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A completely new chapter in the most prominent modern horror game series.

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, a terrifying survival horror game set in Victorian London, on the edge of insanity and nightmare, is available for pre-orders 20% off on GOG.com. That's only $15.99 before the game is released on September 10.

Cold sweat running down my back, I sit wide awake in my bed. Before the fever is back, I have a moment of clarity to reflect upon my dreams. The noise of the machine that haunts them still sounds in my head. The visions of infernal machinery are driving me insane, never revealing the installations whole form nor purpose. All I'm certain about is my fear. The cold sting of its needle pierces right through my heart. The world feels more and more like a small cardboard box, and its walls are getting closer, and closer. Finally, they will close on me and trap me inside, like in a little coffin. Even though the window is open, and the cold, damp air of the London night extends its tendrils down my lungs, I don't feel that I can breathe freely as the fear consumes me. I can hear that infernal engine again. Strange, I could've sworn I'm not asleep anymore.

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, the indirect sequel to Amnesia: The Dark Descent excels in the art of terror storytelling. Using first-person perspective gameplay, suggestive visuals, and chilling ambiance, it creates an experience that all horror fans will deeply appreciate. Altering and expanding the ideas used in the previous Amnesia story, the game offers a new level of immersion and interaction, that will make you feel a part of the events more than ever before. With a gripping story-line, perfect pacing, and atmospheric environment design, this title is everything you need to make your heart beat faster.

Pre-order Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs for only $15.99 on GOG.com today, and start preparing for one of the most terrifying and unsettling gaming experiences of your life. The 20% pre-order discount offer lasts until the game's release, which is expected on September 10.
I would prefer to buy this here, but I guess I'll get it from desura so I can get the linux version.
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nijuu: like a previous poster what's with all the people going on about Linux support? geeeeeezzzz.
Obviously, those comments come from people like myself that use Linux on a daily basis and would love for GOG to offer these versions for download by incorporating (X86-based)-Linux as a platform to offer games for.
We would only invest that effort if we thought that GOG is a great digital distribution platform that we love to buy games from.

When an (acceptable) competitor of GOG sells the version that can be used directly on our preferred operating system, we'll be inclined to buy from that competitor instead, Ergo, lost sales for GOG and a lost opportunity to draw in even more customers based on this (as of yet) missing feature of GOG.
Anyway , it's up to GOG to extrapolate the number of these comments to the sales they have lost by neglecting Linux as a platform.

The percentage of people that are using Linux on their personal digital devices capable of running games offered here, is growing, especially in the BRIC countries. China and Brazil for instance are huge growing markets with a considerably higher percentage of Linux users than in most so-called "Western" countries.
On top of that, more and more games are also developed for / ported to Linux as well from the get-go, making this platform increasingly viable as a serious gaming platform. Take a look at current KickStarter Game projects for instance and you'll see what I mean.

Linux Desktop users are traditionally vocal advocates of the DRM-free principle, which will cause them to gravitate towards suppliers that offer DRM-free products, such as GOG.

Considering the weird latest choices from Humble Bundle inc., which are sure sure to alienate their fiercest supporters (Origin?! ... riiight, not in a millon years! ) and the dismal state of the (official) Desura client (not updated since 2011?! and crashing all the time) , now seems the perfect time for GOG to cash in on this opportunity.
Post edited August 16, 2013 by jorlin
Nice, won't buy unless I get the Linux version though.. which I saw Steam offered.
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nijuu: like a previous poster what's with all the people going on about Linux support? geeeeeezzzz.

anyway no idea about this game.sometimes I do wonder about game choices....
Yeah, really, especially when someone posts their very first message on the forum just to say they will buy the game on steam.

Yes, there might be/are lost sales due to no linux support, but you have to weigh that against the time, effort and money GOG would have to put out to support linux versions. Perhaps the lost sales still do not surpass the work required to support another platform. I use a Mac and Mac isn't fully supported either. There are games with Mac versions on Steam and elsewhere which aren't available here. But I don't think its that big of a deal, I just use Wine to run them.
When people start rolling in on one game just to ask for linux support and clammoring lost sales i start to be cynical...
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nijuu: like a previous poster what's with all the people going on about Linux support? geeeeeezzzz.

anyway no idea about this game.sometimes I do wonder about game choices....
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CrowTRobo: Yeah, really, especially when someone posts their very first message on the forum just to say they will buy the game on steam.

