Word of Ember blazed across the land, and the town of Torchlight flared to life.

Ember is the essence of magic and the keystone of alchemy; it lures the restless with promises of power and riches. Miners burrowed deep beneath the dirt streets of Torchlight, discovering veins of the ore richer than any found in living memory- but they were not the first to covet these mines. The miners broke through into the buried past, a dangerous labyrinth of caverns and ruined civilizations, twisted creatures and the bones of those who came before. Evil bubbles up from the depths and threatens to overrun this town as it has so many others. The heart of a villain has infused the Ember, and his darkness seeps through the veins. To survive, the townspeople must break the cycle of destruction; they need a champion who can destroy the evil at its root. Removing the source of the rot may purify the Ember, but it is a long and perilous journey. The champion must battle through rock and fire, through lost cities and ancient tombs, into the palace of the villain himself.

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.

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.


  • Randomization – Our level layouts are randomly created, so each adventure is unique. Monsters, treasures, puzzles, and items are also different each time you embark on an adventure.
  • Easy, approachable interface – Torchlight is designed to be easy to play right from the beginning. The intuitive interface gives players easy access to a rich and varied world.
  • Retirement System – Once characters are sufficiently leveled up, they can “retire” and bestow specific benefits and perks to new characters.
  • Pets – Players will choose a pet to accompany them. Pets can level up along with the player, and will help in battle, carry items, and perform a variety of helpful services.
  • Character Classes – Players will create and customize a character and choose an animal companion. Through cosmetic choices, skill path decisions, and the treasures they acquire, each character will be custom-tailored and different.
  • Fishing – Players can take a break from the high-energy pace of adventuring to visit one of the fishing holes and relax and see what they can catch. Fish have interesting benefits for the player and pet, and other rewards can also be discovered
  • Included Editor – Runic Games is embracing our modding community by including an editor so our players can create and design their own content.
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6 comments by BadgerDeluxe on Aug 4th, 2010

Runic Games, some of the key people behind Diablo, Diablo II, Mythos, Fate, and Torchlight, have announced a sequel to last year's surprise hit! It's scheduled to be released Spring 2011 and comes with a plethora of new features and upgrades, but the most notable? Co-Op using your choice of a Local Area Network or their free matchmaking Peer-to-Peer service! Other features include:

  • Customizable Characters – Players create and customize a character from one of four classes available and choose an animal companion. Through cosmetic, class, and gender choices, skill path decisions, and the treasures they acquire, each character can be custom-tailored to each player’s needs.
  • Moddability – Torchlight II will release with an updated version of TorchEd, the Torchlight editor. Players have the option to create their own mods, adding even more content to the world. You and your friends can download the same mod and play together!
  • New User Interface – Torchlight II boasts an entirely new, improved user interface, designed to be easier than ever for new players to pick up and play. Thanks to this intuitive interface, players have immediate access to a rich and varied world, with little experience necessary.
  • Overworld Areas – Torchlight II has large randomized overworld areas to explore with weather, time of day cycles, and random events that provide players with even more content to experience.
  • Random Dungeons – Delve into randomly generated dungeons within the game at any time for extra experience and rare loot. Dungeons in Torchlight II have even more branching paths to explore with friends filled with random events, rewards and dangers.
  • Retirement System – Once characters are sufficiently leveled up, they can “retire” and bestow specific benefits and perks onto new characters.
  • Pets – Players choose a pet to accompany them. Pets level up along with the player, and help in battle, learn spells, carry items, and perform a variety of support services.
  • Fishing – Fishing returns in the sequel! Players can take a break from the high-energy pace of adventuring to relax by one of the many fishing holes and see what they can catch. Fish have unique benefits for the player and pet, while a number of other rewards can also be discovered.

It should be noted that they have also announced through the @runicgames Twitter that Torchlight 2 is NOT the MMO that they still have planned, but rather just a sequel to Torchlight with engine upgrades and Co-Op capability, which seems more than enough for me! Those looking forward to a full Torchlight MMO seem to have nothing to worry about, as well. In addition, they also stated through Twitter that there will be a Mac version, released at at time TBD after the PC version. Head on over to the Official Torchlight 2 site for details and updates, as well as links to PC Gamer's interview and first look at the art of the game!

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Nimet is an advanced 3D model viewer for Ogre3D engine.

Charnel House

Charnel House

Aug 27, 2010 Singleplayer Map 5 comments

Adds a portal to the town that will transport the player to the crypt Charnel House. In it players will find Gideon and his recently deceased friend...

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TET: Torchlight Enhanced Textures v0.9.5

Jul 8, 2010 Textures 4 comments

This mod is the beginning in an amazing TOTAL retex of Torchlight.

Lots of custom classes put together v1.1

Lots of custom classes put together v1.1

Jul 8, 2010 Players Model 0 comments

A collection of new class and pet modifications found over at www.runicgamesfansite.com

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Face Lift 1.1.0

Jan 19, 2010 Skin Pack 3 comments

This mod changes character portraits and facial textures on player classes and npc models in the game. Most of the changes tweak the size of character...

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Cliffside tile set build 1.0.00

Jan 18, 2010 Mapping Tool 2 comments

This mod adds a new tile set and prop set in TorchLight called CliffSide. This is an outdoor set for creating areas based around mountains, forest and...

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Grindleader Jan 17 2013, 1:04pm says:

This game rocks. I've been playing the Synergies mod lately and it makes this great game even better. Tons of mobs.

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raul123alin Jun 16 2012, 7:53am says:

awesome game.can someone tell me how to make more than one mod to work with others installed ?

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Pietroschek Oct 24 2011, 3:33pm says:

Yes, other pages offered much more. I again ignore JCC and play my necromancer-mod-download found. Search "Torchlight Necromancer" for it, if you liek a unique class with unique looks and a change your pet potion (which even I could rewrite into any pet I like, like ZealotGhost or Lich). ;-)

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zamaziko Mar 31 2011, 5:38pm says:

BEST RPG-currently-EVER =D

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Cremat0r Jun 20 2010, 10:08am says:

Definitely hope that the MMO won't be pay-to-play.
This fagshit ruins games.

Well, Torchlight is an awesome game, so superior, and it totally needs MP.

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trent44 Nov 18 2010, 12:40am replied:


This is the WIP multiplayer mod for Torchlight. Its pretty pre-alpha right now but its more than nothing...

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TehSeckz Sep 6 2010, 10:58am replied:

More importantly it needs PVP. Just look at diablo. It survived over 20 years, and there are STILL people playing it. I think that if there wasn't pvp, diablo would surely be dead.

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Highmist Jul 8 2010, 9:05pm replied:

its Free to play, saw it in its steam news, so dont worry :P
and it really does need Co-op MP

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Metalspy May 10 2010, 4:47am says:

There should be more Torchlight mods on ModDB! I'm currently working on a Lumberjack class (Unforgotten Realms, anyone?) so if that's done I might upload it here.

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trent44 Nov 18 2010, 12:35am replied:

Don't bother, I spent my time uploading one of my mods here and they trashed it in hours.

Just go to Runicgamesfansite.com for torchlight mods and posting your own mods.

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