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 Sierra
classics Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom, Rise of the Dragon, Heart of China; 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; ELEX
the niche but loveable Piranha Bytes RPG; 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 240,000 following our Twitter shenanigans
, more than 340,000 of you with us on Facebook
. As for twitch.tv/GOGcom
, 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!