GOG announces its own version of Steam Early Access with guaranteed 14-day refund

No matter what the reason is, GOG allows its customers to refund their purchase for up to 14 days. No questions asked.


GOG.com has announced its own version of Steam’s Early Access, which it’s calling Games in Development, which looks to one-up the competition by offering a 14-day refund policy with no questions asked.

Titles included in the Games in Development branch of GOG are hand-picked and will be games the service “can truly stand behind.” These games will be considered some of the most promising titles, as well as those that have been highly requested via the Community Wishlist. Updates can be controlled manually if you want, allowing you to rollback to an earlier version of the game if an update breaks something or doesn’t perform as you’d like it to.

The most interesting option is the 14-day refund policy GOG has enacted for the Games in Development program. The policy is simple: 14 days with no questions asked. “If you don't think the game is sufficiently fleshed out, or if it simply doesn't click with you — all games in development can be returned for any reason within 14 days of purchase,” reads a statement on the GOG website.

GOG has a total of five games available as part of its Games in Development program, which includes Starbound, Ashes of the Singularity, Project Zomboid, TerraTech, and The Curious Expedition.

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      January 28, 2016 6:43 AM

      I haven't used a refund but I'm really glad they exist. That said, I probably would have abused the shit out of them as a 12 year old...

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        January 28, 2016 6:45 AM

        I had to get a refund on Steam. I bought a game that was in my queue or whatever that looked cool. Some sort of top-down spaceship shooter game. It was in fact absolutely terrible. The game hardly explained how anything worked, the interface was garbage, and the gameplay was grindy and not fun. I played for 30 minutes and got my money back!

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          January 28, 2016 7:30 AM

          i refunded because an early access game didn't support xbox controllers at all and i had bought it assuming a 4 player couch brawler would.

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            January 28, 2016 7:43 AM

            My first steam refund ever was "The Witness" due to my issues with the FOV. It was nice to be able to get my money back until they can put in a FOV slider (yes I know you can edit the config files, found out after I submitted the refund)

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        January 28, 2016 7:48 AM

        I've refunded a couple of games. Buyer's remorse usually, there was some EA game that bored me so bad I didn't even play an hour.

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        January 28, 2016 8:57 AM

        I got a refund on Ark because it ran like ass on my system for no good reason.

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      January 28, 2016 7:25 AM


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