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Posted on July 27, 2010

Things have been pretty exciting here at Runic over the last few months. Torchlight has sold more than 500,000 copies since we released last year, and is now available as a digital download and in retail boxes for both PC and Mac. We won some nifty awards (2010 Game Developers Choice Award for Best Debut Game AND's RPG Game of the Year 2009), made it to the quarter-finals in the Indie Games Tournament (congrats to Shattered Horizon for winning!) on and even found time to move offices! We also chatted with PC Gamer on the making of Torchlight. Things have been so busy, we have not been able to figure out what this is… any ideas?

Posted on June 24, 2010

Nab Torchlight for PC and Mac for just ten bucks – cheaper than a summer burger and brew on the patio! Summer is finally here and it’s time to stock up on briskets for the barbecue and RPG’s for your computer.

Steam’s Summer Sale kicks off today, Thursday June 24, and runs through that zenith of summer celebration, that hallowed day of gunpowder, the 4th of July.

Thanks everyone that participated in the Steam Summer Sale! Unfortunately, the summer sale is now over.

In between flipping burgers on the back porch and icing your co-workers (you know who you are!), there will always be a time you need to rest from from exposure to that great ball of flame in the sky and retreat into dark dungeons for some demon slayin’.

Or declare a fast from games but stock up now for winter – not to rain on your parade, there is a La Nina warning meaning a colder, wetter winter, and Torchlight will save you from cabin fever. Get it here:

Posted on June 21, 2010

We’re facing some tough competition in DIYGamer’s clash of the Indie Titans, in their brilliantly devised brackets! Currently we’re up against a game we all admire, “N,” but that doesn’t change the fact that a coveted rocket-ship trophy is on the line! And rocket ships are to developers what cookies are to Cookie Monster.

We could use your help! Go vote for Torchlight here!

Every little bit makes a difference. We’ve been posting it on our forums but if you haven’t seen it, we need you to make it through the quarter finals.

Thanks for voting, thanks for playing!

Update: Thanks to our valiant community, Torchlight eked out a victory at the 11th hour. Much like Donovan’s game-saving goal seconds before the buzzer, you guys came through and advanced Torchlight through the quarter-finals! Thanks for voting and getting the word out! We’ll update you when the semi-finals go live.