Although Good Old Games might prefer you called it GoG these days, it’s still showing its good-guy roots, with the announcement that anyone buying into Early Access games on the site, will have an unlimited 14 day right to a refund. As with all GoG titles, there’s no DRM on any of them either.
The number of Early Access titles on GoG is quite limited right now, but most are games that GoG feels hit a certain quality bar, despite their Early Access label. Currently you can buy your way into playing Starbound, Ashes of the Singularity, Project Zomboid, Terra Tech and Curious Expedition.
All of them are classed as “Games in development,” by GoG, which means they’re clearly marked as playable, but not finalised yet. They also meet a quality level that GoG feels makes them viable buys for potential players, which is why GoG isn’t opening up its store for any Early Access game.
But just in-case you don’t like them, there’s the new refund policy. You can download the games as many times as you like and play them without DRM as usual, and then even get a full refund if you don’t like them. That can be delivered in store credit, or in whatever currency you used to buy the game.
Although that is the same as the refund policy period offered by Steam, it does not include the two hour playtime limitation.
Better yet, GoG appreciates that not every update to an Early Access game is perfect and can for some people leave them unable to play, or unable to use old saves. All Early Access titles on GoG will have the ability to roll back to older versions using the Galaxy distribution software, and you can even check out historic builds for curiosity’s sake if you like.
None of this affects the 30-day money-back guarantee offered for technical issues with a game. If support staff can’t resolve a technical issue, you can receive a full refund for your purchase as well.