GOG.com Celebrates the Holiday Season with Tex Murphy for Free

Warsaw, Poland– December 17, 2009. The holiday season is in full swing at GOG.com ( http://www.gog.com), as the DRM-free, classics-oriented digital distribution outlet joins forces with WordPlay LLC to offer a free game– no, make that two free games– to all registered GOG.com users. For a very limited time, from December 17 until December 24, the first two adventures of the most popular private investigator in PC gaming history– Tex Murphy– will be available for the low, low price of absolutely nothing to everyone who registers an account at GOG.com. That’s right– two great games for zip, zero, zilch, nada!

The Tex Murphy 1+2 bundle includes the first two parts of the detective games series– Mean Streets and Martian Memorandum. Both games put player in the white sneakers, trench coat and brimmed hat of Tex Murphy, a down-on-his-luck Private Eye who’s always low on cash and neck-deep in trouble. To survive in this cruel world, Tex will take any case, even the one that seems unsolvable.

"It seems appropriate to offer Tex Murphy's first two adventures for nothing, as that's typically how much he gets paid - not surprising when half of your clients double-cross you and/or die! But Tex isn't in it for the money and, for us, we hope that giving these games away for free will be a great way to introduce more people to Tex's world," said Aaron Conners, founder of WordPlay LLC and writer and co-designer of the last three Tex Murphy games.

“We wanted to do something special for our users, just like we did last year when we added Beneath a Steel Sky and Lure of the Temptress as two free games in the catalogue. This time, thanks to Aaron Conners and WordPlay, we're able to give all GOG users the first two parts of the great Tex Murphy series,” said Adam Oldakowski, Managing Director at GOG.com.“Wishing everyone‘Happy Holidays!’”

Tex Murphy 1+2 bundle, including Mean Streets and Martian Memorandum, is now available for free to every registered user at GOG.com until December 24 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Registration is free and is a very easy one-step process. Those who have already purchased the Tex Murphy 1+2 bundle have the option of registering for an alternative gift.

The free game is just the first surprise planned by the GOG.com team for this holiday season. Be sure to check the site during the next few days for more exciting, jaw-dropping news!

About WordPlay LLC

WordPlay, LLC was founded in 2007 by Aaron Conners, who wrote the stories and novels that became Under a Killing Moon, The Pandora Directive, and Tex Murphy: Overseer. Wordplay offers a variety of consulting and creative content services, including video game design, story development, screenplay and game dialogue writing.

About GOG.com

GOG.com– or Good Old Games– is the ultimate destination for classic PC games. Leading the DRM-free digital-distribution revolution, the site offers more than 170 of the greatest PC games of all time at low prices and free from intrusive copy protection. GOG.com is much more than just another digital distribution site, featuring an extensive community component that allows players to rate, review and discuss their favorite PC games, as well as insightful articles from respected games journalists. Visit www.gog.com and start your journey to the past.


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