Great $5 Game – This Weekend Only!

I didn’t think it was possible to 1up my last post on upcoming deals, but this is just too sweet to pass up.

Torchlight is on sale this weekend on Steam, and can be snagged for just $5. Yes, that’s right, I said $5.

You know what else costs $5?

That’s a whole lot of awesome right there, isn’t it? Now you can add this to the pile.

About the Game

Behold Torchlight, a fresh new Action RPG franchise developed by Runic Games. Torchlight is being developed in Seattle by a veteran team composed of the designers and leads of projects like Diablo, Diablo II, Mythos, and Fate. Our team has spent many years honing and evolving this unique style of gameplay.

The adventure is set in the mining settlement of Torchlight, a boomtown founded on the discovery of rich veins of Ember – a rare and mysterious ore with the power to enchant or corrupt all that it contacts. This corruptive power may have dire consequences however, and players set out into the nearby mountains and depths below to discover the full extent of Ember’s influence on the civilizations that have come before.

Runic Games will initially release Torchlight as a standalone Single Player game, Torchlight will be released in the latter part of 2009 as a download or in box. Following the single player release, work will commence on a fully-featured MMO version.

Torchlight is basically Diablo*, but new, and it’s $5.

Did I mention that it is $5? Well, it is for this weekend only, so get on Steam and pay up!

Torchlight on Steam

Torchlight Gamefaqs Page

* This should come as no surprise, as Max Schaefer and Erich Schaefer were staff members who worked on the games development. They were original co-developers on Diablo 1 and 2.

H/T – Thanks goes out to ECM, who threw this deal at me via Email yesterday.


2 Responses to “Great $5 Game – This Weekend Only!”

  1. Chris Den Engelsman Says:

    MMMM THAT IS ONE TASTY BURGER. I also support Torchlight as the game builds upon the simplistic formula that is Diablo 2. I hypothesize that its good for roughly 20 hours of fun before it starts to become mundane, but those will be the best 20 hours of your life! Unless of course you have a machine that dispenses cookie dough directly into your mouth, such a machine would certainly cast Torchlight into a lesser light.

  2. I’m digging it, but I can see how my attention would wain after a while. I’m really impressed with how well the random dungeons are constructed. I honestly couldn’t tell until I read somewhere that they were all randomly pieced together.

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