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Ok guys, you have some pretty valid points. I guess I wouldn't bash over it on GOG if that wasn't for GOG that refused it in the first place...
While I agree with some of the sentiments expressed that GOG is a bit too late to the party on this to see any large amounts of sales, it's probably a good deal for Basilisk Games as it gets Eschalon Books 1&2 a bit more exposure (there will still be some people out there who frequent GOG yet haven't heard of these games). However, I think the bigger deal about this is that if an agreement gets put in place now there's a pretty good chance for a simultaneous GOG release of Book 3 when it comes out (currently they're aiming for a summer 2013 release). There probably won't be much of a difference between versions, as so far Basilisk have offered DRM free version of both their games, but it would be nice exposure and drive sales of the game well (with many of those sales occurring through GOG).
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DarrkPhoenix: While I agree with some of the sentiments expressed that GOG is a bit too late to the party on this to see any large amounts of sales, it's probably a good deal for Basilisk Games as it gets Eschalon Books 1&2 a bit more exposure (there will still be some people out there who frequent GOG yet haven't heard of these games). However, I think the bigger deal about this is that if an agreement gets put in place now there's a pretty good chance for a simultaneous GOG release of Book 3 when it comes out (currently they're aiming for a summer 2013 release). There probably won't be much of a difference between versions, as so far Basilisk have offered DRM free version of both their games, but it would be nice exposure and drive sales of the game well (with many of those sales occurring through GOG).
We can only hope. Because despite having a deal with Deadalic, GOG still managed to be two weeks late with Deponia release, for example.
I certainly wouldn't mind having those games here. They're the little more higher quality/hardcore counterpart of Spiderwebs offerings. The more, the merrier. I've been eyeing those games from time to time, and I may finally make my mind up to buy them when they do show up on GOG.
This really is a good news, although I seriously doubt the Linux version will be available :-(
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Robette: In that case you go to http://basiliskgames.com/eschalon-book-i and purchase Eschalon Book I for 5,99$ which is the only other part which has been released so far.
There is a reason people don't want to buy games from million separate developer sites directly, but from their favorite digital portal(s). After all, I presume that's why the games are sold also on Steam.

If and when GOG releases the third part too, it makes very much sense for them to offer also the earlier parts on their site too, regardless of whether they already exist elsewhere as well.

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keeveek: And this is a special case, because as we know, GOG refused to sell Eschalon games long time ago. They changed their minds. I say, it's too late.
Not necessarily, if it is related to the forthcoming third part in which case it makes very much sense to offer the whole set on the site.

Either way, introducing these kinds of games doesn't seem to have prevented GOG from releasing Leisure Suit Larries, Daikatanas and System Shock 2s either. And as we have seen already, it is not anymore just GOG offering old games too, like all the Shadow Warriors, System Shock 2s, old Tomb Raiders etc. appearing on Steam too. So naturally GOG has to broaden their market as well, or perish.

Adding Eschalon 1 & 2 to GOG does not cost GOG much, so even moderate sales are easily profit.
Post edited February 19, 2013 by timppu
Great news. I am highly interested in getting these games on GOG.
Post edited February 19, 2013 by doady
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keeveek: Ok guys, you have some pretty valid points. I guess I wouldn't bash over it on GOG if that wasn't for GOG that refused it in the first place...
We never refused Eschalon. The dev did indicate that he would be happy to be on GOG in a forum post on his own website but he never approached us.
Would love to see 'em here (:
Great old-school type RPG's
Post edited February 19, 2013 by Sebek
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timppu: There is a reason people don't want to buy games from million separate developer sites directly, but from their favorite digital portal(s). After all, I presume that's why the games are sold also on Steam.

If and when GOG releases the third part too, it makes very much sense for them to offer also the earlier parts on their
I get how people find it convenient to have these games on GOG and I actually do think they fit in, but I can also see how someone would be reluctant of getting all festive over such an announcement when the game is offered in a bundle in this very moment. I would assume it takes them little effort to add recent indie releases to their catalog so they might as well do so, it sometimes just seems odd that people demand to bind resources towards getting games which are already steadily accessible otherwise.
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keeveek: Ok guys, you have some pretty valid points. I guess I wouldn't bash over it on GOG if that wasn't for GOG that refused it in the first place...
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TurnipSlayerr: We never refused Eschalon. The dev did indicate that he would be happy to be on GOG in a forum post on his own website but he never approached us.
Oh, that's surprising. I remember reading something that GOG refused Eschalon because you don't sell incomplete series or something like that. It was posted on GOG forums by gog community member after talking with eschalon devs or something

But if that's not the case, apologies.
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TurnipSlayerr: We never refused Eschalon. The dev did indicate that he would be happy to be on GOG in a forum post on his own website but he never approached us.
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keeveek: Oh, that's surprising. I remember reading something that GOG refused Eschalon because you don't sell incomplete series or something like that. It was posted on GOG forums by gog community member after talking with eschalon devs or something

But if that's not the case, apologies.
Nope, never happened!

It's ok, although this is why it doesn't pay to trust in these rumours most of the time. :)
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TurnipSlayerr: It's ok, although this is why it doesn't pay to trust in these rumours most of the time. :)
Yeah, I guess... I've heard rumours that you will sell Eschalon bundle 1-3 for a price of one, is that true? :D
I for one will buy them here as I don't own them anywhere else.
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TurnipSlayerr: It's ok, although this is why it doesn't pay to trust in these rumours most of the time. :)
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keeveek: Yeah, I guess... I've heard rumours that you will sell Eschalon bundle 1-3 for a price of one, is that true? :D
We'll actually be selling each game for the price of three, it's another one of our pricing experiments.