CD Projekt’s GOG starts big sale, adds 17 Steam games


The people at, short for Good Old Games, hate DRM as much as their brethren over at Witcher developer and fellow subsidiary CD Projekt Red. Since GOG is a game distribution platform, though, they can do something about it. Enter GOG Connect. GOG Connect is the platform’s effort to disconnect the games you already own on Steam from their anti-piracy tethers.

Which games are available depend on what sorts of deals GOG can strike with which developers, and those deals can come and go. But right now, 17 games are available.

GOG specifically calls out the following:

  • Hotline Miami
  • X Rebirth
  • Anno 1404
  • Dex
  • Shadow Warrior 2013

The others will make their way out as people discover the games appearing in their accounts.

This comes alongside the site’s Back to School sale, which features deep discounts on games like Dragon Age: Origins, Day of the Tentacle Remastered, and collections from studios like LucasArts and Devolver.

If Steam’s aging interface or copy protection frustrate you, dropping a few bucks GOG’s way might not be a bad idea. But do me a favor: If you buy it, play it.

The Back to School sale goes through October 2 – specifically at 9:59 p.m. UTC. That’s 5:59 EST.

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