GOG.com is rushing to the summer sale punch, beating Valve to the discount marathon by offering up to 1,000 DRM-free games at slashed prices. Discounts will be available at up to 90% off the normal price, and all GOG.com users will be able to get a completely free copy of Xenonauts for their troubles.
Anyone willing to spend a little bit of dosh – say around, $5.00 – will also receive a free copy of Sunless Sea. Anyone willing to spend $20.00 will be able to get a free copy of RiME, and the best part about it is that the version of RiME doesn’t have all that janky DRM nonsense that ruined the Steam version during its initial release. Just another benefit of
The giveaway of free games won’t last forever, however. Xenonauts will only be available for free up until June 6th, 1:00pm UTC.
During the Summer Sale, GOG is also bringing back the GOG Connect, so that you can actually connect to your Steam account and move over eligible Steam games from your library and turn them DRM-free on GOG Galaxy.
GOG has been using the GOG Connect as a way to slowly lure Steam gamers away from Valve’s heavily restrictive platform and give the DRM-free waters a try.
After Valve enacted the waifu holocaust back in May, a lot of gamers realized that they could no longer trust their Steam libraries in Valve’s care. What’s more is that they realized that future games featuring waifus could be in jeopardy. GOG.com was wise to begin opening its doors to visual novels, giving gamers an alternative in which to acquire the all-ages versions of visual novels that are also compatible with the uncensored patches.
So of course, if you want to get your hand on a cache of visual novels, GOG.com has you covered.
Work fast, though, you’ll only have until June 18th to make good on the GOG.com summer sale discounts, where titles are marked down by up to 90% off the normal purchasing price.