6 Dec 2011

Legend of Grimrock, right after a week of beta

Hello guys!
I'm just back with some other interesting news regarding Legend of Grimrock, and his new chapter of life, the beta testing. Just in case that someone doesn't know, it means that the game is basically done, and the developers, four finnish guys, are just testing every feature out in order to release it as soon as possible. But let's go on with the usual steps of knowledge.

What about the developers?

The game is entirely developed by Almost Human Ltd, an indipendent game developer team. It has been founded in the early 2011 and Legend of Grimrock is going to be their first game as a team. As you may see from their blog they don't like to talk about themselves, I can only leave here their facebook page and the official website.


And now the game in itself

Legend of Grimrock is a role playing game focused on dungeon exploring, more in general a "dungeon crawl game". They feel like modern RPGs have lost some of the old game tactics an timing, in addition, they will also add some puzzle components, hoping to give a completely new taste to this old game genre.
Anyways, your mission is to guide these four prisoners through the 15 designed levels, yeah, at the first sight this reminded me of those old Final Fantasies with one exception, the fights are not based on turns, here's what do they answer when this issue comes up: "We feel that real time works better with the game we are making. It goes well with the atmosphere of the game since the player can be surprised by creeping monsters and the mood of the combat is more intense. Timing is an essential tactical element and our puzzles also benefit from working in real time. Real time gameplay also helps us differentiate from a number of other dungeon crawl games that have been released over the years."

Well, I'm just sure that this game will be seriously a big hit of the new year, or at least I hope for them, these developers deserve all the best that the indie community can provide.
If you have any questions left I suggest you to immediately check their FAQ section. 
Have a good day! :D