Torchlight Wins Big

Runic Games has had a busy day as Torchlight takes not one but two gaming awards. From the Game Developer Choice (GDC) awards the team picked up the trophy for Best Debut Game, while at the Game Industry News (GiN) awards they got the sought after RPG of the Year trophy.

To win both of these awards is absolutely incredible, and means so much coming from our peers, our fans and friends,” said CEO Max Schaefar. “We could not be more proud of Torchlight and of our team. Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who voted and supported us.”

President and Project Lead Travis Baldree had this to say in his acceptance speech at the GDC awards: “Thanks to everyone at Runic Games, the seventeen people who took a huge leap and started with us just a little over a year ago, thanks to Perfect World for allowing us to do what we thought was the right thing to do, and thanks to everyone who played the game and enjoyed it, and thank you to everyone who nominated us.”

If you haven’t heard of Torchlight, maybe now it’s time you did. Check out Michael’s review of it and if you would like to watch the GDC and GiN awards you can stream them from the links below.

GDC Awards: http://gdc.gamespot.com/video/6253471/

GiN Awards: http://www.gameindustry.com/podcast/item.asp?id=59

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Written by Ian D

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