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GOG discounting games to observe purchasing trends in 'pricing experiment'

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Digital games website GOG is conducting an experiment regarding new pricing models, the organization announced today in a post on its website.

GOG is lowering the prices on a select group of games from its catalog, believing that more players will purchase the games if they are cheaper. GOG notes that in order to make games available through the site, they must fund coding, testing and purchase of the rights. GOG will observe the sale and note if brings more overall revenue to the site and it's partners despite the low prices.

"That's the argument we'd like to make, but we'll see what the results from you guys actually are as we try out our new price points," reads the post.

The site has discounted 11 games from $9.99 to $6.99:

  • Broken Sword 4: The Angel of Death
  • Ceville
  • Evil Genius
  • Haegemonia Gold Edition
  • King's Bounty
  • Moto Racer 3
  • Red Baron Pack
  • Shadowgrounds
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • The Incredible Machines
  • Warlords Battlecry 3

An additional 17 games have been knocked down from their original $5.99 price to $3.99:

  • Alien Shooter
  • Celtic Kings
  • Commandos Ammo Pack
  • Constructor
  • Empire Earth
  • Knights and Merchants
  • Litil Divil
  • Lords of Magic
  • Lords of the Realm
  • Mobile Forces
  • Myst: Masterpiece Edition
  • Outcast
  • Personal Nightmare
  • Realms of Haunting
  • Rollercoaster Tycoon
  • Simon the Sorcerer
  • Waxworks