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Edmonton developers resurrect PC classic Baldur’s Gate

- August 19th, 2012

While the golden era of fantasy role-playing computer games might be long gone, for Trent Oster and his team at Overhaul Games, it’s certainly not forgotten.

Working undercover in a small studio tucked behind a tattoo parlour on Whyte Avenue, the ex-BioWare game director and his talented team of game designers are resurrecting a notable classic: Baldur’s Gate.

The 1998 Dungeons & Dragon’s-based PC game was one of the last bastions of true strategy role playing games, says Oster, and it’s Overhaul’s pleasure to be able to give the undeniably dated game a modern makeover.

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Scott Brooks, Beamdog's chief technology officer, works on the iPad version of Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition on his computer at Overhaul Games office on Whyte Avenue in Edmonton.

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