4 Days To Go, The Ultimate Preview, Live stream, Reddit AMA, Stretch Goals Video, Imps vs Commander!
The most in-depth Divinity Original Sin preview ever!
Who could expect that one of the most detailed & extensive hands-on reports to be released would come from somebody whose day job does not involve pretending he knows anything about games?
He played Divinity:Original Sin, he played Divinity:Dragon Commander. Then he decided to write down his experiences. We predict a great career in gaming journalism. Nice job Gragt!
Here's his preview (warning: do not put something in the oven when starting to read this!)
Live stream tomorrow
Tomorrow, Monday April 21st, at 17:30 GMT+1, we’ll tempt fate and play a pre-alpha build with the German website PCGames.de, in real time, via twitch TV.
Swen & Mháire, the hostess of PCGames' Kickstarter show "Shut Up And Take My Money", will be playing together for an hour or so. You'll be able to see how somebody who has never played Divinity: Original Sin before, experiences the game.
Even if the site is in German, we’ll be talking in English so everybody can join. Stuff will go wrong, but it’ll add to the fun. Did we mention this is pre-alpha already?
Reddit Ask Me Anything
By popular demand, we’ll also be doing a Reddit AMA starting Tuesday at 19:00 GMT+1. We'll try to answer as much questions as we can, but as we already have blisters on our fingers, we're hoping for a bit of community support :)
The link will be posted in a future update.
Stretch Goals Video
We prepared a little video for you with some examples of what reaching the Stretch Goals would mean for Divinity: Orginal Sin. We tried to keep it short, but it should give you some idea.
Imp vs Commander
We want to thank both the RPGWatch and the RPGCodex for the fundraisers they’ve been holding to back Divinity: Original Sin. To show our gratitude, we came up with a bit of extra lore that we’ll happily include should both communities agree.
We probably shouldn't refer to the little red guys as imps, but the troll-position is already taken in Divinity: Original Sin.
The Curious Tale Of Commander Myrthos And The Little Red Riding Imps
You'll find many a curious place in Rivellon, but none - Zixzax the Imp Historian will tell you - is quite as curious as the Shelter Plane At The End of Time. Fabulous indeed, would be the heroes who come to inhabit this enigmatic abode, and just as fabulous (as they'd soon find out) are the critters that live there!
No one - and when we say 'no one' we mean 'not even Bellegar' - knows where these red, diminutive demon imps come from, but even though they live at the very edge of the cosmos, a hunter haunts their path ...
Myrthos he is called, and rumour has it he is not alone. Does he stalk them because they wronged his kin? Have they broken a sacred oath? Are the forces of the very Divines at work? We can only guess, but the fact of the matter is that a sinister feud is slumbering beneath the surface of an already troubled realm.
Myrthos and his guild obey the mighty Watch. The Red Riding Imps swear by the ancient Codex. Between the two of them there is no common ground; by every oath imaginable they are sworn enemies that seek one another's destruction.
You decide the outcome...
We have no clue how the duel between the imps and the watch will evolve. But since imminent destruction cannot be ruled out anymore, we want both the Imps and the Watch to know that they've always been a great source of both motivation and inspiration to us.
Finally, if you haven't yet, please spread the word about our campaign. There are 4 days left, and we'd still like to make some of those stretch goals. Good stuff in there.