Monthly Archives: April 2014

Don’t Starve Even More!

Don’t Starve is a charming game about working in a all-you-can-eat buffet, where the daily challenges are few and simple. In “Reign of the Giants”, a visiting basketball team literally falls in your lap from the sky above like a rain of gian–no, wait. I’m told that all of the above is a lie. Let me try again:

Don’t Starve is a game about not starving. This sounds like it could be easy, but literally every single freaking thing around would be happiest if you starved. From the seasons to the wildlife, everything is busy taking food from the food chain and putting it somewhere other than in your stomach. It’s not an easy game, but definitely a rewarding one once you have figured out how to balance all of the challenges.

Which is where Reign of Giants comes in: now with torrential rains in spring and blistering droughts in summer, suddenly the “safe” seasons are no longer guaranteed to be quiet and tranquil affairs of OHGODOHGODMONSTERSATEMYFACEOHGOD. There are now more biomes, which means a varied palette of gorgeous new terrain has arrived, and with it have come the concomitant monsters to eat your face. There are new scientific discoveries, new mysteries to plumb, and even new characters to play! Finally–and this may only be a rumor–but there are large creatures in this game, and they might be giants. Spoiler alert: the giants probably want to eat your face.

If you’re a fan of games that are hard but fair, games that are filled to the brim with exploration, and experiences that will delight and terrify alike, then you should already own Don’t Starve. If you do own Don’t Starve–or if we’ve piqued your interest in it with this DLC–then you should own the Reign of Giants DLC. It’s the bee’s knees of third-person survival sim terror, and it’s 10% off for just $4.49 until 09:59 AM GMT on 07 March.

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Boneless, not spineless!

Octodad: Dadliest Catch, a heart-touching story of a Nautical-American struggling to be the best parent and husband dry land has ever seen while keeping his true nature from his loved ones, is available 40% off on GOG.com. That’s only $8.99 for the next 24 hours!

IMGOctodad: Dadliest Catch is about destruction, deception, and fatherhood. The player controls Octodad, a dapper octopus masquerading as a human, as he goes about daily life. Octodad’s existence is a constant struggle, as he must master mundane tasks with his unwieldy boneless tentacles while simultaneously keeping his cephalopodan nature a secret from his human family. In this original, imaginative indie title, you’ll be challenged to live through a full day in Octodad’s life, and even venture outside the house. There’s tons of physics toys to play with. Jointed objects, springs, slippery surfaces, and more! Combine that with visual style inspired by the American 1950’s aesthetic (but with futuristic twists), and what you get is an appealing bundle of slapstick fun you will never forget.

Wrap oll of your available arms around Octodad: Dadliest Catch on GOG.com, for only $8.99. The 40% off Gem Promo offer lasts until Thursday, May 1, at 9:59AM GMT.

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Featuring music by Jeremy Soule.

Game One of the iDGi-1 Trilogy. Taking place entirely aboard a massive futuristic aircraft, CONSORTIUM is a first person science-fiction role-playing experience unlike any other. The story begins in our world – the “real world” – where we here at Interdimensional Games have developed a satellite (iDGi-1) capable of opening a digital rift through time and space… Anyone can log on and travel through this rift and awaken within an alternate dimension from our own – the “game world” – in the year 2042.

In Consortium: The Master Edition you’ll act as detective investigating an on-board murder, while simultaneously playing peacemaker to a large band of mercenaries who seem to want YOU dead. Or play diplomacy with a smoking barrel, and let the tragedies continue to mount. The story unfolds based largely on your actions. You may use diplomacy and talk your way through the entire game – never shooting anyone! OR, decide to use deadly or non-lethal force. The game features an all original orchestral score by award winning composer Jeremy Soule (available as a bonus MP3 download)!

Step through the digital rift and prepare for one of the most original gaming adventures you’ve ever had, with Consortium: The Master Edition for only $11.99 on GOG.com. The special 40% release discount offer lasts until Thursday, May 1, at 9:59AM GMT.

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I am Zuul. Are you the keymaster?

In Sword of the Stars: The Pit – The Pilgrim DLC the word of the ancient Bloodweaver facility travels to the stars in hushed whispers and shadowy conversations, and thus Enoch The Shepherd, a holy warrior, must investigate. As one of a small, unique, but growing group of Zuul, determined to leave their savage birthright and terrible reputation behind, Enoch isn’t descending into The Pit out of curiosity, but out of obligation. Whatever evil is still down there, it is on him to witness it, record it–and then purify it with fire.

Add another layer of cool content to your adventures in The Pit with Sword of the Stars: The Pit – The Pilgrim DLC for only $1.99 on GOG.com. Be advised: this DLC requires Sword of the Stars: The Pit – Gold Edition.

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DRM is Gamer’s Kryptonite!

