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I have picked up both Dungeons 2 and Dungeons 3 here on GoG. I always like to play games "in order" though, and was hoping to find the ORIGINAL game to play, first.

Finding it wasn't available here, I thought it might be an old game which can't be played for some reason. But then, I discovered that, yes, it IS available on Steam, along with #2 and #3.

I'd prefer to buy it from GoG if it were possible... I like GoG's business model better than Steam's honestly. But if GoG can't or won't sell a particular game, I have no option, do I?

I'm getting ready to buy #1 from Steam... but would love to hear why it's not HERE yet, and if there's a reason, to hear what that reason is... before doing so.
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CLBrown: I'm getting ready to buy #1 from Steam... but would love to hear why it's not HERE yet, and if there's a reason, to hear what that reason is... before doing so.
Dungeons and the sequel Dungeons - The Dark Lord uses DRM in form of external online Kalypso launcher and requires a Kalypso account.

There is also steam exclusive content (Dungeons Steam Special Edition) - additional map packs and items available only on Steam.
GOG is against selling incomplete editions.
Post edited March 07, 2019 by Ilona
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CLBrown: I'm getting ready to buy #1 from Steam... but would love to hear why it's not HERE yet, and if there's a reason, to hear what that reason is... before doing so.
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Ilona: Dungeons and the sequel Dungeons - The Dark Lord uses DRM in form of external online Kalypso launcher and requires a Kalypso account.

There is also steam exclusive content (Dungeons Steam Special Edition) - additional map packs and items available only on Steam.
GOG is against selling incomplete editions.
I am wondering if now Dungeon 3 will be removed from GoG because on Steam I got with last Add-on an external launcher there.
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Ilona: Dungeons and the sequel Dungeons - The Dark Lord uses DRM in form of external online Kalypso launcher and requires a Kalypso account.
Dungeons 2 on steam also uses Kalypso DRM however it has no Kalypso launcher in gog game. So it's more likely not because of DRM (Kalypso published their other games here as well).
If I'm correct, it's rather about curation in GOG and the fact that developer/publisher of the Dungeons series are... well, not too keen on accenting the existance of first Dungeons game(s).

First Dungeons game had, according to what I've read (didn't had opportunity to play it) some issues with gameplay, general quality of the game etc. Dungeons 2 was like a "soft reset" in series, despite having "2" in title, it was rather building from the beginning foundation of the game (in fact the game was made in the way that it could be first contact with the series for anybody). And this attempt seemed to be successfull, due to a lot of satisfied players, who wanted more (hence Dungeons 3 :)).

So at this point GOG wasn't too interested (probably) about game with, well, "dubious" reputation and quality, and devs/publishers weren't too keen to put the first game on the table. Both sides had rather similar approach, so Dungeons 1 is not on GOG.

Apologies for not giving sources to those speculations, but I've read about the series long time ago.

Nevertheless, I can tell basing on myself that their approach on Dungeons 2 (and 3) was actually good, since I've highly enjoyed D2 and couldn't wait for release of third game in the series. Can't say that I like all new ideas, but it's still the continuation of game I like so much.

Although maybe some day I'll give a chance to first game on steam. Maybe.Would have more motivation with GOG release, but I guess that's not going to happen.
Post edited December 15, 2019 by MartiusR