Crate Entertainment’s ARPG Grim Dawn has been a stellar success for the indie developer. It wasn’t so long ago that the team led by Arthur Bruno was finding it tough to get the game completed due to minimal resources. He was very candid in our interview back in 2013.
Thankfully that all changed and the game has now sold more than 1 million units. Arthur passed on his thoughts in a post.
“It’s crazy to think that this success story somehow arose from such humble and uncertain beginnings, overcoming so many setbacks and challenges. I repeatedly questioned what I was doing those first three hard years of development.
“Looking back, I think the only thing that kept me going on the bad days, was the responsibility I felt to see it through, for the people who had invested time in the project and those who contributed money early on through our website. Even with that drive to see it through, no matter my doubts, the later support of thousands more backers on Kickstarter and Early Access, validated what we were doing and gave us a real shot at making the dream a reality.
“It was still a long road and lot of sweat and tears, from the 2012 Kickstarter to our 2016 release but I had the great fortune to find amazing teammates who made that journey a lot easier and the game much better than it could have been otherwise. Much thanks must also go to my long-time friends “Rhis,” “Jmack,” the guys at SkewSound and Brian Parnell (now working on his own project Praey for the Gods) – without their early help; Grim Dawn may have never got off the ground.”
Having hit this huge milestone, Grim Dawn is available with 50% off until the end of May through the Grim Dawn website or the Humble Store. We suggest all ARPG fans pick this up if they haven’t already because there is an expansion still to come.