GOG’s latest limited-time freebie is the original Flashback, the classic sci-fi cinematic platform game developed by the now-defunct Delphine Software International of France. Users of the DRM-free storefront have until Thursday, June 23 to claim the game, which was originally released for the Amiga in 1992 and went on to sell over 2.2 million copies, captivating players with its adventure centered on a young scientist named Conrad B. Hart who must find a way back to Earth after waking up on one of Saturn’s moons. GOG’s version of Flashback is the 25th Anniversary Edition that includes enhanced content, including the Director’s Cut version that features two exclusive cutscenes, as well as a Jukebox for listening to its soundtrack and an art gallery. Players will also find completely remastered sound and music, as well as post-FX graphic filters. A sequel from Microids called Flashback 2 is expected to release in 2022 for PC and consoles.
After fleeing from a space ship but stripped of all memory, the young scientist Conrad B. Hart awakens on Titan, a colonised moon of the planet Saturn. His enemies and kidnappers are snapping at his heels. He must find a way back to Earth, all the while defending himself against the dangers he encounters and unravelling an insidious extra-terrestrial plot that threatens the planet…
On its 25th anniversary, rediscover this classic, consistently ranked among the best 100 games of all time! It was one of the first games to use motion capture technology for more realistic animations, with backgrounds that were entirely hand-drawn and a gripping science-fiction storyline.