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GOG Connect - free GOG copies of games owned on Steam - 20 new games
GOG Connect - free GOG copies of games owned on Steam - 20 new games

GOG Connect - free GOG copies of games owned on Steam - 20 new games

GOG's 'Connect' service, offering free GOG copies of certain games if you already own them on Steam, was updated yesterday with a refreshed list of 20 qualifying games. It's not currently clear how long these will remain available, so don't delay too long if you're interested!

The currently available games are as follows:

Broken Sword 2: Remastered
Broken Sword: Director's Cut
Frozen Cortex
Frozen Synapse
Risk of Rain
The Witcher - Enhanced Edition
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings - Enhanced Edition
Zombie Shooter
Alien Shooter + Expansions
Eador: Genesis
Huniepop
Metro 2033 Redux
Moto Racer
Moto Racer 2
Moto Racer 3 Gold Edition
Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion - Ultimate Edition
Starbound
Vangers
The Witcher Adventure Game
Worms World Party Remastered
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'Official' blurb:
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HOW DOES GOG CONNECT WORK?

To connect your library with GOG.com, sign in to your active Steam account via this page. NOTE: Make sure your Steam Privacy Settings & Profile Status are set to public.

You'll be able to permanently import all the games listed below to your GOG.com library – assuming you own them. The eligible games are limited-time offers made possible by participating developers and publishers, so stay tuned for more games to come.

You can connect only one Steam account with your GOG.com library. This process is permanent – choose wisely!

15 Comments

Cheers, I'd almost forgotten about this! Must've been a good few months since the last batch were made available.

Banned

What are the benefits of doing this?

desko

What are the benefits of doing this?


DRM Free

so if a Buddy wanted a copy, you can just give him a file

darthvader666uk

DRM Free :)so if a Buddy wanted a copy, you can just give him a file



There's no legal advantage at all. Steam will allow you to install a game on one or more computers, you own yourself. So will GOG. Just because a game is DRM free, doesn't mean you can legally start handing it out to others. In the case of GOG games, you can't unless it states you can. GOG has very few freeware games.

Thanks, it added
BROKEN SWORD: DIRECTOR'S CUT. Now I can choose where I NEVER PLAY IT.

desko

What are the benefits of doing this?



you can download portable, reusable installers. While you shouldn't handle them to others (even though one could make some sort of argument for lending a game), it means that you don't have to rely on steam to install games, meaning that during steam downtime, or in a offline situation you can still play if you don't have the games preinstalled. In terms of the platform itself, the gog model is much closer to having a physical copy of the game than steam, where valve acts as a gatekeeper to what you bought.

QuickProfits

Thanks, it added BROKEN SWORD: DIRECTOR'S CUT. Now I can choose where I … Thanks, it added BROKEN SWORD: DIRECTOR'S CUT. Now I can choose where I NEVER PLAY IT.


it does look like a good game though - I remember a demo about 100 years ago.
Edited by: "QuickProfits" 8th Nov 2016

darthvader666uk

DRM Free :)so if a Buddy wanted a copy, you can just give him a file



There are a few games which give you option of gifting a serial key to a buddy. Go to your game in GOG account, click more and serial keys. In case of this batch of GOG Connect it's both Frozen games.

Ages ago there was this promotion for Witcher 1 and 2 and you could get em DRM free from GOG if you had the steam key, so essentially I just got 3 copies of the Witcher 1 and 2

QuickProfits

it does look like a good game though - I remember a demo about 100 years … it does look like a good game though - I remember a demo about 100 years ago.



I still remember that damn goat

Thanks Illusionary ..

Only entitled to one of those games (Metro 2033 Redux) as most of the others never appealed enough to purchase. So, good deal for some and no deal for others. Should I vote hot or cold?

I only was applied with hunnepop. Other than that, it's a good set of recruiting freebies ^_^

QuickProfits

it does look like a good game though - I remember a demo about 100 years … it does look like a good game though - I remember a demo about 100 years ago.



Only one of the most classic adventure games of all time, with beautiful music, great voice acting, brilliant storyline, great animation (at time of release in 1996) and lovely hand drawn backgrounds. All this and it was made up in York.

But hey it didn't have the words "monkey" or "island" in it so it must be crap, right? (_;)

Banned

So once you've connected, you have DRM-free copies? Whats to stop you just handing them out?
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