Hello everybody!Over at Larian everyone is on cloud nine now that we've won several major awards for Divinity: Original Sin!
First up is the hands down phenomenal PC Game of the Year award bestowed upon us by Gamespot. Needless to say, we're far, far over the moon! And of course we're equally proud of having been named The Bestest Best Kickstarter of 2014 by Rock, Paper, Shotgun, proving once again that Divinity: Original Sin couldn't have been made without our 21.040 backers and the incredible amount of support and feedback we received (and keep receiving) from our community!
We say it every time you start the game and we'll say it once again: YOU ROCK!
Also, our very own David went to Bilbao, Spain to receive the award for Best Role-Playing Game of 2014 at the Fun & Serious Game festival. Just don't ask him where the trophy is...
In addition to these, we've been nominated for a lot of other awards, some of which you can still vote for. So if you're convinced Original Sin should receive another award, try casting your vote over at IGN. We're already thrilled to be on their list, but obviously it'd be a complete X-mas miracle should we end up on top ;)
All well and good, but where is my hardcore mode?
Rest assured that these accolades don't make us want to kick back and rest on our laurels: quite on the contrary! We realise all too well that Original Sin is a good, but not a flawless game and a lot of effort has gone into upgrading a multitude of the game's aspects like combat, pacing, UI and main story narration. And yes, work on the hardcore mode still continues and yes, same goes for the Linux version!
It will take us some time to implement all these changes and features, but in the meantime a patch with a whole host of other fixes should be ready for you somewhere in January.
Actually, there's still a ton of stuff to talk about, so for a full overview of what we're planning for Original Sin, future projects and Larian Studios itself, head over to Swen's blog and get the scoop!
Think you can do better? Join us!
Now that Larian is expanding and going global (or at least to Canada and Russia!) we'll be on the lookout for new, talented people that want to join us in creating our own unique blend of RPG goodness. So have a look at our Jobs page and see if you fit any of our descriptions. All are welcome!
Divinity: United States
The little RPG that could, Divinity: Original Sin, began as an idea funded by the fans. From there it proceeded to a critically-acclaimed launch on Steam, and now it rolls into all major US retailers including Wal-Mart, Best Buy, GameStop, and Target just in time for Christmas.
Looking for the perfect gift for that special someone (or for an excuse to ignore your uncle's political opinions at dinner)? Look no further!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYBODY!
Have a merry Christmas, a fantastic new year and do keep playing! To celebrate Thomas made a special extended edition of the Year in Review video in which he tried to be funny! Enjoy!