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Founded July 2010 (2010-07) in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Trent Oster
  • Cameron Tofer

Beamdog is a Canadian video game developer, publisher, and distributor founded by BioWare co-founder Trent Oster and BioWare lead programmer Cameron Tofer.[1][2] Beamdog's distribution service was launched in July 2010.[3]

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.[4][5] and followed by Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition in 2013 and Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition in 2014.


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. ^ Williams, Rob (2011-10-13), "A Look at Beamdog's PC Game Digital Distribution Service", Techgage, retrieved 2012-03-24 
  3. ^ (Press release) (2010-03-24), "BioWare Veterans launch Beamdog, a new PC digital distribution service", Beamdog, archived from the original on 2012-03-22, retrieved 2012-03-16 
  4. ^ Dutton, Fred (2012-03-19), "Baldur's Gate 3 is "our long-term goal", says Beamdog", Eurogamer, retrieved 2012-03-24 
  5. ^ Keefer, John (2012-03-19), "Baldur's Gate 3 is a 'long-term goal' of Beamdog", Shacknews, retrieved 2012-03-24 

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