Warsaw, Poland– October 29, 2009. GOG.com ( http://www.gog.com), the only place that brings back affordable memories from gamers’ youth with no DRM, has signed an agreement with Belgian independent game developer, Larian Studios. Thanks to the agreement, fans of role-playing games around the world are getting the opportunity to play DRM-free and XP&Vista compatible versions of Larian’s acclaimed Divine Divinity and Beyond Divinity. The first part of the series is now available on GOG.com for only $5.99, while Beyond Divinity will be available soon for $9.99!
In 2002, as many RPGs made the transition to full 3D environments, the creators of Divine Divinity decided to make a classic isometric RPG which, as stated by PC Zone, became“living proof that, when tailored by the right hands, isometric RPGs can still be as captivating and challenging as their 3D counterparts.” The game takes the player on a fantastic quest in a land torn apart by corruption and dark magic. During his journey the player will travel across a huge and richly detailed world, become involved in an intriguing plot and complete loads of engaging quests.
“I remember the release of Divine Divinity as if it was yesterday. We had no clue how people would react to the game and weren’t sure that our RPG mix was going to appeal. Then, suddenly we got bombarded with emails and forum reactions from people enjoying the game, and received award after award from the specialized press. It was a very rewarding time, and I look forward to see the reactions from the GOG.com audience,” said Swen Vincke, CEO at Larian Studios.“GOG.com approaching us was also the perfect opportunity for us to address a couple of issues in the original game, and introduce support for higher resolutions.”
“Divine Divinity and Beyond Divinity are games that really impressed a lot of RPG fans when they came out, but also were overlooked by many,” said Adam Oldakowski, Managing Director of GOG.com.“Just before the release of another game in the Divinity series, we thought it would be great to reintroduce these great games to the GOG.com audience. I'm sure they'll love it.”
Divine Divinity is already available for download at GOG.com for $5.99, DRM-free and compatible with Windows XP and Vista. Beyond Divinity will be added to the catalogue in the coming weeks.
About Larian Studios
Larian Studios is the largest independent games developer from Belgium. Their portfolio includes the multiple award winning RPG Divine Divinity, Beyond Divinity and Divinity II -Ego Draconis as well as the popular online children communities produced for various broadcasters such as Adventure Rock (BBC), KetnetKick (VRT), Superia (NRK) and GulliLand (Lagardère). For more information please visit http://www.larian.com.
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