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  • Runic Games Shuts Down

    There's no easy way to break this news to you all.

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    Basically, Perfect World shut down Runic Games' studio today. I've just woken up to this news, and I'm still in shock. I keep flashing back to Summer of 2008, when the founders' original studio (Flagship Studios) was also shut down but their publisher. Back then the team was working on Mythos, which was the best thing since Diablo 2 and has very little resemblance to it turned into after they left.

    When Runic was founded a few weeks after that I wanted to show my support for them. I believed in that team's ability to make great games. I registered this website a couple of weeks later, with the intent to post news and eventually make a wiki. From that moment I've met so many people and gained so many skills while putting so much time and effort into growing this website and helping build the community.

    I can't thank the people at Runic Games enough for working with me all of these years. I feel privileged to have had the chance to meet and work with so many great people. I'm so glad I made the effort to go visit the office when Hob was still in its early stages (thanks again for the steak lunch!).

    I'm starting to run out of coherent sentences. Runic Games Fansite will still be here for the time being. As you may know, I sold the rights to Olympus Games a little over a year ago so that we could stay online and not lose all the fabulous Torchlight 1 and Torchlight 2 mods. We may merge our content into the ModDrop client even further as time goes on, but for the time being nothing is going to change significantly on this end.

    I'll still be around to give you support for your mods, and try to help when you have problems with your game. The Runic Games Discord still appears to be staying where it is, so don't be afraid to stop by and say hello with the community and to the developers.

    Thanks again to everyone at Runic. Thank you all for the opportunity to run something like this website. Thank you.