Online game retailer GOG.com announced today it is bringing a large portion of its classic game catalog to Macs starting with over 50 titles. The company said half of those games would see their first release ever on OS X today. To celebrate the launch, GOG is offering The Witcher 2 at 25 percent off and is promising to release one or more new Mac titles per week in the future. There are also a number of games available for 50 percent off or free:
The Witcher Enhanced Edition, Crusader: No Remorse, Theme Hospital, Little Big Adventure, Postal Classic and Uncut, and Simcity 2000 are all available for 50% off–that’s as little as $2.99 for the best games in history until Thursday, October 25… The 8 free games for Mac gamers include retro-cool point-and-click adventure game Beneath a Steel Sky, action-packed top-down shooter Tyrian 2000, legendary RPG Ultima IV, and multiplayer FPS Warsow, among others.
The company’s full press release is below:
The Best Games in History. Now on your Mac.GOG.com, the digital distributor of the best games from all of history announced today, in its trademark quirky fashion, that it is moving to a new operating system.
GOG.com, the digital distributor of the best games from all of history announced today, in its trademark quirky fashion, that it is moving to a new operating system. Watch the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pc6zIAq2J7A
GOG.com is bringing a part of its massive catalog of all-time classics to Mac, starting with an impressive 50+ titles for Mac gamers to play and enjoy. GOG.com has worked for more than a year on getting these games ready for release–more than half of which are available on Mac OS for the very first time today, including greats like Syndicate, the Ultima series, or the Wing Commander games. GOG.com has been in business selling classic PC games for download for years, although they recently added newer games to their mix, and the line-up of games reflects the best games that history has to offer from 1982 to 2012, bringing classics like Simcity 2000, Crusader: No Remorse, Little Big Adventure, Theme Hospital alongside new releases such as Anomaly Warzone Earth, Tiny & Big: Grandpa’s Leftovers, Botanicula, and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.
Speaking of monster-hunter Geralt and The Witcher 2, the Enhanced Edition of this award-winning mature fantasy RPG was released on Mac today and is available on GOG.com with a 25% discount (that’s only $29.99) for the next 48 hours. The Witcher: 2 Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition is not the only Mac game available with a discount on GOG.com today. The Witcher Enhanced Edition, Crusader: No Remorse, Theme Hospital, Little Big Adventure, Postal Classic and Uncut, and Simcity 2000 are all available for 50% off–that’s as little as $2.99 for the best games in history until Thursday, October 25.
As Guillaume Rambourg, Managing Director of GOG.com said “We all use Macs here at GOG–designers, developers, marketing, management, IT. So bringing our games to Mac was a natural step for us–so we can play more ;). The Mac audience is growing and so is the demand for games for Mac OS. We have been selling the best games in history for PC for 4 years now, so we knew that one day we would have to address the [Mac gamers’] expectations. That day is today, and I am extremely proud with the result–we’re offering the same great service, simple user experience, more than 50 all-time classics, and 8 games for free–so you can test GOG.com without any costs or commitment, just by signing up!” The 8 free games for Mac gamers include retro-cool point-and-click adventure game Beneath a Steel Sky, action-packed top-down shooter Tyrian 2000, legendary RPG Ultima IV, and multiplayer FPS Warsow, among others.
GOG.com, as part of the move to their new platform, has also committed to releasing at least one Mac game a week–if not more!–in the future. Any Mac gamers who are looking to play more of the best that gaming history has to offer should sign up at GOG.com now to make sure that they don’t miss any of the exciting news.
GOG.com is the ultimate destination for downloadable DRM-free games. The site offers gamers some of the greatest PC games of all time for a low price and free from copy protection. GOG.com is much more than just another digital distribution site, featuring an extensive community component that allows players to rate, review and discuss their favorite PC games, as well as insightful articles from respected game journalists. Visit www.gog.com and start your exploration of the best that gaming has to offer.