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Developer(s) Beamdog
Initial release July 2010 (2010-07)
Development status Active
Platform Microsoft Windows
Type Content delivery
License Beamdog EULA (Proprietary software)

Beamdog is a digital distribution platform. Beamdog facilitates the purchase, download and updating of software. Beamdog was founded by Trent Oster, BioWare co-founder and Cameron Tofer, former BioWare lead programmer.[1] The service was launched in July 2010.[2]

Overhaul Games[edit]

Overhaul Games is a division of Beamdog. Originally, Overhaul Games was a part of Beamdog, but following the release of MDK2 Wii, a discrete studio was founded to work on MDK2 HD.[1] The name Overhaul Games was chosen to reflect the company's work on MDK2 HD as they had overhauled the game into a next generation game. Since 2012 the team has released several enhanced editions of Infinity Engine games starting with Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition in 2012, an overhaul of Baldur's Gate.[3][4] and followed by Baldur's Gate 2:Enhanced Edition in 2013 and Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition in 2014.

In July 2015 Overhaul games announced work on an expansion for Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition entitled Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear, which will bridge the period between Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate 2 and is planned to release in 2015.[5]


Though Beamdog mainly publishes games to its website, its developing division Overhaul Games has developed games for Beamdog, while the actual Beamdog team has developed a game itself.


  1. ^ a b Callaham, John (2010-06-29), "Interview: BioWare co-founder talks about launching Beamdog and MDK2 HD", Big Download (America Online), retrieved 2012-03-24 
  2. ^ (Press release) (2010-03-24), "BioWare Veterans launch Beamdog, a new PC digital distribution service", Beamdog, retrieved 2012-03-16 
  3. ^ Dutton, Fred (2012-03-19), "Baldur's Gate 3 is "our long-term goal", says Beamdog", Eurogamer, retrieved 2012-03-24 
  4. ^ Keefer, John (2012-03-19), "Baldur's Gate 3 is a 'long-term goal' of Beamdog", Shacknews, retrieved 2012-03-24 
  5. ^ "Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear", Beamdog, 2015-07-10 

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