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Good Old Games Giving Away Classic Point & Click Adventure Games

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2008 @ 8:48 a.m. PST

Digital distribution site Good Old Games is now offering Revolution Software's classic point & click adventure games Beneath a Steel Sky and Lure of the Temptress free to its members.

Beneath a Steel Sky and Lure of the Temptress, two classic point-and-click adventure games, are now available for download to every registered GOG.com user at the site's newest price point - $0.00. That’s nothing. Like, totally free.

Both games were developed by Revolution Software and famously introduced the Virtual Theatre game engine, which enabled non-playable characters to interact with the environment without players interaction. The two games have been wrapped with GOG.com's smooth and slick installers, and “Beneath a Steel Sky” even includes Dave Gibbons’ comic book inspired by the game itself.

“We're very happy that we've managed to get those two great classics before the holidays. The free games are a sort of ‘thank you’ to GOG.com users who have been supporting us since our beta launch”, said Adam Oldakowski, Managing Director of GOG.com. “We like to get things for free as much as anyone else, and we think that these games represent great introductions to classic PC gaming and to the entire GOG.com experience.”

Both games are now available on GOG.com. Everyone who creates an account at GOG.com can download both games and all additional materials for free. The release of free games on the service is part of the “GOG.com fever month” action which has seen the additions of classic PC games like Arx Fatalis, Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee and Simon the Sorcerer to the games catalogue. As always, expect news about new features, new releases and more in the coming days.”

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