|Initial release||July 2010|
|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. The service was launched in July 2010.
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. 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. 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.
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.
- MDK2 Wii (2011) - Developed by Beamdog, Published by Interplay
- MDK2 HD (2012) - Developed by Overhaul Games, Published by Interplay
- Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition (2012) - Developed by Overhaul Games, Published by Beamdog
- Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition (2013) - Developed by Overhaul Games, Published by Beamdog
- Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition (2014) - Developed by Overhaul Games, Published by Beamdog
- Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition - Siege of Dragonspear (Planned release in 2015) - Developed by Overhaul Games, Published by Beamdog
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