Are you eager to learn more about why you should release a game with us? Look no further! Take a look at the in-depth article highlighting the range of benefits that are uniquely ours.
GOG is the largest DRM-free platform in the PC gaming industry, and by releasing your game HERE, you can effortlessly tap into a vast and passionate community of gamers who value the principles of ownership and preservation. When you release your game on GOG alongside other platforms, you unlock the potential of growing your fanbase by captivating DRM-free enthusiasts without hindering your sales elsewhere.
Our community of seasoned players appreciates the freedom and flexibility that come with the ability to play games offline, which is why they actively seek out DRM-free games.
The GOG community is known for its active engagement and willingness to support developers. Players who discover your game on GOG might become fans and choose to support you by purchasing your game again despite having it on another platform already, simply to support the DRM-free experience.
We understand the importance of developers’ need to maintain a multi-platform presence. We’re not about exclusivity, so releasing your game on GOG doesn’t mean you have to limit your sales to our platform alone. We believe in giving players the freedom to choose where (and how) they want to enjoy their favorite games, and we encourage you to do the same.
We believe in working closely with game developers to ensure their success and providing the necessary tools and support to help their catalog thrive.
Millions of gamers visit GOG each month, seeking new and exciting games, and our team of experts will help you craft a dedicated approach to the GOG user base, significantly improving your chances of getting promoted to our 8M newsletter subscribers and featured on our front page and other channels.
We also frequently organize sales events that focus on specific publishers or themes and are designed to increase the visibility of titles like yours. Releasing your game on GOG and participating in these events will increase exposure, discoverability and sales volumes.
Last but certainly not least, GOG’s experienced PR and Communication Team is ready to assist you in promoting your game. Our Team will work closely with you to create effective social media pushes and other editorial content in order to help you effectively communicate your game’s unique selling points, generate buzz, and attract attention from players.
The GOG GALAXY client is a gateway to a passionate community of gamers that use it not only for GOG games, but to launch games from other gaming platforms as well. It doesn’t matter what games they enjoy or where they play, GOG GALAXY provides them with a unified experience thanks to a variety of integrations – both official integrations and those created by our dedicated community.
This means that your game will be exposed to a wider audience and ensures it gets noticed regardless of their preferred gaming platform. On top of that, the cross-platform gameplay and multiplayer functionality connects players in your game, regardless of the platform their teammates are using, and creates a vibrant and connected community!
Tapping into that passionate community, GOG GALAXY showcases all of the most important key events and releases directly in the client in the form of promo banners, ultimately bringing the attention of a vast and diverse group of players back to the GOG catalog. What’s more, everyone who wishlisted your game will receive a desktop notification the moment it gets discounted. It’s a great way to showcase your title to those using our client’s vast array of functionalities.
GOG’s commitment to providing efficient, developer-friendly solutions ensures that your experience on our platform is smooth, rewarding, and optimized for success. Using our intuitive tools allows you to create a dedicated GOG build fast, streamlining the release process.
We understand how frustrating it is to do the same work twice if you’re already on other PC platforms, which is why we added an extra layer of convenience. Our SDK Wrapper allows you to easily implement some of the SDK features (achievements, leaderboards, stats) to the GOG GALAXY SDK, making the overall experience hassle-free and efficient. Find all of the necessary information on how to start your journey through GOG GALAXY documentation here.
We’ve also developed in-house tools that will allow you to import some of the game page assets (such as screenshots or descriptions) to ensure the process is as fast and efficient as possible. On top of that, our dedicated team of experts is at your disposal ready to help so that setting up the product page for your title is a smooth experience.
Our commitment to quality assurance and compatibility testing also plays a significant role here – we work closely with developers to ensure that games released on GOG are stable, optimized, and free of major technical issues. If you encounter any issues while setting up your build, our Developer Support’s average first response time is around 1,25h within the first 7 days, which goes to show we strive to offer our partners fast and reliable assistance, should they need it.
One of the advantages of releasing your game on GOG is our significantly lower average refund rates compared to other platforms in the gaming market (1.8% refund rate in 2022). Our community is a crowd of mature gamers who value their purchases and the importance of supporting developers directly.
Our 30-day refund policy is more generous compared to many other platforms, yet our refund rates are still much lower in comparison. This extended refund window gives users enough confidence to try more games, increases developer’s chances to get noticed and, ultimately, sell their game. You can benefit from a more satisfied and engaged player base, leading to a lower average refund rate on our platform.
The trust we put in them both by offering DRM-free games and full refunds up to 30 days is rewarded tenfold by a passionate and loyal community. Being seasoned gamers, they’re also more likely to thoroughly research a game before purchasing, resulting in fewer impulse buys and subsequently reducing the likelihood of refund requests. By choosing to release your game on GOG, you attract a user base that values ownership and respects the effort put into creating a quality gaming experience.
Embark on this journey with GOG and unlock the gateway to a world of new possibilities for you and your games – you can find it all HERE!