OverviewLarian Studios is a Belgian game development studio founded in 1996 and the only high profile developer in the country. Located in Oudenaarde, they have released many software products.
Their first game was the real-time strategy title The L.E.D. Wars (1997). This was a project they used for short-term finance to convince publishers of their dedication in order to promote the large project they were working on: LMK. This game was cancelled, but they released another isometric RPG in 2002: Divine Divinity, followed shortly by the sequel Beyond Divinity (2004).
Next, they created the PC2TV game KetnetKick (2004) where children could create content that was displayed on the national children's channel Ketnet. It was later also adapted as the BBC children's MMO Adventure Rock for the British market. In October 2008 an updated version called KetnetKick 2 was released based on the same concept.
The company's most recent title is Divinity: Original Sin - Enhanced Edition (2015), which introduced the game to consoles and features full voice-overs for all characters.
Currently the studio is working on the sequel to the their highly acclaimed Divinity: Original Sin, named Divinity: Original Sin 2. It was funded through a successful Kickstarter campaign, raising over 2 million $.
In January 2012 founder Swen Vincke said in an interview that all new Larian titles would be self-published, starting with Dragon Commander.
TriviaLocation and contact information in 2009:
Doorn 17 bis
Tel: +32 (0)55 23 99 17
Email: [email protected]
Related Web Sites
- Larian Studios NV (official website)