Funded! This project was successfully funded on May 18, 2012.

Update #10

100% Funding achievement unlocked!

Wow, what a crazy day.  I'm writing this at 3am and I think it has taken this long for the reality to finally sink in that we actually passed our funding goal.  Partially, I just haven't even had time to think about it, I've been busy with so many things, including the creation of this video. 

I'm incredibly excited to be able to move into a new phase of Grim Dawn development, with more people working full-time, in the same space were real creative collaboration can happen.  I think it will really show in the final game.  Also, as much as I tried to convey my excitement in the video, I was also very tired, so if I didn't do a good job, please know I certainly feel it inside.  ; )

Oh, I should also mention, I received an email today from an editor of a well-known gaming site that actually lives in Massachusetts.  He's going to be dropping by my place tomorrow to do an in-person interview and also play a bit of Grim Dawn (hopefully it behaves).  I think this will be cool because its the first time you guys will be able to get an outsider's perspective on Grim Dawn.  Hopefully, this will also get us some of the publicity we've been hoping for to speed us toward our stretch goals.

Okay, time for some sleep, tomorrow is another busy day!

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      Creator Roberto De La Torre on May 11, 2012

      OMG, I CAN'T WAIT! I played the hell out of titan quest...maybe a little too much :( But it was awesome! And Grim Dawn will be too.

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      Creator Richard Durrer on May 10, 2012

      Nice review in GameSpy :D

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      Creator Steve Potenziano on May 10, 2012

      WAY TO GO ARTHUR! Bro I am Pumped and The shit looks as good now as a few finished games ive seen..lol. ;) U da man.

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      Creator Timeyy on May 10, 2012

      I had a huge grin on my face when he destroyed the gravestones with the beam at the end of the video, I love how you can break stuff in the environment :D

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      Creator Matthew Farmery on May 10, 2012

      alpha test should either be end of this year or next year, if you have pledged the correct amount, $50 min. sp yes there will be an alpha test

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      Creator cowmangler64 on May 9, 2012

      Congratulations on hitting your goal! I loved Titan Quest and still play it today with my friend.

      Now I don't wanna bash Diablo cause I love that series as well but honestly, if the games remained the same but the developers were switched and it said "Blizzard Presents Titan Quest", nobody would ever have heard of Diablo. Sadly the masses are more interested in who made the game than which one actually is better.

      I'm glad I was able to support you guys again!

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      Creator Martin Nicolas on May 9, 2012

      Would love to see an official multiplayer server a la *cought* diablo/battle.net...

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      Creator Grosher on May 9, 2012

      yes we have alpha test???

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      Creator Michael Red Eagle Jonklaas on May 9, 2012

      Also, whens alpha release? XDXDXD just kidding.

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      Creator Michael Red Eagle Jonklaas on May 9, 2012

      Hey, the ups and downs of beer drinking. I mean, game development. Yeah, game development.

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      Creator Grosher on May 9, 2012

      You have a week more .I think you pass $750.000 +

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      Creator Grosher on May 9, 2012

      Nice color for beer good color

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      Creator Grosher on May 9, 2012

      Hoaaaa!!!!!!

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      Creator Crate Entertainment on May 9, 2012

      "Gonna have to agree with these beer criticisms. Who poured the beer such that there is NO head? Simply not good. Also, what was that an Irish red type beer? I myself prefer young's double chocolate stout myself."
      -
      The beer story is actually long and complicated as is often the case in game development. It started out as Allagash, a Belgian wheat style beer made by a local brewery but that was quickly consumed. Then there were a few bottles of Guiness but alas, they were depleted after multiple takes of the video. The original "final" video turned out to be too dark and grainy when I went to edit it, so then I had to start over with better lighting. At that point, I had to start on Double Bag from Long Trail, another local brewery. However, after multiple takes on the new video, head was deflating and beer was running low. I resorted to stirring it with my pen to recreate some head but eventually all the carbonation was gone, beer reserves were totally depleted and I had only half a pint left. Thus, water had to be added to fill the pint for the final take of the video. It was a flat, watered down, disgusting sip of beer but I took one for team. ; p

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      Creator Blackbird on May 9, 2012

      Well Marc de Bruno, you sure look happy with the funding goal met. That must be a relief knowing you will see the fruits of your labour come to life with the funding of the community backing it up.
      Yes we want to see this Grim Dawn come to light, you have teased us enough with it now go work on it and bring it out, it looks fantastic! Congratulations on reaching your goal.

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      Creator David Godward on May 9, 2012

      Awww YEAH!

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      Creator AureasAetas on May 9, 2012

      I want the poster on the wall !

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      Creator Dallan Blunt on May 9, 2012

      Congrats on the team reaching/exceeding the goal. Celebratory beers all around!

      P.S. Can everyone please just shut up with the Diablo bashing? This isn't a competition. Diablo 3 will have been out for over a year before this game is even released. They're both good. You want a bad game? Go play Action 52 on NES.

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      Creator Conar McVicker on May 9, 2012

      WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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      Creator Thomas on May 9, 2012

      Wow, the footage looks awesome! Can't wait to put many hours in this game :D Good job GD team!

