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GOG has been going for just about 11 years now, so they're having a big sale to celebrate. On top of that the retro FPS DUSK is now on GOG with an exclusive GOGATORIUM map for the endless mode and also CHASM is now on GOG too.

Blimey, that's quite a bit of news to fit. Let's start with the new DRM-free releases.

DUSK, the retro shooter from David Szymanski and New Blood Interactive (that's really good) featuring a soundtrack by metal music mastermind Andrew Hulshult is now available on GOG with the Linux version available right away. It also had cross-play multiplayer! Here's the kicker though for the GOG release they've gained an exclusive map, THE GOGATORIUM, for the endless mode.

A shot of the GOG exclusive map when trying it earlier.

Nice to see it arrive on GOG, hopefully more of you can now enjoy this shooter!

Find DUSK on GOG now.

The next new release for GOG today is the procedurally-generated adventure-platformer Chasm. It's received quite a few updates since the original release to add in new game modes, more variation in the areas you explore, new graphics and so on. It's certainly gotten a lot more fun to play in my opinion.

Find Chasm on GOG now.

Last but not least, GOG themselves are celebrating being online and serving customers for 11 years now. Originally launching back in 2008 as Good Old Games with a main purpose of providing a good legal place to buy classic games. It later relaunched as GOG in 2012 with an expanded aim to cover bigger and newer games instead of just the classics. They eventually added Linux games to their store too back in 2014 and the rest is history as they say.

For the occasion, GOG are doing a big sale on various titles across their digital shelves. With a list of favourites titles pulled from their staff, you can see the titles on sale here. A couple quality Linux games are included too like:

I'm glad GOG exist, even if their focus isn't entirely older games they do still revive some classics quite often. We have tons of new games coming out all the time, enough to play for the rest of our lives but some classic titles need a home and to not be forgotten about. Still, I do hope that they eventually bring GOG Galaxy to Linux.

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Shmerl 3 October 2019 at 3:17 pm UTC
Some new DRM-free releases as well for Wine. Never heard of Mars: War Logs and Technomancer, but they look interesting.


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Whitewolfe80 3 October 2019 at 5:48 pm UTC
ShmerlSome new DRM-free releases as well for Wine. Never heard of Mars: War Logs and Technomancer, but they look interesting.

Technomancer has a decent story combat rpg the combat is not very strong but its got some depth, its a spiders game so it has bugs and performance issues. It is def a niche game but if you like spiders others games (bound by flame & of orcs and men)worth checking out for the price as its 14.99 on steam


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Shmerl 3 October 2019 at 6:31 pm UTC
Whitewolfe80Technomancer has a decent story combat rpg the combat is not very strong but its got some depth, its a spiders game so it has bugs and performance issues. It is def a niche game but if you like spiders others games (bound by flame & of orcs and men)worth checking out for the price as its 14.99 on steam

Never played any of their games before, so can't compare. They are actually well discounted on GOG now (65% - 75% off). From what I understood, Technomancer is actually a sequel to Mars: War Logs, and some comment that the first game is more interesting.
Klaas 3 October 2019 at 6:35 pm UTC
There is also a new Train Valley 2 DLC that adds gameplay similar to the first part.
vector 3 October 2019 at 9:43 pm UTC
ShmerlFrom what I understood, Technomancer is actually a sequel to Mars: War Logs, and some comment that the first game is more interesting.
Yes, The Technomancer is a sequel. I've played Mars: Wars Logs (the soundtrack is available for free at http://www.mars-thegame.com/?rub=news#43); The Techomancer is buried in my backlog, but I'm looking forward to it since I enjoyed Mars: War Logs. My understanding is that The Technomancer is only loosely connected to Mars: War Logs (different protagonist and different guild).

Admittedly, Spiders' games are an acquired taste (they are not masterpieces, but in a world of hollow live services and avaricious monetization out the wazoo, they are oases); I've played Of Orcs and Men, Mars: War Logs, and Bound by Flame; The Technomancer and Greedfall are still on my to-do list. Of Orcs and Men was co-developed by Spiders and Cyanide SA; Styx: Master of Shadows and Styx: Shards of Darkness were solely developed by Cyanide.

