For Valentine’s Day weekend, GOG and Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) are teaming up for a special promotion to fans of the original “Dungeon Keeper” for PC.
From Friday through Sunday, “Dungeon Keeper” for PC will be available for free from GOG.
“Dungeon Keeper,” original designed in 1997 by Peter Molyneux and Bullfrog Productions, is a strategy game where players build and manage a dungeon while defending it from invaders and monsters.
Since its first release, the franchise has attained something of a cult status among gamers. But the release of the free-to-play version of “Dungeon Keeper” was poorly received thanks to its heavy-handed mechanics, which many critics have described as “pay-to-play.”
This “Dungeon Keeper” promotion is unlikely to satisfy all complaints from irate gamers who were frustrated over the “freemium” reincarnation of “Dungeon Keeper” by EA and Mythic Entertainment on Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS and Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android.
But fans of the original “Dungeon Keeper” will welcome a chance to relive 1997 for free, and those who have never played the game before will get to try it out for the first time.
For fans of classic PC and Mac games, Poland-based GOG (formerly Good Old Games) has been the go-to website for digital rights management-free versions of those faves. Along with this “Dungeon Keeper” promo, GOG has run other giveaway promotions for games such as “Fallout,” “Torchlight” and “Empire Earth.”
Get your free copy of "Dungeon Keeper" from GOG here.