GOG.com is selling still-in-development games, too

The service's trademark features (DRM-free, update rollbacks) are in full effect here.

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Who says only Steam users get to have all the fun with Early Access games? Well, not GOG anymore. Today the PC-gaming seller is announcing its curated take on vending still-in-development software. Purchases are refundable within 14 days, no time limit (Steam doesn't offer refunds if you've played more than two hours), no questions asked. More than that, if an update breaks one of these games or changes in a way you don't like, you can roll back to a previous version via the service's Galaxy desktop client. And this version of access to non-final games wouldn't truly be a GOG endeavor if any of them were locked behind digital-rights management, so they aren't. Basically, it's treating these builds like any other type of game it'd sell.

Rather than Valve's approach (which has backfired more than a few times) of letting practically anything go up under the Early Access banner, GOG is taking a more deliberate measure here. There are a quintet of titles available now (Ashes of the Singularity, Curious Expeditions, Project Zomboid, Starbound, TerraTech) and GOG says only the "most promising games" and the ones topping the outfit's Community Wishlist will make the cut for early release. If you're looking to test your luck, there are launch discounts running up to 40 percent off and the price breaks last through February 2nd.

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