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Looking back at 2017 on

We made it! You made it! 2017 is almost over – and whatever your take on the world at large, only one thing can truly be said for certain: it's been a great year for all of us here at – thank you for being a part of it!

Let's take a brief look back at the year 2017...

Over 2000 DRM-free games
Our catalog passed two thousand titles in 2017 – but if you know us, you know it's not just about the numbers. These are over two thousand unique experiences that we truly believe are worth playing!

Did somebody say good old games? Well, we brought back quite a few of them this year – the really tough ones and the ones we really missed – restored by our talented teams and friends across the net. There is the Jazz Jackrabbit series – CliffyB's gaming debut; SWAT 4 – happily no longer among PC Gamer's "15 great games you can't buy digitally"; The Suffering series – with scary monsters by Stan Winston Studios; the delicious Pizza Tycoon series; many long-lost classics Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom, Rise of the Dragon, Heart of China; [url=]Titanic: Adventure out of Time… and more!

But the good and old is only half the story. 2017 was an amazing year for gaming, with award winning and groundbreaking productions releasing DRM-free on If the indie revolution is behind us, then this is the renaissance!

2017 gave us Divinity: Original Sin 2 – PC Gamer's Game of the Year and this year's most popular game on! Followed by Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice – Best Audio Design, Impact, and Best Performance at The Game Awards; the niche but loveable Piranha Bytes RPG; [url=]Cuphead – winning Best Art Direction and Best Independent Game at The Game Awards; and so many others!

All in all, in 2017 alone we released nearly one quarter of our entire catalog – and it's an honor to work this closely with so many talented game developers and great publishers.

GOG Galaxy out of beta
In 2017 the GOG Galaxy client left behind its BETA tag – with a few great new features to boot! We added Universal Cloud Saves, technology which allows us to introduce Cloud Save support to classics and new games on (now nearly 300 and counting). Plus an in-game overlay, a built-in FPS counter and screenshot tool, as well as an array of expanded settings allowing you to customize the client to your needs. Anyway, that's how we earned our sense of pride and accomplishment.

We are legion
We saved the best for last – and that's you lot. As we grow in size, the GOG word spreads farther and farther out! Tens of thousands of you have joined us this year across social media and our very own channel. That's over <span class="bold">240,000 following our Twitter shenanigans</span>, more than <span class="bold">340,000 of you with us on Facebook</span>.

<span class="bold">As for</span>, we can't thank our dedicated Stream Team enough for sharing our love for games seven days a week. In 2017 we reached 50k followers – oh, it just went up to 51k – and there have been over 214600 individuals watching us so far. If you combine all our 2017 streams, we streamed for 169 days and 15 hours (that's about 45% of the year!) and if you combine all the time people spent watching our channel in 2017, you get 38 years and 272 days!

Thank you so much for being with us in 2017 – we hope your 2018 is amazing, and we can't wait to show you what's in store for this year!
Post edited December 29, 2017 by Konrad
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Oh boy, you must be so proud of yourselves. Whoever wrote this article should go into politics, because ignoring your problems (some of which MarkoH01 mentioned) and not seeing them is the way to go!

Go GOG go!
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meh, if anything I'm more disappointed in GOG this year.

so fuck all the congratulations, you get none from me!!
Thanks for all those awesome DRM free games ^_^ would be nice to get more NEW new games and not only games from '90 or pixellated roguelite/like...
I decided to comment on this ""R e v i e w"" on reddit, so I'm just gonna link to it. Might be interesting for some people, here:
joppo: On a funnier note, seems that not even elcook (?) is able to escape the forum bug that sprouts when you have several links in the same line. :)
Konrad: Oh jeez, I was tearing my hair out trying to figure this out. Thanks... >_>
You're welcome, but props should actually go to ZFR who discovered both the bug and its workaround. It it weren't for his/her thread I wouldn't even have realized it wasn't just a bunch of unrelated cases of users messing up their posts.
You missed out on Opus Magnum.
GR00T: Truly a helluva year for GOG, and one thing that wasn't mentioned in the OP is the forum members GOG flew in to meet and talk with. That was pretty much the highlight of my gaming year and I have to say once again how impressed I am at the lengths GOG will go to increase my backlog!

Happy New Year all you GOGlodytes, GOGgers, and GOG-folk.
I thought of your trip while I read and I was surprised it wasn't mentioned, but it's understandable why they decided they would be better off not mentioning it. I mean, imagine the swarms of random goggers invading Warsaw ZergRush-style and laying siege to GOG's headquarters in the hopes of getting awesome Witcher swag. They probably dodged a bullet there :)
Thank you, GOG, for this is the year when I cleared my backlog completely - only TBA games have remained.
Not only that means some sweet discount have been going on this year, new games usually have good or acceptable prices, so no waiting for me.

And that doesn´t even include all those cool games released this year (Fallouts, Oblivions, DOOM 3/ Quake 4) and all the others I cannot think about right now.

But above all, your DRM-free platform and all that things around your store.

So thank you :)
"...we can't wait to show you what's in store for this year!"

I can't wait too. Maybe I even won't wait. I will probably tune in at some point during the year and see if there is something worthwhile.
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2017, unfortunately, was the year GOG Galaxy become more like Steam - a DRM. With us gamers having to jump through hoops to just use Galaxy for quick installing without then having the shortcut connected to Galaxy so that clicking the shortcut opens Galaxy - just like Steam would! Other than that one fly in the ointment, GOG is still my go to site to buy the latest indie games (if the price is right), even if I know my game will be updated a LOT slower on GOG than Steam!
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Congratulations gog.

But please consider the things MarkoH01 mentioned, since your service should improve and not get worse. That also includes not removing services (like being able to get games removed from the account) and support who actually reads the tickets so that you don't have to answer everything twice or get suggestions you already mentioned you tried.
Post edited December 29, 2017 by moonshineshadow
I know I complain about GOG sometimes, because nothing is perfect and I really care about this place. However, 2017 has been awesome. We've seen a lot of great releases, both from day-one games and long-awaited ones. I'm pretty sure, with maybe one exception, we had at least one major release event every month this year. I believe that trend started around June or July of 2016, and I'm proud of GOG for keeping that going for about a year and a half now. I feel like the way sales are handled has been getting better overall, and although I don't use Galaxy myself I'm always grateful that it exists because of how helpful it is in getting games here without any of their features missing.

GOG, thank you for everything you do, and here's hoping that 2018 is even better!
Andrey82: And here comes over 9999 pages of speculations about what that will be: Dark Omen/Mass Effect/Skyrim/Any other game name here? XD
Callback to Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth.
Key issue here imo:

MarkoH01: 3) More and more games have problems with not receiving updates on GOG ONLY - please do something to better this situation. Maybe add a refund option for those games or other things that would lead to devs updating their games as regular as they do it on Steam.
I still like GOG (and appreciate those who helped bring Pajama Sam), and have invested a lot of time and effort into this service in the past.
2000! woo-hoo!

all the best to all of you!