Grim Dawn turns to Kickstarter for more funding

When Titan Quest developer Iron Lore shut down, several former members joined up to found Crate Entertainment and make their own action-RPG, Grim Dawn. After two years of development, it's turned to the oh-so-trendy Kickstarter for cash to help finish up.

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When Titan Quest developer Iron Lore shut down, several former members joined up to found Crate Entertainment and make their own action-RPG, named Grim Dawn. After more than two years of development, Crate today turned to the oh-so-trendy Kickstarter for a cash injection to help cross the finishing line.

"While we could still finish a fine little game on our own, that would be rough around the edges but very fun, we believe there is a much greater potential that could be realized if we were more adequately funded and staffed," Crate explains on the Kickstarter project page. "So we're hoping you can help give us some proper funding so that we can get the team together, start making faster progress and ultimately release a bigger, better game for you and everyone else."

Pledging at least $18 will get you a downloadable copy of Grim Dawn when it's finished, DRM-free or for Steam, and an exclusive in-game accessory. At least $100 gets you a boxed special edition, while the tiered rewards for larger pledges go all the way up to naming something in-game or designing your own side-quest.

This isn't the first time Crate has turned to fans to fund Grim Dawn, though, as it's sold several tiers of pre-orders for years. Alpha and beta access were offered as perks, but the game has yet to hit alpha. If you've supported Grim Dawn in this way before, you can chip in a few extra bucks to transfer that reward to a higher Kickstarter tier.

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    April 17, 2012 7:45 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Grim Dawn turns to Kickstarter for more funding.

    When Titan Quest developer Iron Lore shut down, several former members joined up to found Crate Entertainment and make their own action-RPG, Grim Dawn. After two years of development, it's turned to the oh-so-trendy Kickstarter for cash to help finish up.

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      April 17, 2012 7:57 AM

      Yeah I bought the Legendary key way back when it was first announced. I hope the kickstarter goes well for them, I think they deserve success.

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        April 17, 2012 8:01 AM

        Same, I have been waiting a long time for this game. Sounds better than TQ so it should be really rad.

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      April 17, 2012 8:22 AM

      looks good

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      April 17, 2012 9:54 AM

      Bought my legendary key last year. Very excited seeing the in game footage shown in the video. Now here's a game I can wear out a couple of mice on. :)

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      April 17, 2012 10:24 AM

      For all the criticism the other projects have gotten, I can't imagine one that is more likely to actually come out than this one.

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      April 17, 2012 10:40 AM

      It's come full circle. Grim Dawn was already taking pre-orders on their website (identical to the first 3 levels of the kickstarter). I guess this is just more visibility for them.

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      April 17, 2012 10:46 AM

      Titan Quest was great and I've been keeping my eye on Grim Dawn's media releases. It looks Awesome.

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        April 17, 2012 2:41 PM

        Been keeping an eye out for it as well. Can't wait for it.

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      April 17, 2012 11:54 AM

      It's so weird. There's been such a draught of Diabo style games. And all of sudden, we've got diablo3, torchlight2, path of exile, and grim dawn...all under development at the same time.

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        April 17, 2012 12:20 PM

        seriously. i'm a little confused trying to figure out how they all hope to succeed. are there any substantive differences between them?

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          April 17, 2012 1:22 PM

          Diablo 3 of course will.

          Grim Dawn won't be out for another year, assuming it ever released at all.

          Path to Exile, I have no idea how they plan to make money. On one hand, I like how I'm not forced to buy micro transactions unless I want a shitty experience, but on the other hand, the stuff they plan on selling is stuff I don't need or really even want.

          Torchlight 2 is gonna be the odd one. It's going to sell copies. I know I'll buy it. But releasing closely after diablo is gonna hurt them. I'll purchase it day one, but I probably won't really play it much since I'll be enjoying diablo already. The community will probably grow a lot once the new of diablo wears off

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            April 17, 2012 2:00 PM

            i think T2 is completely fucked at this point. they missed their only opportunity to slip out of D3's shadow.

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              April 17, 2012 2:08 PM

              1) Disgruntled D2 peoples
              2) Hopefully they launch a few months after D3 and can grab people who want something else
              3) Likely much, much cheaper
              4) Xbox? I figure D3 might be coming to consoles as well but probably not for a while

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      April 17, 2012 2:44 PM

      This and T2 are the action rpgs I'm excited for.