byPublished on 11-15-2015 04:13 PM
Happy November everyone! Today I have a pretty big announcement:
We're doing another fundraiser!
The full details are on our IndieGogo page, but basically to help keep the website online Runic has donated some of the leftover swag they gave away in contests and at conventions in the past as incentives for people who want to help out the fansite. We've got three very awesome Dark Alchemist Statues, some Torchlight 2 Soundtracks with custom cover art, and fancy Outlander Tote Bags! Here are some pictures:
...byPublished on 10-25-2015 12:09 AM
UPDATE: Yup, HotSpot was the ONLY problem and now it says we're safe again. Woohoo!
Hello all! If you're reading this you've gone ahead and ignored Google telling you we're harmful. Good for you! While I'm in the process of double-checking to make sure nothing else is hidden, I'm reasonably confident that this is due to a false positive from the original HotSpot (Torchlight 1 Mod Manager). I've tried to get the program checked officially and whitelisted before, but never received any response. The crazy part is that it has shown up as a false positive for years (as well as TorchCam, the mod that hacked into your running Torchlight 1 game to let you alter the camera angle), it was not until today that this warning came up.
As a result, the original HotSpot is now officially retired. All that remains is the vast online Mod Database, and the forever-in-beta HotSpot 2. MAYBE someday someone else will volunteer to make us a new mod manager and then abandon us halfway through, but in the meantime just click to the Mods Sections and and go download some mods!
If anything that is actually a threat appears as I double-check through the site and run upgrades, I'll let you know. Until then, happy gaming! ...byPublished on 09-02-2015 11:06 AM
Good Morning everyone! PAX 2015 is officially over, but that doesn't mean the Hob news stops. PC Gamer posted a short interview with Marsh on YouTube. Marsh goes into the reasons and inspiration behind Hob, how they crafted the world, and how they designed combat. Check it out.
...byPublished on 08-31-2015 12:00 AM
Happy Midnight everyone, Angry Centaur Gaming on YouTube has posted a 30 minute long interview with Runic Games President Marsh Lefler that contain bits of gameplay from PAX attendees trying Hob out at the Runic Games booth.
...byPublished on 08-30-2015 06:05 PM
Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening world! IGN has just put out a small video with their reactions to playing Hob, including the first ever gameplay footage! You can actually see the areas I played in my gameplay preview , so it's worth a second read-through now that you can actually see the game in action. Check it out!
Hob Feels A Lot Like Zelda And We Love It!
...byPublished on 08-19-2015 06:13 PM
Runic Games has announced a Photo contest! The rules are simple, use a sprite image (I'll put a big on at the bottom of this post) and place it into a photo with you. Then tweet the photo to @RunicGames with the hashtag #HobPhotoContest. Here's the official rules:
byPublished on 08-17-2015 01:46 PM
On August 11 I was lucky enough to be in Seattle. Why does that make me lucky? Because I had an open invitation to come visit Runic Games whenever I was in town, and it just happened to be their seven year anniversary as a company, and it was a scant two weeks before PAX Prime - important because they had a brand new game announcement to be made and I got to check it out early! Want the details? Read on!
I arrived downstairs at around 11:30 in the morning and was greeted down at the security checkpoint by Brian, who led me up to the office. It was a wide open office with walls covered in art and stickie notes, with probably more computers than I’ve ever seen in one place and people with headphones behind most of them. It was kind of funny because they assumed I already knew about the new game, but between fatherhood, work, and prep for an international flight I’d been out of the loop for weeks now. This is important to point out,because with absolutely no previous knowledge they sat me down, had me sign an NDA, and dropped me straight in to a game of HOB.