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Legend of Grimrock review: The depths of memory

Every design decision recalls elements of Might & Magic, Dungeon Master, and Wizardry. The inspiration is obvious looking at the two PDFs included with the game: a lengthy, lore-laden manual of the variety that no one makes in 2012, and Grimrock-themed graph paper with which particularly hardcore players can map out the dungeon by hand. Anyone without a fondness for classic CRPGs will be hard-pressed to see the appeal in Grimrock's old-school focus. I have that affection. As a kid, I spent hundreds of hours mapping out every corner of Might & Magic III: Isles of Terra. I put up with confusing quests and strange, seemingly hateful game mechanics, happy to be pulled into its vast fantasy world. But despite my sentimental memories of the games I grew up with, Legend of Grimrock...

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Legend of Grimrock 2 now in beta, iOS port of first game shown

Almost Human's island-based dungeon crawler Legend of Grimrock 2 is now in a closed beta, the developer announced today, and in the hands of a select group of players. Legend of Grimrock 2 is somewhat larger than its predecessor, Almost Human co-founders Juho Salila and Petri Häkkinen said in an update — about 25 percent larger. And although the game has been playable from beginning to end for some time, they say, there's still plenty of work to be done to polish and improve upon the game. The developer didn't provide an updated release window for the game, but did provide the above teaser trailer for Legend of Grimrock 2. Almost Human also showed off a shot of the iOS version of the original Legend of Grimrock running on an iPad. "A friend of us and a coder extraordinaire, Juha...

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Linux users: GoG.com lauches more than 50 games for you

The good folks at GoG.com are all about making new and old games accessible to modern gamers. To them that means scouring the back catalogs of publishers large and small for treasured oldies, a new push to publish day-one releases alongside outlets like Steam, and a commitment to DRM-free gaming at all costs. Now, the Polish publisher is formally expanding their game offerings to Linux. More than 50 games are available, starting today, for Linux platforms worldwide. Nearly half of them have never been playable on Linux before. You can learn more at their site. The titles include... Anomaly Warzone Earth Ascendant Bionic Dues Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold — first time on Linux! Blake Stone: Planet Strike — first time on Linux! Bloodnet — first time on Linux! B...

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Legend of Grimrock gets live-action treatment from people behind Fallout: Nuka Break

The team behind fan-created live-action miniseries Fallout: Nuka Break, Wayside Creations, and indie game developers Almost Human are joining up to develop a licensed video series based on dungeon crawler role-playing game Legend of Grimrock, the companies announced today. According to the announcement, Wayside Creations reached out to the game's creators to develop the series. The two companies will work closely together to ensure that the series remains true to Almost Human's IP. Legend of Grimrock: The Series will initially roll-out as several individual episodes followed by a feature-length release combining all previously released content. Wayside co-founder Vincent Talenti (Fallout: Nuka Break seasons 1 & 2 and Fallout: Red Star) is slated as the series director, while Obsidian...

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Mix and match 22 Mac and PC games in GOG's weekend sale

GOG is discounting 22 games, including Another World, Legend of Grimrock and The Witcher, up to 75 percent off this weekend in the Mac Mix Pack Sale. Buyers can choose from among the list of discounted games until Monday, Nov. 18 at 11:59 a.m. ET. Purchasing all titles will cost $57.68, a savings of $99.10 of the regular price total. The full list of games, each of which is also available for Windows PC, includes: Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition for $3.99 Crusader: No Remorse for $2.39 Divine Divinity for $1.49 Dungeon Keeper Gold for $2.39 Eschalon: Book 1 for $2.39 Lands of Lore 1 and 2 for $2.39 Legend of Grimrock for $4.99 Little Big Adventure (Relentless: Twinsen's Adventure) for $2.39 Little Big Adventure 2 (Twinsen's Odyssey) for $2.39 Lords of the...

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Steam Indie Spring Sale features 1,000 indie titles discounted up to 80 percent off

The Steam Indie Spring Sale, which features a thousand indie titles discounted up to 80 percent off, is now live and will run until March 29. Featured games on sale include Super Meat Boy for $5.09, FTL: Faster Than Light for $4.99, Hotline Miami for $4.99, Deadlight for $3.74, Garry's Mod for $2.49, Legend of Grimrock for $7.49, The Binding of Isaac for $1.24, Trine 2 for $3.74 and Amnesia: The Dark Descent for $4.99. There are also PAX East and Independent Games Festival categories within the Spring Sale. Each day, the IGF category will feature different finalists and winners from past IGF Awards.

