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GOG.com welcomes their new Kalypso overlords

Posted by: Chuck at 9/10/2009 11:40 AM
The folks at Great old Games have managed to bring Kalypso Media into their DRM free club and that means you can pick up a bunch of new games for cheap on the service.  Those new games include Incoming + Incoming Forces, Expendable, Port Royale and Mobile Forces which are all (save Mobile Forces) available now for the low price of $5.99.


Kalypso Media Sways to GOG.com

Games like Incoming, Mobile Forces and Expendable set to tempt fans of DRM-free classic PC games

Warsaw, Poland – September 10, 2009. GOG.com (http://www.gog.com), the only place on the internet that resists the temptation of the evil DRM beast in its classic games, is pleased to announce that another publisher has joined the movement. Kalypso Media will release some of its notable back-catalogue titles like Incoming + Incoming Forces, Expendable, Port Royale and Mobile Forces. Those titles, Mobile Forces excepted, are already available at GOG.com for just $5.99 each.



Expendable, the ultra-fast action game by Rage Games, puts the player in shoes of the Millennium Soldier – humanity's only hope in a war against vicious aliens. The game will test players’ reflexes and eyes as they shoot hordes of bad guys across 20 levels with a wide array of weapons to help cause widespread destruction.

Incoming, also created by Rage Games, was a great-looking game when it was released back in 1998, as noted in reviews by IGN and PC Zone, among others. Just like Expendable, Incoming was created to provide fast-paced and fun arcade-style gameplay in which the player has one mission: kill all of the alien invaders by any means necessary, be it manning a turret, tank, helicopter, harrier jet or even a captured alien fighter.

For calmer gameplay, Kalypso brings Port Royale to GOG.com's catalogue. The first part of the business strategy series by Ascaron takes players to the 16th century Caribbean, where the goal is simple: become the Governor. Of course, the player can always become a pirate and search for hidden treasure if the legit route isn’t favored. The varied gameplay, including the impressive economic system and patrolling the seas with warships, were key positives mentioned in reviews by IGN and GameSpot.

"We've been very impressed with GOG.com's gamer-friendly approach to digital distribution, and are excited to bring our games to the site," said Ian Richardson of IGR Limited. "We hope that new and existing fans will enjoy revisiting Rage Software's great classic titles, as well as the other excellent games going to GOG.com with this agreement."

“Signing the deal with Kalypso adds another dose of great games that were really well received by media and gamers all around the world to our catalogue,” said Adam Oldakowski, Managing Director of GOG.com. “Such gems as Incoming, Port Royale and Expendable can provide endless hours of fun.”

Expendable, Port Royale and the bundle of Incoming and Incoming Forces are already available on GOG.com for $5.99 each.

About Kalypso Media

Specialising in the publishing of interactive media – primarily computer games - Kalypso Media was founded in summer 2006 by industry veterans Simon Hellwig and Stefan Marcinek. A year later, the sister company Kalypso Media UK Ltd was opened in England and is now led by Andrew Johnson and Charlie Barrett, two experienced members of the Kalypso Media Group management team. In 2009 Kalypso Media Inc. was established in the USA headed up by Deborah Tillett. Kalypso Media also own two development studios, Realmforge Studios GmbH and Gaming Minds Studios GmbH both of which are located in Germany.

www.kalypsomedia.com



About GOG.com

GOG.com – or Good Old Games – is the ultimate destination for classic PC games. The site offers gamers some of the greatest PC games of all time for a low price and free from copy protection. GOG.com is much more than just another digital distribution site, featuring an extensive community component that allows players to rate, review and discuss their favourite PC games, as well as insightful articles from respected games journalists. Visit www.gog.com and start your journey to the past.