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Looking back at 2017 on GOG.com

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 GOG.com – 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=https://www.gog.com/game/titanic_adventure_out_of_time]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 GOG.com. 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 GOG.com! 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=https://www.gog.com/game/cuphead]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 GOG.com (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 twitch.tv/GOGcom 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 twitch.tv/GOGcom</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
Happy New Year GOG & everybody!
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ciemnogrodzianin: Thanks, however I know the meaning and wide usage. Moreover the word has identical meanings also in Polish. We are referring to the whole sentence - "we are legion" - which narrows the context, I think.
I don't think it actually does narrow it. Just google it and see what hits you will get first.
Post edited January 01, 2018 by MarkoH01
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MarkoH01: I don't think it actually does narrow it. Just google it and see what hits you will get first.
Anonymous, as I said. But it may be hard to compare since Google started to give results adjusted for different users.
Thank you very much GOG.
I think you did great with Galaxy.
I would just love to request one very simple feature in Galaxy I asked for at the very beginning.
My eyes have a bit trouble with contrast and your black text on gray background makes it unnecessary hard to read.
In the browser I can simply highlight the text with CTRL+A but in Galaxy I can't do that.
Please add alternative color schemes for Galaxy background and text color and I will be truly happy.

Thank you to the whole team and have a great and healthy 2018.
Community Wishlist still in Beta tho, after almost 6 years...
https://www.gog.com/forum/general/request_for_community_wishlist_features_to_be_added


Otherwise great job! Happy New Year!
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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.
This is still the biggest problem with GOG imo. I have a few games in my library currently that aren't up to date with their Steam counterpart.

Edit: At least that was the case last time i checked.
Post edited January 02, 2018 by Point_Man
I know I am late, but Happy New GOG Year, and yes please, I would love to see some more cool features added to the website, but I am not a complainer, other wise it won't be a happy new year, now would it, Happy New GOG Year everyone.
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Raider2Knight: I would love to see some more cool features added to the website,
A salad bar would be nice, maybe a Jukebox in the corner.

And get rid of that goddamn track lighting! That crap went out in the 90s!
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Raider2Knight: I would love to see some more cool features added to the website,
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tinyE: A salad bar would be nice, maybe a Jukebox in the corner.

And get rid of that goddamn track lighting! That crap went out in the 90s!
Nostalgia is cool! Where have you been, square?

Please pretend I link to some random Youtube video here that has something remotely to do with nostalgia. I get too many Nostalgia Critic videos and I'm not a fan.
Post edited January 02, 2018 by drmike
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tinyE: A salad bar would be nice, maybe a Jukebox in the corner.

And get rid of that goddamn track lighting! That crap went out in the 90s!
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drmike: Nostalgia is cool! Where have you been, square?

Please pretend I link to some random Youtube video here that has something remotely to do with nostalgia.
I do own a lava lamp, but it's all pooped out. I think it's buried in the closet somewhere.
A happy 2018... my best wishes for you and us as well... I am looking Forward for new and cool DRM free games upcoming! Keep Cyberpunk 2077 coming!
Post edited January 03, 2018 by bth901
congratulations and thanks for the good work. The next step is to bring us more games for Mac, like de panzer general series and the secret of the monkey island
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Rixasha: It's almost certainly coming whether you like it or not, seeing as they completely accidentally deleted the "be optional till the end of days" wish and poured all its votes into almost the same "release the gog galaxy client for linux" wish, making it surprisingly popular.
What the... That means my vote to keep Galaxy optional is counted as the completely opposite now! What a cheat and break of trust, very disappointing, GOG!

Edit: After reading through the first few pages of that thread I see they claim the merge to be a "bug", not sure though, how such things can happen accidentally. And when it's a bug, why isn't it fixed after almost 2 months?
Post edited January 03, 2018 by eiii
Nice to see growth and hope for that to continue in 2018. I hope to see galaxy improve a lot with the friends list and being able to see the game library grid view offline. It would be amazing if we can see our games in the grid shelf view offline since you currently can't. It should work similar to the left side of the game library where installed games can be seeing even if offline.
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eiii: And when it's a bug, why isn't it fixed after almost 2 months?
One doesn't need to be overly cynical to assume they just like the new vote results better.