Cleveland Mark Blakemore's Magnum Opus! The ultimate classic style turn-based roleplaying game in the tradition of Wizardry, Might&Magic, Lands Of Lore and Eye of the Beholder! A game that took over 20 years to produce! As much as 600 hours of play with hand-painted graphics and old skool goodness!
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Mostly Positive (241 reviews) - 70% of the 241 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 4, 2017

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August 15

Grimoire Manual Is Coming Out Next Friday

You have to be a Grimoire regular to get that joke.

I am working on the manual today and tomorrow all day. I have it in a rudimentary form and am trying to fill it out with the essentials. The game is so dense that writing about Grimoire's mechanics makes you realize you have a lot more to write about Grimoire's play mechanics.

There is also a new update coming tomorrow that will be the first that isn't trying to fix an assert. Grimoire "asserts" are in reality logging events that require a full stop because some data was encountered that just isn't right at that moment in the game. Those seem to have vanished after some small redesigns of the code in a few places, hopefully they won't be coming back.
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August 10

Grimoire Discounted For Only 12 Hours Remaining!

Thanks to all the people who took a leap of faith and bought Grimoire the first week without even a manual yet! In 12 hours the door is going to close on the discount and Grimoire will be DRM protected next week as further improvements appear in the game including countless new enhancements! Act now or be prepared to wait until early spring 2075 A.D. for the next sale on Grimoire at that price! Grimoire has effortlessly sold 3600+ copies on word-of-mouth alone, no attempt by me at any marketing or review harvesting, no keys to reviewers and no public speaking by me anywhere outside of this page! Purely promoted by the grass roots on firsthand player recommendations. I fully expect to sell 360,000 copies before we are through and by that time Grimoire's currently frozen map will have more than doubled in content. If you get in early now at the discount you could be enjoying the ever expanding world of Hyperborea for many years to come! MY policy during the first week on Grimoire for twenty years would be no hawking and no pandering, I would let game players decide whether or not it was a good game purely on it's own merits.

It's important to point out that all mainstream gaming magazines and publications have been firmly against Grimoire with the kind of ferocity that was last seen during Donald Trump's Presidential campaign. There has been a virtual shutout of all mentions and where they have deigned to review the game it has been through clenched teeth and often they seem to have been more interested in talking about me than the game itself. I take pride in the fact I have this kind of opposition, everybody should be so lucky. Grimoire is winning without their help in any way. It's only going to get worse for them because the game is selling itself - it doesn't need them at all. Read what Jonathan Swift said about this subject, you'll know why it is a great honor. The forces of decline are like the grains of sand in the ocean but incline will still beat them.
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About This Game


After more than 20 years of development, the greatest roleplaying game of them all is finally ready for release! Grimoire is an homage to the classic dungeon blobbers and is inspired by Wizardry, Might & Magic, Lands of Lore, Anvil of Dawn, DungeonMaster and the Eye of the Beholder games!

  • 600 hours of play possible in a single game
  • Lush Colorful 2D Hand Drawn Artwork
  • Retro style MIDI music and 8 bit sound effects
  • 244+ Maps in the game to explore!
  • Turn-Based strategic combat
  • Multiple Beginnings, Multiple Endings
  • 144 context sensitive magic spells
  • 14 races, 15 professions, 50 skills
  • 64 intelligent NPCs with 8000+ Words in Vocabulary
  • Full Sentence Communication with NPCs
  • 240+ monsters each with special powers and defenses
  • 1000+ items, Carry Containers, Global Party Inventory
  • 30 conditions, from Confusion to Disease & Lycanthropy
  • Automapping, Autowalking, Autohealing
  • Global Map Atlas With Position Marker
  • Quest Journal, Hint Prompting, Help Facility, Mini-Quests
  • Complex LockPicking Interfaces for Doors & Chests
  • Challenging Puzzles and Rich Interactive Dungeons
  • Browsable Character Library for up to 100 characters
  • Up to 12 Commented Postage Stamped Savegames
  • Multi-themed GUI and customizable screen layouts

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Windows GDI
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows Media Compatible
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Windows GDI
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows Media Compatible
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