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GOG.com broadens focus with newer indie games

GOG.com broadens focus with newer indie games

March 27, 2012 | By Eric Caoili

March 27, 2012 | By Eric Caoili
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CD Projekt RED's digital distribution platform GOG.com (Good Old Games) has broadened its offerings beyond classic PC titles, and will now sell newer games from indie developers.

Since launching in 2008, GOG.com's catalog of more than 400 games has focused on mostly old titles, released more than a decade ago, without DRM anti-piracy protections -- it's a niche that's worked for the company so far, as consumers have downloaded over 7.5 million games from the service.

GOG.com will now take on rival platforms like Steam that sell new games, though, as it's partnered with a indie developers to release more recent games on its platform. Starting today, Frozenbyte's Trine, Daedalic Entertainment's The Whispered World, and Almost Human's Legend of Grimock are available to purchase on GOG.com

The service has signed more than 20 titles so far, including independently developed games that will release on GOG.com in the near future like Introversion Software's Darwinia, Zachtronics Industries' SpaceChem, and Amanita Design's Machinarium.

GOG.com is taking other steps to update its brand and appear "bigger, fresher, and newer" too, such as revamping its home page, adding built-in search and game library organization options to the My Account page, and updating its optional Downloader app with several new features.


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