GOG's Spring Sale kicks off with a free game for everyone

Lorelai trailer still
(Image credit: Harvester Games)

I look out my window and I see snow on the ground, and so I remain unconvinced by this notion of spring having sprung. Nonetheless, the spring sales are indeed upon us: The big Steam sale (with the first-ever discount on the Steam Deck) kicked off last week, and now GOG has begun its own Spring Sale, complete with daily deals and the traditional free game for everyone.

Lorelai is the concluding chapter of the Devil Came Through Here adventure game trilogy, which began in 2012 with The Cat Lady and continued through Downfall in 2016. The Cat Lady is dark and weird, but very good, and the second and third instalments fill it out nicely.

"[Downfall and Lorelai] each feature characters from The Cat Lady and really dig into what those eldritch bums the Queen of Maggots and the Crow, and some new freaky friends, are all about," we wrote in a 2020 retrospective. "There just isn’t any videogame trilogy quite like this: dark, strange, and a little rough around the edges, but above all earnest and beautiful."

(The Cat Lady and Downfall are both available on GOG if you want to start from the beginning, but Lorelai works fine as a standalone game too.)

To get your free copy of Lorelai, just pop over to GOG, scroll down the front page a bit until you see the "add to library" button, and click it. Congratulations, you now own the game.

Since we're here, here's the first batch of "deals of the day," which actually appear to be running for two days, but never mind that.

These particular sale prices are available until Wednesday, at which point a new pack o' deals will step in to take their place. The Lorelai freebie will be up until March 23, and last but not least, the GOG Spring Sale itself runs until April 3.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.