Wednesday 22 October 2014

GOG.com adds movies to catalogue

Published 28/08/2014 | 14:48

Scene from Pixel Poetry released by Devolver Digital
Scene from Pixel Poetry released by Devolver Digital
Good Game, released by Devolver Digital
Good Game, released by Devolver Digital
Good Game, released by Devolver Digital
Good Game, released by Devolver Digital

GOG.com have increased their offering from 'classic' video games to include game related movies.

GOG.com, formerly 'Good Old Games', have been digitally distributing classic PC games for the last six years, spotting an opening when older, often legendary,  PC games became hard to get.

Good Game, released by Devolver Digital
Good Game, released by Devolver Digital

Games are distributed without digital rights management and there is no special client required or hidden strings attached.

The addition of movies is the latest improvement to a catalogue that has seen newer and newer classics added.

The movie section will be launched with documentaries aimed at geeks and gamers, including world premieres such as Gamer Age and The King of Arcades.

Also joining the service is a number of movies from indie game and film publisher Devolver Digital.

Good Game, released by Devolver Digital
Good Game, released by Devolver Digital

"In this new digital economy, many of the artists that Devolver works with believe that if they are lucky enough to have someone pay for their work,” says Devolver’s Mike Wilson. “The last thing that artist (or publisher) should do is impose ownership restrictions on those who paid. Devolver started distributing indie films because we believe that the sophistication, discovery, and community that exists within PC games platforms such as GOG can really help to elevate all the great filmmaking independent talent out there in the same way that it has for indie game developers. We are very excited to be a part of this launch and hope to place all of our 75+ independent films on GOG, DRM-free, eventually.”

The introduction of the movie section coincides with a major upgrade of the gog.com site.

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