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TTG re-release games DRM free? (like the TTG releases on GoG.com)

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On GoG.com the following three TellTale Games have been released:
- Sam & Max Save the World
- Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space
- Tales of Monkey Island

And according to GoG.com tradition: these games don't have the DRM restrictions (e.g. online activation).

Will these 'old' games also be available DRM FREE in the TTG accounts when people already bought these games?

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  • @Macfly77 said: Sorry, I misread your question (I read "Telltalegames.com or GOG.com" instead of "Telltalegames.com on GOG.com").
    The answer to your actual question is no (not at this time, anyway).

    I would love to trade the Back To the Future "DVD" to the GOG.COM version, cause last time it took like 5 months me to get my orders.

  • @Mike said: We don't currently have any plans to update our builds to remove the one-time activation, sorry.

    @Mike said: The answer to your actual question is no (not at this time, anyway).

    Why not? Your customers supported you by buying the games a lot earlier, directly from your website and partly at a higher price than the pre-orders on GOG. Why treat them worse than GOG's customers who get a DRM-free version and all the digital bonus content on top of it?

    Your offer to ship free backup DVDs of the Sam & Max games with goodies are great for US customers, but Europeans have to pay about $20 extra shipping cost for that. Other indie developers managed to provide their early customers with GOG keys, too (e.g. Level Up Labs for Defender's Quest).

  • @Leroux said: Why not? Your customers supported you by buying the games a lot earlier, directly from your website and partly at a higher price than the pre-orders on GOG. Why treat them worse than GOG's customers who get a DRM-free version and all the digital bonus content on top of it?

    Your offer to ship free backup DVDs of the Sam & Max games with goodies are great for US customers, but Europeans have to pay about $20 extra shipping cost for that. Other indie developers managed to provide their early customers with GOG keys, too (e.g. Level Up Labs for Defender's Quest).

    Spot on.

    Ignoring these perfectly reasonable demands seems unwise in the long run. How hard can it be?

    @Mike
    We are not asking you to update your builds, man. Do you mean that Gog.com single-handedly patched their own builds? You certainly most have done some work already here. What's the matter with you guys?

  • Personally the reason I buy Telltale's game direct from their site is so that all of the money I spend on their games goes directly to them. Any other perk is just a bonus.

    What annoys me most at the moment is the way people think they are entitled for everything and anything like multiple versions (be it on different systems, though different sources, with or without drm) for free and if this doesn't happen then the company is shitting on a fan base.

  • Nope, we are not thinking we are entitled to everything and anything. Pirates probably think that way.

    For christ sake we are talking about first-hour good-paying customers here. It's simply a way for Telltale to not forget about them. It's really that simple. Just use the same DRM-free packages that are on the gog.com site. (Forget about the goodies.) Send out a mail, make it a promotional thing. I'm just seeing opportunities here. Simply make it extra rewarding for people to actually buy new games right away from Telltale, knowing that a possible better release (DRM-free == better) will also be available to them.

  • Sounds simple. But the world and games industry isn't that simple. There are many other considerations which makes that idea unlikely to happen. One thing that won't happen is that a DRM free version being available at first release time.

  • @corruptbiggins said: Sounds simple. But the world and games industry isn't that simple. There are many other considerations which makes that idea unlikely to happen. One thing that won't happen is that a DRM free version being available at first release time.

    I agree with you on the at first release time part. Absolutely fair.

    But I was just talking about the superior later releases. I'd love to hear some of those considerations.

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    TelltaleMike Telltale Staff

    Tales of Monkey Island should now be DRM free, and most episodes of Sam and Max should now also be DRM free. (You will have to re-download the new installers from our website in order for the effect to take place.)

  • That is pretty cool! I will try it out.

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