[edit] Background

Behold Torchlight, a fresh new action-RPG franchise developed by Runic Games. Based in Seattle, Runic Games is lead by a veteran team composed of designers and leads of projects like Diablo, Diablo II, Mythos and Fate.

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.

[edit] Game Play

Torchlight sets itself apart from other action RPGs with its intuitive, approachable interface, which enables gamers of all skill levels to quickly immerse themselves into the rich game play and varied world of Torchlight. The level randomizer will ensure that each adventure is unique with different monsters, treasures, puzzles and items for players to find, defeat, and unlock. Through a powerful suite of development tools, Runic Games will empower players and game enthusiasts alike to create and share their own content and levels.

Players will choose from among three character classes, and venture from the safety of the town of Torchlight into randomly generated dungeon levels, with a huge variety of creepy monsters, endless variations of loot to find, and quests to complete. The endless randomization ensures a long-lived gameplay experience.

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[edit] Hardware Info

Minimum system requirements

  • Windows 2000 or later
  • x86-compatible 800MHz processor
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 400MB Hard Drive space
  • DirectX-compatible 3D graphics with at least 64MB of addressable memory (such as an ATI Radeon 7200, NVIDIA GeForce 2, or Intel GMA 950)

Forum Posts


The Humble Indie Bundle 6 is here, pay what you want for Torchlight, Dustforce and more

Update Four additional games including Wizorb and Jamestown

Sep 25, 2012, by Rory Young | 4 comments
Torchlight sells over 1M units

Runic Games' digitally distributed dungeon crawler goes Platinum

Jul 06, 2011, by Leo Chan | 1 comment
Torchlight hitting Xbox LIVE Arcade with tune-ups, new content

Some light RPG love coming your way

Jan 06, 2011, by Sean Ridgeley | 3 comments
Torchlight on track to selling a million copies

XBLA and PSN versions still in the works

Aug 23, 2010, by Leo Chan | 0 comments
Torchlight 1.15 patch, challenge maps released

New quests, improved balancing and bug fixes await

Feb 08, 2010, by Sean Ridgeley | 2 comments
Torchlight SDK released to mod community

"TorchEd" for Runic's ARPG now available for download, complete with support

Nov 10, 2009, by Sean Ridgeley | 0 comments

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Release Dates
  • North America:
    • Mar 9, 2011 (XBOX360)
    • May 12, 2010 (Mac)
    • Oct 27, 2009 (PC)
  • Europe: Apr 9, 2010
  • Australia: May 6, 2010
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