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Good Old Games Adds Classic Atari Titles, Syberia Series

by Rainier on March 25, 2010 @ 8:16 a.m. PDT

GOG.com has signed a digital distribution agreement with Atari, expanding its catalog with a slew of classic titles, starting with Outcast, Master of Orion and Master of Magic, while more titles will be unveiled gradually in the coming weeks, DRM-free of course.

“This is a great step forward for GOG.com and DRM-free digital distribution,” said Marcin Iwinski, Co-Founder of CD Projekt and GOG.com. “This deal is really just the first step in what we expect will be a long and fruitful relationship. Atari has a tremendous number of cult classics within their grasp, and we hope to sign these in a near future!”

To commemorate the announcement, GOG.com is giving away ten games on Twitter. More information about the Atari titles will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Syberia, long believed to be a misspelled Russian region that gets rather cold, is actually a hot series of games that is coming to GOG.com – DRM-free for the first time. The agreement with Anuman brings both titles in the series to the classic-games distributor, ensuring that the Benoît Sokal-designed adventures of Kate Walker will live on forever. Syberia is now available at GOG.com for just $9.99, while Syberia 2 will be added in the coming weeks.

The Syberia series has won over fans and critics alike, with GameSpot proclaiming the original as “an adventure-game tour de force, with an engrossing story, a truly imaginative gameworld, and stunning visuals.” The games follow the exploits of Kate Walker, a New York City lawyer who, in the original, is given a potentially simple task of overseeing the sale of a factory in the Alps. As things go, the mission is never quite as basic as it seems, as she uncovers the existence of an heir to the business, and sets off on an adventure across Western Europe and Eastern Russia.

“The Syberia series exemplifies how good and creative adventure games can really be,” said Marcin Iwinski, Co-Founder of CD Projekt and GOG.com. “We believe GOG’s customers will soon realize how addictive the Syberia series is, and we know they’re going to love it!”

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