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,...

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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.

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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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