Just saw this breaking on social media this morning. Apparently Beamdog is being acquired by Aspyr Media, an Austin-based game company that I was previously unaware of. Aspyr is a wholly owned subsidiary of a parent company called Embracer, which I’ve also never heard of.
This is pretty big news. Does anyone know anything about either of these companies?
Been checking up a little. Seems Beamdog will remain an independent studio within Aspyr, although not entirely sure what that means about control over Beamdog’s support for NWN. I think you’re right in that Beamdog don’t have a lot of ways of keeping income rolling in through NWN if they can’t do premium modules. couldn’t argue I suppose. Not many companies still supporting 20 yr old games.
I noticed in one of the forum threads at Beamdog they talked about hoping to iron out problems with the help of “the community”. Maybe hoping the community around NWN will extend to covering MythForce? Not sure there’s the same attraction with it as the toolset.