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Gog.com feels your recession/holiday pain, offeres two free games

Posted by: Chuck at 12/18/2008 9:19 AM
The folks over at Great Old Games are now offering two free games to help get you through the holidays.  Why sit around and chit-chat with the family while you could be playing Beneath a Steel Sky and Lure of the Temptress from Gog.com for free?  Is there a better way to get into the holiday spirit than by roaming around a dystopian future?  I don't think so.


GOG.com Gives the Gift of Free Games

Celebrating the holiday season, GOG.com offers two classic point-and-click adventure games for FREE



Warsaw, Poland – December 18 – ‘Tis the season at GOG.com (http://www.gog.com), the digital distribution platform with DRM-free classic games, where “GOG.com fever month” continues with today's release of two totally free games. Beneath a Steel Sky (http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/beneath_a_steel_sky) and Lure of the Temptress (http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/lure_of_the_temptress), two classic point-and-click adventure games, are now available for download to every registered GOG.com user at the site's newest price point - $0.00. That’s nothing. Like, totally free.



Both games were developed by Revolution Software and famously introduced the Virtual Theatre game engine, which enabled non-playable characters to interact with the environment without players interaction. The two games have been wrapped with GOG.com's smooth and slick installers, and “Beneath a Steel Sky” even includes Dave Gibbons’ comic book inspired by the game itself.



“We're very happy that we've managed to get those two great classics before the holidays. The free games are a sort of ‘thank you’ to GOG.com users who have been supporting us since our beta launch”, said Adam Oldakowski, Managing Director of GOG.com. “We like to get things for free as much as anyone else, and we think that these games represent great introductions to classic PC gaming and to the entire GOG.com experience.”



Both games are now available on GOG.com. Everyone who creates an account at GOG.com can download both games and all additional materials for free. The release of free games on the service is part of the “GOG.com fever month” action which has seen the additions of classic PC games like Arx Fatalis, Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee and Simon the Sorcerer to the games catalogue. As always, expect news about new features, new releases and more in the coming days.”



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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.