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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.

72 hours left, Stretch goal 2 achieved!!! New goal announced!

Posted by Larian Studios LLC (Creator)
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Congratulations! 

We've been keeping an eye on our paypal counter today, and together with the Kickstarter total, it looks like stretch goal 2 was just unlocked!!! 

Personality traits & talents are now confirmed, and it'll come as no surprise that we're extremely happy that we can add the traits & talents gameplay system to Divinity: Original Sin. It wouldn't have been the RPG we wanted to make without them, and we're very grateful that you made this possible.

To celebrate, here's a video showing how we'll go about including traits and talents. To be specific, it's a video about a prototype for the trait curiosity and the sixth sense talent, and while the actual implementation may vary, it should give you a good idea of how it'll improve the gameplay and bring more depth to character customization.

It's going to be awesome!

New Stretch Goal Announced

So many people were touched by Kirill's magical performance that we wanted to do something special. Therefore, without affecting any of the other stretch goals, we'd like to give Kirill something he's also wanted i.e. a live orchestra for him to fool around with and record the game music with.

So, at 700K, there is now a stretch goal that unlocks a live orchestra for this man:

You want this. You really want this. It seriously will be awesome!

The Next Stretch Goals

Obviously with a stretch goal unlocked, it follows that we start looking at what the next stretch goal is going to be.

At 666K already, we'll reach a new secret stretch goal in which we'll lift a tiny bit of the veil that covers a well-kept secret. Don't expect big announcements, but do expect some of the lore surrounding this particular secret to be released. You can also expect more on THE HINT.

At 700K, there's of course our newly announced stretch goal, in which Kirill gets an orchestra, and then at 800K, there's a very big one: Henchmen become companions.

While our henchmen will have more background than what you've seen in the gameplay videos so far, upon unlocking the 800K stretch goal full blown companions will be unlocked, featuring complex storylines and adding gameplay to our gameworld. This is a pretty important stretch goal, so we'll soon do an update to illustrate exactly what it is we want to achieve. 

Stay tuned! 

Ohmwrecker Plays Divinity:Original Sin

More youtube goodness. Ohmwrecker did two videos of a playthrough with none other than David, our singing producer and you can follow all of their adventures!

Have a look at part 2 of their walkthrough (here's part 1 if you missed it)

REDDIT AMA in a few hours!

You can ask anything you want about Divinity:Original Sin and even get an answer on our Reddit Ask Me Anything, at 18:00 GMT, 19:00 CEST, 10:00 PST, 13:00 EDT. That's in just a couple of hours. Your correspondents will be these nice people:

They promised to type as fast they can :) We will post the exact link in one hour.

New Reward Tier

The $500 and $550 tier are sold out, so we introduced a new limited $600 tier.

In Closing

I don't know, but for some reason I now have to link to this. It may have something to do with the above picture. Listen to it. Because...

Just like the Reddit AMA, starting in one hour and a half!

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    1. Khalaq on

      I know Kirill has very high standards, but he did a great job re-arranging, playing, and singing the Update Song. It made me want to stand up, dance, and sing along with him! )

      Hey! You guys might get the entire Larian Team to sing the Update Song, together, for your finale at the end of the Kickstarter Countdown party! I think you'd enjoy it almost as much as we would. I don't know if I'll be around to watch it live, but I'll be able to catch it on Twitch.TV/YouTube, later, right?

    2. Jamie Dutton on

      Holy Weresheep! As if I wasn't already drooling over the music for D:OS, you go and do this!

    3. gandalf.nho
      Superbacker
      on

      Nice, Kirill really deserves a orchestra to play his music

    4. Helena on

      Kirill Pokrovsky + live orchestra? OK, that settles it: we HAVE to get to the $700k goal. Luckily we seem to be well on the way already :-D

    5. Darklord on

      Hey Larian! I like you guys, your videos make me smile. Good luck with all this!

    6. Tobi (Crusader Kickstarter pls!!) on

      WOOOOOOOOO, live orchestra for Mr. Pokrovsky!! Awesome!!

    7. Bumvelcrow on

      I can feel a spontaneous dance coming on. :)

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      Skyhawk02 on

      live orchestra would be sweet, even big budget games often don't have that (looking at you bioware) I'm a musician so its always really obvious when they use fake instruments.

    9. Ana Silva on

      Never mind. I just read that it's counting with the Paypal funds. Damn my overeager glee and child-like excitement at getting things unlocked.

    10. Ana Silva on

      Erm, was it a typo, or did the project suddenly lost 5.000? Because currently, the money is sitting at 645.000, and the unlock was meant to be at 650.000.

      Or am I seeing things?

    11. DJ_Serperior on

      You guys should add some sort of text log if you're not planning one already. I can totally see myself accidentally missing one of those little clues my character gives and then I'd have to reload my last save so I could try to catch it again.

    12. Ikalios
      Superbacker
      on

      I think it is a great idea to propose more smaller stretch goals between the big one already there, it gives the impression that we can achieve goals faster and that every pledge is meaningful (compared to 1M stretch goals). Even if those are small goals, or big as the orchestra, this will push the pledges up.

