DRM-free digital games distribution outfit GOG.com has announced the start of its Summer Sale, smartly beating the popular Steam Summer Sale to the punch in the process and providing an added attraction to get you signed-up and signed-in to its Galaxy Client – a free copy of the acclaimed System Shock 2 (which costs $9.99 on Steam).
The GOG.com Summer Sale will run a rather long time, until Wednesday June 22, so there's plenty of time to get onboard for the daily specials, collect 'XP points' for free games, and take part in as yet unnamed 'activities'. However, if it’s the free giveaway of System Shock 2 that has caught your peepers then you have just under 24 hours left (at the time of writing) to snag this attractive DRM-free offer. The way to get it is through the GOG Galaxy client
software beta - GOG.com wants to use this as a means to stress the client.
As you can see in the screenshot from GOG.com's main page, there are some rather tasty offers on today. It's nice to see not just single titles but the collections, classic and other bundles GOG.com has put together. You can head to the GOG.com homepage
to browse them yourself.
If you are going to take part in the sale event don't forget about the XP points on offer. These points aren't just gathered by buying games in the sale but by participating in daily activities. Games unlockable via XP include the likes of Spelunky, Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers – 20th Anniversary Edition, and Dreamfall Chapters Season Pass.
GOG.com will be 'streaming great games all sale long,
via its Twitch channel; this gaming fun starts
It does seem that GOG.com is really pushing forward and taking the initiative recently. The CD Projekt group company introduced
GOG Connect just a couple of days ago, which links your Steam account to 'grow or jumpstart your GOG.com library
'. It effectively gifts you DRM-free copies of a selection of games common to the GOG platform for free. The titles available via GOG Connect vary weekly (though once you own them they are yours to keep), probably in the hope that you will actively and repeatedly use the GOG Galaxy Client.