Monday, August 21, 2017

More Player Enhanced Editions Finds!

Wild magic... What could possibly go wrong?

We love seeing Beamdog forum member share screenshots and stories of odd encounters and interesting tricks in the Enhanced Editions! Today we’re picking out a few of our favorites and giving away a few t-shirts!

Once upon a time, there was a Nashkel town…
One of the keys to longevity of the Baldur’s Gate franchise are the stories players tell about their adventures. In this game, lives of the whole town can depend on a lucky or, in this case, an extremely unlucky roll of the dice.

Famouswolfe had tried to tread lightly while playting Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition, till Neera in their party attempted to cast Magic Missile to disrupt an assassin. A wild surge happened, then another wild surge, and another! Cows began raining from the sky and wiped out the entire town (along with Neera, a town guard, and several important NPCs like Minsc, Edwin, and Noober).

TNO in Wonderland.
Montresor_SP (author of the famous Sorcerer's Place Baldur's Gate 2 Walkthrough) continues to dig out and share secrets in Infinity Engine games with the community.

This time, Montresor spotted an Alice in Wonderland Easter Egg in Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition."Curios-er and Curios-her!" – cried Ravel.

Check out other Easter Eggs of Sigil in one of our previous blog entries.

What it takes to defeat a dragon?
Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear offers a wide variety of intelligent enemies, and provides the player with inventive options to overcome them.

Markzaku has discovered that you can one-shot Morentherene, a green dragon under the Forest of Wyrms, if you hit her with a throwing dagger while she is still sleeping. Be cautious, though, dragons are light sleepers!

14 misses in a row? - It’s more than simply bad luck.
According to Johntyl, some weapons you find in Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn are as popular as they should be. During their recent playthrough of Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition, they have discovered the usefulness of Soul Reaver +4, a two-handed sword being talked about by players much less, if compared to famous Carsomyr and Silver Sword. Each hit with this sword gives the target a cumulative 2 point penalty to THAC0, which means 10 consecutive hits on an enemy creates an impressive 20-point penalty! Even the Wraith Sarevok can’t counter it.

Montresor_SP, Markzaku, Johntyl and Famouswolfe will all receive their choice of a Siege of Dragonspear or Planescape Torment: Enhanced Edition t-shirt! Congratulations! Watch out for a message from our Community Manager!

Share favorite stories about the Enhanced Editions on Facebook, Twitter, and in our forums!


Monday, August 14, 2017

New Portrait Pack: Faces of Good and Evil

A brand new Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition portrait pack by acclaimed artist, Kieran Yanner is now available on Steam for $1.99 USD.

The Faces of Good and Evil portrait pack includes six brand new character portraits (three male, three female) for you to create charismatic heroes and dastardly rogues and adventure through the Sword Coast.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook! We'll be holding Faces of Good and Evil portrait pack code contests and giveaways throughout August! 

Friday, August 4, 2017

Unboxing the Siege of Dragonspear Collector's Edition with Glint Gardnersonson (Jacob Burgess)

We sent Jacob Burgess, the voice of Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear’s Glint Gardnersonson, a box containing a copy of the Siege of Dragonspear Collector's Edition and… other... things.

Want to know more about Jacob Burgess? Follow him on Twitter (@JacobBurgessVO) and check out his portfolio site.

Get your own Siege of Dragonspear Collector's Edition from Beamdog, while supplies last! The first one hundred copies of the Siege of Dragonspear Collector’s Edition sold in August will be sent out with a physical edition of Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition!

(UK and European customers will have their promotional copy of Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition sent separately. Any Collector’s Editions sold in August that have already shipped will have their copy of BGII:EE sent separately.)

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

July Roundup - Patches, Conventions, and More!

Alright, who cast haste on July? This month went by in a flash!

Our QA team is hard at work testing the Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition 2.4 iOS update. So far things are looking good! With luck the BG:EE patch will be released shortly with an update for BGII:EE on iOS to follow soon after. Bringing 64 bit support and all the updates up to 2.3 to iOS has taken more time than expected, but we’re excited to see these features finally reach our fans on iPad and iPhone. We’ll post patch notes here on the Beamblog with each release.

It’s been mentioned on our forums a few times that Beamdog has a newfound love for Redmine (our bug and feature tracking system) and closing bug reports. Planning has started on the next round of patches for the Enhanced Edition games on all platforms. There are exciting times ahead for all the EEs, especially Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition.

If you’ve been following us on Twitter and Facebook, you may have seen a few photos from our Tech Life booth at Klondike Days. It was fantastic meeting local Beamdog fans, sharing news of the Enhanced Editions to players of the original games, and introducing new gamers to isometric RPGs. One lucky survey entrant even won a Siege of Dragonspear Collector's Edition! We’re looking forward to seeing more fans at Edmonton Expo this September!

Are you a DevOps Engineer or Web Developer looking for work in the Edmonton area? There’s still time to get your application in! Hop over to our careers page to find out more!