Torchlight is an action role-playing game currently under development by Runic Games. The game is scheduled for release for Windows on October 27, 2009. The fantasy-themed game is set in the fictional town of Torchlight and the expansive caverns and dungeons nearby, which adventurers explore to collect valuable loot and battle hordes of monsters. Development of the game is led by Travis Baldree, designer of Fate, and Max Schaefer and Erich Schaefer, co-designers of Diablo and Diablo II, joined by the team that developed Mythos. Read More...

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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!

Torchlight and Modding

Torchlight and Modding

6 years ago News 22 comments

ModDB has a chat with the president of Runic Games, Travis Baldree about their upcoming game Torchlight and it's modding possibilities.

Diablo III Hud replacement

Diablo III Hud replacement

11 months ago HUDs 1 comment

This mod is for the innovation of the HUD displayed at the bottom of your screen for general combat. It aims to improve functionality and reliability...

Nimet - Ogre3D Mesh Viewer

Nimet - Ogre3D Mesh Viewer

2 years ago Modelling Tool 0 comments

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

Charnel House

Charnel House

5 years ago 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...

TET: Torchlight Enhanced Textures v0.9.5

TET: Torchlight Enhanced Textures v0.9.5

5 years ago 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

5 years ago Players Model 0 comments

A collection of new class and pet modifications found over at

Face Lift 1.1.0

Face Lift 1.1.0

5 years ago 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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Grindleader Jan 17 2013 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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brunocar Dec 25 2014 replied:

dude, thats for torchlight 2

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raul123alin Jun 16 2012 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 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 says:

BEST RPG-currently-EVER =D

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Cremat0r Jun 20 2010 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 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 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 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 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 replied:

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

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

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