The U.S. government shutdown is bad news for furloughed workers, but when it comes to videogames it’s apparently a convenient excuse for an impromptu sale! GOG is currently holding what it calls the “Shutdown Promo,” and has slashed prices on a bunch of great games. The pack includes a total of seven games, three of which are Mac compatible, and all of which are currently half price.

Among the Mac-flavored content is Theme Hospital, Alpha Centauri, and (comically) the Redneck Rampage collection. If you happen to have a Windows machine (or a fancy Boot Camp installation) you can take advantage of the price cuts on Tropico Reloaded, The Guild: Gold Edition, Capitalism Plus, and Capitalism 2.

If you happen to be one of the unfortunate furloughed government employees, you can email GOG with a photo of you holding your temporary lay-off notice and receive the entire collection for free.

[via Joystiq]

GOG is hosting a “Shutdown Promo,” selling select games for 50% off originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Wed, 09 Oct 2013 19:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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