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All you wanted to know about the next Beamdog's project

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  • kanisathakanisatha Member Posts: 1,220
    Sjerrie wrote: »
    ThacoBell wrote: »
    Aron wrote: »
    Maybe Beamdog could consider to make an Icewind Dale III? That would be something to look forward to! :smile:

    If npcs and banter/interjections are included, I'm in!

    Considering the recent 'Rime of the Frost Maiden' sourcebook, WotC would probably want quite a bit of directional control, or at least leave it in the hands of a proven original RPG capable studio with AAA-potential. (Absolutely no offense to BeamDog <3 )

    In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if there was a sidenote in Larian's contract hinting at this possibility should BG3 perform well.
    The new 'Dark Alliance' video game is associated with the 'Rime of the Frost Maiden' TT game, with RA Salvatore being the driving force behind the game and linking the game to his 'Icewind Dale' trilogy of novels. So if anything, Dark Alliance *is* effectively both the new BG:DA game and the new IwD game.

    I don't see WotC giving anyone a contract to do Iwd3, and that includes Larian. BG3 made sense for them because of the immense amount of name recognition. A NwN3 may also make sense in the same vein. But IwD3? Nah. Ps:T2 is a better bet than IwD3, and we all know how *that* turned out.

    Sjerrie
  • SjerrieSjerrie Member Posts: 1,204
    I would also posit that, while it would be a safer bet because of the name, I'd much rather have a new game set in a part of Faerun we haven't seen before, instead of IWD.

    ThacoBellBalrog99kanisathaWarChiefZeke
  • MirandelMirandel Member Posts: 519
    A new IWD campaign from WotC is about to be released in the next few days (or is it already?) So, there is ground for IWD3 now.

    SjerrieArvia
  • BlackbɨrdBlackbɨrd Member Posts: 286
    I just want a new RPG. I'm not too big a IWD fan.

    kanisatha
  • kanisathakanisatha Member Posts: 1,220
    Mirandel wrote: »
    A new IWD campaign from WotC is about to be released in the next few days (or is it already?) So, there is ground for IWD3 now.
    That game is 'Rime of the Frostmaiden.' The full title of the game is 'Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden.' This article is a good reference for the 3-way connections among the TT campaign, the Dark Alliance video game, and RA Salvatore:
    https://www.polygon.com/2020/6/18/21294867/dark-alliance-action-rpg-r-a-salvatore-dungeons-and-dragons

  • WarChiefZekeWarChiefZeke Member Posts: 2,625
    edited October 2020
    So, uh...after 84 pages, I feel like I still know next to nothing about Beamdogs next project.

    Balrog99kanisathaTimbo0o0o0Blackbɨrd
  • Balrog99Balrog99 Member Posts: 6,928
    So, uh...after 84 pages, I feel like I still know next to nothing about Beamdogs next project.

    What, you wanted to know more? 😳

    ThacoBellBlackbɨrd
  • scriverscriver Member Posts: 2,072
  • Balrog99Balrog99 Member Posts: 6,928
    scriver wrote: »
    Any hints?

    Soon... 😉

    Hafirmlnevesescriver
  • elminsterelminster Member, Developer Posts: 16,218
    edited November 2020
  • Balrog99Balrog99 Member Posts: 6,928
    edited November 2020
    elminster wrote: »
    Nevermind

    Wait, is this an Edgar Allen Poe reference? Beamdog: "The Raven" confirmed. I knew it!

    Edit: Oh wait, I thought you said you said "Nevermore". Dang it!

    elminstermlnevese
  • ThacoBellThacoBell Member Posts: 12,009
    elminster wrote: »
    Nevermind

    Wait, I think I got it. There's a lot of talk of Illithid's in gaming right now. But Beamdog wants to do their own thing. What's the opposite of Illithids? Beings without minds to eat!

    The next game will be an isometric rtwp game that takes place in modern day. It starts a ragtag bunch of kids who form a monster hunting club. One day, mysterious creatures called "Neverminds" emerge from the darkness behind humanities dreams and begin absorbing the minds of people like some kind of intellect black hole. But children are somehow spared. So its up to the kids to venture into nightmare space in an attempt to save not only their parents, but all of humanity!

    The game will include:
    Non-standard character classes (no "jock" or "nerd" here!)
    A tight, linear narrative with open and branching sidequests that can be tackled at any time.
    A focus on characters and mechanics around building friend ships and building trust.
    No romances, because that would be gross.
    Stylized art direction, with the nightmarescape rendered in impressionism inspired visuals.
    World exploration will happen in third person with stealth and platforming elements.
    Can't forget the ubiquitoous lockpicking mini-game!
    Combat will have the camera zoom out and will be real time with pause

    Man, it was so obvious.

    elminster
  • elminsterelminster Member, Developer Posts: 16,218
    edited November 2020
    Balrog99 wrote: »
    elminster wrote: »
    Nevermind

    Wait, is this an Edgar Allen Poe reference? Beamdog: "The Raven" confirmed. I knew it!

    Edit: Oh wait, I thought you said you said "Nevermore". Dang it!

    ThacoBellSjerrieBalrog99mlnevese
  • Balrog99Balrog99 Member Posts: 6,928
    ThacoBell wrote: »
    elminster wrote: »
    Nevermind

    Wait, I think I got it. There's a lot of talk of Illithid's in gaming right now. But Beamdog wants to do their own thing. What's the opposite of Illithids? Beings without minds to eat!

    The next game will be an isometric rtwp game that takes place in modern day. It starts a ragtag bunch of kids who form a monster hunting club. One day, mysterious creatures called "Neverminds" emerge from the darkness behind humanities dreams and begin absorbing the minds of people like some kind of intellect black hole. But children are somehow spared. So its up to the kids to venture into nightmare space in an attempt to save not only their parents, but all of humanity!

    The game will include:
    Non-standard character classes (no "jock" or "nerd" here!)
    A tight, linear narrative with open and branching sidequests that can be tackled at any time.
    A focus on characters and mechanics around building friend ships and building trust.
    No romances, because that would be gross.
    Stylized art direction, with the nightmarescape rendered in impressionism inspired visuals.
    World exploration will happen in third person with stealth and platforming elements.
    Can't forget the ubiquitoous lockpicking mini-game!
    Combat will have the camera zoom out and will be real time with pause

    Man, it was so obvious.

    Beamdog, take my money now!!!

    ThacoBell
  • kanisathakanisatha Member Posts: 1,220
    So how long has it been now since we got any new news from Beamdog about their new game? Don't know about the rest of you, but the silence bothers me.

    lroumen
  • lroumenlroumen Member Posts: 2,290
    I was thinking the same today. All we know is that 2.6 patches are in the works. Other than that, nothing.

    I would like to at least know the new ip genre or such

    Adam_en_tiumkanisatha
  • kanisathakanisatha Member Posts: 1,220
    Well, since the 2.6 patch for the EEs is close to being released, my last hope is that there will be some sort of informational announcement about a new game soon after the 2.6 patch release happens.

    StummvonBordwehrSjerrie
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