Monthly Archives: March 2014

The chronicle of the Third Era is yours to write!

Imagine! Empires rising and falling before your very eyes, led to victory or defeat by heroes of legend so powerful that they appear to be titans in the eyes of mortals. Sorcerers harness the arcane powers to bend the rules of the world around them. Theocrats twist the wills of their followers with the holy aura bestowed upon them by their deities for their zealous service. Rogues rule the shadows, taking any chance to strike and win before their foes even realize there is a war to fight. Warlords earn the loyalty of their legions by the glory gained in the many battles they emerged from, victorious. Archdruids become one with nature, and the land itself rushes to their aid. Dreadnoughts rely on the art of engineering to construct their unstoppable artificial armies. All those powers, all of their miraculous exploits, all of their desires, all thrown into one realm of war. This shall truly be an age of wonders!

With Age of Wonders III, Triumph Studios aims to set new standards not only for the acclaimed Age of Wonders series, but also for the turn-based strategy genre itself. Taking advantage of all the modern gaming bells and whistles, the title will deliver an impressive level of complexity in gameplay and an immersive, lush, and diverse gameworld that can become your own for hundreds of hours. With the ability to choose one of the six leader classes, you’ll be able to custom-tailor your empire–and by extension your experience with the game–to your personal gameplay style, so you can enjoy the extensive campaign the game offers in any way you like. You’ll be leading into battle armies recruited from within six humanoid races as well as some fantastic creatures and mythical monsters. The turn-based tactical combat itself will prove to be a challenge for the most seasoned of strategy gamers but also scalable enough for beginners to enjoy. With over 50 location types to explore and exploit, hundreds of abilities to master for tactical and strategic advantage over your foes, visually stunning presentation, and a smart random scenario generator providing virtually limitless replayability, this title can become the only turn-based strategy game you’ll need for many years to come!

Get Age of Wonders III, for only $39.99 or the USD equivalent of £29.99, or €39.99 on GOG.com (or opt in for the splendid Age of Wonders III – Deluxe Edition), and enter the fantastic realm of power and dominion, which will consume you whole.

NOTICE: We’ve made sure that the price difference is by large covered by the extra gift codes you’ll receive, so here’s our Fair Price Package offer :
+ The Fair Price Package for our UK customers affected by local prices is one $9.99 code for anyone who buys the Standard Edition, and two $5.99 codes for the Deluxe Edition.
+ For other European customers affected by local prices the Fair Price Package for Standard Edition is now $9.99 code and one $5.99 code, and for the Deluxe Edition it’s three $5.99 codes.

Source: GOG – Good Old Games

    

Vampires 2.0

In 2094 the children of the night have a new playground, as far from the burning rays of sunlight as possible–the cyberspace. With the wired and wireless networks covering the whole of New York with a thick digital shroud, there’s virtually no place out of their reach. The fact that you have fangs at the helms of the megacorporations doesn’t help either. It would seem that humanity is doomed. But this isn’t the story of the human race’s fall. It’s a story of one person’s struggle. When you wake up with two bite marks on your neck in the middle of vampire-ridden Manhattan, and you start to feel the HUNGER, there’s very little time to save your soul. Just remember to install some humanity-boosters in your cyber-deck.

BloodNet is a remarkable game that brilliantly blends horror and cyberpunk in a mixture of adventure and RPG gameplay. You will explore the gritty locations of a high-tech futuristic city full of cyber-enhanced freaks, and tread the dangerous paths of the Cyberspace, that houses more demons than it did ever before. Build a team of deckers, cyberpunks, mercenaries, and rage gangers to help you in your desperate fight for your last threads of humanity. With a dark, memorable story, a haunting setting, graphics that aged surprisingly well, and hours of exciting and original gameplay, this classic title is a cyberpunk delight you cannot say no to.

Face some of mankind’s greatest fears and enter the high-tech realm of BloodNet, for only $2.39 on GOG.com. The 60% off Gem Promo offer lasts only until Tuesday, April 1, at 9:59AM GMT.

Source: GOG – Good Old Games

    

Vampires 2.0

In 2094 the children of the night have a new playground, as far from the burning rays of sunlight as possible–the cyberspace. With the wired and wireless networks covering the whole of New York with a thick digital shroud, there’s virtually no place out of their reach. The fact that you have fangs at the helms of the megacorporations doesn’t help either. It would seem that humanity is doomed. But this isn’t the story of the human race’s fall. It’s a story of one person’s struggle. When you wake up with two bite marks on your neck in the middle of vampire-ridden Manhattan, and you start to feel the HUNGER, there’s very little time to save your soul. Just remember to install some humanity-boosters in your cyber-deck.

BloodNet is a remarkable game that brilliantly blends horror and cyberpunk in a mixture of adventure and RPG gameplay. You will explore the gritty locations of a high-tech futuristic city full of cyber-enhanced freaks, and tread the dangerous paths of the Cyberspace, that houses more demons than it did ever before. Build a team of deckers, cyberpunks, mercenaries, and rage gangers to help you in your desperate fight for your last threads of humanity. With a dark, memorable story, a haunting setting, graphics that aged surprisingly well, and hours of exciting and original gameplay, this classic title is a cyberpunk delight you cannot say no to.

