GOG Announces New, Old Titles: Colonization, Tomb Raider, Resonance, More

GOG knows what gamers want: quality games at low prices. Sometimes, they’re even free — offering Fallout for zero dollars brought 1.2 million fans to the website over the course of 48 hours, making them one of the 500 most-trafficked sites in the world for that brief window.

Presenting today during the CD Projekt RED Summer Conference (see our coverage of Cyberpunk, CD Projekt’s new AAA title), the downloadable game site touted their upcoming line-up — five titles that offer something for everyone.

The Old

The presentation began with two acknowledged classics. Starting today, GOG is offering Sid Meier’s Colonization (the 1994 original) for a mere $5.99. It may not be as small as the sum that Peter Minuit paid for the island of Manhattan, but when you’re buying hours and hours of strategy enjoyment, it’s quite the bargain.

For more action-oriented players, GOG has a busty bundle: Tomb Raider 1, 2, and 3 for $9.99. Plenty of time to play them all before the series reboot comes out in 2013.

The New

One of the main motives behind GOG’s March rebranding was the desire to offer new games. Today’s presentation revealed three new titles, which could not be more different:

  • Retro City Rampage looks like Grand Theft Auto 2 on 8-bit crack. It’s been sweeping up awards (including an Independent Games Festival prize), and appears to be the kind of adrenalized chaos its title implies. Buy it for the old-school gameplay, gleefully exaggerated violence, and winking in-jokes; the game is available for pre-order at $14.99
  • Tiny & Big: Grandpa’s Leftover’s is much more inscrutable. The GOG presentation showed an extended trailer, which covered the basics: the game is a 3D, physics-powered platformer, and players will use some sort of sci-fi tool to slice through parts of the environment, reconfiguring it to suit their purposes. The strange art and writing, not to mention the relevance of “Grandpa,” are left unexplained.
  • For fans of 90′s-style adventure games, GOG has Resonance, an intriguing title with an attractive pixel-art look and a spooky sci-fi atmosphere. Players will take control of four different characters (shades of Day of the Tentacle) and tackle a variety of unique puzzles, eventually attaining one of the game’s multiple endings. This looks like a game to watch, and interested players who take advantage of GOG’s discounted pre-order (at $8.99) can help themselves to a four-hour gameplay demo that should whet their appetites for the full release.

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