Divinity Original Sin (pre)purchase Agreement

Terms and conditions

It’s a mouthful but you really should read this document carefully before you make your purchase (or pre-purchase). They are the general Terms & Conditions for purchasing anything on one of our sites. We tried to cover most cases, but it’s always possible that we forgot something. If you have questions about anything, please contact support@larian.com. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ANYTHING IN THIS DOCUMENT, PLEASE DON’T USE THIS SERVICE. By using our Service, you are agreeing, without limitations or qualifications, to the terms and conditions herein. We regret that documents like this exist, but apparently they are necessary.

The summary of it all is that we’re happy that you want to (pre-)purchase one of our games, that you need to make sure you have a PC that can run the game, that once you bought the game, you can only be refunded as long as you didn’t install the game, that you understand you shouldn’t copy our games without our permission, that we make no warranties whatsoever about the quality of the game and that we’ll respect your privacy.

That’s the summary. You should still read the rest. You should always read Agreements like this. Sorry.

1. – Subject and limitations of the service:

www.larianvault.com, www.divinityoriginalsin.com and www.divinitydragoncommander.com and www.larian.com are Internet websites (hereinafter “the Site”) offering internet users who have registered to the site (hereinafter “Customers”), a download to own video game service.

The user may select a video game, download it, install it on his computer and keep it on his hard disk drive (hereinafter “the Service”).

The Service is operated by Larian Studios NV (hereinafter the “Distributor”), Panharinglaan 11, 8660 De Panne

The Service consists in the digital delivery of video games and all associated content needed to install and run the said games (serial number or activation key, multiplayer key, bonus key…) as data files: no physical back-up, notably CD-rom or DVD-rom will be sent (hereinafter “the Games” or the “Video Games”).

Furthermore, the Service can also carry, under similar conditions, other products, such as strategy guides or physical versions of the products. These Terms and Conditions apply in the exact same way to all the other products.

2. – Prerequisites:

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The Distributor will not be held responsible for misuse of the downloaded Games, nor for their compatibility with the Customer’s computer.

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The prices of Games advertised for sale on the Site are as set out on the Site, errors and omissions excepted. Prices may change at any time prior to acceptance of Customer’s order.

There are orders for Games that have not yet become available. For some Games, Customers will be able to make a pre-released order or a pre-load order using the Site. Release dates are set by the publishers and are subject to change. As a result, the Distributor is not liable for any changes to a pre-release date.

Pre-release, pre-load or download orders will be supplied at the price applicable at the time of order and the sale is said to have taken place once the Customer obtained the payment confirmed page and received a confirmation email.

Customers must pay all applicable sales and use taxes, value added taxes and other taxes levied on you by any taxing authority on any Game purchase in any country where such transactions are otherwise subject to tax, regardless of the method of delivery. Any taxes owed by you (i) as a result of purchasing Games or the payment of any fee, (ii) that are required or permitted to be collected from you by the Distributor under applicable law, and (iii) that are based upon the amounts payable under these Terms & Conditions, must be remitted by Customers to the Distributor. Failure on the Distributor's part to invoice a Customer for any such taxes does not relieve such Customer of the liability to pay such taxes. The Customer will promptly reimburse the Distributor for all taxes or other charges imposed upon the Distributor by any national, state or municipal government upon the sale, use, production, or distribution of Games.

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4. – Customers Rights & Obligations:

4.1 – Customer ID: the Customer is responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of his accounts’ login and password, and is fully responsible for all activities that occur under this account.

The Distributor reserves the right to suspend or terminate any account if it is or appears to be used in breach of any of the provisions of these Terms & Conditions, including the provision of false registration details or any other misuse of the Site. Any person who holds such a suspended or terminated account must not re-register on the Site without the Distributor’s prior consent.

In the event of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security, the Customer must notify the Distributor immediately by contacting customer services.

Note about Phishing (the criminally fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details): The Distributor will never ask the Customer to divulge his password. Such a request would be a fraud attempt by a third party.

4.2- Game Delivery: The Customer can access the Games’ data files and all associated content needed to install and run said Games (serial number or activation key, multiplayer key, bonus key…) once the payment has been validated. In order to fight fraud, the Distributor may refuse or delay the delivery of some or all of this associated content should the payment not be validated. If a Customer is waiting for a Game delivery, he may contact the customer service in order to speed the payment validation process up.

