GOG.com is offering its condolences to government workers affected by the current government shutdown and doing the only thing it can to lift spirits: host a sale. First, the site that offers DRM-free games says that it will give free games to anyone who is currently at home due to the government shutdown, which has temporarily furloughed federal employees at national parks and who work for non-essential services in the country as Republicans and Democrats feud over particulars of the budget and the looming debt ceiling crisis that could see the U.S. government default on its loan obligations for the first time in the country's history.
"We would like to express our condolences to federal employees who have been furloughed by the shutdown. More than that, actually, we'd like to offer you the games pack of our special Shutdown Promo for free. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your picture holding the official furlough letter you received, before Friday 11 October 2013 at 12:00 EDT and we'll give you The Guild: Gold Edition, Capitalism, Capitalism 2, Tropico: Reloaded, Alpha Centauri + Alien Crossfire, Theme Hospital, and Redneck Rampage free. We hope the games will keep you all occupied while you're waiting for someone on Capitol Hill to get their act together. The offer lasts for 24 hours until Thursday, October 10, at 12:59PM GMT."
For those of us that are not government employees sitting at home due to the government shutdown, GOG.com is offering The Guild: Gold Edition, Capitalism, Capitalism 2, Tropico: Reloaded, Alpha Centauri + Alien Crossfire, Theme Hospital, and Redneck Rampage at a 50 percent discount. You can check out the games and the sale (which will end in less than 24 hours) here.