The idea that was born in the minds of a few reminiscing gamers who missed some of their favorite games of yesteryear has turned out to be a great success.
GOG.com launched the Early Access Beta at the beginning of September 2008 with just two publishers (Interplay and Codemasters) onboard and about 40 games in its catalogue. Since then close to 30 publishers and developers have embraced GOG’s brand of DRM-free digital distribution and signed worldwide deals with the site. Together they offer GOG’s enthusiastic fan community nearly 140 classic games, including such gems from PC gaming’s past as the Fallout series, Heroes of Might and Magic® I through III, Duke Nukem 3D and Beneath a Steel Sky, which is offered for free to all GOG.com users.
To celebrate this monumental first anniversary, the GOG.com team is going retro with a rerun of the popular “Buy 1, Get 1 Free” promo that accompanied the launch of the Early Access Beta. Until September 8, gamers can buy any game from GOG.com’s Interplay catalogue and get another free! You could buy Fallout 1 and 2 for just $5.99 for countless hours of classic-gaming goodness!
“Looking back at the first year, I think we can say it's been a really successful time for us – we’ve added lots of great publishing partners and amazing games. But we couldn't have achieved any of that success without the fans who support us in so many ways. We decided to say thank you to our fans and run this promo,” said Adam Oldakowski, Managing Director of GOG.com. “We know there are still a lot of things to improve and a lot of games to be revived, but we're just starting and the future is looking really bright for us. We have some big announcements lined up for fall and winter, so be sure to keep an eye on GOG.com.”