Monthly Archives: May 2018

Hello madness, my old friend.

Cultist Simulator is now available at 10% off until June 7, 5pm UTC, DRM-free to GOG.com.

**Buy in the first week to receive the Perpetual Edition, which gives you access to upcoming DLC, planned to add new roles, characters, and legacies. This offer expires June 7, 6pm UTC.**

You got the fever again. It’s been two days since you last ate but your research is more important. Gotta crack that ancient book, whose arcane language promises a glimpse at cosmic mysteries not intended for mortal minds. Just need to play your cards right: visit the right places, gain the proper insight, combine your madness with that of loyal followers, who would gladly sacrifice or be sacrificed in the name of terrible beings lurking at the edge of whispers. Don’t worry about failing the first time. Worry about letting the moths escape.

Check out this piece for some insight into Alexis Kennedy’s writing process during the creation of Cultist Simulator.

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Water, for Stories

Best known for co-creating the delightfully eldritch Sunless Sea, Alexis Kennedy is no stranger to haunting storytelling. Before you delve into his latest game Cultist Simulator, take some time to read this insightful blog post about how he challenged himself to keep the text short but sweetly tantalizing.

Cultist Simulator‘s a game about being the antagonist in a horror story – the kind of antagonist who we sometimes cheer in preference to the hero, and the kind of horror story that stays with you when you wake the next morning. It’s also a simulation game, and a card game, but above all it’s a story game. So there are words in it.
To be precise, there are seventy thousand words of content in Cultist Simulator. The last game I launched on GOG, back in my Failbetter Games days, was Sunless Sea, and that had two hundred and fifty thousand words in it. I’ve fallen short of my goal, but not in the way you might expect. I was very definite that I wanted Cultist Simulator to have about 25% of the words in it that Sunless Sea did. I wanted to top out at sixty thousand at launch. Why?
Boring answer first: it’s cheaper to localise shorter games, indie studios don’t have much money, and we want to localise CS. Okay, but that is a very boring answer, and it’s the least important one.
Emotional answer. I didn’t write all of Sunless Sea – maybe it was two-thirds, maybe three-quarters – but that was still easily three novels worth, and bloody hell, by the time I’d done, that was a lot of typing. This time round, I wanted to spend less time typing and more time designing.

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Piero le Fou.

Milanoir is now available DRM-free on GOG.com.
Unlucky no-gooder Piero did the crime and part of the time. Now he’s out of jail and ready to exact his revenge on the fool who framed him. Naturally, things get very complicated very fast, so shooting the pixels out of everybody else will be essential to surviving the mean streets of Milan. Over-the-top action and funky tunes ensue – just like in any good Italian crime romp from the ’70s.

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No cats were harmed in the making of this update.

Surviving Mars just received another update, this time called Curiosity. It brings quite a few additions and improvements, with these two being the main focus:

– Five new Domes (not skin variants)
– Command Center, a new toolset where you can check and manage colony data and activities collectively through the Graphs, Buildings, Domes, Colonists and Transportation tools

Check here for more detailed information on the new stuff.

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Might solve a mystery or rewrite history!

Detective Gallo is now available 15% off until June 6, 5pm UTC, DRM-free on GOG.com. The jazzy Soundtrack is included for FREE.

Someone is putting exotic plants in the ground. Not the good way either.
Detective Gallo is paid handsomely to find this floricidal maniac and will not hesitate to apply his particular brand of cynical crime-solving to the case. Eccentric characters and tricky puzzles stand on his way but they should be no match for Gallo’s hard-boiled moxie.

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Old school, new content.

FoxTail, the charming In Development point & click about a young fox looking for a way to cure her granny, has just received a big update full of spiffy improvements and fluffy content. The game is also 10% off until June 3, 10pm UTC.

Some highlights:
– Two new optional mini-quests
– More than 600 additional phrases for Leah to say while trying to figure out the puzzles
– New quest entries in the diary
– Arrows to indicate area transitions or the available pages in a book
– Dialogue flow and usability improved
– Music now professionally mastered

Before you go back to your noble quest, please be aware that OLD SAVE GAMES ARE NOT COMPATIBLE with this new version. It is strongly recommended that you start a new game.

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The shapes of water.

Golem is now available 10% off until June 5, 6pm UTC, DRM-free on GOG.com.
It was just another water run to the mysterious ancient tower. But as the little girl reached into the glowing puddle to collect the precious fluid, she unwittingly awoken a mysterious, shape-shifting golem. Now together with her resourceful companion, they will venture deeper into the ruins where tricky puzzles, long-forgotten machines, and marvelous secrets await.

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Rolling in the deep.

Unworthy is now available, DRM-free on GOG.com.
A lone warrior rises from the grave only to find himself in a desolate world tangled in sin and pervading filth. On his enigmatic quest he will face foul creatures and brutal bosses which will test his cunning, reflexes and patience but also help him hone his skills and grow ever stronger. Dodge, swing, die, rise and remember: the only way to conquer the nightmares is to stop dreaming.

Get the haunting Soundtrack for your collection.

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You must destruct additional Cylons.

Battlestar Galactica Deadlock is now available at 50% off until June 8, 1pm UTC, DRM-free on GOG.com.
A surprise Cylon attack decimates the Colonial Fleet High Command on Picon. Humanity’s only hope is to carry out the daring plan of Rear-Admiral Lucinda Cain and hope it succeeds. Command the Colonial Fleet in fierce tactical battles across the galaxy and neutralize the advancing Cylon forces while keeping the Colonies safe.

Call down the Reinforcements DLC that brings four new ships, new types of ammo and other additions or grab the brand new Broken Alliance DLC, which brings an 8-mission story campaign that threatens to tear the Quorum alliance apart.

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You’ve been struck by a smooth shopkeeper.

Moonlighter is now available, DRM-free on GOG.com.
Managing a store frequented by monster-slaying heroes can be its own reward but Will also has a taste for adventure. After closing time, he ventures through the ancient passages that have opened up around his village to slice, dodge, and loot the monsters lurking there. His day job isn’t without its challenges, though, and keeping the shop stocked and profitable can be quite the adventure without the right assistants.

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