It's nice to come back with a nice initiative created by GOG.com in collaboration with 07th Expansion and Manga Gamer. Higurashi Chapter 1, the visual novel that inspired the famous anime, will be available for free throughout the lockdown period caused by Coronavirus.
Below is the synopsis offered by Wikipedia :
“Higurashi When They Cry Hou takes place during June 1983, in an imaginary rural village of about two thousand inhabitants named Hinamizawa. The main character, Keiichi Maebara, moves to Hinamizawa and befriends his classmates Rena Ryugu, Mion Sonozaki, Rika Furude and Satoko Houjou. Keiichi participates in their after-school club activities, which mainly consist of board games and card games (with related punishments for the loser, which is usually himself). Hinamizawa initially appears to be a normal and peaceful rural village in Keiichi's eyes, however tranquility suddenly ends after the annual Watanagashi Festival, a celebration to commemorate and thank the local god, Oyashiro. Keiichi is in fact aware of the fact that in the last four years one person had been killed and another had disappeared on the day of the Festival. Keiichi himself soon becomes tense because of the strange events related to Watanagashi and Oyashiro. "
To download the title you need to connect to your GOG account, reach the page of the title and add it to the cart. From there, you can choose whether to install it on your computer via the laucher GOG Galaxy or take advantage of the version DRM-Free. And it does not end here! Why until July 14 2020, the subsequent chapters of the title can be purchased with a 75% discount.