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Good Old Games gives away free Good Old Games

Good Old Games gives away free Good Old Games

Beneath a Steel Sky and Lure of The Temptress - two absolute classic adventure games, for free.

GoodOldGames.com, the online gaming store that specialises in old PC games, has announced that it is giving away two free games for Christmas to all users who have or create an account on the site.

GOG.com has proven a hit with PC gamers, offering classic and hard-to-find PC games in an online store akin to Valve's Steam. Where GOG.com has the edge though is that each game sold is guaranteed to run on all modern OS' thanks to some re-coding and DOS box emulation tweaks. The best thing about it though is that the games are cheap too, fitting into either $9.99 or $5.99 price bands.

Oh, and everything is DRM free and comes with a handful of extras too, such as soundtracks and wallpapers.

To help celebrate Christmas GOG.com is now giving away two free games to anyone who either already has, or who signs up for, a free account on the site.

The two games in question are Beyond a Steel Sky and Lure of The Temptress, both of which have been given up freely by Revolution Software for a few years now. By getting the games through GOG.com however you make sure they'll run on your system no matter what OS you run.

While Lure of the Temptress is a fantasy adventure that tells the story of a peasant who has to save his king from an evil sorceress, Beneath a Steel Sky is a science-fiction game about a dystopian future and comes from the artist behind the Watchmen comics.

Other classic games available at GOG.com include the old Fallout games and Arx Fatalis, so take a look over at the Good Old Games Catalogue and let us know what you think in the forums.

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TomH 18th December 2008, 13:11 Quote
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Originally Posted by Joe
By getting the games through GOG.com however you make sure they'll run on your system no matter what OS you run.
Do I get to be annoyed when they won't run [natively] on Linux? :)

Quite a high chance they'll work through Wine, so I'll sign up either way.
StephenK 18th December 2008, 13:18 Quote
Awesome :)
Zurechial 18th December 2008, 14:01 Quote
I've been enjoying GOG since I got into the beta months ago. It's been going from strength to strength and the only thing it lacks is a wider selection of games, but that's expanding each week so I think it'll get there eventually.
If they could get their hands on System Shock 1/2, Baldur's Gate 1/2 & Planescape Torment, I think they'd improve on their already winning formula..
Blademrk 18th December 2008, 14:12 Quote
BASS is a classic, I think I got it in a package with the first Creative CD-ROM drive /Soundblaster soundcard I bought (along with Ultima: Pagan, Syndicate, Wing Commander II, Strike Commander, Star Wars: Rebel Assault, Theme Park & something else I can't quite remember what now).
I haven't tried Lure of the Temptress yet, but I think I'll have to give it a go.
badders 18th December 2008, 14:23 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by TomH
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe
By getting the games through GOG.com however you make sure they'll run on your system no matter what OS you run.
Do I get to be annoyed when they won't run [natively] on Linux? :)

Quite a high chance they'll work through Wine, so I'll sign up either way.

Beneath a steel sky is free on linux anyway though...?
bowman 18th December 2008, 15:09 Quote
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Originally Posted by Blademrk
BASS is a classic, I think I got it in a package with the first Creative CD-ROM drive /Soundblaster soundcard I bought (along with Ultima: Pagan, Syndicate, Wing Commander II, Strike Commander, Star Wars: Rebel Assault, Theme Park & something else I can't quite remember what now).
I haven't tried Lure of the Temptress yet, but I think I'll have to give it a go.

Whaat?! I only got Syndicate with my first CD-ROM. Was a triple A game though..
rewind 18th December 2008, 15:53 Quote
You can play both Steel Sky and Lure on Linux using SCUMMVM. By bizarre coincidence I'm playing it currently on my Linux eepc at the moment.

You can get the files for SCUMMVM and I think Steel Sky and Lure from the SCUMMVM site.

SCUMMVM is available for almost every platform going.
pendragon 18th December 2008, 23:20 Quote
this rocks.. I'll have to check it out!
yodasarmpit 18th December 2008, 23:51 Quote
What, no Elite!
Burnout21 19th December 2008, 09:53 Quote
oddworld abes oddysee now thats a laugh! love it!
HourBeforeDawn 19th December 2008, 10:04 Quote
woot, free is always great. ^__^
airchie 19th December 2008, 12:29 Quote
This is good news.
I have an account but too many modern games to play atm so no time to play older ones...

There's a typo btw
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The two games in question are BeyondBeneath a Steel Sky
;)
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