No Sooner Said Than Done – Baldurs Gate for iPad

Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition for iPad is out. This was a fun Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (AD&D) computer game from the 90s from BioWare overhauled to run on the iPad, and a bunch of other operating systems by a company called Beamdog. As of this writing, it is for the iPad and Windows PC, it looks like they have plans for the Android and Mac OS X. Links to the website and more information are below.

Mainly, we do table top role playing games around here, but during down time between games, I will pick up a computer or console game to play. These days I travel so much that it is getting harder, and harder, to just sit and game at a Playstation, or Xbox, so my iPhone and iPad have become my go to gaming device. I have NetHackHD, Bard’s Tale and as of last night Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition. I play in spurts so turned based games fit my schedule better than live action games; plus, being a traditional pen and paper gamer I just don’t enjoy being rushed to set off a spell or change a weapon.

Here is an email blurb about the overhaul.

Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition for iPad has been released!

Hi Friends,

Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition for iPad is now available in the Apple App Store!

Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition for iPad is currently English only, with additional languages coming in a free update. The iPad version also requires iOS 6, but iOS 5 support is coming soon!

Since its initial release in 1998, Baldur’s Gate has entertained millions of fans around the globe, and has received countless awards. This classic saga of mystery, intrigue, and adventure has set the standard for Dungeons & Dragons™ computer role-playing games ever since.

Running on an upgraded and improved version of the Infinity Engine developed specifically for tablets, Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition™ includes the entire Baldur’s Gate adventure, the Tales of the Sword Coast expansion pack, and never before seen content including a new adventure, and a new party member: Rasaad yn Bashir, a monk of the Order of the Sun Soul. A variety of enhancements are available for in-app purchasing, including new portrait and voice sets.

If you have any issues, contact us at support@beamdog.com and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.

See you in the Forgotten Realms!

Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition for iPad should be fun to replay again all these years later. Thank you Beamdog for putting the effort into the update of this game. Oh, and thanks Nick, for letting me know this game is out.

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Shent_lodge, AKA Jon, started this website, in 2000, initially as a player's guide to his home game. He has run through, and run for, hundreds of players of the Dungeons and Dragons game since 1980. These days he plays, or runs games using the Pathfinder RPG rules set. He is also active with the Pathfinder Society.