Friday, February 23, 2018

February 23 Livestream Recap

It took a while, but Siege of Dragonspear is coming to tablets!
Beamdog Studio Director Phillip Daigle and QA Lead Kristin Warren shared recent Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition updates and gave an early peek at Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear on Android and iOS.

Missed the stream? It's on YouTube and Twitch!

Here's a quick summary of the highlights from the livestream:

  • We’re looking for testers of Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear on mobile devices. If you have a tablet or a phone and want to share your feedback, sign up for the beta on our forums.
  • Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear for Android and iOS will include a lot of features from Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition to make playing on small devices as smooth as possible, including dialogue selection buttons and a "Take all" button on containers. The game will be friendlier for mobile players via a tutorial popup and clearer explanations of buttons on the game screen.
  • Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear on mobile devices will see a Brazilian/Portuguese translation when we release the full 2.5 update. Volunteers have done an amazing work on this translation!
  • We’re adding the Priest of Tempus kit and all other fixes/features that have gone into the 2.5 patch for Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition, Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition and Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition into Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear.
  • The PC version of Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear update will be released along with the 2.5 patch for these Enhanced Editions.
  • Regarding BG:EE, BGII:EE and IWD:EE - the 2.5 patch is going to be in the beta for a bit longer. We’ll be updating it with new languages, localized V/O, features, and bug fixes soon. We’re giving the translation teams a little bit more time to get their updates into the games. Expect to see a new build in early March.
  • Nearly 500 bugs have already been fixed in the 2.5 patch.
  • System requirements for Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear on mobile devices have been raised a bit compared to our Infinity Engine products for Android and iOS. More details will be available closer to the full release.
Take a tour of the Steam Workshop for Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition!
  • There’s no new build for Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition Head Start this week. You can check all the development news on the Roadmap Trello board and vote for features you would like to be added to NWN:EE on the Input Trello board. If you have ideas of what you want to see in Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition, let us know on the forums.
  • Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition will be released this year.
  • It’s been a fantastic week in the NWN:EE Steam Workshop. The game is not even released on Steam fully, and yet there is a lot of custom content already available.
  • Find a guide on how to upload your content to the Steam Workshop here.
The plan with the 2.5 patch is to bring people back playing Multiplayer in Infinity Engine games.
  • We are hiring! We are looking for all kinds of developers, designers, and producers! Check out the full list here and apply.
  • We are always happy to participate in Edmonton events and meet with local fans. Last year our programmers and designers took part in Global Game Jam 2017 and created two games, Water Wizard and The Queen’s Wave. Check out those Game Jam titles here.

Excited for what’s next? Come and join the next livestream next Friday!

1 comment:

  1. Wow... It's been a little while since I last checked on the shattered exiles of Neverwinter Nights longing for their lost kingdom, so I didn't know anything about this project. Discovering its existence warms my heart.

    Cheers, guys. Thank you for doing this. I doubt my life will allow me to dive into NwN again as I once used to any time soon, but I'll certainly check your progress and buy the game.