      Just look at the myth KS, because the goals are only at each 25k, it went up really fast

      Great work !! I'm happy to have upgraded my pledge here. This game will be awesome

    13. Matthis "Drakeok" Lemaire on

      hey ! i'm a french fan, but there are too few french fans of RPG know your works and the kickstarter campaign. help !

    14. Peter "araziel" Cruickshanks
      Superbacker
      on

      How you guys don't already have 2 million in pledges is beyond me.
      Incredible game with a great pedigree, lots of in game footage and previews, super amazing funny people everywhere and plenty of updates.

      Come on already!

    15. theeliminator on

      I like and dislike lock picking in games, I like it cause it does fit the world and a character archetype. But, I dislike it cause, in most games it becomes almost mandatory. I would really like to see alternative options for getting through a locked obstacle. Such as bashing or magical means (aka Knock like spell) Lock picking would be the best way to get through a locked obstacle. They are quite and do not damage the contents inside chests. Where Bash could get you past a lock with the risk of damaging items inside the chest or alerting enemies behind a door. A spell could open a chest with out damaging the contents but it make a loud nose and also cant be used unless you get the spell.

      just some thoughts

    16. Arhu on

      Since I heard the Ukulele version once, I now have to link to it. http://www.youtube.com/watch…

      It *is* awesome.

    17. ekster
      Superbacker
      on

      Music, especially in RPGs, is extremely important. It can hugely affect the game's ambiance and change it from boring to awesome.

      And an orchestra makes a huge difference, so I am pretty sure a lot of people are very happy about it. I know I am. More games need awesome music, and Kirill definitely could use an orchestra. :)

    18. Stabbey on

      @Cutter - They said " Therefore, without affecting any of the other stretch goals, we'd like to give Kirill something he's also wanted"

      This is a present, it's not going to interfere with the Henchman one. Larian will work it out, somehow.

    19. LordCrash on

      @ MoGlee
      Yes, paypal will be available as long as kickstarter needs for collecting and transferting funds (2-4 weeks probably).

    20. Zalusithix on

      @Cutter: You are not everybody, please don't assume to speak for them when you have no basis for it. Some people (myself included) actually value the quality of music we'll have to listen to all game long.

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      Cutter on

      I'd much rather have companions than orchestra music and so would everyone else.

    22. Dimitris WOOS on

      1. Talents & traits! Yes very nice!
      An idea of a talent would craftsmanship or something that would govern item combinations.
      And also alchemy of course! (though I don't know if this is already implemented in the game).

      2. Great new stretch goal which we're surely going to hit!

      3. Last,I want that weresheep doll as an add-on please! :))

    23. Jan on

      I'm waiting for the T-Shirts!

    24. JonNik on

      Heh, poor Jan is in terrible danger of becoming an internet meme...

    25. Jaesun on

      The way you are implementing "Secret Areas" is BEYOND AWESOME Larian! <3

      You guys ROCK!

    26. Ng Junyuan on

      And of course, in customary fashion,

      "It's going to be awesome!" :D

    27. Ng Junyuan on

      Lol! "It's going to be awesome is a thing now!" :D:D:D:D

    28. JonNik on

      Excellent new goal Larian! Both Kirill and the game deserve the added dimension it will bring to the music (not to mention the game's atmosphere).

      Adding $5 to do my little bit :)

    29. Jan on

      @Ashish - We are doing that yes, for two more weeks.

    30. MoGlee on

      Will you guys consider including Paypal donations after the Kickstarter ends towards the stretch goals, like they are doing for Torment?

    31. LordCrash on

      I hope Kirill will include some piano-only tracks in D:OS, played by himself of course. That would be awesome.... :)

    32. tarasis on

      Orchestra? Two Thumbs Up!

    33. Stabbey on

      Wow, the possibilities are electrifying. This is going to be really good.

    34. Ohmwrecker on

      Thanks for sharing both parts of my coverage! I really had a great time playing with David, and am really looking forward to jumping back in again closer to launch. :)

    35. Jesse Dylan Watson on

      Woo! We will definitely get Kirill an orchestra! This game has awesome music. It and Kirill deserve this.

      Still hoping madly for the $1,000,000 goal. I think we can get $800,000 for sure. :)

    36. ekster
      Superbacker
      on

      The new stretchgoal -- yes please!

      Live orchestra for Kirill is an awesome idea. He deserves it! And so do our ears. :D

    37. LordCrash on

      Kirill, Kirill, Kirill!

      That orchestra stretch goal is AMAZING! :)

    38. Marcus Soll on

      ORCHESTRA FTW! Together we can unlock it!

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      luckydoky on

      Live orchestra is great news idd since i have no doubt the 700k mark will be reached. :)

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      Neil Chatterjee on

      In the case that we get the henchmen-become-companion thing, does that count towards the people who pledge for the create-a-henchman tier?

    41. Sune - Pinkish Weresheep of Sin on

      It's indeed going to be awesome. Extremely hyped about the orchestra, which would be amazing for the game, and we should well reach it