Another of BioWare's old-guard has left the building. This time it's James Ohlen, lead designer of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Baldur's Gate 1 and 2, Neverwinter Nights and Dragon Age: Origins, and director of Star Wars: The Old Republic. Ohlen leaves BioWare after a staggering 22 years.
Charity speedrunning drive Awesome Games Done Quick 2018 has been a huge success, raising more than $2.26m for the Prevent Cancer Foundation in one week. A late surge in donations helped AGDQ 2018 surpass the $2.22m raised last year.
David Gaider has worked at BioWare for 14 years. He first helped make Baldur's Gate 2 and now he's lead writer of the Dragon Age series of games. He's a part of the old BioWare and the new.
The Dungeons & Dragons PC role-playing games that started it all have been discounted to dirt-cheap on GOG.com.
The newly resurrected Black Isle Studios intends to make triple-A role-playing games based on Interplay's intellectual property, it's said.
Drew Karpyshyn not only resembles Commander Shepard facially - he created him. Drew Karpyshyn was one of BioWare's greatest ever writers. He was lead writer of cherished Star Wars role-playing game Knights of the Old Republic, and he was lead writer of Mass Effect 1, 2, and all the books in-between (not Deception). Along the way, Karpyshyn also influenced Baldur's Gate 2: Throne of Bhaal, Neverwinter Nights, Jade Empire and massive storied MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic - a job that meant he couldn't be a part of Mass Effect 3.
The developer behind the forthcoming Enhanced Editions of the first two Baldur's Gate titles eventually hopes to get a third game in the classic RPG franchise off the ground.
UPDATE: The source code behind the teaser website includes cryptic references to the Baldur's Gate series and lore:
Drew Karpyshyn, the lead writer of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Mass Effect 1, has retired from BioWare and video games.
A 1000 developers have voted Baldur's Gate as their favourite all-time game, the World Gaming Executives network has announced.