Minuteman can jump like an overpowered cricket and deflect bullets with his psychic force field while smashing the enemies with his powerful punches. Tombstone is the master of electricity and a ghost-whisperer. Quetzalcoatl embodies an ancient vengeful Aztec deity. Bullet can move so fast, that many people believe he can be in several places at a time. Those are only few of many superhuman operatives known as the Freedom Force. Their new, somewhat unexpected mission: to go back in time and stop the nazis from winning the World War II. A task that would’ve been much easier if the Third Reich didn’t have its own super-soldiers.

Freedom Force vs. the 3rd Reich combines RPG character management and development with real-time tactics and stylish comic book-like graphics. It offers many cleverly designed missions which call for skillful use of your characters’ unique super-abilities. And, if the original cast of heroes doesn’t meet your expectation, you can always create one yourself, giving him or her a unique look, and a set of powers. Finally, make sure to check out the story-driven multi-player scenarios when you finish the single player campaign.

Zip up your costumes, iron your capes, and get ready to kick some Nazi butts in Freedom Force Vs. the 3rd Reich for only $2.39 until Tuesday, April 29, at 9:59 AM GMT.

EXTRA! Flash-competition:
Freedom Force Vs. the 3rd Reich comes with a versatile character creation tool, that let’s you design your very own golden age-style comic superhero. We’ve been thinking about a hero that represents what GOG.com stands for: Guardian of Games, a keeper of the gaming archives, a bringer of joy, and mankind’s first line of defense against DRM. So, how should Guardian of Games look like? Show us your custom-made character here, in the forum thread, before the promo ends (use of custom textures allowed!). We’ll choose three best entries and award 3 gift codes for $9.99 games to the best, 2 to the second, and 1 to the third-best entry. Start channeling Kirby, Lee, and Kane and–most importantly–have fun!

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Age of Wonders, King of Dragon Pass, Darwinia, and other strategy classics up to 80% off!

We know that you like to be in charge. We know that you like that feeling of power and the constant pressure of one life-and-death decision after another. Whether you are in the battlefield, commanding your troops, in a warlord’s tent deciding the life and death of your subjects, or in a city hall, placing miniature buildings on a map–you flourish. Leadership is your element. Knowing that, we’ve prepared a Supremacy Special promo to cater to your tastes. Or rather: to nourish that ever-present hunger for power that you have. Let’s take a look at a few of the games on this weekend’s offer, shall we?

If you’ve been eyeing Age of Wonders 3, but you’re unsure if it will suit your taste well, this is your chance to sample the concepts of the series. On this promo you’ll find all of its predecessors: Age of Wonders, Age of Wonders 2: The Wizard’s Throne, and Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic, which offers virtually infinite playtime with its random map generator feature. If you like turn-based strategy games following the time-proven explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate scheme, but you haven’t had the chance to play these games, now you can–for half the regular price, with the first game for as little as $2.99 and both sequels for $4.99 each!

The unique storytelling gem King of Dragon Pass puts you in charge of a clan of colonists in an unexplored territory. The ways the story of your clan can unfold are virtually limitless! Every single decision you make affects the slowly-unravelling tale. There’s consequence to every action in this game and the choices between right or wrong rarely are apparent. Wrong choices don’t end the game, though. Like in real life, they just make things harder. This community favorite, one of the highest-rated games on GOG.com (and rightfully so!), can be yours for only $2.39.

If you enjoy the turn-based mechanics of the Heroes of Might and Magic series, but you would like to immerse yourself even deeper in a complex and extensive gameworld, don’t miss Eador: Genesis. When we originally released this Russian masterpiece, we said that the single-player campaign can take up to 200 hours to beat. Our colleague from the support team, who knows the game by heart came asking later how did we come up with such a number. We told him, that 200 hours is the expected playtime stated by the developer. “Must have been a speedrun”–our friend commented, and we believe him (GOG.com support is known to be trustworthy, afterall). So brace yourselves–for only $2.39 you’ll get more than 200 hours of playtime.

But that’s only scratching the surface of our weekend promo! There are many more games to challenge your leadership skills on the Supremacy Special promo page, so go ahead and check them out now! The offer will last until Tuesday, April 29, at 3:59AM GMT.

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The legacy of blood is yours to witness.

In the ominous reaches of the Carpathian mountains a ruthless voivod ruled from the height of his throne red with blood of his enemies. Whoever met him in battle would call him a demon, or a devil. His subjects had a different name for him, though, in their tongue. They called him Dracul, the Dragon. The legend has it, that this fierce warrior renounced God and become cursed to roam the Earth forever, restless, hungry for innocent blood, and doomed never to see the light of day again. But the curse came with power growing with every century of roaming the darkness. Thus, Dracul became the embodiment of evil and darkness itself, the one that fills our hearts with fear whenever the light goes out. The Vampire, the immortal enemy of man, that hunts in the night up to this day. So the legend says. There is at least a grain of truth to every legend.

