Chinese online game developer Perfect World Company Ltd. has entered into a publishing agreement with Runic Games Inc. ("Runic Games"), a specialized developer of PC-based entertainment software in the United States, for the exclusive rights and license to publish "Torchlight," a massively multiplayer online role-playing game that is still under development.
Max Schaefer, CEO of Runic Games, said, "Runic Games is very pleased to partner with Perfect World. Perfect World's strength and expertise in creating and running MMORPGs and track record of high quality of service to the playing community give us great confidence and hopes for a long and prosperous partnership. With 'Torchlight,' we strive to bring the best of Western and Eastern gaming together, creating a truly global title."
Being developed by Runic Games' team, "Torchlight" is an adventure-themed MMORPG. Adventurers set out from the town of Torchlight into the nearby mountains in search of the magic ore that imbues their equipment with power, yet imperils their very existence. "Torchlight" emphasizes a simple and intuitive interface, fast and furious action, and a colorful and compelling game world.