The closure of Runic Games, the Seattle-based video-game studio that created the popular dungeon crawlers Torchlight and Torchlight II, is the latest example of a popular game developer falling victim to the changing whims of a corporate parent.

Runic, founded in 2008 by Fate creator Travis Baldree and video-game veterans, was quietly shut down last week by its parent Perfect World International. The announcement came just six weeks after the long-awaited release of Runic’s puzzle-platformer game Hob.

It’s true, Runic Games has been closed. Our statement is on the website: https://t.co/uSWZ4X0XlW

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Source:: GeekWire

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