If you thought that Valve and GOG (or GOG Galaxy) would never work together, then you might have missed the GOG Connect initiative that allows users to claim GOG games they bought on Steam, made possible by participating developers and publishers. While these offers have been available for a limited time so far, once the games are part of the GOG library, they’ll stay there, which is obviously a great way to play on both platforms. New additions are Hotline Miami, X Rebirth, Anno 1404, Dex, and Shadow Warrior 2013, with more following soon.
The Back to School 2016 sale offers games with a discount of up to 90%. Every day at 10 AM UTC, more titles will be added, i.e. individual games as well as collections join the ever growing curriculum roster of 300+ deals.
Of course the games can also be bought separately, so The Dig, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, Sam & Max Hit the Road, Toonstruck, Earthworm Jim 1+2, MDK, MDK 2, Hotline Miami, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, and Dropsy would be highlights worth mentioning.
I wasn’t quite sure what Back to School meant, but reading the PR talk about this being “a wonderful opportunity to learn new things, make new friends, and even expand your gaming horizons during these cold after-school evenings”, I have to agree that it fits quite well. Having become a teacher myself recently I know all about these stressful but also interesting and exciting parts of school life, even if it means sitting on the other side of the desk or standing in front of the black board.
The sale will last until Sunday, October 2, 9:59 PM UTC, so make sure to get your DRM-free homework that is actually fun to do, before it’s all over and back to the daily grind and wait for the next promo.
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Using the GOG links and buying the products also helps ;).