4.3 – Right of Cancellation: the Customer may cancel his order at any stage before the Service is delivered. The Service is delivered once the Customer has received the downloadable links and/or any serial numbers either on the receipt page or via confirmation email.

4.4- Distributor cancellation & refund policy: Video Games for which the Customer has received downloadable links and/or any serial numbers are non-refundable, whether based on technical failure of the Game, Customer inability to meet requirements to run the Game on the Customer’s computer or lack of enjoyment while playing the Game.

Refunds may be offered if all the following conditions are met:

  • The time of the Customer’s request for refund/credit is less than 48 hours since the Service started;
  • The Game has not been activated or launched;
  • The Game serial numbers (activation key, multiplayer key, bonus key...if any) have not been transmitted and/or disclosed by the Customer to any third party;
  • Customer service has determined the Customer’s refund request reasonable under special circumstances.
Customer service will determine if a Customer meets the foregoing criteria for a refund. If a Customer feels he is qualified for a refund, he will have to contact Customer service.

4.5 – License of Use: The payment and download of Video Games gives the Customer an individual license that is non-exclusive for the use of the video game purchased, for a purely private, non-transferable and non-commercial use. The Customer commits to using the Game following the Publisher’s End User License as provided during installation and/or (depending on the Game) on the Site.

In consequence, the Customer is forbidden from modifying, decompiling, translating, adapting and/or copying the downloaded game(s) in any way, except to create a copy onto a CD or DVD-rom or any other support for personal archiving.

The distribution of non-authorized copies to third parties over the internet or any other network prevents the development of distribution by download and prevents the right holders from any remuneration which would be used for the creation of subsequent Games. In order to prevent fraud, the Customer may only install the Games on a limited number of machines (and reinstall a limited number of times) and/or, (depending on the Game), will have to create an account directly on the Publisher’s site or any third party selected by said Publisher to launch or access dedicated features from the Game.

In the event of problems arising from the reasonable re-installation of the game (loss, system alteration, etc.), please contact the customer service which may expand customer’s rights after having analyzed any reasonable requests.

5. – Customer Service:

The Distributor provides assistance with the Service for any questions relating to the download of, the installation of or the payment of a Game.

To receive assistance with the Service, Customers can go to the online support pages and, if they do not find the required answers, may contact the customer service using the contact form available on the Site.

In order for customer service to satisfy any request, the Customer will be required to give information that was sent to them after the purchase (sale ID), accurate information about the issue encountered and about the Customer’s computer environment.

The Distributor is not responsible for any issues linked to the Game itself. These issues are the Game Publisher’s responsibility only. The Distributor may provide links to the Game Publisher’s customer support or technical FAQ pages if and when available.

6. – Service Limitations:

The Distributor cannot always anticipate technical or other operational difficulties which may result in loss of data, personalization settings or other service interruptions. For this reason, Customers agree that the Service, including the services of its third-party service providers, are provided “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE”. Neither the Distributor nor its third-party service providers assume responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, miss-delivery or failure to store any data, communications or personalization settings. In particular, the Distributor cannot guarantee the speed of download of the Games, which depends on the combination of the Service with characteristics inherent to the Internet or the delivery of a third party’s service, including service from third-party Internet Service Providers (ISPs), and the User’s system.

7. – Warranties:

The Consumer benefits, under the terms of each Publisher end-user license, of a limited warranty for each Game purchased according to the present Terms and Conditions.

In any event, the responsibility and the guarantees of the Distributor are limited to the replacement of defective games or their eventual reimbursement.

The Distributor may provide a corrective patch to update the version of a Game purchased on the Site. This patch, provided for free by the Publisher is reachable from the Game’s menu itself, or from the Publisher’s website, or from the Site. For some Games, only patches provided from the Site are compatible with the versions of Games sold on the Site. The Distributor is not responsible for any issues linked to a non-compatible patch installed by the Customer on a Game purchased on the Site.

8. Community tools:

In addition to the online selling of Games, the Distributor provides tools allowing communication between Customers (user reviews, forum posts, profiles, messages…).

