Runic Games using Ogre for new game 'Torchlight'

· by Steve · Read in about 1 min · (176 Words)

I’d been tipped off about this possibility a while ago, but couldn’t say anything until now - Runic Games are now OGRE users and have been beavering away on their new game ‘Torchlight’, announced this week:

In case you didn’t know already, Runic formed from the ashes of Flagship Studios, and includes members of the team that worked on Diablo and Diablo 2; games which I personally enjoyed but which my brother in law almost worshipped - he still plays the second one now. Torchlight is along the same kind of lines as I understand it, except that it will come in two forms - a single player game later this year, and an MMORPG in future years, and is being published by Chinese online publisher Perfect World.

Congrats to Runic on their reveal this week, and we wish them the best of luck with the game - it’s already looking great. We’re also very happy that such a veteran team is enjoying using OGRE, enough to put one in only their second public screenshot 😉