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Victorian era, fantasy action role-playing from the lead gameplay designer of TITAN QUEST!
Victorian era, fantasy action role-playing from the lead gameplay designer of TITAN QUEST!
12,457 backers pledged $537,515 to help bring this project to life.

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Posted by Crate Entertainment (Creator)

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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    1. Missing avatar

      Roberto De La Torre on

      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.

    2. Richard Durrer on

      Nice review in GameSpy :D

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      Steve Potenziano on

      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.

    4. Timeyy on

      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

    5. Matthew Farmery on

      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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      cowmangler64 on

      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!

    7. Martin Nicolas on

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

    8. Grosher on

      yes we have alpha test???

    9. Michael Red Eagle Jonklaas on

      Also, whens alpha release? XDXDXD just kidding.

    10. Michael Red Eagle Jonklaas on

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

    11. Grosher on

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

    12. Grosher on

      Nice color for beer good color

    13. Grosher on

      Hoaaaa!!!!!!

    14. Crate Entertainment Creator on

      "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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      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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      Blackbird on

      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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      AureasAetas on

      I want the poster on the wall !

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    18. Conar McVicker on

      WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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      Thomas on

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

    20. Christian Selent on

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

    21. Paolo Munoz on

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

    22. Tyler Morrison on

      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.

    23. wesley on

      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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      Josh M on

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

    25. Robert Bowen on

      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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      Fox Nemhauser on

      Arthur, you (and your team) rock!

      Keep up the good work and cheers! :)

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      Federico Manuel Astica on

      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.

    28. Michael Riser on

      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!

    29. Robert Baratheon on

      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.

    30. David Palmer - Member, Mutant League on

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

    31. Tom Drake on

      Game is looking slick - Glad to help. Congrats!

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      Generic Jargon on

      Awesome video clip! Thanks for the update!

    33. Skiddie77 on

      My god this looks good.

    34. Christopher "DarkWolfNine" Muzatko
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      on

      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.

    35. elmuerte on

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

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      Andreas O. on

      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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      Donbabbeo on

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

    38. Christian Selent on

      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!

    39. Paul Dunnells on

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

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      hooby on

      @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.

    41. Kineteka Systems on

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

    42. Lloyd Bobby on

      Gratz on reaching the goal :)

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      Dave Little on

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

    44. Trevor on

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

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      HOOI YI BIN on

      congratz of reaching the goal~:)

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      Raúl Molina Arista on

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

    47. Greg "Scorpio" Myers
      Superbacker
      on

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

    48. Josh on

      Congratulations on reaching your target =]