Monthly Archives: December 2014

An indie action-RPG like no other!

Din’s Curse, an astoundingly deep and replayable hack-and-slash fantasy romp is available together with the Demon War expansion. Get them both 60% off , for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, for the next 24 hours!

In Din’s Curse, you will explore an extensive underground, slaying dangerous monsters, solving dynamic quests, dodging deadly traps, and in your spare time, plundering loot. Quell uprisings, flush out traitors, kill assassins, cure plagues, purge curses, end wars, and complete other dangerous quests or the danger WILL escalate. Not all is as it seems though, traitors will gladly stab you in the back, renegades can revolt against the town, spies can set up ambushes, and items might even curse or possess your friends.
Choose one of 141 class combinations and journey to an infinite number of dynamically generated towns with vastly different problems. Every game is a surprise! Your actions have real consequences in this dynamic, evolving world. Your choices actually matter!

The demons of Aleria are furious! After the 4th Great War and necromancer Ciglio’s death, the undead horde has been causing utter chaos, attacking everything that moves… even demons. Demonkind were quite happy when Serina, a human city, was overrun, but that was before thousands of human zombies poured into Kraval, slaughtering the huge demon city. Thus began the Demon War. Demons of all kinds are fighting back. They’re hunting down and killing any undead they find. Oh, and they blame the humans for this entire mess. For spite, they razed Serina to the ground even though it was already deserted.

If you’re up for a truly original, open-ended action-RPG experience, make sure you pick up both Din’s Curse and it’s Demon War add-on at a 60% off discount. The promotion lasts last until Thursday, January 1, at 10:59AM GMT.

Source:: GOG – Good Old Games

      

Party at Twitch.tv/GOGcom 5-hour stream with Tower of Guns fireworks at -75%!

GOG.com heartily invites you to join us for a very special New Year celebration. Starting from Midnight London time, tune in to Twitch.tv/GOGcom, for some a-grade FPS gaming entertainment that will let us all welcome 2015 with a proper BANG! Our friend Chris of the Memories in 8-bit YouTube channel will be the master of ceremony and the game to provide us all the fireworks will be Tower of Guns! Chris used to be a beta-tester for that title, so he knows the dreaded tower by heart. Or does he? The question remains: how many times will he beat the game in 5 hours – the time that New Year needs to travel from the Old World to the New World across the Pacific Ocean? Join us to find out, and blast yourself into a whole new year of radical gaming!

Join us tonight for a gaming celebration, and follow Twitch.tv/GOGcom for many more fantastic streams of games classic and new, brought to you by the passionate GOG community members, guest-stars, game developers, and GOG team members. Remember: following our channel makes you feel good!

Tower of Guns, the extravagantly explosive first person shooter in which you storm a enemy-filled tower that is randomized to offer a different experience with each exciting play-through, is available 75% off on GOG.com for the next 24 hours.

The GOG.com team wishes all gamers across the globe a happy new year of gaming! May 2015 bring us only joy and all the great games we could ever wish for (as well as time to play, savor, and appreciate them all). Let gaming be gaming.

Source:: GOG – Good Old Games

      

A truly stellar action-RPG from Soldak Entertainment!

Drox Operative, a starship action RPG with warring alien races, fierce space battles, a dynamic, evolving galaxy, and co-op multiplayer, is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux on GOG.com. You can also enhance its already impressive universe with the Invasion of the Ancients expansion! Both are 50% off for the first week.

Drox Operative sends you on a mission to explore a dynamic and evolving galaxy, as a powerful emissary of a long-extinct race that used to reign over the stars. You will discover a unique sector of the galaxy in every game, each time with different enemies to encounter, ship components to upgrade your vessel, quests to complete, and even different alien races to meet. You’ll take part in the eternal galactic war between various cosmic factions, and battle hundreds of different enemy starships. Outfit your dreadnought with thousands of components and crew to become the commander of the deadliest (and coolest!) spacecraft in the galaxy!