8.1 – Rules of Conduct: The Distributor may delete any illicit content and, as a potential author, the Customer will be held responsible when he contributes content to the Service.

If a Customer encounters another user who is violating any of the rules of conduct, he shall report this activity to the customer service.

8.2 – Property: When a Customer contributes content to the Service, the Customer expressly grants to the Distributor a non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide, complete and irrevocable right to quote, re-post, use, reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, syndicate, license, print, sublicense, distribute, transmit, broadcast, and otherwise communicate, and publicly display and perform the content, or any portion thereof, in any manner or form and in any medium or forum, whether now known or hereafter devised, without notice, payment or attribution of any kind.

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The Distributor respects the privacy of the Internet users. To see this site's Privacy Policy, please visit http://www.larian.com/disclaimer.php

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All data exchanged with the Customers are preserved by the Distributor under reasonable conditions of safety. The filing of these data is carried out on a reliable and durable back-up means so as to correspond to a faithful and durable copy. In the event of conflict between the data held by the Distributor and any other document, it is expressly agreed that the aforementioned data will be recognized between the parties.

11. - Specific rules on the protection of minors and consumer information:

To answer the consumer’s need for information about the content of the offered Games, the Distributor systematically reproduces the classification established by the ESRB system (Entertainment Software Rating Board). For more information on ESRB ratings please visit http://www.esrb.org.

The Service is not directed to children under the age of 13. The Distributor will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information on or through the Service from anyone under 13. Please be aware that certain games distributed via the Service contain mature content and there may be posted specific age restrictions to access and view such areas. You may be exposed to Content on the Service that you find offensive, indecent or objectionable. By using the Service you assume all risk associated with its use. We encourage parents to supervise their children's use of the Service and maintain open communication regarding appropriate materials for use and viewing by their children. Note to Parents. If you have any concerns about the Service, please contact our customer service.

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THE MATERIALS IN THIS SERVICE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, THE DISTRIBUTOR DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE DISTRIBUTOR DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE MATERIALS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE DISTRIBUTOR OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES THEM AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THE DISTRIBUTOR DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE MATERIALS IN THE DISTRIBUTOR’S SERVICE IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. YOU (AND NOT THE DISTRIBUTOR) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THE MATERIAL THAT YOU READ IN THIS SERVICE IS PROVIDED SOLELY FOR ENTERTAINMENT AND PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES. THE INFORMATION AND OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN BULLETIN BOARDS, CHAT ROOMS, OR OTHER FORUMS CONDUCTED ON THIS SERVICE ARE NOT NECESSARILY THOSE OF THE DISTRIBUTOR OR ITS AFFILIATED OR RELATED ENTITIES OR CONTENT PROVIDERS, AND THE DISTRIBUTOR MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING THAT INFORMATION OR THOSE OPINIONS. FURTHERMORE, NEITHER THE DISTRIBUTOR NOR ITS AFFILIATED OR RELATED ENTITIES OR ITS CONTENT PROVIDERS ARE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE TO ANY PERSON OR ENTITY WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, PERSONS WHO MAY USE OR RELY ON SUCH DATA/MATERIALS OR TO WHOM SUCH DATA/MATERIALS MAY BE FURNISHED) FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGE (WHETHER ACTUAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, OR OTHERWISE), INJURY, CLAIM, LIABILITY OR OTHER CAUSE OF ANY KIND OR CHARACTER WHATSOEVER BASED UPON OR RESULTING FROM ANY INFORMATION OR OPINIONS PROVIDED IN THE SERVICE.

A SMALL NUMBER OF USERS MAY EXPERIENCE EPILEPTIC SEIZURES WHEN EXPOSED TO CERTAIN LIGHT PATTERNS OR BACKGROUNDS ON A COMPUTER SCREEN OR WHILE USING THE SERVICE. CERTAIN CONDITIONS MAY INDUCE PREVIOUSLY UNDETECTED EPILEPTIC SYMPTOMS EVEN IN USERS WITH NO HISTORY OF SUCH SYMPTOMS. CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN PRIOR TO USE OF THE SERVICE IF YOU HAVE HAD ANY OF THESE SYMPTOMS AND DISCONTINUE USE OF THE SERVICE IMMEDIATELY IF YOU EXPERIENCE DIZZINESS, ALTERED VISION, EYE OR MUSCLE TWITCHES, LOSS OF AWARENESS, DISORIENTATION OR INVOLUNTARY MOVEMENTS OR CONVULSIONS.

