May 16, 2012|

Hi guys!

The editor is progressing nicely and we have almost reached the point where it’s possible to rebuild the Grimrock dungeon with the editor. Some convenience features are still missing, e.g. multiselect, and the game does not yet support loading custom made dungeons. The editor also needs a lot more testing. After this initial stage we’ll look how much work is required for custom wallsets, items and monsters. There’s also a secret feature that we would like to do for the release…

That said, we haven’t yet had a chance to have a vacation because all the post-launch things have kept us busy. Contact requests and email bombarding is finally starting to slow down a bit, so we’re taking the chance and get out of the office for a well deserved (hopefully!) short vacation starting tomorrow. Juho is actually on a well-timed paternity leave already, congratz to family Salila! 😀

Juho, Olli and Antti will be back at the office on Monday 28th and I’ll be slacking off slightly longer and traveling in Honshu & Kyushu for two weeks. If you see a guy looking like me wandering thereabouts, say hi to him!

So see you all in June, and let’s finish that dungeon editor then!

All the best,

Almost Human team

p.s. we have hired a professional wrestler (say hi to Burt The Slayer!) to guard the office while we’re absent, just so that you know 😀

View of the popular Matinkylä beach near the office where I’m NOT going to visit during the vacation.

69 responses to “Vacation!”

  1. Sol_HSA says:

    Matinkylä has a beach? =)

    (irony here is that I lived there for some years. On the other hand, I also lived two blocks from the beach in tel-aviv and never visited, so..)

    • petri says:

      Yeah, it’s very popular!

      • San-Raal says:

        So tileset of Matinkylä Beach for most grim thing. Matinkylän hiekkarannat kyllä näytti aika kolkoilta, niin kyllä noi sopii erittäin hyvin pelin ympäristöön. Ravut vain puuttuvat.

        Voisiko jatko-osa olla tyyliin, että jotkin säilyvät isosta posahduksesta ja haahuilisivat tuolla jossain sen jälkeen jälleen mistään mitään tietämättä.

        Jokin haahuilujuttu tuon lopetusanimaation jälkeen sopii tällä kertaa erittäin hyvin 🙂

        By the way. I cannot translate this but someone with different language is intrested too

    • Jack Dandy says:

      None of our beaches in Israel have these kind of great-looking forests right next to them.. it’s a damned shame. 🙁

    • Dan says:

      Whenever you can release The Legend of Grimrock for imac, please e-mail me @ I will buy the game whenever i can!

  2. Daniel King says:

    Enjoy your holiday, congratulations to Juho!


  3. Enjoy the time off.. I assume the Mac version of the game is on the back burner then? Maybe we’ll see it in 2012 yet?

    • petri says:

      Yep, our resources are still pretty limited so we can’t do several big things at the same time. Currently the editor has priority.

  4. FungusTrooper says:

    That’s rad, dudes. Have a good time and then get back to the grindstone :D.

  5. Jack Dandy says:

    Big congratulations for Juho!

    And for the rest of you guys, enjoy your well-deserved vacations.

    I wonder what that secret feature will be… 🙂

  6. RAF68 says:

    spend a good holiday guys and come back stronger than ever,
    I expected the level editor forward

  7. Eric says:

    Have a great holiday! You guys deserve it 😀

  8. Jooa says:

    Holy Shit I was at that beach at age 7 or something…

  9. PSY says:

    Have an outstanding vacation, guys.

    And come back in one piece 😛

    So long

  10. Mattby says:

    Have a nice vacation! I live 5 minutes away from this “beach” and I have to say the water quality during summer is just horrible. Personally I wouldn’t swim there even for a free copy of LoG.

  11. alexkidd says:

    Juho is a father?!

  12. Telcontar says:

    Hi Petri,
    I’ve been living in Japan for 7 years so it’s exciting that you are coming to visit!
    If you are looking for some pointers to interesting locations, I will do my best to give you some travel tips for Japan. I guess the fame of Akihabara has reached Finland, too, so that’s probably already on your list. Other places depend on your preferences (city vs nature, temples vs high-tech shops).

  13. Hmm says:

    Enjoy your well-deserved vacation!
    Don’t forget to take some notebooks and pencils with you so that you may write down some ideas for the sequel. 😛

  14. I havent had vacation for 8 years…. still working on games… :o/ ok…

  15. Brother Karras says:

    Well, good for you, yes, you do deserve a holidays!
    And congratulations on baby, Juho!

    May Builder bless him!

  16. Crash says:

    I hope the AHG team has a great vacation. You earned it!

  17. Treybor says:


  18. San-Raal says:

    All thanks to members of Grimrock and Stakula of course! Stakula’ s music for this game was more than appropriated.

  19. San-Raal says:

    Next project for AHG:

    Kind of Chaos engine

    AHG:s menu music:
    Ask for Bitmap brother for acceptance for a new style of Chaos Engine!

    Of course it could be Chaos Engine in Grimrock dungeon. Or new chaos shoot em up with insipiration from Grimrock.

  20. San-Raal says:

    Suddenly Räikkönen was the best:

    And it was because of this good music:

  21. Joshua says:

    No friday post 🙁 are they still on vacation ?

  22. RAF68 says:

    you guys should not stop the
    have wants you to give us more games …………

  23. Aideninio says:

    Dudes….. Where are you ? 🙁
    Maybe something bad happened to them D:

  24. KOLMI says:

    Hey boyz, where are you? No friday post? Vacation is over, wake UP!

  25. matiki1231 says:

    Really worried about you not coming back : <…

  26. Zeebeedee says:

    Hey guys!

    Some photos of your japenese trip?
    Else the dungeon editor promised? 😀

  27. Butaneflame says:

    I believe they have gone on a permanent vacation and our now resting on their laurels

  28. FUN-THOMAS says:

    So see you all in July, and let’s finish that dungeon editor then?

  29. Stryker says:

    uh… hello?
    is anyone around?
    this place looks dead ._.
    hey whats that? o_O is that a spiderweb aw lol ._. just kidding
    but seriusouly where dafuq is the people that made the game ._.

  30. says:

    Did Burt slay everyone?

  31. Lars says:

    Almost Human pulled a Notch. They got rich and went on perpetual vacations.

  32. RAF68 says:

    maybe he has to earn enough money,
    Now he is not pressing to return 🙁

  33. uggardian says:

    Maybe they were attacked by ninjas…
    And thrown into Shogun’s dungeons, to fight the way out,
    eating only rats and snails… to solve the mystery of the SUSHI!

    or maybe not… :/

  34. RAF68 says:

    message to the team

    you do not want rather stay on the style dungeon games such as extending the universe grimrock by adding more new monsters and objects wallsets ex ………………
    it would be nice that players can make their own dungeon with the level editor released after a large objects diversity Monsters wallsets ex …………….

  35. backmind says:

    Guys, are there, are you right? We’re worried 😀

  36. Envil says:

    So… this is looking really bad in my opinion… there should be at least a post saying something…

    Personally I am very disappointed.

  37. Steve says:

    have like the games, have wanted to hear in regards to the sequence of operations for the level editor or possibly a result of a legend grimrock and since the game came out we have just said that sales were good and since nothing …………..
    this gives a bad image of them 🙁

  38. matiki1231 says:

    I read on forums that they are back and are very busy making editor. When they will be close to complete they will post something.

  39. petri says:

    Hi! Apologies for the lack of blog posts lately. I can sense an update coming this week…

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