Prepare for the action-packed space-opera experience of a lifetime – get Drox Operative and its Invasion of the Ancients, today! The 50% off special release promo will last until Tuesday, January 6, at 10:59AM GMT.

Source:: GOG – Good Old Games

      

Decide the fate of Ancaria!

Sacred Gold and Sacred 2 Gold, a tag team of old-school-at-heart action-RPGs with plenty of combat, tons of epic loot, and an engaging struggle between darkness and light, are available 75% off on GOG.com for the next 24 hours!

In Sacred Gold you are given the choice of one of eight character classes including a Dark Elf, a Gladiator, and a Vampire Lady among others. Each hero starts from a different location, has its own quests and skills, but all share a common goal: to save the fantasy world of Ancaria from the evil necromancer Shaddar. The Gold edition includes all improvements added in Sacred Plus and the Sacred Underworld expansion, which added two new characters and new quests that follow the final events of the original Sacred.

Sacred 2 Gold, set two millenia before the epic events of the original Sacred, allows you to hack ‘n’ slash your way through a vast world full of foes of all shapes and sizes. The amount of weapons and armor you’ll have at your disposal is mind-boggling. With plenty of choices between following the light or shadow campaign quests, an addictive leveling system, and multiple character races considerably affecting playing styles Sacred 2 delivers on its promise of hours upon hours of fast-paced fun. Acting as a prequel to the original game, Sacred 2 Gold Edition comes packed with bonus content, including the awesome Ice and Blood expansion adding new regions, a new playable character, and countless new items.

Get this fantastic duo of aRPGs both 75% off! The promo lasts until Tuesday, December 30, at 10:59AM GMT.

Source:: GOG – Good Old Games

      

Get Deus Ex, Thief, Omikron, Startopia, and more Square Enix classics 75% off

The New Year is right around the corner so it is time for a fitting gaming gift for you. We have decided to extend our weekend offering so you can welcome 2015 surrounded by true classics. Square Enix Classics promo will run until January 1, giving you a chance to get a multitude of fantastic titles–all 75% off! The lineup features some of the most impressive gems in the GOG.com offer, titles that bring back emotions and memories of the good old days. Remember David Bowie in Omikron: The Nomad Soul? How about the old-school versions of Lara Croft and the ultimate Thief, Garret?

There are many more unforgettable characters among those Square Enix immortals and now you can meet them all 75% off! Head out to our New Year’s with Square Enix promo page, to check out the whole offer available until Thursday, January 1, at 4:59AM GMT. Happy New Year’s everyone!

Source:: GOG – Good Old Games

      

By Yatta

Since mid-2013, I had been working on a pack of Duke3D addons which can be easily run from within the EDuke32 launcher by using the grpinfo feature. The result is a collection of about 60 groupfiles containing about 670 levels, over 1.1 GB of data (uncompressed). It works really easily: It comes as an additional folder (“addons”) which contains all the groupfiles, you add -jaddons to your EDuke32 shortcut and see all the groupfiles in the launcher afterwards.

Please see the readme file for full details.

As of today, the project is finished! You can download it on the HRP website (scroll to the bottom of the “Download” section). Enjoy!

Source:: Duke4.net News

      

Spellcrafting Galore!

Magicmaker, an intense dungeon-crawling platformer focused on custom spellcrafting is available 50% off for the next 24 hours.

Magicmaker is powered by an amazing Spellcrafting system that can make nearly anything. Have you ever wanted to shoot poisonous lightning lasers? Throw freezing fireballs? Build turrets that fire waves of miniature suns? Or summon hordes of adorable jelly minions? How about firing lasers that shoot exploding black holes that suck out your enemies’ life force? You can totally do that in Magicmaker. With over 2 000 000 of possible spells to craft your possibilities at wrecking mystical havoc are nigh-limitless!

Spellcrafters! Spellslingers! Spellspellers! Get your Magicmaker, for only $4.99 on GOG.com. The promotion is in effect until Thursday, December 25, at 10:59 AM GMT.

