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Almost Human ltd. is now officially working on Legend Of Grimrock II

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Just recently last year, a Finnish indie developer Almost Human Ldt. raised from the depths of the unknown and released Legend Of Grimrock, a party-based first-person cRPG, much in veins of Dungeon Master and Eye Of The Beholder series. The team had clear vision, to bring party-based classic dungeon-crawlers back to this planet.

Grimrock, as a matter of fact, was being in development quite many years before Almost Human Ltd. was formed (2011), being developed under different project names on it's early stage, until finally named as Legend Of Grimrock. The reception towards Grimrock was, well, quite decent, and it managed to surprise many of those not aware of it's coming. The game wasn't overly complex, but it did well what it was meant to do: be a rather straightforward old-school flavoured first-person dungeon-crawler cRPG with a full party to create (1-4 characters), and involved some puzzles. Grimrock acquired respectable metacritic score of 82 (average out from 49 reviews), which is pretty good for genre such as cRPG, even when it's old-school, taking into consideration that games like this aren't usually not fully understood and respected with modern-gaming generation. In 2013 Almost Human Ltd. announced that Grimrock had sold over 600,000 copies.

The story was simple: an airship carries a group of prisoners on top of Mount Grimrock accused of their crimes against the King. Their punishment, to be thrown into the depths of Grimrock dungeons, and sealed within, where no prisoner has ever returned. Your quest? To find a way out of Grimrock.

(This is how original Legend of Grimrock looks like (2012))

Yesterday, Almost Human Ltd. announced on their website that they are now officially working on Legend Of Grimrock II. They first intended to make a DLC for original Grimrock, too, but felt that it wouldn't stay true for their etiquette towards the old-school games. Almost Human are not revealing much of their plans at this stage, other than that they have plenty of things planned up already:

"[...] today’s meeting proved, we still have a lot of ideas we’d like to explore, lots and lots of new content already done (originally made for a DLC/expansion) and a big engine update in the works. Simply put, a DLC would have limited too much what we can do. With a full blown sequel we can raise Grimrock to the next level." (About The New Project. 21st of Feb 2013. Almost Human Ltd.

Information of Grimrock II vague, but it's coming, so stay tuned for more! If you never tried original Legend of Grimrock, feel free to buy it as digital download from Good Old Games!

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