If you've enjoyed anything by Cyanide, Deck13 Interactive GmbH, The Farm 51, or Frogwares, then you might like some of Spiders' games as well. Cyanide and Spiders (as well as Big Bad Wolf and Kylotonn) are fairly recent acquisitions of Bigben Interactive, so future games from them will be published by Bigben and not Focus Home Interactive. Frogwares and Focus Home went their separate ways as well.


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Shmerl 3 October 2019 at 11:04 pm UTC
vectorIf you've enjoyed anything by Cyanide, Deck13 Interactive GmbH, The Farm 51, or Frogwares, then you might like some of Spiders' games as well.

I haven't heard of any of the above. These names are totally new to me. Looking at the style though, they remind me works by Piranha Bytes.


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vector 3 October 2019 at 11:56 pm UTC
Shmerl
vectorIf you've enjoyed anything by Cyanide, Deck13 Interactive GmbH, The Farm 51, or Frogwares, then you might like some of Spiders' games as well.

I haven't heard of any of the above. These names are totally new to me. Looking at the style though, they remind me works by Piranha Bytes.
There are over 2,000 reviews of Mars: War Logs on Steam, so I only glanced through the first few, but the user reviews I am probably most in agreement with are:

GOG user reviews
lordcabrito's review @ https://www.gog.com/game/mars_war_logs

Steam user reviews
https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198077817772/recommended/232750/
https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198072094217/recommended/232750/
https://steamcommunity.com/id/penuthed/recommended/232750/
https://steamcommunity.com/id/flave_229/recommended/232750/
https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197972904637/recommended/232750/
https://steamcommunity.com/id/SpaceCouncil/recommended/232750/
https://steamcommunity.com/id/flashzeny/recommended/232750/

Several people have compared this to Risen in terms of quality. I think that is a reasonably fair comparison. Like ELEX or Vendetta: Curse of Raven's Cry, Mars: War Logs is very much a low-expectations, guilty-pleasure type of game; it's not going to win any awards. By guilty pleasure, I mean something like the film Krull; i.e. it's not something that is going to redefine the genre or have crossover appeal to people who typically don't enjoy the genre, but it has niche appeal within the genre.


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Patola 4 October 2019 at 3:35 am UTC
vectorSeveral people have compared this to Risen in terms of quality. I think that is a reasonably fair comparison. Like ELEX or Vendetta: Curse of Raven's Cry, Mars: War Logs is very much a low-expectations, guilty-pleasure type of game; it's not going to win any awards. By guilty pleasure, I mean something like the film Krull; i.e. it's not something that is going to redefine the genre or have crossover appeal to people who typically don't enjoy the genre, but it has niche appeal within the genre.
So I guess that it is a lot like (in the fantasy genre) Two Worlds II?
Shmerl 4 October 2019 at 3:49 am UTC
I think Two Worlds series is more of an Elder Scrolls style game. So somewhat different.


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vector 4 October 2019 at 5:17 am UTC
Patola
vectorSeveral people have compared this to Risen in terms of quality. I think that is a reasonably fair comparison. Like ELEX or Vendetta: Curse of Raven's Cry, Mars: War Logs is very much a low-expectations, guilty-pleasure type of game; it's not going to win any awards. By guilty pleasure, I mean something like the film Krull; i.e. it's not something that is going to redefine the genre or have crossover appeal to people who typically don't enjoy the genre, but it has niche appeal within the genre.
So I guess that it is a lot like (in the fantasy genre) Two Worlds II?
I've never played Two Worlds II (or Gothic 3 for that matter). I've watched snippets from a couple of playthroughs of Two Worlds II, and based on that limited sample, I'm guessing that Mars: War Logs is more technically sound (Mars: War Logs was released nearly 2.5 years after Two Worlds II), but I can't speak to the overall appeal of Two Worlds II, not having played it.
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