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1 year ago

Torchlight Frontiers trailer shows steampunk mechs, exploding goblins and a tiny train

Announced two weeks ago, we're finally getting our first peek at how co-op action RPG Torchlight Frontiers looks in motion. While there's still some big talk about the game being a "shared world" that new developers Echtra Games have yet to explain, the new trailer looks enough like Torchlight 2 to me, which is all I'm looking for in a sequel like this.  Take a peek…

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Torchlight Frontiers taking action-RPG to ‘shared world’

Perfect World Entertainment today announced a new game in the action-RPG series Torchlight, nine months after shutting down the studio which created it. But some scraps of Runic Games have survived to make Torchlight Frontiers, as this new one is named, including Runic co-founder Max Schaefer and other unnamed former Torchlight folks at his new studio, Echtra Games. Weird. What a weird situation. Torchlight Frontiers…

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2 years ago

Torchlight studio Runic shut down, Gigantic devs also almost closed

The owners of Torchlight developers Runic Games, the Chinese free-to-play-focused publisher Perfect World Entertainment, confirmed today that it has shut down Runic's Seattle studio. Seeing as that's Runic's only studio, er, that's them basically gone - though their games will live on. This comes barely one month after Runic released Hob. Perfect World have also laid off most the team at Motiga, the studio behind…

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5 years ago

Hot Loot: Torchlight For Free

You've played Torchlight by now, right? Y'know, Torchlight: fine little action-RPG released in 2009 by Runic Games. Y'know, Runic: founded by the Diablo-co-designing Schaefer brothers and Fate chap Travis Baldree (at the time, anyway - Erich Schaefer and Baldree have since moved on), bringing along Diablo musicman Matt Uelmen. Given how many times it's been on sale or offered as a freebie to entice folks…

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Rebel Galaxy: Ex-Torchlight Folks’ Space Sandbox

A crafty crew of space-outlaws can scrape by on the edge of known space by trading, stealing, scavenging, negotiating, exploring, and fighting as long as they have a reliable spaceship, popular media tells me. Now imagine such an outfit of scamps in control of a destroyer bristling with guns. That's Rebel Galaxy, the first game from Travis Baldree and Erich Schaefer's new outfit Double Damage…

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6 years ago

Runic To The Hills: Founders Depart Torchlight Developer

Huh. Well, this is kinda unexpected. Runic, the band of former Diablo devs that produced Torchlight and the especially excellent Torchlight II, have just lost two key members. Founders Travis Baldree and Erich Schaefer are departing the little ARPG studio that could because, er, it apparently grew too large for their tastes. 20 people under one roof? You're practically Ubisoft at that point. For real, though,…

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GoG Summer Sale Begins, Torchlight Currently Free

Let there be Torchlight. The ARPG's sequel thoroughly impressed John and the original is free until June 20th as part of Good Old Games' summer sale. There will be new deals every day until July 5th and the first day's offerings include Alan Wake and American Nightmare for $4.48, and a massive Dungeons and Dragons pack for $21.10. That one includes Torment, Baldur's Gate 1…

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7 years ago

Feature: Fuel For The Fire

So Runic, What’s Next After Torchlight II?

It's been a long road to the release of Torchlight II. Not Diablo III long, mind you, but it technically started with the original Torchlight, which didn't even release until 2009. And all the while, there's been Torchlight ports and constant demand for a Torchlight MMO - among other things. I wouldn't be surprised if talk of Torchlight-branded torches, lights, and lighters crept into the…

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Humble Rumbles Anew: PWYW Torchlight, Vessel, SPAZ

Somehow bearing the numeral '6' after it, despite there having been at least 40,000 Humble Bundles by this point, the latest in the wildly successful series of pay-what-you-want indie grab-bags is go right now. Torchlight is the headliner, which is some funny timin' what with the sequel being pretty darn close now, and it has sterling support from Rochard, Space Pirates And Zombies (aka SPAZ),…

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