Runic Games, Inc.

Moby ID: 11810

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Runic Games, Inc. was a US game development studio founded by Travis Baldree, Max Schaefer, Erich Schaefer and Peter Hu following the closure of Flagship Studios. It was first announced on 8th August 2008 and consists of the team that worked on Mythos at Flagship. It is headed by Travis Baldree and Max Schaefer.

The company's first release was Torchlight in October 2009.

The company's closure was announced by Perfect World Entertainment on 3 November 2017.

Credited on 6 Games from 2009 to 2019

Hob: The Definitive Edition (2019 on Nintendo Switch)
Hob (2017 on Windows, PlayStation 4)
Torchlight II (Limited Edition) (2015 on Windows)
Torchlight Complete (2013 on Windows)
Torchlight II (2012 on Linux, Windows, Macintosh...)
Torchlight (2009 on Linux, Windows, Xbox 360...)

History +

November 3, 2017

Company closed by Perfect World Entertainment. Runic Games' intellectual properties remained with the latter, with the development on Runic's then-upcoming game Gigantic being assigned a small team.

May 2010

A majority stake in the company was purchased by Perfect World Entertainment.

August 8, 2008

The company is announced.

Related Web Sites +

  • Runic Games, Inc.
    official site
  • Runic Games Fansite (RGF)
    A fansite for the company that provides news about their releases, mods for their games, community forums, blogs, and an IIRC chat, among other content.


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