Following Steam’s lead from last year, the video game distributor GOG.com has committed itself to bringing its suite of beloved games from yesteryear to the Mac platform. The company has supported Windows thus far, from XP up to Windows 7 (and soon, presumably, Windows 8) – which is no small feat, considering that some of the games dates back to the Windows 95 era.
In recent months, GOG.com has been selling new games in addition to the older titles; while you’re busy salivating over getting all five of Sierra’s stupendous Quest for Glory (regrettably, Windows only) titles for a mere ten bucks, you can also splurge and snag The Witcher 2 for just $29.99 (25% off!) – and that one will play on the Mac.
At launch, GOG says that they have fifty games available to play on the new platform, but more importantly, have committed to launching one new title on OS X every week. In all likelihood, they have a stockpile of games already supported that they can coast on for at least a few weeks.
In the press release, GOG.com’s Guillaune Rambourg noted, “We all use Macs here at GOG–designers, developers, marketing, management, IT. So bringing our games to Mac was a natural step for us–so we can play more ;).”
As part of the launch, GOG is making eight titles, including the well-regarded Ultima IV, available for free just for trying the service out.
Many more are on sale, including the previously mentioned The Witcher 2, Sim City 2000, Postal, and Little Big Adventure.
Check out the full list at GOG.com!