June 22nd, 2017

GOG birthday celebrations continue: five indie games for $5

time gentlemen please
By all accounts, he IS a bit of a dick.

GOG is still turning five, and its five-week birthday celebrations are still going on. This week: a Super 5 promo offering five indie games for $4.95.

Those games are VVVVVV, The Adventures of Shuggy, Gateways, a compilation pack of Time Gentlemen, Please! and Ben There Dan That, and Escape Goat. Which is technically six games, but shut up and go away.

Quite honestly, all five are pretty bloody good. VVVVVV is a gravity-bending non-linear platformer with fantastic music and old-school charm, and is one of my favourite games from the last few years. The Adventures of Shuggy captured Peter’s heart when he reviewed it ages ago. Gateways is… well, I haven’t actually played that, but “2D Portal with Metroidvania elements” sounds good to me. Time Gentlemen, Please! and Ben There Dan That are a pair of fantastic and genuinely funny point-and-click adventures. Finally, Escape Goat is an innovative puzzle-y platformer that charmed the pants off most people when it first came out.

The games are 80% off if you buy all five on GOG this week, reducing each to a mere $0.99, but the price goes up with each one you remove from the deal. If you only buy one then it’ll cost you $1.99, for instance.

Remind me to go for five weeks of birthday celebrations when I age up later this year. The most I’ve managed before is three parties, and that was when I spent my birthday crossing the dateline.

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