Created By: StarSword on January 29, 2013 Last Edited By: ArkadyDarell on February 1, 2013
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GOG.com

Creator page for the PC game distributor, with index of available titles.

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Designed in imitation of the page for Steam.

Rolling Updates, Needs a Better Description (maybe a paragraph about its history)

GOG.com, formerly known as Good Old Games, is a digital distributor of video games for Windows and Mac OS. Owned indirectly by Cyprian video game studio CD Projekt RED, GOG.com is best known for ports of titles from The '80s and The '90s to modern operating systems, though they also have a decent catalog of current releases as well (primarily indie games rather than AAA titles).

One of their major advertising points is the fact that they distribute their games without DRM, in contrast to services such as Steam and Origin. In addition the older games in their catalog are all re-coded to run properly on modern systems, and usually include lots of feelies such as soundtracks, manuals, and forum avatars, as well as scans of feelies that came with the original game (maps, comics, and the like).

Compare Steam and DESURA.

Video games and series available on GOG.com include:

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Indices: Video Game Systems

Community Feedback Replies: 14
  • January 29, 2013
    StarSword
    If you have a game to add, go ahead and add it to the draft. If you have a description modification, add a comment.
  • January 30, 2013
    KarjamP
    You do know that YKTTW pages for work pages and creator pages are optional?

    In fact, it's only required for tropes.

    You can launch this at any time you want to and still follow current policy.
  • January 30, 2013
    StarSword
    ^Yes, I know, I was just trying to get some description help. This is going up when it hits the three day mark.
  • January 30, 2013
    ArkadyDarell
    I'll get the game list set up for you. I already c&p'd the catalog listing to work with, and it's just a matter of getting everything wicked up right.
  • January 30, 2013
    CobraPrime
    Added the Sierra games, grouped them in bundles otherwise it'd take over the entire list.
  • January 30, 2013
    ArkadyDarell
    All of the games I couldn't find at a quick glance:
    • 1nsane
    • A New Beginning
    • Alien Nations
    • American Conquest
    • Amerzone: The Explorer's Legacy
    • Apache Longbow
      • Apache vs. Havoc
    • The Ball
    • Battle Isle
      • Battle Isle: The Andosia War
    • Blitzkrieg Anthology
      • Blitzkrieg 2 Anthology
    • Call To Power 2
    • Capitalism
      • Capitalism 2
    • Capsized
    • Celtic Kings: Rage Of War
    • Comanche vs. Hokum
    • Combat Chess
    • Conflict: Desert Storm
    • Conquest of the New World
    • Conquest Frontier Wars
    • Cossacks
      • Cossacks: European Wars
      • Cossacks: The Art of War
      • Cossacks: Back To War
    • Crusaders of Might and Magic
    • Cultures 1
      • Cultures 2
    • Dream Pinball 3D
    • Dungeons & Dragons: Dragonshard
    • Etherlords
    • F/A-18E Super Hornet
    • Fantasy Wars
    • Fragile Allegiance
    • Gangsters: Organized Crime
    • The Guild (not related to the web series)
    • Haegemonia
    • Heroes of Annihilated Empires
    • Hind
    • I.G.I. 2: Covert Strike
    • Imperial Glory
    • Imperialism 1 & 2
    • In Cold Blood
    • Incoming
      • Incoming Forces
    • Incredipede
    • Inquisitor (not related to the Tabletop Game)
    • Invictus: In the Shadow of Olympus
    • Ishar series
    • Jack Orlando: A Cinematic Adventure
    • Journey to the Center of the Earth
    • Judge Dredd: Dredd vs. Death
    • Kingdom: The Far Reaches
    • Litil Divil
    • Lords of the Realm series
    • Lure Of The Temptress
    • M.A.X. 1 & 2
    • Magic Carpet
    • Manhole
    • Master of Olympus: Zeus + Poseidon
    • Messiah
    • Mob Rule
    • Mobile Forces
    • Moto Racer 1-3
    • The Nations
    • O.R.B. Off-World Resource Base
    • Omerta: City Of Gangsters
    • Panzer Elite
    • Pid
    • POD Gold
    • Port Royale 1 & 2
    • Powerslide
    • Praetorians
    • Pro Pinball: Big Race USA
    • Pro Pinball: Fantastic Journey
    • Pro Pinball: Timeshock
    • Puddle
    • Pure Pinball 2 REDUX
    • The Real Texas
    • Restaurant Empire
    • Return to Mysterious Island
    • Screamer 1 & 2
    • Sensible Soccer
    • Sherlock Holmes: Secret of the Silver Earring
    • Silver
    • Slipstream 5000
    • Snapshot
    • Soldiers: Heroes of World War II
    • Speed Busters: American Highways
    • Strategic Command: European Theater
    • Superfrog
    • Teenagent
    • Unmechanical
    • VR Soccer '96
    • World Rally Fever: Born on the Road
  • January 30, 2013
    StarSword
    Folderized and added Tyrian to the list.
  • January 30, 2013
    ArkadyDarell
    Here's the rest of my quickie list: Arkady Darell if someone gets to it before I do. I need a break. Finished.
  • January 30, 2013
    StarSword
    ^Added the ones we have pages for.

    Did you seriously copy down their entire catalog? Wow.
  • January 30, 2013
    ArkadyDarell
    ^ It wasn't that hard, honestly. I chose to view the whole catalog on their website, sorted it alphabetically, then did some LibreOffice special expressions search and replace voodoo on it.

    After that it was mostly just tweaking everything into the exact wicks .
  • January 31, 2013
    ArkadyDarell
    And I wish I could think of some suggestions for the description itself, but those have never been my strong point.

    Possibly mention the fact that GOG's other main draws are that the porting it does actually updates its often old games to work better on modern systems (or at least make that clearer), and that it also often offers lots of extras as downloads for each game. (With manuals, forum avatars, and computer wallpapers being standard, but some games also have things like digital soundtracks, creator bibles, and scans of feelies like maps and comics that came with the original game.) Also could mention that its non-retro games tend to be indie offerings rather than AAA titles.
  • January 31, 2013
    ArkadyDarell
    I just discovered this already exists: Good Old Games

    It's pretty stubby, though, so there's no reason it couldn't be overwritten or turned into a redirect.
  • February 1, 2013
    StarSword
    ^Sounds like a plan.
  • February 1, 2013
    BlackMageJ
    ^ It's inaccurate now anyway, since officially GOG no longer stands for anything. The site isn't called Good Old Games any more.

Three days must pass before this YKTTW is Launchworthy or Discardable

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