13. – General Provisions:

The Distributor reserves the right to update the Terms and Conditions at any time. The Distributor will then provide access to the new Terms and Conditions on the Site. The new Terms and Conditions will take effect immediately, and will govern all new transactions through the Site.

Unless otherwise specified, the materials in the Service are presented solely for the purpose of entertainment and promoting programs, events, products available in the United States, its territories, possessions, and protectorates. The Site is controlled and operated by the Distributor from its offices within the State of Georgia, United States of America. The Distributor makes no representation that material in the Service is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access the Service from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

This agreement shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the Kingdom of Belgium, as it is applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within Belgium. Any action a Customer, any third party or the Distributor bring to enforce this agreement or, in connection with, any matters related to the Service shall be brought only in the district of Veurne, Belgium, and the Customers expressly consent to the jurisdiction of said courts. If any provision of this agreement shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. This is the entire agreement between the parties relating to the matters contained herein and shall not be modified except in writing, signed by the Distributor.

Last updated on the 8th of April 2013

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Updates
Update #63 Merry D:OS-mas to all and to all a good launch!
Update #62 The unboxing of Divinity: Original Sin and a call to action!
Update #61 A small delay for a good reason: Let there be voice!
Update #60 D:OS for Mac released; Collector's Editions announced; Early Access updated; Larian looking for beta testers!
Update #59 The Post-Kickstarter Year: A Retrospective and a Release Date
Update #58 It's beta time!
Update #57 Getting excited? You beta be!
Update #56 Spring is coming, but an alpha update is here.
Update #55 The big Valentine update: Woo your partner, mark your map, and put robes on your back starting... now.
Update #54 Stabilise your life with an alpha update; Watch Jesse Cox deal with crabs; and Mac users, rejoice!
Update #53 Cooperative multiplayer is live, Companions are live, Fancy trailer is live!
Update #52 Happy holidays! Here comes the music!
Update #51 Alpha access available!
Update #50 Newsflash: Weresheep & Codex report, are we ready?
Update #49 Divinity:Original Sin’s Alpha Dated! Input needed! Live stream!
Update #48 A Big Surprise
Update #47 Silverglen, Method to the madness, Learn Russian, Font check, Shout out!
Update #46 DOS editor news, 10 Interesting things about Orcs, Stats screen preview
Update #45 Divinity:Original Sin Release Date Is Set!
Update #44 About Phantom Lairs, Weresheep and of course ... Dragons!
Update #43 For backers only: Dragon Commander now available
Update #42 Pledge management! Free Dragon Commander goodies!
Update #41 Pledge management dated, Award, Lost Movie, Behind the scenes, Shout out, Need a Fiddler
Update #40 Message from the trenches
Update #39 Introducing Bert the guru, Shout out, Blog update, Last days of Paypal
Update #38 Hello world!
Update #37 For Backers only: Downloading Divine Divinity/Divinity Anthology add-ons
Update #36 The admin part
Update #35 All Stretch Goals Achieved + Retrospective Video
Update #34 Roll the drums!!! Homing in on the last stretch goal!
Update #33 Jim Sterling is a star + 10 reasons why people should pledge
Update #32 Surprise Event! Live session with Jim Sterling from Destructoid on Twitch TV
Update #31 Less than 24 hours to go!!! 800K reached! As behind the scenes as it gets!
Update #30 27 Hours Left, Companions, Editor Magic, Mixing Physical with Digital
Update #29 More on henchmen and companions
Update #28 The last 48 hours, 700K stretch goal achieved and something special...
Update #27 66 hours to go - Secret Stretch Goal Reached!
Update #26 We are now doing an AMA on Reddit
Update #25 72 hours left, Stretch goal 2 achieved!!! New goal announced!
Update #24 Announcing the Final Countdown
Update #23 600K!!! Roll credits! Wait... what?
Update #22 Starting the end-game
Update #21 4 Days To Go, The Ultimate Preview, Reddit AMA, Stretch Goals Video, Imps vs Commander!
Update #20 Overview of add-ons and reward tiers
Update #19 Looking Back Already, And Looking Forward
Update #18 Community Input, Kirill Live Tonight, 3K Likes
Update #17 8 days left: Maxos speaks, Major rewards update!
Update #16 With 9 days left to go the Phantom forest grows... + New movie
Update #15 Homestead Built, Expanding The Lair, More Than Meets The Eye, Kirill Live
Update #14 Stretch goal ahoy, Designer Talk, Join the Forums
Update #13 25K left to go, New Update Theme, The History of Rivellon & a shout out!
Update #12 Is that a stretch goal I see?
Update #11 Kirill's Surprise, Character Stats, Sources of Inspiration, Dragon Commander footage, Fanday
Update #10 Funding successful! New info, new goodies, new lots of things!
Update #9 Are we nearly there yet? The butcher, the editor & Matt Chat
Update #8 Announcements, Single Player and Dropping In, Talents and Traits
Update #7 Stretchgoals, Music Preview
Update #6 Beating The System
Update #5 The Short of it, Downloads, Reward Matrix, Articles, 6666, GOG
Update #4 Zandalor's perspective on recent events, SP video, reward updates, more undies
Update #3 FAQ, part the first
Update #2 Shortest Review Meeting Ever (And Underwear)
Update #1 Hands-on with the Editor

