GOG.com, the digital distributor of DRM-free games, brought out buckets of big news today, announcing preorders for indie adventure game Botanicula by the award-winning developers of Machiarium. The PC games store is also adding a line of “GOG.com Premium Edition” newer games, starting with Assassin’s Creed: Director’s Cut and Heroes of Might & Magic V–available together for just $19.99 until 12 April–and last (but most certainly not least!) they are giving away the original Fallout absolutely free for 48 hours.
Botanicula, available now on GOG.com for a special preorder price of $8.99, is a gorgeous adventure game from the makers of Machinarium. This charming point & click game stars five friends on a perilous journey to save the last seed of their home tree from an infestation of parasites. With lush visuals and a soundtrack composed by Czech alternative band DVA, this game is sure to wow all of the fans of Machinarium and adventure games in general. The preorder price only lasts until the game is released on 19 April, so anyone looking to pick the game on GOG.com at a discount–and get the wallpapers, artworks, demo soundtrack, and other goodies right away–should pick it up soon.
GOG.com is also announcing a “GOG.com Premium Edition” line of game releases, starting with two massive games from Ubisoft: Assassin’s Creed: Director’s Cut and the Heroes of Might & Magic V Bundle (which includes the both expansion packs “Hammer of Fate” and “Tribes of the East”). With about a gigabyte of goodies between the two titles, these games have a phenomenal line-up of extras, with a combined total of over 400 minutes of soundtracks, dozens of different artworks, official artbooks for both games, and more, these games are the best editions for sale on the ‘Net, and they’re available on GOG.com for a special introductory offer for these Premium Edition titles: buy one and get the other one free for a total price of $19.99 by 12 April or miss out on some of the best gaming values on GOG.com.
Finally, GOG.com is giving away Fallout: A Post Apocalyptic Role Playing Game free for 48 hours until 23.59 GMT on 8 April, courtesy of Interplay. The grand ancestor of Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas amazes to this day with extensive story, unbeatable gameplay, and doomed “atompunk” universe. GOG.com is giving the game that created the biggest and most captivating post-apocalyptic world in gaming history away for free as a thank you to all the gamers that helped GOG.com become the #1 destination for DRM-free games.
Tiffany "CeissaDesiste" Toms
Long time female gamer who has been playing all genres since the Atari 2600 and Commodore 64 days. Freelance Graphic Artist, Web Designer, Beta Tester, and studied one year of Game Design. I play games on PC, PS4, PS3, Wii, 3DS, Xbox 360, PSVita, and Android. Freelance Writer, Reviewer, and News Editor/Asst. Director for Anjel Syndicate since the site launched! Part time employee of a major video game retailer.