Two of Torchlight developer Runic Games’ co-founders take off to form indie studio
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Two of Torchlight developer Runic Games’ co-founders take off to form indie studio

Two of Torchlight developer Runic Games’ co-founders have split from the company to form their own independent studio, the pair announced on the studio’s official forum. “I should say from the outset that this is an amicable departure, that I consider the amazing team at Runic my friends and family, and that it is a ... Read More»
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Two Runic Games Co-Founders Leave, Create Double Damage Games
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Two Runic Games Co-Founders Leave, Create Double Damage Games

Kaboomshark: Erich Schaefer and Travis Baldree, two of the original co-founders of Runic Games are leaving to create a new studio, Double Damage Games... Read More»
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Torchlight II development visualisation video
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Torchlight II development visualisation video

Runic Games have released a video that represent the almost three years of development that went into Torchlight II. The video apparently represents every piece of art, sound or code that went into shaping the game, as posted in the Evilavatar forum. The video is also below. Torchlight is currently available on PC and will ... Read More»
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Torchlight MMO “won’t be the next thing we do,” says Runic CEO
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Torchlight MMO “won’t be the next thing we do,” says Runic CEO

Torchlight 2 was released today, and while Runic has post release content plans for it, the studio may decide to do something different between now and the next Torchlight game. Speaking with RPS, CEO Max Schaefer said once the team catches its breath and catches up on some sleep, it will have a look at ... Read More»
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Torchlight II Review | GAMINGtruth.com
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Torchlight II Review | GAMINGtruth.com

GAMINGtruth’s own Indie Games Editor Derek Strickland delivers the verdict on Runic Games’ critically acclaimed sequel to their action RPG dungeon delving universe, Torchlight II. With this expansive new release, Runic Games reminds gamers how dungeon crawlers should be made, with a host of new features like online multiplayer, new characters and skill trees, and ... Read More»
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Torchlight 2 console release not “currently” planned, says Runic
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Torchlight 2 console release not “currently” planned, says Runic

Torchlight 2 for consoles isn’t part of the plant at this time, according to Runic CEO Max Schaefer. Speaking with IGN, Schaefer said Runic isn’t ruling out a console release in the future, but should the RPG release on consoles, it won’t be a “port like we did last time.” “We’re not currently planning a ... Read More»
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Diablo 3′s a “significant product,” but Torchlight 2 will offer more, says Schaefer
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Diablo 3′s a “significant product,” but Torchlight 2 will offer more, says Schaefer

Diablo 3 is a “significant product,” from Blizzard, according to Runic CEO and former Blizzard man Max Schaefer, especially since it’s nearly “impossible” to meet the expectations of the Diablo community. Speaking with IGN, Schaefer said while Diablo 3 is a good product, in comparison, Torchlight 2 will offer players offline single-player and more replayability. ... Read More»
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Torchlight 2 price is “as viable and as profitable” as selling a $60 box
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Torchlight 2 price is “as viable and as profitable” as selling a $60 box

Torchlight 2 will run you $19.99 when it releases this week, and Runic CEO Max Schaefer said just because the it’s not retailing for $60 doesn’t mean the firm won’t make a profit. Speaking with IGN, Schaefer said releasing a game through a digital service like Steam nets the developer the same monetarily as it ... Read More»
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Torchlight 2 will support Steam Workshop
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Torchlight 2 will support Steam Workshop

Torchlight 2 will not only eventually produce a set of official mod tools, it’s going to support Steam Workshop, making the promotion, acquisition and installation of these community-made delights a breeze. “There was no reason not to,” Runic president Travis Baldree told GameSpy of the inclusion. Baldree told the site he’s expecting more UGC armour ... Read More»
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Torchlight 2 launch trailer released
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Torchlight 2 launch trailer released

Torchlight 2 has a launch trailer, which should get you rather excited for the game’s release on September 20. Watch below. ... Read More»
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Torchlight 2 release date to be announced August 31
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Torchlight 2 release date to be announced August 31

Torchlight 2 will finally be given a release date on Friday morning, August 31. The news was posted by Runic over on the official website. Here’s the word: “August 31 kicks off of our favorite con, PAX Prime, and we’ll be there to show Torchlight II and tell everyone the official Torchlight II launch date,” ... Read More»
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Torchlight II has 4X the assets and playtime of Torchlight 1
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Torchlight II has 4X the assets and playtime of Torchlight 1

Runic president Travis Baldree has posted a blog update for Torchlight II, detailing what the studio is currently working on. While all the framework and content is in place, the firm working on polishing the game in an effort to release it in late summer as planned. To quell any trepidation fans may have regarding ... Read More»
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Torchlight II delayed for extensive balancing
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Torchlight II delayed for extensive balancing

Writing on the Runic Games forum, founder Travis Baldree offers an explanation of why Torchlight II – once expected well before Diablo III – is taking forever and a week to actually surface. It’s a detailed breakdown which essentially boils down to “it’s hard work to balance the acts of a dungeon crawler”. Well, we ... Read More»
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Torchlight II Available For Preorder With Steam  Incentives
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Torchlight II Available For Preorder With Steam Incentives

Gamesta.com has good news. Diablo III isn’t the only addictive action RPG coming to PC. Runic Games is also still working on Torchlight II. And now, it comes with preorders! Steam copies will also add some bonuses... Read More»
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Torchlight II $20 on Steam, includes original
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Torchlight II $20 on Steam, includes original

Although we still don’t have a firm release date, you can pre-purchase Torchlight II on Steam right now. The $20 price tag includes a giftable copy of the original, which is still well worth playing. The dungeon crawling sequel is expected once the initial Diablo III madness dies down, perhaps as early as June. Thanks, ... Read More»
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