GOG and Larian have three beautiful, 3D printed, hand-painted Dragon Commander statues up for grabs, coinciding with a 40% off sale on Dragon Commander. The dragons have been painted by a mini-painting artist in Warsaw, and we want you to have one.
In the words of Hannibal from The A-Team: "I love it when a plan comes together." Larian Studios' Kickstarter for Divinity: Original Sin has crossed the $400,000 threshold with 16 days remaining. The company's upcoming fantasy role-playing game which will feature single and co-op gameplay for up to four players.
Two thieves have pinched a pair of PCs belonging to developer Larian at Gamescom. The PCs contained early versions of Divinity: Dragon Commander and Divinity: Original Sin. Larian is offering a $5,000 reward for anyone who comes forward to help recover the PCs and find those responsible.
This is an unfortunate development. Larian will be greatly concerned about a possible leak of their unreleased titles. Hopefully the PCs will be returned swiftly so their theft doesn't cast a shadow over this year's event - check out our roundup of day one of Gamescom 2012 here.
As Rich explained when Divinity: Original Sin was announced, Larian Studios founder Swen Vincke wanted to create an RPG he could play with his girlfriend, and dialog is important to that shared experience. In co-op, the two protagonists converse with NPCs using separate dialog options, and disagreements are solved with dice rolls in the background.
At E3, Producer David Walgrave showed me another type of dialog: topical conversations between the protagonists. If you play with a significant other, you may want to watch what you say.
My impression of the Larian team after our E3 meeting is that they're absolutely in love with what they do. I was so wrapped up in the constant smiles, passionate board game discussion, and Belgian beer that I nearly missed the opportunity to see one of the craziest games at E3: Dragon Commander. Lead Designer Farhang Namdar isn't showing a lot of new stuff (don't worry, we've got a bigger preview coming soon), though he did tell me that they plan to release the game in the first quarter of next year.
Nevertheless, I walked away with too many thoughts to not organize them into something with words. Here are five reasons Dragon Commander is one of the most interesting and strangely compelling games I saw at E3 this year.