Beamdog

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Beamdog
Private
Industry Video game industry
Founded July 2010 (2010-07) in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Founders
  • Trent Oster
  • Cameron Tofer
Website beamdog.com

Beamdog is a Canadian video game developer, publisher, and distributor founded in 2009[1] by BioWare co-founder Trent Oster and BioWare lead programmer Cameron Tofer.[2][3] Beamdog's distribution service was launched in July 2010.[4]

History

Beamdog was founded in 2009 by Trent Oster and Cameron Tofer. It has employees "scattered across the globe", in locations throughout the United States and Australia, Russia, and the UK.[1]

Overhaul Games is a division of Beamdog. Originally, it was a part of Beamdog, but following the release of MDK2 for Wii, a discrete studio was founded to work on MDK2 HD.[2] The name Overhaul Games was chosen to reflect the company's work on MDK2 HD as they had overhauled the game into a next generation game. Since 2012, the Overhaul team has also released several enhanced editions of Infinity Engine games as well.

Games

Beamdog mainly publishes games to its website. Its developing division Overhaul Games has developed games for Beamdog, while the actual Beamdog team hasn't developed a game itself.

In addition, Beamdog also offer official soundtracks to games for download[7] as well as "digital deluxe" versions[8] with the original and additional music included. The Siege of Dragonspear is also available in a collectors edition as well.[9]

Beamdog Client

Beamdog Client is an online-based game software program (similar to Steam), which allows players to keep their games up to date with the latest fixes and enhancements. It also allows players access to the latest content from Beamdog, as well as a forum for testing or providing game feedback.[10]

References

  1. ^ a b "IWDEE-Feature-Guide (page 12)" (PDF). Retrieved 2017-12-31. 
  2. ^ a b Callaham, John (2010-06-29), "Interview: BioWare co-founder talks about launching Beamdog and MDK2 HD", Big Download, America Online, retrieved 2012-03-24 
  3. ^ Williams, Rob (2011-10-13), "A Look at Beamdog's PC Game Digital Distribution Service", Techgage, retrieved 2012-03-24 
  4. ^ (Press release) (2010-03-24), "BioWare Veterans launch Beamdog, a new PC digital distribution service", Beamdog, archived from the original on 2012-03-22, retrieved 2012-03-16 
  5. ^ Dutton, Fred (2012-03-19), "Baldur's Gate 3 is "our long-term goal", says Beamdog", Eurogamer, retrieved 2012-03-24 
  6. ^ Keefer, John (2012-03-19), "Baldur's Gate 3 is a 'long-term goal' of Beamdog", Shacknews, retrieved 2012-03-24 
  7. ^ Beamdog. "Beamdog". Beamdog - Developer and Publisher of Enhanced Edition Games. Retrieved 2017-12-31. 
  8. ^ Beamdog. "Beamdog". Beamdog - Developer and Publisher of Enhanced Edition Games. Retrieved 2017-12-31. 
  9. ^ Beamdog. "Beamdog". Beamdog - Developer and Publisher of Enhanced Edition Games. Retrieved 2017-12-31. 
  10. ^ Beamdog. "Beamdog". Beamdog - Developer and Publisher of Enhanced Edition Games. Retrieved 2017-12-31. 

External links

  • Official website
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