventure games Beneath a Steel Sky and Lure of the Temptress.

According to CD Projekt, Revolution's adventure games were noted as much for their keen storylines as for their use of the Virtual Theatre game engine, which introduced environment interaction for computer-controlled characters. The Beneath a Steel Sky download also includes David Gibbons' (Watchmen) comic book inspired by the game.

Beneath a Steel Sky and Lure of the Temptress aren't the only new additions to GOG.com. Earlier this week, the game service announced that Lorne Lanning's critically acclaimed 1997 platformer-puzzler Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee can be downloaded through the service for $9.99. According to CD Projekt, Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus will also find its way to GOG in the near future.

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pitosga
pitosga

CD Projekt owns that store? Had no idea. GG I suppose.

ben_tsan
ben_tsan

why cant download the game ?

ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

I'd love to download this, but I don't think GOG supports WIndows 7...yet. I think some of the games that run on Vista will run on 7, but I don't know which.

DeadlyRamon
DeadlyRamon

I highly recommend Good Old Games, and have also purchased quite a few games from them. It's completely reputable and above board, and my experience with the service has been quite satisfactory.

allie2590
allie2590

I absolutely love GOG. I fully support them and I've spent quite a bit of money there haha.

llakallaka
llakallaka

i knew about gog before it went beta... its a cool site to dload something long forgotten...by someones eitherway :-s

f4t4lfury
f4t4lfury

never heard of GOG but I just checked it out and it looks promising.

necronaux
necronaux

Titles kind of misleading... thought Oddworld had some free downloadables (not hey, buy oddworld for $10 and look at the other stuff we have for free).

yogibeerpro
yogibeerpro

GOG is a very good site, I'm checking it almost every day to see if they put something new

BloodMist
BloodMist

Yeah but being able to just install and play the games without having to screw around with SCUMMVM or anything since they took care of that for you is a nice new addition.

djames216
djames216

Beneath a Steel Sky and Lure of the Temptress have been available for free (legally) for many months elsewhere. This is a non-story. An advert dressed up as news. Kinda sad.

Tebbit
Tebbit

Abe! GoG is awesome.

BloodMist
BloodMist

Awwww man....i rented Abe's Oddysee way back when it came out for the PS1, that was one hell of a great game right there.I never got to finish it, maybe i'll snatch it up so i can finally beat it after all this time.A truly original and fantastic game it is.I just started playing through BaSS.It's fantastic, very funny, it's aged very well.

crunchb3rry
crunchb3rry

Oddworld needs to be on XBLA and PSN. It would be a perfect game to break the flood of crap like the Doritos game. There hasn't been a big game in a long while except maybe SF2 HD.

lamprey263
lamprey263

yay, it's downloading right now :D

Swoosie
Swoosie

Kinda silly since both free games they're offering are already available for free on the net. Still, I do love GOG and have purchased 4 games from them!

hobotech64
hobotech64

GOG.com is the most awesomest thing that's ever been awesomed. Do the world a favor and register.

VixTain
VixTain

Nope, Steam is selling them for the same price - $10. Except with GOG.com there's zero DRM to deal with; you just download the file and it's yours forever. With GOG and The Witcher, CD Projekt is currently one of the best ambassadors for PC gaming, IMO.

zeckle_1
zeckle_1

Its Lorne Lanning not Lorne Landing. You can probably get Oddworld cheaper through Steam

Magrino
Magrino

The PC gaming market has come under assault in recent years as much for piracy as the software implemented to stop it. Pining for a simpler time, CD Projekt launched its online retro-gaming store Good Old Games--or GOG.com--earlier this year, offering classics such as Fallout, MDK, Sacrifice, Freespace 2, and TOCA Race Driver 3 for a reasonable price, updated for modern operating systems, and 100 percent free of digital-rights-management software.

Now looking to expand its user base, CD Projekt announced today that it would be augmenting its offerings with a pair of free games. Beginning today, those who register at GOG.com can pick up Revolution Software's point-and-click adventure games Beneath a Steel Sky and Lure of the Temptress.

According to CD Projekt, Revolution's adventure games were noted as much for their keen storylines as for their use of the Virtual Theatre game engine, which introduced environment interaction for computer-controlled characters. The Beneath a Steel Sky download also includes David Gibbons' (Watchmen) comic book inspired by the game.

Beneath a Steel Sky and Lure of the Temptress aren't the only new additions to GOG.com. Earlier this week, the game service announced that Lorne Lanning's critically acclaimed 1997 platformer-puzzler Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee can be downloaded through the service for $9.99. According to CD Projekt, Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus will also find its way to GOG in the near future.