Yes, there might be/are lost sales due to no linux support, but you have to weigh that against the time, effort and money GOG would have to put out to support linux versions. Perhaps the lost sales still do not surpass the work required to support another platform
To me that's one of the key things as well
Post edited August 16, 2013 by nijuu
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nijuu: When people start rolling in on one game just to ask for linux support and clammoring lost sales i start to be cynical...
I usually just point out that Steam has made public accurate statistics that show Linux users aren't nearly as numerous as they think they are so any "lost sales" aren't worth worrying about from a business perspective. At which point I get flamed, usually being called a shill for Microsoft, it's quite amusing.
I've been looking forward to this release for a while now. I hope it stands up to the expectations! I'll have to hold off and see even if it costs me a few extra dollars.

Still, wishlisted.
I yet have to play the Penumbra's and first Amnesia but nice to know there is a follow up around the corner.

I would say to GOG, put the first Amnesia game at 10$ price cause right now it's at 20, even more than the current offer for the new release, so yeah.. Adjust with the market is fair enough, plus that one have been in LOTS of bundles for a LOT less.. Currently in the Humble Weekly Sale for less than 3$.. Advice!
Post edited August 17, 2013 by koima57
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nijuu: When people start rolling in on one game just to ask for linux support and clammoring lost sales i start to be cynical...
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pseudonymous: I usually just point out that Steam has made public accurate statistics that show Linux users aren't nearly as numerous as they think they are so any "lost sales" aren't worth worrying about from a business perspective. At which point I get flamed, usually being called a shill for Microsoft, it's quite amusing.
Thing is though, the Linux client exists. This isn't a case where a lot of extra porting effort is needed.

Just a quick glance at Reddit shows a number of people who want this game, but will be getting it elsewhere because other places include the Linux client. You may say those numbers aren't worth worrying about, but they are low hanging fruit.
Hmmmn...

On the fence.

Much as I enjoyed Penumbra and Amnesia (the latter of which I haven't finished due to fear), I'm a little cautious about what thechineseroom might do.

On the one hand, Dear Esther, all story and atmosphere, no gameplay.

On the other hand, Amnesia didn't exactly have much gameplay beyond 'find the thing, put it in the thing', and is reliant on it's atmosphere.

If thechineseroom can elevate the puzzle elements back to the level that they were in Penumbra, then I'll be satisfied.

Ahh fudge it, let's pre-order it.
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pseudonymous: I usually just point out that Steam has made public accurate statistics that show Linux users aren't nearly as numerous as they think they are so any "lost sales" aren't worth worrying about from a business perspective. At which point I get flamed, usually being called a shill for Microsoft, it's quite amusing.
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Spongeroberto: Thing is though, the Linux client exists. This isn't a case where a lot of extra porting effort is needed.

Just a quick glance at Reddit shows a number of people who want this game, but will be getting it elsewhere because other places include the Linux client. You may say those numbers aren't worth worrying about, but they are low hanging fruit.
I truly don't believe GOG won't offer linux version "just because they don't want to"
Gonna wait for the *bundle to get this for linux.
It's a bit hard to justify getting it from GOG while any other store also includes the Linux version. The Humble Store has it DRM free and offers a Steam key on top of that.
Well, I justify it with nobody had to purchase a Steam key for me so no money for STEAM, so money well spent.
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nijuu: When people start rolling in on one game just to ask for linux support and clammoring lost sales i start to be cynical...
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pseudonymous: I usually just point out that Steam has made public accurate statistics that show Linux users aren't nearly as numerous as they think they are so any "lost sales" aren't worth worrying about from a business perspective. At which point I get flamed, usually being called a shill for Microsoft, it's quite amusing.
The accuracy of these statistics have been in dispute, something you should have mentioned. In addition, Linux users know they are a small but growing group, so again, no need to be cheeky. If Kickstarter, Desura, Steam, the Humble Bundle and others find Linux to be worthy of their business, then why wouldn't the epitome of DRM free gaming do so too? Why would Crytek be porting CryEngine to Linux? Why is Metro: Last Light coming to Linux? Tropico 5? Considering the attitude presented in your post, don't be surprised when you get flamed. Inaccurate arguments filled with half truths are unwelcome. Don't victimise yourself in so obvious a manner after not providing the full truth either.