Less than 24 hours to go!!! 800K reached! As behind the scenes as it gets!

Update #31 · Apr 25, 2013

Less than 24 hours to go!!!

Well, you know what the final stretch goal is! We'll remind you in a next update, but that's all there's left to reach on this wonderful Kickstarter campaign. Think we can do 200K in 24 hours ? The game is on!

800K reached!!!

Including Paypal, 800K is now reached!

Companions, check. Congratulations all on reaching this stretch goal!!! This game is getting better and better, so much in fact that we're starting to wonder what's going to be left for us to do afterwards :)

Since we just did a big companion update, we're not going to redo it here. If you've seen it, you know that as a RPG aficionado you should rejoice! There are going to be some seriously wicked companions roaming around the world of Rivellon!

As behind the scenes as it gets

This is the type stuff our audience is never supposed to see, but which we deal with on a daily basis. Full monty! It's the type of stuff you can participate in if your tier includes alpha or beta access. Check out the add-ons below if you're in doubt.

Don't forget - closing event

The kickstarter campaign has been going so well for us that we've been stepping up the rate of updates, and we plan to go out on a bang! In the final four hours of the Kickstarter campaign, Swen and David will be playing Divinity: Original Sin together, live on twitch.tv. Will they co-operate? Or compete?

In Closing

This campaign has seen whole RPG communities mobilise to support us. We never expected so much support & it's been very motivating for us. We also noticed there's quite a few creative people out there following our Kickstarter, and so we wanted to share with you some of their work :)

27 Hours Left, Companions, Editor Magic, Mixing Physical with Digital

Update #30 · Apr 25, 2013

27 hours left!!!

Well, the title says it all. It looks like we're going to make the Companions stretch goal, but are we going to make the NPC schedules goal ? They say anything is possible on Kickstarter, but there's still some distance cover. The only thing that's sure is that we'll know tomorrow!

Companions, revisited

Our latest companions video update wasn't very good. That's why we did a new one, containing much more information on exactly what it is we're planning to do, and what the difference is between Henchmen and Companions. It's a bit of a designer class and it features Swen's most horrible handwriting, but hopefully it'll answer the questions people have been asking.

Editor magic

We have a cool game editor and we like showing it off because we want the modding community to seriously start thinking about what RPG adventures they're going to make with it. In this latest editor update, Wannes, whizkid extraordinaire shows you how you can modify materials in Divinity: Original Sin to achieve some very cool effects. Cool stuff!

Physical Add-ons For Digital Tiers Now Possible!

Feel free to browse our physical add-ons, pick the ones you like and add their cost + shipping to your digital pledge!

  • Shipping within Europe: $10
  • Shipping to the rest of the world: $15

Overview of add-ons

Because there have been a lot of new backers these last days and a lot of information is burried within the updates, we'll be including the add-on possibilities in each new update from now on. Add-ons allow you to customize your rewards.

