Hello my friends,
Welcome to issue three of the Familiar. Well… sort of.
2016 was an interesting year, we released Siege of Dragonspear, the first new game in the Baldur’s Gate series in over a decade to critical acclaim. We also tried a social experiment to try and bring the magic we saw in our community to a broader audience called the Familiar magazine, a digital publication with industry interviews, fiction, contests and Beamdog exclusives.
The experiment was a success in that yes, we could bring together a mix of deep dive articles on technical topics, new fiction by staff and famous friends and interviews, but it was simply not economically practical to keep it going, so in 2016 we published our last official issue.
But time doesn’t stand still. The Baldur’s Gate community has always been one of the most caring, the most creative and the most responsive online communities. People there liked the Familiar magazine and wished the project would go on.
The community is very important for Beamdog. Everything we do, every game we create and develop, is for our customers. This is why dialogue with fans is very valuable to us. So we were happy to support the initiative to resummon the Familiar, this time as an ongoing blog series focusing on our community itself. Stay tuned, we’re excited to share all the amazing work you do.
I've included a link at the bottom of this post.