Kickstarter Update #45 - Top of the Mods!
Tilting your head slightly to the side, you stare at the woman in front of you as she performs a dizzying array of spear maneuvers: movements you’ve never seen before in all your days of adventuring.
“Huh.” Is all you can manage before she turns and wanders off to talk to the incredibly flirty cheese vendor. You suppose that’s one way to ensure customers keep coming back, although, really, cheese should be reason enough.
You turn and nearly run into the small man standing behind you. You blink again. It’s not like you know every vendor in Arx, but -- well, actually it is. You do know every vendor in Arx. This man is new. His voluminous blue robe swathes his slight frame, and he beams up at you through tiny, circular lenses perched precariously on his nose. He smiles encouragingly, waiting for you to speak.
You introduce yourself, and before long you’re off to an area you’ve been to many times to deliver a package in exchange for gold. Not your usual sort of task, but it never pays to turn down easy money. As you head over a ridge you’ve crested hundreds of times, you stop, jaw slack.
Someone added a cemetery. An entire cemetery, with tombstones and everything!
“What is going on today? I feel like Rivellon is changing around before my very eyes...”
Suddenly, an arm shoots out of the nearest grave, barely missing your foot. You leap back and draw your daggers as the corpse’s head smashes up through the earth and hisses --
Welcome to Kickstarter Update #45!
Welcome to our very first post-release Kickstarter Update! What a crazy ride it has been. We just hit the million units sold milestone last week, and we simply could not have done that without this awesome community.
We were floored by the response to Divinity: Original Sin 2. Watching everyone play, discover our little surprises and share their feedback over the past three weeks has been an experience like no other.
Thank you so much to everyone who played our game, to everyone who streamed the game and to everyone who took the time to review the game. And, of course, the biggest thank you of all to you, our backers!
Here are some of the games stats since we released DOS2:
- 93% rating on Metacritic
- 94% User Rating on Steam
- 4.5 out of 5 on GOG
- At one point 92,000 people were playing concurrently (RIP Servers!)
- Average play time: 55.5 hours
- Median play time: 35.5 hours
- Review scores such as a 10/10 from GameSpot, 9.75/10 from Game Informer and 9.6/10 from IGN
But we’re not finished yet! We have a Patch and other news to share. Here’s Swen to tell you all about it:
Vote for Us!
We are nominated for Best RPG in The Game Awards! We’re truly honored by this nomination, and darn it: we want to win!!! So please consider voting for us, either through the official The Game Awards site or by Googling “The Game Awards”. This second method is great if you don’t have a Facebook account. You can vote daily until Wednesday, December 6th!
Patch 5 is Ready to Go!
On the fifth day of Christmas, Larian Studios gave to thee: Patch number five… whoopee? Sorry, that was harder to rhyme than we anticipated.
We’ve been hard at work creating this latest DOS2 patch which includes a host of new usability features as well as fixes for some of the rarer bugs. For example, if you are playing with a controller, you now have an easier time selecting doors. If you are playing Game Master Mode, characters can be re-rolled. Lucky Charm now works no matter which party member checks the barrel. And much more!
Check the Patch Notes here for all the delicious details this latest patch brings!
It’s Modding Time!
One of our favorite joys about being a game developer is seeing the creativity of our players. We released our first Modding Tutorial Video to help you create your own mods to DOS2!
We currently have close to 900 unique mods, including class mods, GMM campaigns and story campaigns.
A quick list of some of our favorites:
- Change party size - Play with all of the companions at once. Swen hates it!
- Crafting overhaul - Everything in Rivellon now has a recipe!
- Class mods - Play as a Void Knight, Dragon Knight, Druid, Tempest or Bard Class.
- Divinity Ball - We’re now a sports game!
- Arena Challenges - A new story campaign for those looking for more challenges.
- Chronicles of Divinity - A big campaign that looks to add content within the story and post story of DOS2. In the meantime, the creator is currently releasing the maps he creates as GMM maps!
- Noisy Crypt - Fun story campaign created by Windemere and Nimue
- An Ultima Style Mod - Includes character creation in which you must talk to a gypsy to create your character
A bit of news about Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition on PC!
We have been working with the Chinese gaming community and are finally ready to reveal that Chinese localization has come to DOSEE on PC. Check out the Chinese trailer below:
Since launch, DOSEE has enjoyed immense support from the Chinese community, despite the lack of Chinese localization. Now the more than 360 thousand words of Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition has been translated, thanks to a team of incredibly dedicated fans. This Chinese localized version will be released on Steam in a few days.
By popular demand, we’re streaming another one-shot Game Master Mode campaign, this time with some exciting new faces! Criken, IamSp00n, CommanderHolly and Takahata101 will be joining us on our Larian Twitch channel this Thursday at 10am PST / 7pm GET. We’ll be using some of the community made maps, so don’t miss it!
The Larian Advent Calendar
Back by popular demand, it's the Larian Studios Advent Calendar! We're giving away digital prizes every day until Christmas!
How does it work? Just like a physical advent calendar, we're hiding goodies behind daily "doors" - in this case, a comic with hidden numbers! The comic follows the adventures of Amber, Digger, Glorfander and Izzy as they experience their very own GM Campaign! Each day we will post a link to the comic on our Twitter and Facebook pages. Click on the link and search the comic for a three digit code of numbers. Enter those numbers into the provided link for access to the digital prize.
We also have physical prizes in the form of awesome peripherals from Razer, including a keyboard and much more!
So what’s next in the new year? Well, we’re making improvements to Game Master Mode for one thing. For another… well, we hope to tell you all about that other thing at PAX South in January!
Speaking of which, if you want to attend PAX South for free, we’re still looking for volunteers! You must provide your own transportation and lodging, but you get to hang out with us and share your passion for DOS2 with the world!