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tytbone



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about re-releasing the Dune games on GOG (formally known as Good Old Games, but still publishing good old games). I get that these are very complex legal issues, but EA has been publishing their classics on GOG for almost 3 years now (Dungeon Keeper, Alpha Centauri, Wing Commander, recently Theme Park etc.), and I think now is a great time to try to get these games back out there.

There are also thousands of votes for these games in the GOG wishlist - http://www.gog.com/wishlist/games#order=votes_total&search=dune - suggesting a lot of people would buy these if they came to GOG. And since the first two games are DOS titles, they could easily be made compatible with modern machines by using DOSBox.

On EA's side, I believe Jeff Skalski - https://twitter.com/Jeff_Skalski - and Paul Barnett - https://twitter.com/thatbarnettblok - were the gents who originally helped get EA onto GOG as a publisher, so they may good people to talk to.

As for GOG, you could talk some of the "bluetexts" (staff members, whose text appears blue) on the forum, send a message - http://www.gog.com/support/contact -, or (probably the best option) contact them through the email here - http://www.gamasutra.com/view/pressreleases/171459/GOGcom_at_CDP_Conference_ldquoWe_LoveDevelopersrdquo.php

This is just my way of saying, "Hey, thousands want to buy these games off of GOG. I encourage you to make an effort to please them."
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EA would have to approach us first.
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tytbone



Joined: 24 Nov 2013
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boardadmin wrote:
EA would have to approach us first.


Due to legal issues, you can't make first contact? Sad That's too bad.

I'd still encourage the appropriate Herbert people to try to make contact with GOG.com; I think they would be willing to make first contact with EA on your behalf. (They've been able to convince EA to release various other classic Westwood titles on their service.)

Of course I have very little idea what's going on behind the scenes so all this may be presumptuous, but I really like GOG's service and love to see highly-desired classic games re-released there.

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