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GoG now has their own version of Early Access, and it's better

GOG.com is bringing their own version of Early Access with a more curated approach, bringing the bets of in-development gaming

By Jeff Williams on Jan 28, 2016 01:01 pm CST - 1 min, 31 secs reading time

GOG is making their own foray into the not-quite-so-finished games market. Following in the successful, if slightly controversial, Early Access from Steam, they're launching their own more particular service called Games in Development.

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GOG, though, is taking a bit different approach by taking the time to curate each game that they're letting into their Games in Development program. This is the opposite of Steam, which essentially lets any game that applies for the right, enter into Early Access.

To help encourage people to try these new games, they have a great refund policy to go along with their new program, letting you get a full refund within 14 days, no questions asked. Before the implementation of the more lenient Steam refund policy, it was nigh impossible to even refund an incomplete game, even if you sort-of enjoyed it. And for GoG, there is no limit on how long you've played the game before you can get a refund.

To start off they have five specially curated games that're in-development that you can buy through them, and they also come with some hefty discounts too. Starbound, Ashes of the Singualrity, Project Zomboid, TerraTech and Curious Expedition are in the first batch, and there's plenty more on the way, they say.

GOG Galaxy is said to be a very useful tool here, letting you manually control updates and even roll-back to previous versions of these games in case something doesn't quite work right with an update. And of course all games are DRM free, the GOG staple.

Jeff Williams

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Jeff grew up in the Pacific Northwest where he fell in love with gaming and building his own PC’s. He's a huge fan of any genre of gaming from RTS to FPS, but especially favors space-sims. Now he's stepped into the adult world by becoming a professional student looking to break into the IT Security world. When he’s not deep in his studies, he’s deep in a new game, revisiting an old game, or testing the extreme limits of his own PC. He's now a news contributor for TweakTown, looking to bring a unique view on technology and gaming.

NEWS SOURCE:gog.com

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