Way back in August of 2011, almost three years ago to the day in fact, we first heard about an old-school style first-person dungeon crawler called Legend of Grimrock from then-brand-new studio Almost Human. The game looked gorgeous, and at the time was planned for a release on PC, Mac and iOS before the end of 2011. Well, that didn't quite happen, and it wasn't until April of the following year that Legend of Grimrock launched on PC, and not until that December that it launched on Mac and Linux. And the iOS port, that didn't come along until… well, we're still waiting for that one.
The desktop version of Legend of Grimrock was a success, and that led Almost Human to begin work on a sequel, Legend of Grimrock II. That combined with the activity from the developers in our forums for the iOS version completely fizzling out led pretty much everyone to believe the iOS version of Legend of Grimrock just wasn't going to see the light of day. However, that doesn't seem to be the case, as in a new blog post from Almost Human the developer states that Legend of Grimrock II is about to enter beta and that the iOS port of the original is actively being worked on and is "shaping up really well." Better late than never, right?
As for a timeframe of when Legend of Grimrock for iOS will be completed, Almost Human isn't saying anything just yet other than "when it's done" but they'll be sure to let everyone know once a date has been set. It's not simply a straight PC port either, and will need "a few custom mechanics to get the benefits of the touch interface" according to Almost Human. Whatever the case, I'm just happy this project isn't dead, and I'm looking forward to more information on Legend of Grimrock iOS as development continues to move along.
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