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A little sin never hurt Kickstarter. Divinity arrives from Larian Studios.

Posted by: Sean Cahill at 3/28/2013 10:16 PM
Kickstarter has been insanely popular for development studios to get a project going ever since its creation.  Larian Studios is now taking their turn at the fundraising website by launching a project for Divinity: Original Sin, a turn-based open-world RPG that fans have been clamoring for.  Just a couple of days into the project, Larian Studios has already raised $138,000 with over 3,000 backers for the project.  The goal is $400,000 total, with many of the rewards for donating fully worth it, including a digital copy of the game for anyone who pledges over $25 to the project, which is more than a great reward.  What are you waiting for, RPG fans?  Get over there and pledge today!


Larian Studios - the people behind the Divinity series and the upcoming Dragon Commander - is turning to Kickstarter to enhance Divinity: Original Sin. Development is well under way and most of the features are already in place. Really, this is about making an excellent game even better.

All the details are below, and let me know if there is anything else you need for coverage.

 

Divinity: Original Sin Arrives on Kickstarter

 
   

Gent,  March 27, 2013 – Larian Studios announces the launch of a Kickstarter campaign to enhance the development of Divinity: Original Sin; a turn-based, open-world RPG featuring single-player and cooperative gameplay in which the actions and choices of players have true significance and consequences.

The Divinity: Original Sin Kickstarter campaign is live at:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/larianstudios/divinity-original-sin

"Turning to Kickstarter is all about making our game as good as possible for our fans and allowing us to create the experience that we've always imagined," says Larian Studios founder, Swen Vincke. "There's a lot of potential in the game systems we've created so far, so we want to invest everything we can into pushing them further and unlocking their full potential. If we get the extra support from our fans now, I'm very confident that we'll be able to make something truly exceptional. "

With the funds raised through Kickstarter, Larian Studios wishes to expand its team to create more depth and diversity in Divinity: Original Sin. This includes more areas to explore, more character interactions, more quests with consequences, and increased options for character-building. In addition to releases of the final game, backers have opportunities to receive everything from special in-game items to roles within the game.

Key Features
• Class-free Progression – Choose skills, abilities, and gear to create 'your' character.
• Cooperative – Drop-in/drop-out cooperative multiplayer with full-featured gameplay for both players. From questing to making important choices in dialogue, each player guides the course of the game.
• Skill and Spell Combos – A block of ice can be melted with fire, turned into a lethal pool of electricity, and refrozen into a slippery trap. This is one example of the many interactions possible.
• Meaningful Dialogue – For better or worse, your conversations have actual and noticeable impacts in the game-world. When playing cooperatively, both players have a say in the outcome.
• Open-world Gameplay – No artificial constraints to keep players from exploring the world or level-scaling to coddle you. If you are too weak for an area, you will quickly learn your lesson.
• Editor - Full suite of editing tools – the same used by the developers - to create completely new environments and adventures.

About Larian Studios
Larian Studios is an independent game developer located in Ghent, Belgium. The company develops all kinds of games for all kinds of platforms that are played by millions of people all over the world, with some of the best-known being the Divinity series.