Grim Dawn devs hit final funding goal to make game

Grim Dawn has been two years in the making, and after seeking a cash-injection from fans through Kickstarter, developer can finally finish the project after reaching its $280,000 funding goal.

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Grim Dawn has been a labor of love for Crate Entertainment, a group of ex-Iron Lore developers who love the action-RPG genre. In development for two years, the game's funding started to dry up, so the team took their plight to the Kickstarter community in an attempt to complete the project.

Obviously, the fans liked what they saw because Crate hit their $280,000 funding goal with more than 11 days left in the campaign. Shackers have donated close to $1,200 to the game, according to an interesting donation breakdown from the devs.

Expect an update in the next day or so from the team explaining what their next goal funding will be, since a nice chunk of extra cash can come in before the funding ends on May 18. More funds will probably mean more content, but maybe now the game can finally hit alpha.

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    May 7, 2012 5:00 PM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Grim Dawn devs hit final funding goal to make game.

    Grim Dawn has been two years in the making, and after seeking a cash-injection from fans through Kickstarter, developer can finally finish the project after reaching its $280,000 funding goal.

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      May 7, 2012 5:31 PM

      I am excite. Diablo 3, Torchlight 2, Path of Exile, and then this. What's funny is this diablo mouse software has a click counter. Who else bets that it won't last through those games?

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        May 7, 2012 6:28 PM

        PoE is getting a new patch this Friday with the 6th class, the Shadow (Dex-Int), and a new enemy AI that is much tougher.

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          May 7, 2012 6:29 PM

          Actually, I think the patch is before that and the public/stress test is this weekend.

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            May 7, 2012 6:52 PM

            Yep I'm looking forward to trying the new patch, warm up my clicking finger for D3 ;)

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        May 7, 2012 10:24 PM

        You forgot about Lineage Eternal!

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      May 7, 2012 5:37 PM

      good for them!

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      May 7, 2012 6:18 PM

      I did a quick and dirty breakdown of the Wasteland contributions. This information might be updated by now. I thought it was pretty interesting where the bulk of the money comes from based on donation amount.

      http://dl.dropbox.com/u/21007171/WastelandKickstarter.png

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      May 7, 2012 7:09 PM

      Been a Legendary contributor for a long, long time. Thank you to all those that gave to this project. This team is not going to let any of us down.

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      May 7, 2012 7:10 PM

      I always love seeing the high rollers with their thousand dollar donations to these things.

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        May 7, 2012 7:18 PM

        I was on late one weekend a couple of weeks ago and there were 2 or 3 of them in the first town.

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      May 7, 2012 7:27 PM

      Shacknews: Beaten by Blues News by $1000