GOG.com adds two, announces more, and attempts to woo indies


GOG (PC) CDP Conference 2012 Announcements - Screenshot 2 Colonization

Sid Meier's Civilization

GOG.com made a slew of announcements today at the CDP summer conference. In addition to new additions to their digital library today, including the original Colonization, and three indie day-one releases, the company also slashed the price of The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition by 40%, making it an oh-so-affordable $29.99 for the next week.

On the retro front, Sid Meier’s Colonization is now available for $5.99. It has been joined by a $9.99 Tomb Raider bundle that includes the first three games, “remastered for Windows.” The gory car-combat game Carmageddon was also announced to be hitting the service soon in a bundle, the Carmageddon Max Pack. The $9.99 release will include both the base game and the Splat Pack expansion.

Indie titles will increase their foothold on the service shortly with three new games: Retro City Rampage, Tiny and Big: Grandpa’s Leftovers, and Resonance. Retro City Rampage, an 8-bit open-world parody of all things gaming, will launch on July 1 for $14.99. The game will include over 50 genre-spanning missions and 25-plus arcade challenges. Tiny and Big: Grandpa’s Leftovers, a “weird and humorous platformer” with destructible environments and sandbox gameplay will launch on June 19 for $8.99. Rounding out the upcoming indies is Wadjet Eye Games’ adventure title Resonance. The “atmospheric sci-fi thriller” is currently available for the pre-order price of $8.99, a 10% discount. Early buyers will also get to try out a playable preview that includes the first four hours and features four playable characters. Gamers who pick up the $25 box copy from Wadjet Eye will also receive a GOG.com code for the playable preview.

GOG.com also announced a new initiative to entice more indies to release their games over the DRM-free download service. The company has set up an email account, WeLoveDevs@gog.com, to act as a direct link between them and developers interested in publishing over the platform. Several smaller studios have already released their titles on GOG.com, with the old-school dungeon crawler Legend of Grimrock selling over 20,000 copies within the first two months of release. GOG.com is attempting to draw in more creators with marketing and PR support.

For more information on The Witcher 2, check out our review of the PC version.

GOG (PC) CDP Conference 2012 Announcements - Screenshot 1 Retro City Rampage

Retro City Rampage

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