ESPOO, FINLAND - JANUARY 27, 2014. Indie game developer Almost Human Ltd. has released new screenshots and a list of features for its upcoming sequel to the critically acclaimed dungeon crawler Legend of Grimrock.
The new screenshots showcase locations on the Isle of Nex, where the events of Legend of Grimrock 2 will take place. The Isle of Nex is a secluded island faraway from civilization, where the protagonist group of prisoners end up against their will. The party must solve puzzles utilizing new types of mechanics, face new deadlier, more intelligent monsters and explore dark woods, misty swamps, underground tunnels and ancient ruins in order to unlock the mysteries of the island. In Legend of Grimrock 2, the spellcasting and potion crafting systems have been greatly improved to make the game more accessible and fun to play. The skill system has been completely redesigned and replaced with a new perk-buy system that allows for more flexible character skill development. The game also features new spells and over a hundred new items as well as a new playable race, the Ratling and a new character class.
"With the success of Grimrock, we have had the privilege and luxury to listen to the audience, go through all the feedback and reviews and finetune all aspects of the game." says Petri Häkkinen of Almost Human. "At the same time we have carefully avoided changing the core game too much to stay true to its origins."
The studio also celebrates today the successful funding of Legend of Grimrock: The Series on Kickstarter. Legend of Grimrock: The Series is an officially licensed live action series from Wayside Creations, the creators of Fallout: Nuka Break series and Red Star short movie that have gathered over 8 millions viewers. "We are super excited about the series! Wayside did a fantastic job with Fallout and we can't wait to see how the world of Grimrock will translate to the new medium." comments Häkkinen. As of 27th January The Series Kickstarter has reached over $110,000 on Kickstarter with 4 more days to go. Vincent Talenti, co-founder of Wayside Creations is equally excited about the co-operation: "We've received an overwhelming amount of support from the online community. This is an exciting time for Almost Human and Wayside."
Legend of Grimrock 2 is currently developed for Windows and OS X and the release date is "2014". Stay tuned for more news on the matter.
The screenshots can be found on the Legend of Grimrock website: http://www.grimrock.net/2014/01/27/new-screenshots-and-a-list-of-features/
More information on the live series can be found on the project's Kickstarter page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/waysidecreations/legend-of-grimrock-the-series
About Legend of Grimrock 2
Legend of Grimrock 2 is a sequel to a dungeon crawling game inspired by oldschool classics of the genre. The game features survival, combat, magic, puzzles and role-playing elements. The player controls a party of four prisoners who have ended up on the Isle of Nex against their will. On the island the party must solve the mystery of the island while encountering horrible monsters, brain-teasing puzzles and deadly traps. Find out more at http://www.grimrock.net
About Almost Human
Almost Human Ltd. is a privately-held, independent Finnish game development studio founded in 2011 by four game industry veterans with a mission to create fun games and a focus on cool gameplay and astounding visuals. The studio is currently developing a sequel to Legend of Grimrock, a critically acclaimed dungeon crawling game for PC and Mac. Almost Human is based in Espoo, Finland. For more information write to firstname.lastname@example.org
About Wayside Creations
Wayside Creations is a Los Angeles based production company specializing in online media and television commercials. In the beginning of 2011, Wayside released the virally popular film "Fallout: Nuka Break", a short set in the "Fallout" universe. Several months later, a successful "Nuka Break" series was released and nominated for two awards by the IAWTV. Company's next production, Legend of Grimrock: The Series, was funded in January 2014 by a successful Kickstarter campaign. Wayside consists of several writers, directors and producers with several years of film industry experience.