Digital distribution outfit Good Old Games (GOG) sees its next major publisher signing today: Majesco. With this news comes four new PC titles to the library: Psychonauts, Advent Rising, Bloodrayne, and Bloodrayne 2, each priced at $6 or $10, depending.
Psychonauts is definitely the biggest release here; gaming buffs surely know the title or at least other works of its creator Tim Schafer, like Grim Fandango, Maniac Mansion, or the recent Brutal Legend. Psychonauts was a terribly unique, surreal and creative title that unfortunately went mostly unloved by gamers, so the GOG re-release is a really special event, allowing anyone who missed out on it to catch up easily and cheaply. It's also a rather difficult title to explain in words, so we'll let this trailer do the talking:
The other title available today is Advent Rising, a sci-fi action adventure written by famed author Orson Scott Card -- fans of Shadow Complex (a game by the same creators and to which he lent his universe) should love this one. We've never played it, unfortunately, though judging by the screenshots and setting, Mass Effect is astonishingly similar to it, right down to the UI. Advent Rising sees you taking on a "vicious" race called the Seekers with the help of your expected futuristic weapons and not-so-expected psychic powers.
Two other titles to be available in the coming weeks (pending testing on XP & Vista) are Bloodrayne and Bloodrayne 2, great titles for action and vampire fans, something we don't see too often on the PC.
As always, GOG titles are DRM-free, are compatible with modern operating systems, and come with extras (these ones come with artworks, soundtracks, and more; AR gets a sweet comic book and 'making of' video).
All this making you want to play? Fear not, little reader, we're giving away five GOGs, of which you can win one (for any game in the catalogue). All you have to do is PM us with the name of the first studio that designer Tim Schafer worked under -- be warned it's a trick question. Update: Contest closed; happy GOGing!