December 12, 2011

Grim Dawn


Crate enter­tain­ment, a com­pa­ny who is still rel­a­tive­ly new at just under 4yrs old, is cre­at­ing a promis­ing lit­tle title called Grim Dawn. It is an arcade style action RPG game that will be a PC exclu­sive, much like Titan Quest. Also much like Titan Quest the dev team is made up of the same peo­ple who brought you Titan Quest and is using an improved ver­sion of the iron lore engine cre­at­ed by Crate them­selves. What they’ve done with the iron lore engine isn’t incred­i­bly fan­cy but it does look good and the ear­ly game play footage gives hope to this small com­pa­ny look­ing to get things rolling.
About the game:
Play­ers will be thrust into the dark, war-torn world of Cairn where a once proud empire has been brought to ruin and the human race dri­ven to the edge of extinc­tion. Cairn has become ground zero of an eter­nal war between two oth­er­world­ly pow­ers, one seek­ing to use human bod­ies as a resource, the oth­er intent upon destroy­ing the human race before that can hap­pen. This cat­a­clysmic war has not only dec­i­mat­ed human civ­i­liza­tion but is warp­ing the very fab­ric of real­i­ty and, in its wake, giv­ing life to new hor­rors.
For humankind it is the dawn of a grim new age where iron has replaced gold as cur­ren­cy and the impor­tance of salt as a weapon makes it far too valu­able to waste on food. Small enclaves of human sur­vivors exist scat­tered through­out the world, holed up in hid­den refuges. These humans have qui­et­ly watched the war­ring invaders destroy one anoth­er and have become wise to the strengths and vul­ner­a­bil­i­ties of their oth­er­world­ly foes. A few sur­vivors have begun to exhib­it strange new abil­i­ties after sur­viv­ing pos­ses­sion or expo­sure to the warp. These unnat­ur­al pow­ers are feared by some but give many new hope of launch­ing a resis­tance to fight the “out­siders” and reclaim what’s left of their world.
If you like Titan Quest you’ll more than like­ly enjoy Grim Dawn. So far there isnt a release date but the game will release on Steam among oth­er dig­i­tal dis­tri­b­u­tion ven­dors and will retail for $20 usd. For those of you who would like to sup­port the lit­tle guy and help add fea­tures to the final release of Grim Dawn the game can be pre-pur­chased direct­ly through them. The pre-pur­chase gets you added game con­tent and alpha & beta access depend­ing on which ver­sion you pur­chase.
$20 gets you the basic full game on release; $32 gets you beta access, your name in the cred­its and a TBA in game acces­so­ry and $48 gets you alpha & beta access, your name in the cred­its and a TBA in game acces­so­ry. heres a link to this page if you want to check it out The game actu­al­ly looks pret­ty fan­tas­tic, if I had $50 to burn I would buy this now.



  1. RAY16 - December 12, 2011 10:41 am

    The devel­op­ers claim that the rea­son Titan Quest was so incred­i­bly bland was due to deci­sions forced upon them by man­age­ment at THQ. So far, this is look­ing just as bland. Grant­ed, they’ve only showed some ear­ly envi­ron­ment fly-by’s and com­bat videos. I hope the final prod­uct proves oth­er­wise.

  2. PimpmasterF - December 12, 2011 12:43 pm

    like you said so far its all pre alpha and unfin­ished, if they are smart they will appeal to the gamer com­mu­ni­ty and devel­op what we wan­na see. Oth­er­wise they will have a hard time get­ting their com­pa­ny off the ground


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