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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!
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.

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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      David Robitaille on May 8, 2012

      Wow, I am so happy for you guys! I've been playing TQ since 2006 and I was really saddened when Iron Lore shut their doors. I feel very compelled about this and wish you all the best! You have my admiration. Keep rocking and I really can't wait to see Grim Dawn. Take the time it takes to release, I have no doubt, this fantastic product!

    2. Maurice Mounier on May 8, 2012

      Great news congratulations !!! :)

    3. Antwane Fort on May 8, 2012

      Hold on, so you can move the camera around? That was awesome. Grim Dawn is going to b e huge.

    4. Jean-Luc Nacif Coelho on May 8, 2012

      Congrats! Looking forward to the game!

    5. Elliot Franford on May 8, 2012

      Congratulations!! Very exciting! Can't wait for my early access!

    6. Antonidas|Archmage of the Obsidian Order on May 8, 2012

      Wow that looks really awesome and not at all unpolished. I especially liked the beholder-like enemy.

      Remember folks, it's not to late to up your pledge. :)

    7. Keyrock on May 8, 2012

      I had my own celebratory beer last night and I got to check out this sweet new footage today. Congratulations and keep up the great work.

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      Sean on May 8, 2012

      Awesome, best of like guys

    9. ZJAT on May 8, 2012

      You're gonna want to charge more than $20-25 for the final version of this... I've pledged 18 but am willing to pay so much more for the final copy! TAKE ALL OF MY MONEY!

    10. ICryCauseImemo on May 8, 2012

      double post... I just love the destruction that is constantly going on in this video ugh can't wait for this game!

    11. ICryCauseImemo on May 8, 2012

      NO homo I like the shirt. Great video.

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      Glynixx on May 8, 2012

      Great Vid! Great Beer! AWESOME FOOTAGE!!

    13. Robert Baratheon on May 8, 2012

      I don't know if the whole video should be made available to non-backers, but certainly show the new gameplay in a seperate update to everyone, and put it on the front page, making sure to label it "arcanist class gameplay" ...that will pull in more backers like a magnet

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      Glynixx on May 8, 2012

      I hope it Curt Shilling contacts you! I wrote to him on Twitter too! I think we need Grim Dawn hoodies! :) - just kidding.. kind of.. :)

    15. Robert Baratheon on May 8, 2012

      THE DESTRUCTION!!!! freakin loved it, and loved the look of the cemetary as well. Dark, spooky, creepy. Loved the appearance of the gameplay as well. Looked very fast paced, and tactical. Loved the look of the electric aether/death beam.

      badass gameplay / looks ...check Can't wait to play this alpha, it looks so good as it is

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      Justin on May 8, 2012

      Awesome, and great footage. Now how do I wait till 8/13 for this game!

    17. Vadim Gusev on May 8, 2012

      This video should be made available to every one, not only backers, i've tried to show it to my friend but failed.

    18. Rick on May 8, 2012

      For it being unpolished, it looks pretty darn good. Thanks for sharing, the game is looking pretty awesome.

    19. Suzie Q Sailaway on May 8, 2012

      Yay! I'm so incredibly happy for you (and us :d). Wonderful news and a great video!

    20. Joshua R on May 8, 2012

      Fantastic - congratulations! Can't wait to see the final game - it looks pretty great now!

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      Scott Hunter on May 8, 2012

      Awesome, congratulations, ditto ditto...

      ... But WOW... unpolished?!? That work blows me away. Looks awesome! You guys establish a profoundly high bar; you deserve this funding, and your resulting independence.

    22. getoz on May 8, 2012

      Wonderful footage~!! Cheers!!

    23. Nori on May 8, 2012

      Love your shirt!

      Congrats on reaching the funding goal! You guys really deserve it! Now lets see if we can get this to 200%!

      Game is looking rather amazing! Super excited for it.

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      Rhys on May 8, 2012

      Glad I can be part of this in my own small way.
      UK Backer

    25. Nicholas Russell on May 8, 2012

      Congrats on finally making the goal! Now the real fun begins where we see what your next milestone will be, what that will add to the game, and finally for us finding out how to make that possible in what social ways we have available that we haven't tried yet. It'll be a challenge but ought to be fun. First though I do have one or two things to say about the new class.
      Holy @!?& did you guys see that? Now I don't use fricken awesome often but the way he was shooting green laser beams at enemies can only be described as such and has got me really psyched to see what I can do with just those two skills alone, let alone what other skills you guys come up with. And the environment just totally kicks @?! In its detail and realism. To think its only getting better from that foundation is almost too good a bit of news. Looking forward to what happens next.

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      Matthew Gaither on May 8, 2012

      Looking good, folks! Congrats to everyone for making the 100% goal. Yay, Grim Dawn!

    27. Jonathan Beck on May 8, 2012

      Congrats! Really excited for the beta, can't wait to play this game!

    28. Gulo Peters on May 8, 2012

      Awesome stuff, guys. I'm more excited for Grim Dawn than I am for D3.

    29. Bill Butler on May 8, 2012

      This game looks so good! The art style is excellent.

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      Sequitur on May 8, 2012

      Hell yes! This is definitely the kickstarter project I am most excited for... I'm really looking forward to Grim Dawn. Good on you Crate team.

    31. Christopher Todd on May 8, 2012

      Cool stuff! I hope that the UI and other elements really set it apart stylistically from other games. Find an FX/scenery designer that can really make these levels pop for 2013! :D

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      Kathy on May 8, 2012

      That gameplay footage looks so good! Loved that energy beam skill, especially when used with that energy sphere that sounds your character =)

    33. Tor-Eilif Hargaut on May 8, 2012

      Congratulations! This is awesome :D

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      nbesnerson on May 8, 2012

      Nice. I'm liking the destructible environment aspect as well as the atmosphere. Looks really good.

    35. Peter McKell on May 8, 2012

      Wow, that is looking amazing. If that's rough i cant wait to see what polished looks like!

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      Jesper Nøhr on May 8, 2012

      Congratulations guys, game looks amazing so far :)

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      DrHelvetica on May 8, 2012

      omg.. this gameplay looks amazing can't wait!

    38. Chris on May 8, 2012

      WOO HOO!!!

    39. Claude M. on May 8, 2012

      You should really taste some European beer. This... stuff... probably tastes as awful as it looks. :P

    40. altruism on May 8, 2012

      Good News!!!

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      Razmik on May 8, 2012

      Sweet!! Grim Dawn can"t come soon enough!!

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      Oliver Saml on May 8, 2012

      Thanks for the video! I'm so hyped right now. Keep up the awesome work and cheers!

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      Lex on May 8, 2012

      Amazing! and congratulations you definitely deserve it! keep up the great work Arthur! & the TEAM!

    44. Brian Penkwitz on May 8, 2012

      Thanks Crate, I "was" tired, but you've ruined that for me.

    45. Matthew Farmery on May 8, 2012

      utter awesome class, nice video too, now it's a toss up on what my first class will be, either this class or the occultist, got to say both classes are great, so an illusionist / occultist class will be an interesting mix

      but anyway, great vid, congrats on getting to the goal, lets see if we can get it higher

    46. Atarun
      on May 8, 2012

      I don't like beer, so I'd say success tastes like plum wine or apple cider. :D

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      Chad Biggerstaff on May 8, 2012

      Awesome game footage. I'm sure it's cool for you to see your hard work be appreciated, sadly that just means more of it, but you clearly love it (or I would hope so! :)).

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      hunter martin on May 8, 2012

      congrats to you and your team dude
      gonna be great