Source:: GOG – Good Old Games

      

BEWARE FOOLISH MORTAL, YOU TRESPASS IN AKALABETH, WORLD OF DOOM!!

Akalabeth: World of Doom, a remarkable piece of gaming history, the grandparent of the computer RPG genre, and a direct predecessor of the landmark Ultima series, is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux, as a gift to the world of gaming from Lord British and GOG.com!

In the year 1979, a teenager – born in Cambridge, England and raised in Houston, Texas – summoned upon this world an idea of unfathomable might. This boy, young Richard Garriot, son of a NASA astronaut, employed the power of his imagination with the creative force bestowed upon him by the Apple II personal computer, and brought a fantasy world of his invention to digital life. Akalabeth: World of Doom, one of the very first computer RPG titles, came to existence. This act of creation sparked an eternal flame that’s been burning bright in the hearts of gamers ever since. The flame of love for virtual realms populated with heroes and villains, for stories told by the digital campfires, for dungeons filled with shiny loot and repulsive monsters. The flame of love for computer RPGs!

This historical title laid the groundwork for the Ultima series, the legendary role-playing saga that grew with the computer gaming medium, giving joy, wonderment, and adventure while preaching knightly virtues and the value of imagination to generations of gamers, decade after decade. It’s often referred to as Ultima 0, while its creator is now – and shall be forever – known to the gamer folk as Lord British. In 2008 – 29 years after selling the first copy of Akalabeth packed in a ziploc bag complete with photocopied manual – Richard Garriott de Cayeux (as he now calls himself in our mundane dimension) fullfiled one of his life-long dreams and followed his father’s footsteps. He visited the International Space Station, becoming the 6th private space-traveler (that we know of) in the history of mankind. Then, soon after the safe landing, he began his pursuit of another dream: to keep alive the legacy of the world he fathered in the form of its spiritual successor, Shroud of the Avatar.

Today – in this day full of wonders – we celebrate both the exceptional man, and his monumental creation. By a special decree from the court of Lord British, Akalabeth: World of Doom shall be henceforth available for FREE to all of the gamer folk, alongside Ultima 4: Quest of the Avatar, Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire, and Ultima Worlds of Adventure: Martian Dreams (the two spin-offs of the saga). All the remaining title s of the Ultima series are discounted by up to -80% until Friday, December 26, 8.59AM GMT. Rejoice, oh RPG fans! And happy holidays to all!

Wednesday, December 24, Twitch.tv/GOGcom: Ultimate Ultima holiday special! 35 years of gaming history, 12 hours of streaming, one man crazy enough to do it: GeordyJones!

One brave soul volunteered to showcase this groundbreaking series, game by game, on one of the most exceptional days in the year. Join GeordyJones in the holiday Ultimate Ultima Special 12-hour stream, on Twitch.tv/GOGcom. It starts at 9am GMT / 4am EST / 1am PST. Be there!

Twitch.tv/GOGcom is a one-of-a-kind variety channel with great games, classic and new, streamed almost daily by passionate gamers of the GOG community, game devs, guest stars, and sometimes even GOG staff. Join us for the stream and follow the channel for many, many more!

Source:: GOG – Good Old Games

      

By Yatta

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I moved from Pennsylvania to Texas in December of 1992. I took a job with 3D Realms (then just called Apogee Software). I left a company of 70,000 to come work for a videogame company in Garland of around 20 or so (most of that was order takers at the time). I stayed there from Dec 1992 to May of 2009 when a bunch of us were notably laid off during the development of Duke Nukem Forever. During all that time I either participated in or was witness to the development of a boatload of games. But in all that time I was a true developer in just one of them. That was Rise of the Triad.

Read the full story over at Joe’s blog.

Source:: Duke4.net News

      

By sponge

Our support ticketing system will be closed for the holiday season starting Wednesday, December 24, 2014. It will reopen Monday, January 5, 2015, although we will be catching up on tickets sent during the holiday in first come, first serve order. Have a happy holidays and new year, everybody!

Source:: Quake Live