Gamefly Begins Free Streaming Beta

on December 19, 2011 5:00 PM

Gamefly subscribers now have the ability to play a handful of games the service offers without waiting for a physical disc in the mail as the company just opened its games streaming program into a public beta. Users can check out the Unlimited PC Play option through their accounts and access titles like World of Goo, Assassin’s Creed or Saint’s Row 2 to name a few.

Just as Netflix before it, Gamefly’s streaming options aren’t as diverse as its physical media offerings, but who knows what the future might bring. As of right now the Unlimited PC Play library is available to all of the service’s subscribers at no extra cost.

Check the jump for the full list of currently participating publishers.

Right now these companies are offering games to stream through Gamefly:

1C
2D BOY
Atari
Bohemia Interactive
Capcom
Iceberg Interactive
Interplay
iWin
Kalypso Media
Layernet
Legacy Interactive
Meridian4
MumboJumbo
Paradox Interactive
PlayFirst
Playrix
SelectSoft
SouthPeak Games
Spicy Horse
Square Enix
Strategy First
Telltale Games
THQ
Ubisoft
Viva Mediaj

Gamefly has had the service in a closed beta for a few months now and things seem to be running pretty smoothly. While the selection may not be exactly booming right now, if the service takes off you can probably expect to see more games added to the list. Netflix learned a hard lesson when it came to managing its streaming content and physical media. It’ll be interesting to see how Gamefly deals with the same issues. There’s no doubt the folks managing Gamefly’s program paid close attention to Netflix’s gaffes.

 /  Staff Writer
Eder is a journalism major at the University of Oregon and copy chief of Flux, the School of Journalism and Communication's flagship magazine. When he's not playing video games or writing about them, Eder enjoys going to concerts, walking the UO campus with his trusty iPod, James McCloud, and climbing steep hills in running shoes. His favorite games include Super Mario Bros. 3, Donkey Kong Country 2, Bioshock and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
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