Face some of mankind’s greatest fears and enter the high-tech realm of BloodNet, for only $2.39 on GOG.com. The 60% off Gem Promo offer lasts only until Tuesday, April 1, at 9:59AM GMT.

Source: GOG – Good Old Games

    

The ultimate collection of amusement park business ups and downs!

Where’s entertainment for the masses, there’s massive income for a skilled entrepreneur. Amusement park is an automated money maker for a businessman who understands what it’s all about. Build an “EST” ride–one that’s either the fastEST, highEST, longEST, scariEST, craziEST, or any other possible “EST”–and the people will come running to experience the “EST” moment in their lives. As long as you come up with original ways to rattle and shake people, there’s plenty of loose change that’ll surely drop out of their pockets. Make them scream with terror or yell with joy and they’ll get sore throat and be happy to pay you five bucks for a medium soda. You’ll need a rake to handle the cash. But here’s a secret: this isn’t about money. If you’ll go into the business with only the cash in mind, you will fail. It’s all about letting your inner child finally build the playground of their dreams. Do that. People will love it.

RollerCoaster Tycoon Series is a brilliant lineup of managerial games that let you design and run your very own amusement park complete with custom rides and various other attractions. The more money you make, the bigger your budget gets, and the more technically advanced and extravagant rides you get to build. The economic part of all of the games is consistently challenging and deep, while the theme park development options are getting more robust and varied with every game. Creating a perfect mix of serious business simulation with the sheer joy of riding the rides you design, this great collection will provide you with many hours of pure fun!

Get your roller coaster business on track with RollerCoaster Tycoon Series for a small investment of only $8.17. You can also get Rollercoaster Tycoon 1,2, and 3 for $1.19, $1.99, and $4.99 respectively. The offer lasts until until Wednesday, April 2, at 9:59AM GMT.

Source: GOG – Good Old Games

    

The ultimate collection of amusement park business ups and downs!

Where’s entertainment for the masses, there’s massive income for a skilled entrepreneur. Amusement park is an automated money maker for a businessman who understands what it’s all about. Build an “EST” ride–one that’s either the fastEST, highEST, longEST, scariEST, craziEST, or any other possible “EST”–and the people will come running to experience the “EST” moment in their lives. As long as you come up with original ways to rattle and shake people, there’s plenty of loose change that’ll surely drop out of their pockets. Make them scream with terror or yell with joy and they’ll get sore throat and be happy to pay you five bucks for a medium soda. You’ll need a rake to handle the cash. But here’s a secret: this isn’t about money. If you’ll go into the business with only the cash in mind, you will fail. It’s all about letting your inner child finally build the playground of their dreams. Do that. People will love it.

RollerCoaster Tycoon Series is a brilliant lineup of managerial games that let you design and run your very own amusement park complete with custom rides and various other attractions. The more money you make, the bigger your budget gets, and the more technically advanced and extravagant rides you get to build. The economic part of all of the games is consistently challenging and deep, while the theme park development options are getting more robust and varied with every game. Creating a perfect mix of serious business simulation with the sheer joy of riding the rides you design, this great collection will provide you with many hours of pure fun!

Get your roller coaster business on track with RollerCoaster Tycoon Series for a small investment of only $8.17. You can also get Rollercoaster Tycoon 1,2, and 3 for $1.19, $1.99, and $4.99 respectively. The offer lasts until until Wednesday, April 2, at 9:59AM GMT.

Source: GOG – Good Old Games

    

Giants: Citizen Kabuto, Earthworm Jim series, MDK 1&2, Freespace 1&2, Die by the Sword, and more Interplay classics 50% off!

When a conversation between gamers comes down to listing the absolutely essential PC classics one can’t simply imagine the gaming world without, inevitably Interplay games come up. Most PC gamers are dedicated Interplay fans, even if unknowingly. Even if by some strange twist of life you don’t instantly recognize the label, it’s an easy bet that looking at our this week’s Interplay Irresistibles promo page you’ll immediately notice at least two or three titles that will make you excited or nostalgic. The number of unforgettable classics in Interplay’s offer here on GOG.com is simply astounding. Today, we bring you all of them with a 50% discount. Let’s give our users the chance to talk about some of their favorites!

“My most indelible impression of playing Giants: Citizen Kabuto for the first time all those years ago was of just how FUN it all was. A great sense of humour (British, naturally) coupled with gorgeous graphics, lively characters, a host of play styles and topped off with THE best creature-stomp levels ever presented in gaming.”–says our user GTLC in his review of the game.

I have never played a better “sword fighting” game than Die By The Sword. While the controls take a while to get used to, THEY MAKE SENSE! Being able to control your swings, where they go, how fast, being able to do feints, targeted shots, block, ripostes, etc. What other game gives you that type of control?–asks Shnar in his review of the title he calls the Most realistic sword fighting game EVER!

