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Game update: REDkit creative toolset for The Witcher 2

CD Projekt RED invites you to digital godhood.

Creating worlds is a matter divine. Shaping realms from digital clay, populating them with virtual life, and twisting their fates to your liking gives an unbelievable rush of power and creative satisfaction. This is not a thing everyone experienced, but for a game modder it's daily bread. There are few game genres--if any--that make such a perfect playground for your imagination as role-playing games do. By definition, RPGs are most advanced in developing a believable illusion of a vivid world, and among all of them, The Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition stands out with its complexity, depth and organic feel. Such an incredibly life-like realm--now, you too can become its lord creator!

Our friends at CD Projekt RED have prepared a set of tools that will allow modders of any skill to access the creative potential that up until now was only accessible to the creators of The Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition, one of the most acclaimed modern role-playing title, known for it's powerful vision and deep, mature gameplay. The suite known as the REDkit has entered the Open Beta phase, and is available as a free Witcher 2 upgrade via its newly-published official website--or if you own the game here, on GOG.com, from within your account, in the game's download section. The site also holds an extensive Wiki manual that will help you start modding away, a quick guide for installation and your first steps with the kit, forums to connect you with its other users, and a news section to keep you updated on new developments. Last, but not the least, the REDkit's official site is also a hub for exchanging your creations, allowing everyone to download, play, and experience the worlds created by modders. There's even a user-created mod introducing a whole new adventure already featured and ready to download. Are you excited yet? Now watch the trailer below:



With the addition of REDkit, CD Projekt RED continues on its course to do exceptional things in role-playing games development. Let's hear from the studio's head, Adam Badowski:

"For CD Projekt RED, RPGs are all about telling amazing stories," said Adam. "We want to give players the power to tell the same kind of non-linear, branching stories that made The Witcher games so popular. Our fans have helped us for years to make our games the best they can be, and REDkit is part of embracing our community as a partner in game development."

With a bold statement like that, the tool itself has much to live up to. Wondering what kind of creative powers can this suite actually unleash? Let's look at REDkit's key features:

• Intuitive tools developed for all would-be storytellers and game designers
• Complex and user-friendly terrain tools, including the SpeedTree foliage system
• Utilize the astonishing graphics and visuals that power The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
• Create a realistic and dynamic day and night cycle in a few clicks
• Implement non-linear stories and quests with a unique quest system that allows player decisions to impact the game world and plot
• Build believable characters, NPCs, and entire communities and set their interactions with the player
• Place dialogue cameras automatically or manually to create a movielike experience

Are you ready to ascend to digital godhood to create worlds and shape the fates of many lifelike characters, crafting unique multi-layered adventures for everyone to enjoy and admire? If you already own a copy of The Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition, there's nothing stopping you. If not, you can get yours on GOG.com, for only $19.99. Now it's worth more than ever!

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