How? After you pledge, add one (or more) of the following amounts to your pledge. To do this after you have already pledged, click the "Manage Pledge" button and add the amount of the add-on to your pledge. Keep your selected reward tier. Once this Kickstarter is over, we will contact you so you can specify what add-on(s) you wish to receive.

Digital add-ons require a base pledge of $25. Physical add-ons require a physical tier (starting at $65).

Digital add-ons
  • Divine Divinity Digital Version (HD): add $5
  • Weresheep Forum Badge, In the Credits as a Weresheep, a hint: add $6
  • THE Hint concerning the Weresheep: add $666
  • Digital Artbook featuring the Art of Divinity Original Sin: add $8
  • Digital Map of the World of Divinity Original Sin: add $8
  • Digital Soundtrack of Divinity Original Sin: add $10
  • Extra Digital Copy of Divinity Original Sin: add $20
  • Beta Access for Divinity Original Sin: add $20
  • Alpha Access for Divinity Original Sin: add $50
  • Fanday Ticket: add $150
  • Divinity Anthology (digital): add $20
  • Divinity Dragon Commander (digital): add $40
Physical add-ons
  • Cloth Map: add $25
  • Signed Poster: add $25
  • T-Shirt Weresheep Logo: add $25
  • T-Shirt Divinity Original Sin: add $25 (Available in S, M, L, XL and XXL)
  • Extra Box Copy of Divinity Original Sin: add $40

In Closing

We can't believe how fast the pledge counter is going. To be honest, while we dreamt of it, we never expected that we'd even have a chance of reaching the NPC schedule stretch goal. Now it looks like during the final countdown, it could actually happen, though it'll still require a mad end-rush. One thing is sure - if we make this stretch goal, we'll need extra room in the office! I wish I had a crystal ball.

More on henchmen and companions

Update #29 · Apr 24, 2013

Henchmen and companions explained

In all our haste to prepare the previous update we forgot to post the video that explained the "henchmen become companions" stretch goal in more detail. This update corrects this horrible mistake.

It also gives us an opportunity to add a bit more information about the "Design A Henchman" tier. Many people have asked us what happens to the henchmen they design if the "henchmen become companions" stretch goal is reached.

The way it is going to work is that the henchmen designed by backers will receive a background from the pool of available backgrounds. And they will have dialogues which correspond to those backgrounds. Additionally there will be companions that we will add to the game and these will be treated differently from the henchmen.

You may wonder why you would still want to hire henchmen if there are companions available. And the answer is that different henchmen will have different strengths and weaknesses as well as different abilities. It is very likely that while playing, you might swap henchmen in and out depending on the challenges you are facing. For instance, when dealing with fire creatures, fire spells actually heal them instead of damaging them. If you happen to have a companion that is specialized in fire spells, he will therefore be of little use. At such a moment it would be very handy to hire a henchman specialized in water spells.

Luckily you also have a homestead at The Shelter Plane At The End of Time where you can ask henchmen you encountered and hired, to wait for you.

You should also be aware that henchmen talk to each other so if you treat them badly, that might have repercussions in your dealing with other henchmen. Likewise, treat them well and you might find unexpected benefits.

Something for our French fans

Jeuxvideo.com posted their hands-on video today! Have a look!

In Closing

With only 42 hours to go, we're seeing a big increase in backers. But to achieve those final stretch goals we can use all the exposure we can get. And for that we are open to any suggestion. Well, almost any... ;)

The last 48 hours, 700K stretch goal achieved and something special...

Update #28 · Apr 24, 2013

The last 48 hours

Thanks to you, we had a great campaign. The result so far exceeds our initial expectations and it's really been a great ride. You can't imagine how excited we are that we're going to be able to make our game so much better, and the motivation we took with us from this campaign is going to be worth a lot more gameplay than mere money can buy.

As we enter the last 48 hours of Divinity: Original Sin's Kickstarter we're going to give everything we've got to further spread the word and who knows, perhaps we'll even manage to reach our final stretch goal!

Thank you!

700K reached, Kirill gets a symphonic orchestra

If we include Paypal in the total amount, the 700K goal goal is reached already and that means that the music of our brilliant composer, Kirill Pokrovsky, will now be performed by a symphonic orchestra!

