Posted on October 20, 2009

Here we are, one week away from the big day, and here is some big news for everyone!

On October 27th, Torchlight will be available for digital download from, and we are also excited to bring you special pre-sales from our partner sites:

“We are pleased that our partners Perfect World, Steam and GamersGate are all able to offer pre-orders of Torchlight so that you can be assured of getting Torchlight as soon as humanly possible,” said CEO Max Schaefer as we asked him about the announcement while he was seated on his solid, hand-crafted Ember throne.

If that weren’t exciting enough, Steam is offering a 10% discount on pre-orders, and Perfect World is offering a chance to win a limited edition poster signed by Max & Erich Schaefer with every pre-order. Tantalizing options abound – pre-order Torchlight now!


Dev Diary part 2 – Behind the scenes at Runic Games!

Dive in to what makes Runic Games tick with candid, in-studio interviews with Max and Erich Schaefer, Greg Brown, Jason Beck, and Patrick Blank. This video focuses on the nitty gritty of the tools used to develop Torchlight and why, how the level editor works, and what building the game looks like from a Developer standpoint.


For Immediate Release: Torchlight available on Steam beginning October 27th.

Steam users, rejoice! No more waiting for Torchlight: Runic Games Inc, developer of the Action-RPG Torchlight, is thrilled to announce their new agreement with Steam, allowing players to download Torchlight on the first day it’s available, October 27th.

Previously, and as formerly announced at PAX, Torchlight would be in limited release through the Official site and through Perfect World’s portal on October 27, with download capability on Steam only available 30 days later.

“It’s important for us to make Torchlight as widely available as possible. Steam is an enormous outlet that many players use exclusively – we’re big fans ourselves – so we are really happy that it will be on Steam starting day one,” says CEO Max Schaefer.

Torchlight will be available for digital download on October 27th, through Steam and