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Monday, February 11, 2019

Beamdog Announces Axis & Allies Online!


Beamdog announces official adaptation of tabletop classic:
Axis & Allies Online
We're thrilled to announce our latest project Axis & Allies Online!

Axis & Allies Online is an official adaptation of Axis & Allies 1942, Second Edition: a tabletop classic beloved by history buffs and strategy gamers around the globe! Check out the teaser trailer:

Growing up, I had two favourite games, Dungeons & Dragons and Axis & Allies. As a long-time Axis & Allies player, I’m excited to be able to recreate this classic game for other avid fans— and for new online audiences. Axis & Allies Online captures the tactics and friendly rivalry of the board game with a few key differences: there’s no setup or cleanup, and you can’t flip the table when you’re losing.” ~ Beamdog CEO Trent Oster
The year is 1942 and the world is at war! Axis & Allies Online is a race for victory as the United Kingdom, Soviet Union, United States, Germany, and Japan vie for world domination in this official adaptation of the classic board game!

  • Battle in single or multiplayer modes
  • Play with allies and enemies across the world
  • Hotseat play for 2 to 5 players
  • Challenge yourself against AI
  • Start with learn-to-play tutorials
  • Keep informed with interactive game guides and war diaries

Axis & Allies Online will be coming soon to Steam Early Access.

Make sure to sign up for the Axis & Allies Online newsletter for the latest updates on community, strategy and development! Follow Axis & Allies Online on Twitter and Facebook!

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Beamdog partners with Skybound Games


Beamdog partners with Skybound Games to bring our D&D classics to console!

We’re thrilled to announce Beamdog's new partnership with Skybound Games! They're the publisher behind Slime Rancher, The Long Dark, and other fantastically fun titles.

We've teamed up with Skybound to bring our D&D Enhanced Editions to console - for the first time ever!

Watch out for these epic games in retail and digital stores later this year!

  • Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition
  • Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition
  • Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear
  • Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition
  • Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition
  • Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition

Check out the full announcement by Skybound Games here.

Want to know more about what to expect with these upcoming console releases, including specific platforms and box contents? Follow Skybound Games on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Beamdog Livestreams Update



In November, 2017 we started a series of weekly livestreams. It’s been a great pleasure to talk to all of you on a weekly basis, to answer community questions, and to share developer insights! We have the best fans we could dream of!

We’ve made the decision to end the weekly Beamdog livestreams for the time being to focus our efforts on new and existing projects, and to ensure we craft compelling game experiences that delight our fans, wherever they choose to play. We will still host livestreams for special events and announcements, however.

Our aim is to continue developing direct communication between Beamdog and our followers, to keep the community informed on studio news, sales, updates, and upcoming events.

Find us on Twitter, Facebook, and the Beamdog forum, where we will be glad to reply to any question you have.

Friday, January 11, 2019

January 11, 2019 Livestream Recap


“I’d like to create a new game with a toolset like the NWN one, but I can’t promise anything!” ~ Trent
Today Beamdog CEO Trent Oster and Marketing & PR Manager Lee Guille shared the latest studio news and updates on Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition and Infinity Engine games. They read a few winning stories from the Baldur’s Gate: 20-Year Anniversary Contest and showed a community portrait that will be added to the Beamdog Enhanced Edition Family of games for free later in 2019.

Missed the stream? It's on YouTube and Twitch! Here's a quick summary of the highlights:

  • If you missed the Winter Sale, this is your chance! All our games, soundtracks, and DLC are on sale at Beamdog.com and Fanatical! Get up to 66% off Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition and DLC, and save up to 75% on Infinity Engine Enhanced Editions and DLC!
  • We moved in to a new office and are hiring! If you’re a Project Manager, Web Developer, Programmer, Lead Programmer, or Technical Artist - apply!
  • During the Baldur’s Gate: 20-Year Anniversary Contest we heard more than 500 amazing stories from fans sharing their Baldur’s Gate memories. Read a few of our favorites here!
  • We want to know what you want to see during our livestreams in 2019! Design chats? Community & developer interviews? Tips & tricks, lore, & easter egg segments? Pre-recorded segments at Trent’s forge? Us playing games? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter, and the forums!
“Voice packs are funny! Maybe I’ll do another one!” ~ Trent
  • The 2.6 patch for Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition, Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition, Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear, and Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition in 2018, is coming soon along with the Dice, Camera, Action! Voice and Portrait Pack and the Beamdog team pack.
  • We’re happy to announce the 3.1.4 update for Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition is now available at Beamdog.com. The build is being tested on GOG right now, and we plan to bring it to Google Play and the App Store soon.
“Yes, I have a favorite character type for playing (tabletop or CRPG). A barbarian!” ~ Trent
  • Late in December we shipped Development Build 8187 for Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition. Check out the patch notes here.
  • Porting Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition to 64-bit will take time, but will allow us create an iOS version of NWN:EE.
  • A new renderer for NWN:EE is underway. According to Trent, probably you won’t see anything on this front in the next couple of months, but when you do, it’ll be massive. Cam and and the NWN team is working hard on it.
  • The new renderer will make Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition look much better. As Trent says, we’re taking the renderer from the 2000 era to today! It’ll change a lot of things in the game, which is why we can’t provide custom content documentation before the new renderer is completed.
  • If you encounter a bug or another issue with transferring your Neverwinter Nights server to Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition, report it, and we’ll fix it! We’re working closely with the community members to make sure transfers are as smooth as possible.

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