Dragon Age Keep now in open beta, new trailer explains what it's all about

Dragon Age Keep

Dragon Age Keep—that's the web app that will allow you to recreate your past choices from previous Dragon Ages, and then import that world state into Inquisition—is now in open beta. You can sign in here with your Origin account (presuming you have an Origin account), and then use the resulting data in Inquisition when it arrives next month. The Keep itself takes the form of a sort of interactive tapestry, and can be toyed around with on anything with an HTML5-capable browser.

You're probably still wondering how it all works. Essentially it's a flashy questionnaire, with illustrated recap bits voiced by Dragon Age 2's Varric, that allow you to leap in at key decision points to divert the story in a direction of your choosing. You can't import save data directly, but if you've linked a BioWare account to your Origin one, the app will be able to read a certain amount of your past deeds automatically—though you can tinker about with the history afterwards as you see fit.

BioWare have provided their own explanation with the following trailer. Inquisition, meanwhile, is out November 21st.

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.