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      Creator El Hiero on May 9, 2012

      Paolo, comparing Grim Dawn videos with the stuff i saw in D3--beta .. they already did! :D Great work guys!

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      Creator Paolo Munoz on May 9, 2012

      Kick Diablo III's butt guys! Congrats! :D

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      Creator Tyler Morrison on May 8, 2012

      Congratulations! I'm super excited for you guys! I have been reaching out to other like minded game developers and gaming media trying to get you guys support wherever I can. I'm so excited games that I am passionate about are finally getting made and backed by the fans, publishers have went from being backers and investors to wanting to control every aspect of the process and it has nearly destroyed PC gaming. This is the future and I'm happy to say i'm here supporting it as it unfolds.

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      Creator wesley on May 8, 2012

      i love the game play footage it looks great!
      At the very end when he does a 360 and take out all the grave stones! good stuff!
      keep up the good work!

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      Creator Solafein on May 8, 2012

      i've watched this video so many times.
      so excited.

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      Creator Robert Bowen on May 8, 2012

      Fantastic. Congratulations on reaching your funding goal, guys, and glad I played a small part in making it happen. Can't wait to see where it goes next. The footage was kickass - really digging that class, and the destructable parts of the environment are great to see. Keep up the great work. ;)

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      Creator Fox Nemhauser on May 8, 2012

      Arthur, you (and your team) rock!

      Keep up the good work and cheers! :)

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      Creator Federico Manuel Astica on May 8, 2012

      I love how during the demo in the video you said that the effects are rough an unpolished but they still looks much better than most of actual AAA games. This game will be awesome! I love single player, so I hope the campaign to be great.

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      Creator Michael Riser on May 8, 2012

      Just had a Killian's Irish Red myself to celebrate. Congrats, guys! So glad that you've made the goal, and looking very forward to everything that's to come!

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      Creator Robert Baratheon on May 8, 2012

      Gonna have to agree with these beer criticisms. Who poured the beer such that there is NO head? Simply not good. Also, what was that an Irish red type beer? I myself prefer young's double chocolate stout myself.

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      Creator David Palmer - Member, Mutant League on May 8, 2012

      Love the footage! Can't wait to get started on this game when it's done! Good job Crate!

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      Creator Tom Drake on May 8, 2012

      Game is looking slick - Glad to help. Congrats!

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      Creator Generic Jargon on May 8, 2012

      Awesome video clip! Thanks for the update!

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      Creator Skiddie77 on May 8, 2012

      My god this looks good.

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      Creator Christopher "DarkWolfNine" Muzatko on May 8, 2012

      I agree @Paul. I think between this, D3, Torchlight 2, and Path of Exile, it will give some great times, after Sacred 2. I hope n pray that S3 will still come to fruition (taken over by Deep Silver) But either way, We have had, and will continue to have great ARPG gaming for a long time. :) I can't wait for this one either.

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      Creator elmuerte on May 8, 2012

      This looks so much better than Diablo 3. Glad I put my money into this project.

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      Creator Andreas O. on May 8, 2012

      Hell yeah!
      I hope with that money and a bit more development time, this will be polished to be on one level with various top titles of the genre that were released so far. Then it would literally be the game that I hoped D3 would be but isn't. :)
      Keep up the good work! :)

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      Creator Donbabbeo on May 8, 2012

      I'm with Claude Mathias, a beer without foam? It looks like tea =P
      Anyway congratulation!!!

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      Creator El Hiero on May 8, 2012

      Yay! I like the hats of the characters! Everyone should wear a cool hat! And although... Sorry to say that, but no beer should look like this one... You should definitely taste an european (german ;) ) beer! Cheers man, you deserve it!

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      Creator Paul Dunnells on May 8, 2012

      Oh man, very excited! Hopefully this will fill the void left by Sacred2.

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      Creator hooby on May 8, 2012

      @Kineteka Systems:
      Check out the FAQ: http://www.grimdawn.com/about_faq.php#q06
      feature list: http://www.grimdawn.com/about_featurelist.php
      and/or forums: http://www.grimdawn.com/forums/search.php…
      I'd expect multiplayer to be very similar to Titan Quest - with the game running on the same engine and all. That means official game-finder / server-list but player-hosted games. Probably no dedicated servers though.

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      Creator Kineteka Systems on May 8, 2012

      Will there be any multi-player? Can we run our own server?

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      Creator Lloyd Bobby on May 8, 2012

      Gratz on reaching the goal :)

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      Creator Dave Little on May 8, 2012

      I got to say, this alpha footage looks better than the beta I played of Diablo 3. I am very excited for this game :)

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      Creator Evyn on May 8, 2012

      WOOOO

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      Creator Trevor on May 8, 2012

      If this is the very rough build, I can't wait to see the polished retail version. Congrats!

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      Creator HOOI YI BIN on May 8, 2012

      congratz of reaching the goal~:)

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      Creator Raúl Molina Arista on May 8, 2012

      I can´t wait for play the alpha,CONGRATULATIONS goof job ;)

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      Creator Greg "Scorpio" Myers on May 8, 2012

      Wow, great game play footage! The game looks good enough to play now, congrats again on reaching your goal Arthur.

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      Creator Josh on May 8, 2012

      Congratulations on reaching your target =]

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