Dracula 4 + 5 takes the vampiric lore into the modern setting. We follow Ellen Cross, a young art restorer, on her journey across Europe. In her way she’s confronted with mysterious and terrifying events that will make her question everything us humans assume to know about the world. Secret societies, dark rituals, and powerful demons stand in her path. Finally, Ellen discovers new information about the Shadow of the Dragon–the mysterious brotherhood that the infamous Vlad Tepes might have been affiliated with. Thus begins the endgame of the centuries-long struggle between the light and dark. Will you dare to follow Ellen’s blood-chilling story?

Immerse yourself in the twisted, dark, and dangerous world of the vampire mythos and challenge the Dark Lord of Carpathia himself! Get Dracula 4 + 5 for only $4.99 before Sunday, April 27, at 1:59PM GMT.

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The thrilling conclusion to the Blackwell series.

A dead man’s soul cries out against the force of a ferocious blizzard. He cries for help. He cries for answers. Then he screams as he is torn apart like damp tissue paper. This wasn’t the first time, and it won’t be the last. The police are powerless to stop it, so the duty falls to the only ones who can. What force could be so powerful–and so malevolent–that it would destroy the very core of a life in order to get what it wants? Rosa Blackwell and Joey Mallone mean to find out, even if it means risking themselves in the process.

The Blackwell Epiphany serves as the fifth and final installment of the supernatural murder-mystery adventure series from Wadjet Eye Games. As usual, the game is a real treat for the fans of classic point-and-click gameplay and traditional hand-crafted 2D graphics. The game is longer than any of the previous ones, and–being the climax to Rosa Blackwell’s story–it promises more excitement, drama, and danger. Our heroine and her opacity-impaired partner, the spirit-sleuth Joey Mallone, will face their ultimate challenge. Can you see them safe through it?

Stretch your wrist and warm up your mouse, as you’re up for some serious pointing and clicking in The Blackwell Epiphany, for $14.99 on GOG.com.

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Beating back some balance into the world.

Sudeki, a world torn apart into light, shadow and dark. Rent asunder by deceit and betrayal, the land cries out for a peace that only four united heroes can bring. Beyond the protective walls of Illumina Castle lie miles of pastoral, rolling countryside, though once a serene landscape, the Aklorian forces have transformed the countryside into a charred battlefield. Simply passing through the region is unsafe, as travellers must be ever alert for ambushes. Four friends have joined together to aid their queen. Though destined to encounter ancient gods, primordial wonders, and marvellous inventions, foes and betrayal haunt their every step. A keen eye could prove vital, exposing essential clues. And as the companions make their way through darkness and light, they’ll discover that those two extremes have more in common than they once imagined… With real-time, bone-crunching combat with incredible spells and combos, the ability to control any one of the four champions at any time, and skip between them at will, and the power to customize each character’s armor, weapons, and spells and evolve new powerful attacks, this colorful action-RPG title is a real blast to play!

When Europeans experiment with the anime aesthetics interesting things happen, and Sudeki is a perfect example of that rule. Check it out, for only $5.99 on GOG.com.

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Includes Mind Games and Gold Edition DLCs!

Are you prepared for the Pit? If you think you are, scout, you’ve already failed and our world is doomed. I want you to really understand this: you are not prepared. Nothing in the world could have prepared you. No amount of training, not even years of experience, nothing. So if you’re feeling confident, that you can go to the Feldspar Mountains, scavenge the ancient Suul’ka complex, steal their secrets, and return with the cure for the Ghoul Plague–we’re dead. Our only hope lies in your ability to doubt yourself, second-guess your own judgment, and think twice about your every step. This is how dangerous the Pit is. I would know. I’ve been there. I reached level 3 before my squad was decimated by mutant beasts. So, soldier, I’ll ask you one final time, and this time I want you to really think before you give me your answer: are you prepared?

Sword of the Stars: The Pit Gold Edition is a phenomenal turn-based RPG turning the traditional roguelike dungeon exploration, item scumming, and careful planning into a modern gaming experience. The infamous Pit is randomly generated on each playthrough, which–combined with the game’s three different character classes–makes up for crazy replayability value. With tons of items to find, many equipment and character modifications, and–most importantly–a vast selection of blood-hungry monsters waiting for your every mistake, this game offers you a Sci-Fi adventure you’ll be enjoying for hours and hours. The Mind Games and Gold Edition DLCs included in this premium package, add new layers of gameplay and come with a plethora of improved and added features. If you already own the basic edition, this is the time to get both DLCs for only $3.18. Or if you’re just looking for the vanilla experience, Sword of the Stars: The Pit (basic edition) is only $2.79.

If you like challenging games that first become your passion, then an obsession, and finally an addiction, you need to grab the definitive package of roguelike goodness, don’t miss the great deals from our Sword of the Stars: The Pit Gold Edition gem promo! The Gold Edition is highly recommended, as it will allow you to run the upcoming The Pilgrim DLC ($1.99, coming soon). Just remember not to get the Gold edition with anything else–that would be redundant. The 60% off offer lasts until Thursday, April 24, at 9:59AM GMT.

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