With its “DRM-Free Time Machine Sale“, GOG.com is hand-picking one classic for each year between 1983 and the present to offer you at a rock-bottom price. Unlike most sales in the past, which features one game per day or even half-day, the sale for each title here expires fast, so it’s worth checking back often. At the end of the sale, GOG.com says you’ll be able to purchase everything that was on sale for $65 (which will amount to 30 games or more).
Unfortunately, the sale kicked off this morning, so the first couple of specials have already expired. At the current time, we’re at 1986, with Might and Magic 6-Pack on sale for $2.49. GOG.com gives us a bit of a hint of what’s to come:
The DRM-free Time Machine will let gamers travel back to premium destinations. Fans of chills, thrills, and the darker side of the human mind should enjoy Amnesia: The Dark Descent (90% off, $1.99; 2010) while the cRPG crowd will definitely appreciate the ridiculous size and engrossing storyline of Wizardry 6 and 7 (75% off, $1.49; 1990). More action-oriented gamers with a taste for cheesy one-liners will spend long hours with Serious Sam: The First Encounter (90% off, $0.59; 2002)–and 28 more games as yet un-revealed!
Serious Sam for $.59? Seriously? That’s a steal.
If you don’t like a game that’s on sale, you can vote -1 second to take that off the clock, and likewise, you can add one second if you do like the game. If you buy the game on sale, 3 seconds will be added to its clock.
I must admit, this is a pretty interesting premise for a sale. But as I mentioned before, the mechanics here allow sales to expire rather quickly, so you’ll want to check back often to avoid potential regret.