It takes a lot of dedication to regularly get together with friends for at least five hours for the sole purpose of sitting at a table, drinking Mountain Dew, and killing Beholders and Orcs. If you are over the age of 20, it is even harder to find time to play tabletop role play games, partly because it is hard to find at least four other people that didn’t grow out of that phase.
For those who still love Dungeons & Dragons, but are the only one still collecting miniature figurines, there are computer games to satiate. Baldur’s Gate first came out in 1998 for Mac and PC and Overhaul Games recently announced that they will be porting the popular fantasy RPG to the iPad this fall.
Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition has 400 game improvements including an enhanced interface that contains tablet-specific interface adjustments, improved online multiplayer features, and cross-platform compatibility. The game is getting a complete overhaul. The original source code has been cleaned up, sped up and bugs from the previous version have been exterminated.
The upcoming reconstruction of the popular RPG will include class kits, new sub-races and three new characters; Rasaad yn Bashir (a Calishite Monk), Neera the Wild Mage, and the half-orc Dorn Il-Khan. Additional characters will be made available as in-app purchases.
The game is scheduled to be released for iOS on September 18 for $9.99 in the App Store (the Mac and PC versions retail for $19.99). Grab your dice bag and red vines because soon, you’ll be able to play the classic tabletop RPG on your tablet. You don’t even have to clean your living room to get ready for guests.