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Chain reaction.

Opus Magnum is now available, DRM-free on GOG.com with a 10% discount until February 7, 2PM UTC.
Alchemy is an esoteric science that fuses artistry with practical engineering in fascinating ways. Anataeus Vaya is a master in the field but when dark secrets start crawling out of the woodwork, he must face the ultimate puzzle: how to assemble and modify his transmutation devices to prepare miraculous concoctions in the fastest, most efficient manner possible. Tick tock, Anataeus. Tick tock.
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yogsloth: Well, we all freaked out about nothing.

Purchased.
Actually I think the freaking out helped bring the game here. That and the fact this story actually got onto Reddit and other gaming news sites.
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yogsloth: Well, we all freaked out about nothing.

Purchased.
Like Sir said, it's probably a result of the freakout. The rejection made it onto Reddit and other gaming news sites, putting pressure on GOG.
Damn forum is eating my psots
Post edited January 31, 2018 by tfishell
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HunchBluntley: I think it just as possible the opposite will be true -- that the stridence of people up in arms about its earlier rejection overrepresented the number of people who would be willing to buy it here on release, especially once they released it DRM-free elsewhere.
I really doubt that. Keeping in mind the extremely small percentage of people that post on the forums out of all of GOG's users, I really believe there would be a ton more that would buy it now than ever complained about it not being here in the first place.

Not that we'll ever know though.
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tfishell: Damn forum is eating my psots
Maybe if the forum will eat enough it will be able to repair itself .... wishful thinking here.
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Calar: Bummer, as the news came that it won't be released on GOG i bought it on Steam...
Anyway, fascinating game, and easier to get into than previous Zachatronics games.
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MarkoH01: Sory for you but GOG deserved that lost sale to be honest. The pure fact that it is released now for me shows that they made a mistake by rejecting it first. As much as I love GOG but if "you" make a mistake you will have to love with the consequences and imo they deserve the lost sales of people who bought it elsewhere after GOG again and again confirmed that they rejected the game ... for whatever reason we weill never be able to tell for real.
i guess they could make a "gog connect" operation, on the house ! :)
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adaliabooks: You kind of have to wonder if it was ever even rejected in the first place... Nice to see it here though, I'll probably get it at some point.
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SirPrimalform: What, you think that it was delayed for over a month as a marketing stunt?
Why not, it could be just that; Zach makes a deal with GOG to delay the release of Opus, in return they refund GOG for any "lost sales" by the "potential" buyers (based on the sales of the previous Zach games here), people get mad, gaming websites write articles about that, buzz is generated throughout the interwebz and there you go: low cost advertisement for both Zach & GOG. It's a conspiracy i tell you, and it happens right here right now. XD

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Starmaker: (...) I'd rather GOG make infrequent mistakes and go seek out awesome games elsewhere because the uproar made me aware of them than sort through terabytes of fetish porn and licensed assets and give up.
^This. +1
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HunchBluntley: Ooh, I love Mad Libs! Let's see...
"Well flick my aardvarks, instabuy."
Well shiver my timbers, instabuy.
Opus Magnum has released? There's hope for Celeste yet!
Mother f... it's here. O_O
THANK YOU!
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OdanUrr: Opus Magnum has released? There's hope for Celeste yet!
lol, that was my first thought, as well. Hoping that'll be a brief delay like this, rather than a year-long one like Furi and some other games.
the phrase is "magnum opus" :þ

glad ppl are happy to have a game they've wanted to come here come here! yay for you all!
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amok: Jokes aside, though. it is the easiest and most accessible of Zachatronics games.
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Starmaker: Hahaha no. It has Sigmar's Garden, I'm stuck dead there, it's much more vicious and insidious than Shenzhen Solitaire.
So... shiny... must... click...
well... yes... but it is optional. main game is easier than the previous.
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amok: In most of his games you are looking for the solution, but in this one your have unlimited resources and area to work with so you are working towards a solution instead. So you are free to be as horrible you want. as long as you make the correct outputs, which in most levels are easier then first thought. To what extent you want to go to improve and maximize efficiency is then up to you.
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ZFR: I'd disagree. The "finding a solution is easy but then you spend time improving the efficiency" was present in both Spacechem and Infinifactory, especially the latter. It was what made Zachtronics games stand out. Haven't played TIS and Shenzen I/O yet.
all those games have limitations (such as space available) which forces certain solutions and ways of thinking. Opus Magnum have no limitations at all, and it is all down to your creativity
Post edited January 31, 2018 by amok
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Starmaker: Hahaha no. It has Sigmar's Garden, I'm stuck dead there, it's much more vicious and insidious than Shenzhen Solitaire.
So... shiny... must... click...
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amok: well... yes... but it is optional. main game is easier than the previous.
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ZFR: I'd disagree. The "finding a solution is easy but then you spend time improving the efficiency" was present in both Spacechem and Infinifactory, especially the latter. It was what made Zachtronics games stand out. Haven't played TIS and Shenzen I/O yet.
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amok: all those games have limitations (such as space available) which forces certain solutions and ways of thinking. Opus Magnum have no limitations at all, and it is all down to your creativity
1. IIRC one is mandatory, and then you're addicted forever. (At least I am.)
2. Also related: Opus Magnum is so artistic that an inefficient solution feels viscerally bad. Meanwhile, awkward code? Haha watch me.
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amok: well... yes... but it is optional. main game is easier than the previous.

all those games have limitations (such as space available) which forces certain solutions and ways of thinking. Opus Magnum have no limitations at all, and it is all down to your creativity
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Starmaker: 1. IIRC one is mandatory, and then you're addicted forever. (At least I am.)
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you don't have to beat it, just open it and look at it. if you back to the menu, you can select next level.
Looks too complicated for me.
LOLz, power to the people!!!