GOG.com unveils its take on early access, featuring hand-picked games in development that are still being crafted and refined.
“Our goal has always been to offer a selection of titles that are both excellent and worth your time. Nowadays, we’re seeing more games that are already great experiences while still in development,” says Piotr Karwowski, GOG.com Managing Director. “We want all gamers on GOG.com to have access to what these titles have to offer, but we want to get it right, carefully evaluating each and every game, offering a 14-day refund policy, and providing GOG Galaxy support with update rollback and more.”
The first five games in development launch today, fully DRM-free, with launch discounts up to 40% off:
– Ashes of the Singularity
– Project Zomboid
– Curious Expeditions
It takes some confidence to discover games that are still being shaped — and to build that trust, every game in development comes with a simple refund policy: 14 days, no questions asked. It doesn’t matter if you’re having technical issues, if you don’t think the game is fleshed-out enough yet, or if it simply doesn’t click with you — all games in development can be returned for any reason.
To deliver a better experience with games in development, the optional GOG Galaxy client offers both automatic and manual updating, as well as the unique rollback feature.
“If a game update breaks something or introduces unwanted changes, GOG Galaxy lets you easily rollback to any previous version of your game while you wait for the fixes,” says Piotr Karwowski. “As an added bonus, rollback actually stores historical snapshots throughout a game’s development – that means you can always revisit any point in the game’s history with a single click.”
Today’s five releases are just the first steps in a unique, new take on games in development. More titles will be released in the future, featuring a selection of the most promising games and those most highly requested on the GOG.com Community Wishlist.
The launch discounts will last until February 2, 1:59 PM GMT.