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GOG's Pick 5 Promo lets you bundle Alan Wake, The Witcher and more to save

GOG's Pick 5 Promo sale allows you to select five games from a list of 20 and save on the bundle you create, according to a press release from GOG. The sale includes Windows PC and Mac games and contains the following to pick from: A New Beginning - Final Cut for $2 (regularly $9.99) Alan Wake for $5 (regularly $29.99) Alan Wake's American Nightmare for $3 (regularly $14.99) Back to the Future: The Game for $5 (regularly $24.99) The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena for $3 (regularly $14.99) Capsized for $2 (regularly $9.99) Defender's Quest for $3 (regularly $14.99) Deponia for $4 (regularly $19.99) Divinity 2: Developer's Cut for $4 (regularly $19.99) Inquisitor for $3 (regularly $14.99) King's Bounty: Crossworlds GOTY for $5 (regularly $24.99) L...

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Legend of Grimrock DLC being repurposed for fully-fledged sequel

Legend of Grimrock 2, a sequel to Almost Human's first-person dungeon diving game for Windows PC and Mac, is in development, the title's creators announced today. The announcement comes after a long period of silence for the studio, which a post on Almost Human's blog explains came from an uncertainty of what the team was going to do next. A DLC expansion to the original was the first plan the developer was going to go with, but ultimately decided they would be constrained by the limitations of the first title, and would prefer to move on to a new game altogether. "Creating a mere DLC or expansion to Grimrock simply would not have felt right," the blog post reads. "As today's meeting proved, we still have a lot of ideas we'd like to explore, lots and lots of new content already done...

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Legend of Grimrock has sold more than 600,000 copies, say creators

PC gamers have snapped up more than 600,000 copies of Legend of Grimrock, the dungeon crawler role-playing game released by Almost Human in 2012. Thanks to that higher-than-expected figure, "the future of our company is secured for a long time," says the game's developer. "We would've been happy with just one tenth of the sales numbers, so needless to say we're very happy," writes Almost Human co-founder Juho Salila on the company's blog. "But great success doesn't mean we haven't lost our passion for making great games," Salila writes, offering a peek at what's in the works for Legend of Grimrock. The Finnish developer released the Windows version of Legend of Grimrock last April and released Mac and Linux ports late last year alongside Humble Indie Bundle 7.

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Humble Indie Bundle 7 ends with $2.65 million in sales, $10 million to charity to date

The latest Humble Indie Bundle has come to a close with $2.65 million in total sales over a two-week period, according to the official site. Nearly 400,000 bundles — a mix of nine indie video games, game soundtracks and documentary Indie Game: The Movie — were sold. Thanks to contributions made during Humble Indie Bundle 7, the group has raised more than $10 million for charity, according to Humble Bundle's Jeffrey Rosen. Humble Bundle buyers can opt to donate a portion of their bundle contribution to Child's Play and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Humble Indie Bundle 7 launched on Dec. 19 with Windows, Mac and Linux versions of The Binding of Isaac, Closure, Shank 2, Snapshot, Legend of Grimrock, Dungeon Defenders and Indie Game: The Movie. The following week, the bundle added T...

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Humble Indie Bundle 7 combines six indie games with Indie Game: The Movie

The latest Humble Indie Bundle combines six indie video games, six soundtracks and the film Indie Game: The Movie in a pay-what-you-want deal that benefits both independent game developers and charities. Humble Indie Bundle 7 features The Binding of Isaac and its Wrath of the Lamb expansion, Closure, Shank 2, Snapshot and Indie Game: The Movie. Buyers who pay more than the average price — currently around $6.00 — will also get Dungeon Defenders and Legend of Grimrock as part of their purchase. All games are DRM-free and available for Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. The bundle boasts six Linux and two Mac OS X debuts. As with previous Humble Bundles, buyers can choose to donate a portion of the amount they spend on the bundle to the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Child's...

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    • Released 04/11/2012
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