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Divinity Original Sin is an old-school cRPG with new ideas & modern execution, will release this year. Funded by fantastic backers!
Divinity Original Sin is an old-school cRPG with new ideas & modern execution, will release this year. Funded by fantastic backers!
19,541 backers pledged $944,282 to help bring this project to life.

With 9 days left to go the Phantom forest grows... + New movie

Posted by Larian Studios LLC (Creator)
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9 days left!!!

We have 9 days left to make it to the next Stretch goal. Given how other Kickstarter campaigns went, there's a really good chance that we'll make a few more stretch goals in the last couple of days, but obviously we're going to need your help. For instance, If less than half of you bring in a friend to play Divinity: Original Sin with, we're already at our next stretch goal, and that's a very cool one ;)

So please spread the word. Also, don't forget - we have cool add-ons(bottom of page)!

In case you missed it, here's an overview of our stretch goals. 

The next goal which we hope to reach is the Personality Traits and Talents goal:

This goal will see us introduce traits and talents that further define your party members. They will help you in combat, in dialogues with NPCs, and in all kinds of other interactions. You get to choose some at character creation, by exploring the world, and occasionally through leveling up. For instance, Animal Empathy allows you to talk to animals. Slippery Eel allows you to evade attacks of opportunity. Interdimensional Touch lets you send items to far away party members but also to your Homestead on the Shelter Plane At The End Of Time. And like this, there will be many more. Essential stuff really, so please help us out.

More than meets the eye

We told you yesterday, and we'll tell you again today. There's more than meets the eye in Divinity: Orginal Sin. Yesterday was all about hidden dungeons, today it's about the art in the game. 

If you think you already know what Divinity: Original Sin is going to look like... think again!   

The Phantom forest grows...

For every 1000 extra backers above 10000 backers, we'll add an extra level to the Phantom Forest lair. There was much rejoicing in our comments section today when we achieved the first extension, but that may soon change... 

Why? Well, here's a fragment from a torn and frayed manuscript we found...

I must put this to paper or go mad!

What have I done? No god can save my sanity - not one of them; not even seven ...

Infernal fool that I am, I entered Phantom Forest ... the shire of shadow more tenebrous than fabled Tartarus.

It must have been the whispers that seduced me. It must have been the promises that came rustling through the leaves. No sooner did I hear my deepest desires echoing in the dark, than I perceived them in the undergrowth, right there for the taking. Entranced, I wandered forth, my hands set firm like claws - reaching ...

It was so close at first, but never did I quite draw nearer to my goal as I stumbled along fallen branches, dead and deformed. Lost was I, in sense and time, but still I persevered.

At last the moment came. All my desires afore me! Yet when my fingers were about to claim their long awaited caress, darkness fell within darkness and two eyes caught my gaze; two eyes more black then the furthest and most starless reaches of the cosmic wastes that surround us.

Frantically I turned and ran. Dashed like a madman while behind me, above me, beside me, the whispers beset me once more. I dare not write of what I heard. I cannot if I tried.

I have heard cruelty incarnate bare its soul. Long as it lives, death holds no fear.

Then suddenly ... sunlight. The dark's lust for prey must have made it spring its trap too soon. I escaped to tell my story. But why would I recount a tale of horror that would make the very flowers wither, should they catch wind of what I saw?

Let only this piece of pitiable parchment be stained by the inescapable agony that is ineffaceable memory.

O gods, what have I done? I entered Phantom Forest ...

The manuscript continues, and repeats these ramblings again and again. Are you really sure you want this dungeon to become even bigger...?

In Closing

We have a truckload of things we want to tell you still, but do let us know what questions you still have about Divinity: Original Sin. 

We'll try to give you an answer!

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      Andreas Waas on

      Seems the Phantom Forest is directly connected to Endymion :)

    2. NotDomo on

      "more black then the furthest..."
      more black THAN the furthest...
      plsthxbai XD

    3. Tobi (Crusader Kickstarter pls!!) on

      I love the update song!!! And the before/after scenes were fantastic, well done, looking forward to this game so much! and I'll also check out Dragon Commander (although i don't like RTS, but if it's RTS with pause maybe i'll give it a try)

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      Ren-Wei Yang on

      @gandalf.nho Thanks, upped my pledge to $45.

    5. gandalf.nho

      @Ren-Wei Yang, you can put beta acess as an add-on

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      TJ on

      Smiles is right about the smaller jumps
      Its important for Kickstarts to gain momentum during the early stages. We are pretty far in, but it's still not to late to grab some momentum before the final lurch.

      Also, needs a publicity campaign in the US...

    7. Arhu on

      So pretty!

      Could have kept the two styles and integrated it into the story, like Zelda's "A Link to the Past" Shadow World and Light World. Or Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams. Parallel worlds ... $2M stretch goal? ;)

      JM: Tried setting the video to a different resolution? I watched it in 720p: it was fine.

    8. Smiles on

      I do think either another tier between 25 and 40 (or just adding something to the $35 tier perhaps) to entice people to up their pledges would be a good idea. The kickstarter campaigns I've seen that have smaller jumps toward the bottom of the pledge menu tended to get more existing backers to up their pledge.

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      Joe on

      C'mon $800K!!

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    14. DeathKnight [Larian] on

      JM, works here.. What if you watch it on YouTube?

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      Ren-Wei Yang on

      Put beta access to a new digital tier with only 1x key around/below $65, I'll up my pledge to that from $25. For digital only we have so few choices.

    17. JackDandy on

      The forst megadungeon sounds amazing. Can't wait to see\hear\read more!

    18. DeathKnight [Larian] on

      The silly movie at the end should've been linked on the word "truckload", and linked to

    19. LordCrash on

      @ theeliminator
      The video is 5:59

    20. ☆ dlux ☆ on

      Great update Larian! This game is going to be awesome! :)

    21. Jesse Dylan Watson on

      I really want the $1,000,000 stretch goal. I wish it was earlier in the list! :P They all sound pretty great, though.

    22. theeliminator on

      Is that vid meant to be that short? Seems like it just cuts out.

    23. Dablue

      "fragment from a torn and frayed manuscript" Is that the sort of art we can expect from the (concept) art book?

    24. Jalister on

      Yes, even bigger.