Creator / Larian Studios

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Larian Studios is a Belgian video game developer studio founded in 1996 and based on Ghent. It is best known for the Divinity series of Western RPGs.

The developer started working on The Lady, The Mage and The Knight, but found difficulties concerning publishers due to lack of faith in the project. Larian would then develop LED Wars, a strategy game, in the span of 5 months. The Lady, The Mage and The Knight would later become a collaboration with Attic Entertainment Software, but the game was later canceled due to various issues between the teams.

In 2002, Larian would release Divine Divinity, an isometric Action RPG, kicking off the studio's flagship franchise. A sequel, Beyond Divinity, was released in 2004. In January 2010, Larian began to work on Divinity II: Ego Draconis, a completely 3D Action RPG, releasing in January 2010. An expansion, Flames of Vengeance, would follow a year later. In 2012, a Developer's Cut edition of the game was released. containing enhanced version of the game and its expansion along with a Developer's Mode akin to console commands.

The studio changed things up a bit with Divinity: Dragon Commander, a Genre-Busting Real-Time Strategy, released in 2013 and praised for its novel take on the genre. Larian would then turn to Kickstarter to partially fund thier retutn to the RPG genre, Divinity: Original Sin, releasing in 2014 to positive reviews, with an enhanced edition a year later. A sequel following a similar process, Divinity: Original Sin II, would release in 2017 with greater fanfare.

Additionally, Larian have also developed educational games, such as KetnetKick for Ketnet in 2004.

Games developed under the Larian Studios logo:

Games developed under the Larian Education Games logo:

  • KetnetKick (2004)
  • Adventure Rock (2008)
  • KetnetKick2 (2008)
  • [GulliLand (2009)

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