Recap 2012, Hello 2013!

January 17, 2013|
172 Comments

Ok, we know we’ve been awfully quiet with our blog lately, but that’s only because we’ve been working very hard. Working hard on what, you say? More about that a bit later. Let’s first look back all the way to year 2012.

Last year was an incredible success for Almost Human. We released our first game, Legend of Grimrock, which was the best seller for two weeks in Steam and has continued to surpass our expectations. LoG reached 82 points in Metascore declaring it officially to be a great game (but we already knew that, right). We also released the Dungeon Editor that has spawned lots of brilliant mods and Steam’s Legend of Grimrock Workshop has over 450 entries already! Our great community is always surprising us with their skills, creativity and activity in the forums with 50.000 posts and counting. And those post are really high quality stuff too, unlike most forums dedicated to games ;). That means you don’t run out of dungeons to explore in the future. Towards the end of the year we also released the highly anticipated Mac and Linux versions of LoG with great new features and optimizations. And to sum up the year, we’re now proud to announce that Legend of Grimrock has sold over 600.000 copies! We would’ve been happy with just one tenth of the sales numbers, so needless to say we’re very happy and the future of our company is secured for a long time.

But great success doesn’t mean we haven’t lost our passion for making great games. So, what’s next, you might ask. We thought we could share with you a glimpse of some new exiting things we’ve been working on. But beware, this is only the tip of the iceberg. Enjoy!

172 Responses to “Recap 2012, Hello 2013!”

  1. Onno says:

    Holy smokes, that looks awesome!

  2. SojaBird says:

    Oh dang!! That’s a rat playing!!?
    I want to play as a rat!! :(

    Love the look of the cave :D
    Keep it up!

  3. Josh says:

    Amazing!!! Can’t wait to see what’s coming next!!!

  4. Edward says:

    Wowowowo awesome stuff!

    also im seeing a new race, right? Ratman!!!

  5. Kilraan says:

    What about the IOS version (IPAD) ?

  6. mangrove says:

    600,000!

    Can’t wait for more Grimrock, looks like you’ve got an Egyptian theme going on there in the second screenshot, pretty sweet.

  7. Curunir says:

    Awesome stuff! I just uninstalled the game yesterday but it looks like I’m going to have to reinstall soon-ish. Just don’t price the DLC too ridiculously, eh, AHuman? ;)

  8. Cobus says:

    Really awesome guys, looks like I would be buying whatever AH through my way :)

  9. RAF says:

    you sold over 600,000 copies
    you earn more than 1,000,000 million euro then????
    congratulation
    I see that you make something great on photos !!!

  10. Benoit says:

    That’s good news ! congrats and good luck for this year !

  11. Jonsnovv says:

    Congratulations!

    You guys from AH are true inspiration to all people whose do not want to work for big companies on boring projects anymore.

    Many thanks for that.
    Jonsnovv

  12. Hans says:

    Yes! Mooooooooooooooooore!

  13. Harvey says:

    When will you be releasing the IOS version ?

  14. vidarfreyr says:

    Proud to say I bought two of those copies. One standalone and another for Steam :)

  15. BastetFurry says:

    Ratman? Ok, and next episode we get the Catkin? :)

  16. R.B. says:

    I’ve got a title for this… DLC?
    Cube 2: Hypercube.
    Feel free to use it with no mention of me in the credits.

  17. MaxBlood says:

    Loved the first game… please continue to flex your creative muscles and give us another great game. The fact that you listen to your community shows just how smart you really are. Thank You for your focus, your efforts, and your fresh approach to dealing with your fan base. I hope that success follows you wherever you go…Best Regards…Max.

  18. grinder says:

    You guys are awesome, totally love the screenshots and *GASP* Warrior Mouse!

  19. throgar says:

    Awesome ! Yes i want much more.

  20. Marco Antonio says:

    These data include humble bundle copies?

  21. Tony says:

    I remember first hearing about LoG and being really excited. This and Baldurs gate were 2 of my most anticipated games for 2012. In fact, I went out and got myself a shiny new ipad especially. Unfortunately I’m still waiting for the promised iOS version of LoG. Please put me out of my misery and tell me you’re still working on it and it will be out soon!

  22. Legend of Grimrock 2!

  23. jimicapone says:

    First off, congrats on putting together a well made and popular game !

    Secondly, i just got the chills. Seriously. I can not wait.

  24. PornoRambo says:

    oh yeah!
    you’ll have my money!!

  25. André says:

    Ah nice,
    now any way to get the Patches for us poor guys that preordered by that strange company you had befor Steam ?

  26. Darian says:

    Congrats on a successful 2012! I was able to buy 3 copies (2 as gifts) as I so thoroughly enjoyed the game. Looking forward to your new visions (screenshots look great!).

