GOG has partnered with a few publishers to offer DRM-free copies of some of the games that you might own on Steam.
The new feature, GOG Connect, lets you connect your Steam and GOG accounts, and add any applicable games to your GOG library.
The list is pretty small at the moment, but the concept itself is cool, and definitely takes some of the focus on Steam being the end-all be-all of PC gaming. I mean, it’ll still be the that, and chances are only Steam’s downfall is going to change that, but it seems like GOG will be giving you another home for your gaming library.
There’s a slight caveat, though. The window in which games will be available for connecting is limited. Once you’ve connected, they’ll be in your library indefinitely, but if you don’t do the connecting during the window, then you’ll miss out. GOG Connect, however, won’t be going anywhere anytime soon, and more games will come and go as does the moon and the stars.
This is especially nifty if you have a friend or sibling who “games,” but has the narrowest of horizons, and despite your every earnest effort in broadening those horizons, they just can’t see the forest for the trees, and then they get upset with you for mixing metaphors while they sink another 100 hours into Skyrim.
Now you can share games your DRM-free games with those people in an effort to make the world a better place.