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The excellent puzzle game Opus Magnum is now available on GOG

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After initially denying the request from Zachtronics to have Opus Magnum on GOG, it seems they changed their minds!

As of today, GOG now have Opus Magnum for purchase and that pleases me. It's one of the best puzzle games I've played in a long time and I thought GOG were crazy not to want it on their store.

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About the game:

Opus Magnum is the latest open-ended puzzle game from Zachtronics, the creators of SpaceChem, Infinifactory, TIS-100, and SHENZHEN I/O. Master the intricate, physical machinery of the transmutation engine— the alchemical engineer’s most advanced tool— and use it to create vital remedies, precious gemstones, deadly weapons, and more.

I haven't changed my mind on it since reviewing it, it's absolutely wonderful! If you usually get confused by their games, do give this one a go! Not much else to say that I haven't said already about it—go get it. You can grab it on GOG now. It's also on Steam and Humble Store.

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Cyril 31 January 2018 at 3:36 pm UTC
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Finally, that's great!
Erwhann 31 January 2018 at 5:55 pm UTC
Instant buy ! I love Zachtronics games so much
Valck 1 February 2018 at 12:21 am UTC
Great, the more the merrier. Ideally I'd prefer to get my games directly from the developers themselves, but at least having a choice is a good thing in my book.

Any insights into why GoG would deny a request to sell the game?
I find that difficult to believe, especially considering they have several other of Zach's games. It's not like there isn't any competition out there for GoG, quite the contrary. If I were in GoG's position, I'd probably do anything to get people coming to my store and keep them there... if people were actually coming to me and asking me to take a share of their revenue, why would I want to deny them?
Ehvis 1 February 2018 at 10:34 am UTC
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ValckAny insights into why GoG would deny a request to sell the game?

Especially since this is probably the most polished game Zachtronics has done to date. My only reasonable guess would be that they tried to get it approved during the early access period and that gog only wanted to approve it after the final release.
rstrube 1 February 2018 at 5:23 pm UTC
This game has consumed me over the past several weeks. I've spent way too much time trying to optimize my designs. There's also a great reddit community /r/opus_magnum for those of you that would like to share and examine other designs.
DrMcCoy 1 February 2018 at 11:13 pm UTC
ValckAny insights into why GoG would deny a request to sell the game?

This is mostly a rumour, but allegedly Opus Magnum looked too much like a mobile game to GOG.

Frankly, I've long since given up on expecting anything rational from GOG.
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