  27. RAF says:

    question:
    will it be possible to add to the level editor and the new wallset monster object that you made ​​with time???

  28. Tuco says:

    I’m very glad for your success. Legend of Grimrock was my pick for game of the year until I played Dark Souls and it still holds a very comfortable second place in my personal chart.

    That said, I’m genuinely curious to know what you guys are working to.
    More Grimrock is appreciated, but just to give you a suggestion, after “reinventing” Eye of the Beholder-like grid based RPGs I would love to see you doing something inspired by Ultima Underworld.

    P.S. Was that rumor about EA contacting you for a new Underworld even remotely true?

  29. Patrik Spacek says:

    Engine is out, lets make Waxworks remake!

  30. Glyn says:

    A million times over…please please please, include all of the features of Dungeon Master 2 in the next revision of your engine.

    Making it even possible to implement the following would be awesome:

    – Outdoor environments with dynamic weather (day/night, rain, lightning)
    – Shops and money
    – NPC’s
    – Movable boulders
    – Seamless map transitions (allowing larger maps)
    – All the little details (fireplaces, movable furniture, windows with curtains, etc)

    Features which I’ve not seen before to push LoG past all ultimate dungeon crawler expectations:

    – Water and floodgates
    – Multiple levels in the 2D grid (basically a 3D grid…so you can have ledges or walk under and over the same bridge and such)

  31. GrimFan says:

    O-O

    o…m…g

    Hype activated!

  32. Paul says:

    I’m glad to see Legend of Grimrock be a success. I’ve had a lot of fun playing it and it was one of my top games for 2012.

    Whenever you release an expansion/sequel/whatever I hope you will do so DRM free and on GOG at the same time with the same features. I bought on GOG and again in the Humble Bundle, and want to be able to stick to DRM free with the game instead of having to move it over to Steam.

    Thank you.

  33. FreeBooter69 says:

    Awesome. Love the new rat race :). Thanks for the linux version! Hope to see linux supported in your next incarnation!

  34. Mutori says:

    This. I like it. I want more of it!!!

  35. Jack Dandy says:

    Congratulations! I want to see more from your studio!

  36. Ape says:

    Congratulations on your sales, your success is very well deserved.
    I hope that’s DLC I see before me!

    :D

  37. Jemleye says:

    That’s quite a lot of sells, I’m very happy for you :D Can’t wait for the sequel/dlc/whatever.

  38. Ixnatifual says:

    Wow, that mine tileset looks incredible. Not sure if the pyramid tileset quite lives up to it!

  39. Mike says:

    Any chance we’ll see the Linux version come to Steam anytime soon?

    • Fortuente says:

      Please this! I bought this on GOG and Steam both, and if I knew there was a linux version, I probably would have bought the HB too.

  40. RawVoltage says:

    I just found out about this game, thanks to Notch! :}
    Hopefully we see a console release. PS Vita, please! I will most likely purchase it when I acquire a new computer, mine is horrible right now.

  41. Alebak says:

    So, at least 2 new tile sets? and MUMMIES? Cool!

  42. Mabans says:

    Love the game, can’t wait to see what you guys serve up next. I got my money ready! =)

  43. Nathan says:

    Nice daylighting effects shown in the two screens – makes me hopeful for some outdoor environments =D
    Congratulations AH on your success and I look forward to more.

  44. Hmm says:

    Congratulations, Almost Human! Here’s hoping you hit the 1 million milestone in the forseeable future, Legend of Grimrock was, without a shadow of a doubt, one of the best games I’ve played in years and my personal game of the year 2012.

    The screenshots look AMAZING. A desert dungeon, woohoo – is it a *wink wink nudge nudge* to Ravenloft: Stone Prophet fans? ;)
    I honestly hope it’s a sequel, though an expansion would be enough to satiate my hunger for more Grimrock adventures… until the proper sequel, of course. :P

  45. Joe says:

    I’m excited that Hamster will be a playable class

  46. Timber says:

    Please let there be dialogues/some text in your next adventure! Its the only thing I missed. You have true potential for story telling with LoG. Keep the Awesome work!

  47. cass says:

    Congratulation, whats next ? :)

  48. Ian says:

    Ratmen!

    Mummies!

    New items!

    NEW WALLS!

    Now if you can pull off an outside hedge wall set open to a cloudy sky like Dungeon Master 2 and to a lesser extent Eye of the Beholder 3 then I have some great plans.

  49. flabbyjack says:

    I’d like to see NPCs, towns, shops, and more open areas eventually.

  50. Tschordi says:

    Congratulations! And now make these nice Dungeon Master arts, so that we can toast mummys with FUL IR!! :-)