Digital distribution platform GOG has admitted that a temporary glitch in its system accidentally saw titles given away for free for a short period.
One user claimed to have received copies of Long Live The Queen, Kentucky Route Zero, Darwinia, Sir You Are Being Hunted, Flatout 2, Surgeon Simulator and Spacechem amongst others.
Yesterday, due to a small glitch on our end, you and a bunch of other lucky people ended up getting games from the Linux Launch promo for free,” GOG told one user who fessed up.
Don't worry, though, as it's totally cool with us and you may keep them. Yes, we will not be removing these titles from your account and we do hope you will enjoy them.
Of course, if you prefer, like some of our community members, we can always remove them your shelf – just let us know replying to this email. Again, there's no problem if you want to keep them.”
Some users have indeed requested that the games be removed from their accounts, with one saying: I like free but I like GOG more.”