While browsing Amibay.com today I stumbled upon a thread about an upcoming indie game called Legend of Grimrock. It’s an RPG in the style of Dungeon Master, Eye of the Beholder and Black Crypt. After what I’ve seen so far, the game looks very promising. Can’t wait to play it!
I’ve included the game trailer below. It was uploaded to YouTube yesterday and gives you a good impression of what kind of game this is. Enjoy the show!
For those of you who want to dig a bit deeper, here’s some information about the game that I found on the official website:
What is Legend of Grimrock?
- Old-school dungeon crawling game inspired by Dungeon Master, Eye of the Beholder and Ultima Underworld.
- Explore a vast dungeon riddled with hidden switches, pressure plates, sliding walls, trapdoors and more.
- Discover secrets, cast spells with runes and craft potions with herbs.
- Fight murderous monsters and seek lost artifacts in ancient tombs.
- Create a party of four characters and customize them with different races, classes, skills and traits.
Legend of Grimrock is a dungeon crawling role playing game with an oldschool heart but a modern execution. A group of prisoners are sentenced to certain death by exiling them to the secluded Mount Grimrock for vile crimes they may or may not have committed. Unbeknownst to their captivators, the mountain is riddled with ancient tunnels, dungeons and tombs built by crumbled civilizations long perished now. If they ever wish to see daylight again and reclaim their freedom the ragtag group of prisoners must form a team and descend through the mountain, level by level.
The game brings back the oldschool challenge with highly tactical real-time combat and grid-based movement, devious hidden switches and secrets as well as deadly traps and horrible monsters. Legend of Grimrock puts an emphasis on puzzles and exploration and the wits and perception of the player are more important tools than even the sharpest of swords could be. And if you are a hardened dungeon crawling veteran and you crave an extra challenge, you can arm yourself with a stack of grid paper and turn on the Oldschool Mode which disables the luxury of the automap! Are you ready to venture forth and unravel the mysteries of Mount Grimrock.
It’s worth mentioning that Legend of Grimrock will be available for purchase through both GOG (Good Old Games) and Steam. The release date is set to the 11th of April 2012.
Are you considering purchasing this game? Did you play Dungeon Master styled games back in the days, like Eye of the Beholder? I sure did. 😉
Wow! This game looks quite amazing! I spent countless hours with Dungeon Master and Eye of the Beholder back in the day. But although it looks fantastic, I actually don’t think I’ll be playing it. Why? I just don’t have the patience anymore. I remember drawing maps and getting lost. I remember trying to figure out new spells in Dungeon Master. And I remember the dreaded spider level in EoB. No way! I’m not going back! 😀
Many thanks for commenting. 🙂 I agree with you that the game looks very good.
Patience is key with these games, so I can understand that.
Oh yes, the maps were very confusing, I remember that. 😀 It could be become frustrating, but once one figured it out, the sense of relief was worth it. 😉
I actually came in later when it comes to the roleplaying computer and videogames. Although I wouldn’t be against trying this out if I got the chance.
Hope you’ll like it if you decide to give it a shot. 🙂
Pre-ordering at the speed of light!
Sounds quite interesting. I’m 38 years old and trhere is not a game in that style that I did not play. I agree I’m not sure I have the patience for it anymore but I think I will let meself be tempted.
Glad to see that you found it interesting. 🙂 Please let us know how it played if you decide to buy it. Thanks.
I’ve now played the game and it is very, very good.. 🙂
Legend of Grimrock is now available on Steam! My wallet is now officially on a diet, since it is getting skinnier and skinnier by the day. 😉