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Thursday, November 16, 2017

A Note About That Planescape Concept Art




A note from Trent on the Planescape concept art going around:

The Beamdog creative and art teams often explore concepts, pitches, and designs touching on different Dungeons & Dragons and unique settings. This was the case of the Planescape: Unraveled character concepts shown in the recently released STORYHIVE Next Level documentary.

At any given time, there are a few of these exploration projects happening in different parts of the studio. They’re typically not shared outside of the company as they can be interpreted as a new project.

We do these exploration projects as a way to find new ways to bring different ideas and creative styles to projects we’re working on. We’ve found it’s a great way to let the creative team stretch themselves and expand their skills. Occasionally, we return to these explorative projects and incorporate them into other things we’re working on.

Does this mean a new Planescape game is currently in the works at at Beamdog? Afraid not, the team is hard at work on other projects at this time. Planescape is an amazing setting that we enjoyed exploring as a part of developing Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition and we’d love to visit it again in the future. Only the Lady of Pain knows if that’ll happen, and she’s not sharing.
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Friday, November 3, 2017

October Roundup – Fan Art Contest, PST:EE Update, & More!


October is over, and as usual, things were busy at Beamdog!

Fan Art Contest

The 2017 Infinity Engine Fan-art Contest: Enhanced Edition is well underway and so far, the entries are thoroughly wild! The quality and variety of the submissions is unprecedented. We can’t wait to see what is submitted next!

The Isle of the Tangled Oak, Baldur's Gate inspired area art, by LavaDelVortel
Make sure you vote for your favorite here!

Czech localization for PST:EE

After a brief beta, we’ve added Czech to the list of playable languages for Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition on Steam. We plan to bring that localization to Beamdog, GOG, Mac App Store, Google Play and the iOS App Store in future patches.

Did you participate in the beta? Let us know what you thought!

Chronicle of the Plains of Shale

The latest issue of Dragon+ features a Planescape short story by Chris Avellone, Chronicle of the Plain of Shale. Chris wrote it for Planescape: Torment many years ago, explaining a few artifacts and creatures in the game, but it had never been published. The story is accompanied by art by Eric Campanella and a second and fifth edition Dungeon & Dragons bestiary of creatures unique to Planescape: Torment!


The Infinity Collection Expanded

The Infinity Collection bundle on Steam now includes Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition, the Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition Official Soundtrack, and the Baldur's Gate: Faces of Good and Evil portrait pack. Enjoy everything in one discounted package!

Patches

Work continues on the 2.5 update series for IWD:EE, BG:EE and BGII:EE. Track the progress of public tickets on Redmine and submit any bugs & feature requests you have, or ask our Community Specialist, Julius, to help you out.

Halloween

Halloween is always fun around Beamdog! Nearly half of the office dressed up, although many were unavailable for pictures. Our favorite has to be Hot Dog! Did we mention that Beamdog is dog friendly? Another great perk of working here!
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