Beamdog is best known for its Enhanced Edition re-releases of Dungeons & Dragons RPGs such as Baldur’s Gate and Planescape: Torment. Founded in 2009 by former BioWare leads Trent Oster and Cameron Tofer, it consists of 80 artists, designers, and developers. It will continue to be led by Oster after the acquisition.
“Beamdog is a tremendously talented group that we’ve admired for a long time,” said Aspyr CEO Ted Staloch in a press release. “Their development philosophy and studio vision are perfectly aligned with ours. We look forward to seeing them realize their ambition with MythForce while maximizing the long-term potential of an incredible archive of classic games.”
Beamdog CEO Trent Oster added, “This acquisition will open up a ton of exciting opportunities for us. Beamdog can now focus our talent, efforts and imagination on building the great games we want to play while properly looking after established fan-favorite RPGs. Beamdog’s first original IP is a fun-filled start to our studio’s next chapter.”