This will be a first in the history of the Divinity games and we'll release moving pictures once the recordings are in progress. You can imagine that Kirill is very happy!!! Or perhaps not...his love for writing sheet music is legendary ;)

To celebrate this goal, ALL our Kickstarter backers will receive a free digital copy of a very unique Divinity audio CD with remastered and remixed music from Beyond Divinity and Divine Divinity.

Something special

In supporting Divinity: Original Sin, you're not just supporting one RPG, but several RPGs that we are planning to make. Here's the full story of what we at Larian Studios are up to.

You'll be surprised at some of the footage you'll see, in a pleasant nostalgic way. Anybody moderately interested in making his own RPG adventure should watch this video!

Remember, this is not an announcement, but obviously, it's something we're strongly thinking about. Who knows, maybe with your help it can even become reality. We're going to be making RPGs for some time still, so anything is possible :)

Congratulations to Vincent & Liesbeth!

Vincent, a wonderful level designer and a fantastic actor, can add a beautiful daughter to his list of achievements! Congratulations from all of us at Larian. You are entitled to smoke one cigar, and then you need to quit smoking!!!

Add-ons & rewards overview

We support adding extras to your pledge and give you one or more add-ons for it. This way you can customize your rewards.

How? After you pledge, add one (or more) of the following amounts to your pledge. To do this after you have already pledged, click the "Manage Pledge" button and add the amount of the add-on to your pledge. Keep your selected reward tier. Once this Kickstarter is over, we will contact you so you can specify what add-on(s) you wish to receive.

  • Divine Divinity Digital Version (Remastered, HD): add $5
  • Weresheep Forum Badge, In the Credits as a Weresheep, a hint: add $6
  • THE Hint concerning the Weresheep: add $666
  • Digital Artbook featuring the Art of Divinity Original Sin: add $8
  • Digital Map of the World of Divinity Original Sin: add $8
  • Digital Soundtrack of Divinity Original Sin: add $10
  • Extra Digital Copy of Divinity Original Sin: add $20
  • Beta Access for Divinity Original Sin: add $20
  • Alpha Access for Divinity Original Sin: add $50
  • Fanday Ticket: add $150
  • Divinity Anthology: add $20
  • Divinity Dragon Commander: add $40

Physical add-ons

  • Cloth Map: add $25
  • Signed Poster: add $25
  • T-Shirt Weresheep Logo: add $25
  • T-Shirt of Divinity Original Sin: add $25
  • Tshirts are available in S, M, L, XL and XXL. Female T-Shirts now also available!

  • An Extra Box Copy with Printed Manual of Divinity Original Sin: add $40

Shout outs!

We received support from a number of other developers here on Kickstarter throughout this campaign and we'd like to thank them all for their support. We suspect you know about them already, but if you don't, be sure to check them out. Pretty cool stuff and for them, it's the same story as for us - the more support you give them, the better their games will be. The better the games, the more successful the developers. The more successful the developers, the stronger the walls of their independence. The stronger their independence, the more gameplay innovation you can expect. This is a very worthwhile cause if you like games, so spread the word!

Battle worlds Kronos, made by King Art games - an awesome new turn-based strategy game. If you're into these games, get this. They still have 3 days to go and some cool stretch goals to achieve.

Torment, made by inXile - the spiritual successor to Planescape Torment with an all-star team. It's going to be great! Even if their campaign is over, you can still fund them on Paypal.

Project Eternity by Obsidian - an isometric RPG of the type we like. We have quite a few Obsidian fans in the office so backing this was a no-brainer. Their campaign is over, but you can still fund them via Paypal.

Camelot Unchained - a realm vs realm MMO, set in a post-apocalyptic world with plenty of interesting ideas. Camelot Unchained has consistently been above us on kicktraq during our campaign and so there hasn't been a day when we weren't thinking of them ;) The devs put a truckload of their own money in their game, so you can rest assured sure that they believe strongly in their concept. That is always a good sign. They still need some funding to reach their goal, so do check them out.

The final countdown!

In closing

Total Biscuit just published a hands-on video of our pre-alpha build! We have no clue what he said because the clock is ticking, but we hope it was nice :)

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