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The crowdfunding worked: Divinity: Original Sin sells over 160,000


8:30 AM on 07.07.2014
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Following a near one million dollar Kickstarter campaign and a stint in Early Access, Divinity: Original Sin formally released last week. It had already sold 160,000 copies as of last Thursday, according to Eurogamer, and still sits atop the Steam top-sellers list as of Sunday night. It's Larian Studio's fastest-selling title yet.

Early access and Kickstarter working nicely. "The feedback we received from them was worth its weight in gold," Larian's Swen Vincke said. "It's almost a co-development between us and them, because they pointed out things we were doing wrong, and encouraged us to expand on the areas we were doing right. As a result you get a group intelligence applied to a game. It's always much better than a single person."

Vincke told Eurogamer that the game cost around €4m to make, which means last week's 160,000 figure already puts it near profitability, and this based mostly on word of mouth (expect our review sometime soon). "We have exactly two ads we did with the last of our money," Vincke said.

As for what's next, beyond supporting Original Sin, Vincke is trying for the license of an undisclosed role-playing franchise. What would you guys like to see? 

Divinity: Original Sin Larian Studios' fastest-selling game ever [Eurogamer]





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1:00 PM on 07.02.2014
Divinity: Original Sin is available now on Steam

After missing several release dates, Divinity: Original Sin is finally on Steam as of June 30. This game is the fifth entry in the Divinity series and was created using Larian Studio's own in-house custom engine. After severa...more



4:00 AM on 06.28.2014
Divinity: Original Sin has some moo-ving mod tools for players

If you've ever noticed a distinct lack of cows while playing Divinity, do I have good news for you! The Belgian-developed RPG will feature a mod that allows you to play Cow Simulator 2014, an example of what you can create w...more



1:00 PM on 05.17.2014
Divinity: Original Sin Collector's Edition detailed

Only 3,000 of these Divinity: Original Sin Collector's Editions have been created, and half of them were already claimed by Kickstarter backers. So only 1,500 of these exist if you want to try and get your hands on it. In the...more



2:15 PM on 04.25.2014
Divinity: Original Sin exiting Steam Early Access on June 20

A year of additional work on its isometric role-playing game Divinity: Original Sin has allowed developer Larian Studios to add, basically, more of everything. Most striking of all is the before-and-after footage shown side ...more



10:00 PM on 02.24.2014
Divinity: Original Sin now coming spring 2014

Larian Studios will be pushing back the release of Divinity: Original Sin to later this spring. The title was supposed to be released this week, but instead the studio will be using the extra time to implement feedback recei...more



3:00 PM on 09.29.2013
Divinity: Original Sin release date set for February 28

Originally planned for release this fall, Divinity: Original Sin has been pushed back to spring. This delay is a result of developer Larian Studios implementing stretch goals which brought in more money to the Kickstart...more



2:08 PM on 04.25.2013
Jim and Larian are playing Divinity: Original Sin now!

I'm online with Larian Studios right now, playing Divinity: Original Sin, the game that's got less than a day to meet its final stretch goal on Kickstarter.  We've put this together as an unplanned last-minute thing and I'm looking forward to giving it a good ol' look and maybe stabbing something with a sword. Enjoy!more



1:15 PM on 04.16.2013
Divinity: Original Sin reaches $500,000 stretch goal

I haven't played much of the Divinity series, but Divinity: Original Sin has certainly caught my interest, as well as the interest of many of long-time fans. Just yesterday, Larian Studios met its Kickstarter stretch goal fo...more



4:30 PM on 04.09.2013
Larian's dream RPG Divinity: Original Sin funded

Announced earlier this year, Divinity: Original Sin is an isometric role-playing game for Windows, Mac, and Linux that Larian Studios will expand in scope using funds gathered from Kickstarter. The ongoing campaign hit its in...more




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