Dying Light Dev Techland Announces Gemly Digital Game Store - Will Feature Exclusive Content

Written by Stuart Thomas on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 3:20 PM

Dying Light developer Techland has been the latest developer to hop on the digital distribution bandwagon, opening up its own online game store. Dubbed Gemly, the storefront is already open and features hundreds of games for sale across Windows PC, Linux and Mac. There’s no client to speak of (yet), with purchased games coming in the form of Steam, GOG, Uplay codes, etc.

“We invite you to our truly engaging platform which we hope you will be building together with us. We want to introduce you – the gamers – to our world, the world where we bring all our crazy ideas to life and share them with you as unique gaming experience.

“On Gemly we offer you exclusive content for games we develop and publish, gems you will not find anywhere else. Enjoy our offers from both Techland games and our cherry-picked selection of titles directly from our partnered developers and publishers.”

The point above about offering exclusive content for Techland games may be a sticking point for some; effectively forcing fans through the Gemly store if they want the complete content of any given game. Ultimately you’re still going to end up with a Steam key, but it’s basically a variant on pre-order bonuses.

"We have created Gemly as part of our wish to be closer to our fans and unite the whole Techland community in one place," so says Techland's CEO Paweł Marchewka. "At the same time, we want to keep our fans engaged and entertained—with Dying Light’s Content Drop #0 we’re paving the way for incredible experiences, offering new challenges and mysteries for our fans."

Having a quick browse around it seems like a pretty decent store with plenty of offerings considering its newborn status. There’s certainly not the wealth of content found on its competitors, but it’s a great jumping off point.

Fair play to Techland, who really are making great strides since Dying Light became such a knockout success. They’ve come a long way since Dead Island, recently making the jump from developer to publisher, bringing Torment: Tides of Numenera to market alongside the upcoming Pure Farming 2017.

Yet another place to buy games then. Pleased to see Techland take the next step? Or disappointed to see store-exclusive content for its titles? Let us know!

Source: Gemly

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Steam, Uplay, Origin, GOG Galaxy, UWP, Battle.net, Bethesda.net, Rockstar Social Club, GMG Playfire, itch.io, Humble Bundle and more.

Do we have enough? Well here's Gemly!

We should have a site that keeps list of games we own and which sites.

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21:33 Jul-27-2017

Steam, Uplay, Origin, GOG Galaxy, UWP, Battle.net, Bethesda.net, Rockstar Social Club, GMG Playfire, itch.io, Humble Bundle and more.


Do we have enough? Well here's Gemly!


We should have a site that keeps list of games we own and which sites.

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20:20 Jul-27-2017

More stuff I'll never use. Moving on!

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16:59 Jul-27-2017

I don't like the idea even more so considering I for one am tired of multiple gamestores and clients and whatnot. Ubisoft wouldn't get away with cutting the content from the Steam customers. So why would Techland do? Now I understand why they were working so hard recently to appear as saints. Just my opinion

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17:24 Jul-27-2017

I for one welcome more of these storefronts. Let's be honest, Steam is the most popular, but not ideal. And a monopoly is the last thing we need.

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19:58 Jul-27-2017

Indeed we should stray from the paths of a monopoly by Steam but come on, I already have GOG Galaxy, Battle.net, Origin, Steam( of course). The last thing I want is to add to the clutter.

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