Besides the offbeat humor and the entertaining variety of the gameplay, MDK has one major thing going for it: presentation. This decade-old game holds up rather well thanks to some inspired level design and art direction. The colors really pop out; the game is dark, but isn’t afraid to throw in vivid reds and oranges amidst the browns, blacks and grays. The dated graphics inadvertently give an otherworldly quality to the world’s architecture. It’s true that the assets are blocky, yet manage to be discernible and even look futuristic somehow. There are some seriously awesome textures here that are meant to disorient the player and try to turn genre conventions upside-down. The game is a joy to look at, listen to, and play[…]–says Chad praising the game’s “unreal art direction”.

That’s only a small part of our weekend offer. Head out to our Interplay Irresistibles promo page and grab yourself some of the best games ever made for the PC, 50% off on GOG.com. The offer lasts until Tuesday, April 1, at 3:59AM GMT.

Source: GOG – Good Old Games

    

Add “Devil’s landlord” to your résumé!

Unholy HeightsThe Devil has converted a tenement building into monsters-only housing in Unholy Heights, a mashup of Tower Defense and Apartment Management Simulation. Sucker monsters into moving into your building, charge them rent and keep them happy by buying them furniture. Unfortunately, heroes have caught wind of the Devil’s plan, and will stop at nothing to wipe him out. Knock on residents’ doors to call them to battle, trap heroes in devious pincer formations, and command your troops to victory. Monsters get jobs, fall in love, have children, and even skip out on their rent. Keep them happy or you might not have anyone to fight for you when heroes come knocking.

If you like humor to be a bit on the odd side in your games and you enjoy titles that mix weird cuteness, simulated life, and a bit of strategy, you can’t say no to Unholy Heights for only $3.99 on GOG.com.

Source: GOG – Good Old Games

    

Empire Rising

When a secretive government agency enlists Malachi Rector to determine whether a murdered woman in Venice resembles any particular historical figure, he is left with nothing but questions. Why would the U.S. government hire him–a dealer of high-end antiques–to look into a foreign murder? Why does David Walker, a former Special Forces operative he meets in his travels, feel like someone Malachi’s known all his life? And how come everytime Malachi lets his guard down, someone tries to kill him?

Moebius is a contemporary adventure that merges classic point-and-click puzzle solving with Jane Jensen’s sophisticated storytelling. Travel the world using Malachi’s unique deductive powers to analyze suspects, make historical connections, and uncover the truth behind a theory of space and time the government will defend at any cost. This thrilling new adventure game from master storyteller Jane Jensen (Gabriel Knight, Gray Matter) and Phoenix Online Studios (Cognition, The Silver Lining) introduces Malachi Rector, an expert in antiquities whose photographic memory and eye for detail transform people and clues into interactive puzzles.

If you miss the times when adventure games were played mostly for the great and immersive storytelling, not just for the puzzles, humor, and views, be sure to pre-order Moebius for $23.99 on GOG.com. That’s 20% off the full post-release price, and you’ll get to set the mood for the game with the full soundtrack (MP3/FLAC), available instantly. The 20% off special pre-order discount offer lasts until April 15, when the game is set for launch.

Source: GOG – Good Old Games

    

Magnets! How do they work?

Sir Arthur C. Clarke once said that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. That’s a good thing, cause sometimes to make a real difference in the world one needs nothing short of a miracle. When social injustice and oppression seem to have drained all hope from the hearts of the people, even the smallest spark of light on top of the mysterious tower seems like a shining lighthouse. Now, if only the people weren’t scared too bad to raise their eyes and look towards it. Guess you’ll have to make it shine much brighter!

Teslagrad presents you with an intriguing story that will capture both your imagination, and your heart. In this non-linear puzzle platformer, you’ll be utilizing the powers of magnetism and electricity to unlock the many secrets of the abandoned Tesla Tower. With over 100 beautiful hand-drawn environments and rich and immersive–yet voiceless–storytelling, this competent title has every chance to become one of the shining gems of its somewhat crowded genre. The creators went out of their way, to create an experience that will draw you in and keep you invested in the adventure. No loading screens, no GUI, just the mesmerizing soundtrack, the intriguing puzzles, the colorful gameworld, and you.

Ready to bring a whole new spark of electricity to your gaming life? Get Teslagrad, for only $4.99 on GOG.com. The 50% Indie Gem Promo discount offer lasts until Thursday, March 27, at 10:59AM GMT.

Source: GOG – Good Old Games

    

60 feet of metallic mayhem.

Slave ZeroIt’s 500 years in the future. Man and machine are virtually one, and the greatest megacity in the world is locked in a brutal war. Mammoth, biomechanical monsters tear at the sky, and the earth shakes with the full fury of a brutal battle. These are the warriors of the future, when war escalates to massive proportions, and immense power of destruction engulfs the streets. Harness the power, make a difference. Take control. Become Slave Zero! Control 60 feet of raw robotic power, ,make your way up the buildings that reach 7 miles into the sky, rampage through a city filled with hover cars, ground traffic, and screaming humans fleeing for their lives. Now, isn’t that the most fun one can drive out of controlling a giant robot?

If the one thing you look forward the most to in the future is the ability to controll giant robots and lay havoc on the whole metropolis, you can have a taste of all the great things to come with Slave Zero, for only $5.99 on GOG.com.

Source: GOG – Good Old Games