So let me first say, I want to buy this game!
I also want to express some points to you, if you will listen. Kind of rambly, but heartfelt.
This is for all devs of all games, not just these guys.
Anyway I love buying and collecting all my 'old school' games through GOG, as they have packaged those games with love.
I have also bought games from GOG because of their affiliation with The Witcher series/franchise, which is synonymous with high quality.
I have purchased newer games on GOG (when they branched out) in the past because of those positive experiences, but one day I noticed that some of the patches for a couple of games on steam were not also showing up in the GOG store.
I felt kind of burned by the developers. Not angry, just disappointed, really. At the same time I do not blame GOG for this.
I understand that developers may be getting a higher profit margin on other distribution platforms. Money is ultimately king and keeps you alive.
The long term view though is, GOG is also king because they have a very loyal following of people. Being on GOG is good PR for you and that means more sales.
So back to my story: Unfortunately, if there is now a sale on GOG for a newish game I've been getting interested in for awile, I have to also look at Steam/UbiSoft/Origin and see if there are patch update disparities. Many times I end up letting the sale go by and don't make the purchase because of this.
Developers, this is a negative experience. I tend not to purchase on either platform when this happens. I'm not doing it out of spite, I'm doing it because I really want the game on GOG if it has that retro style or sometimes when the sale kicks in.
I'm not trying to be mean, I'm trying to explain my purchasing process.
Also when this happens, it means I have now lost some faith in buying products on GOG, even though I know it is not their fault. That's not fair to GOG, to lose that brand loyalty.
Developers, by not pushing updates though all distribution channels at nearly the same time you indirectly cost yourself a sale and a potential fan of your game.
My opinion: I'd say you probably have a 4-5 day window before sales are lost because of this practice.
My advice: Show the love to GOG as much as you love other distribution platforms and you will reap the rewards of your work!
FYI: I bought the game... :)
Post edited June 17, 2017 by BurntSoul