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Gauntlet is being redone with a free update

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Remember when that old school game Gauntlet got a (30 year later) remake last year? I do! Except, as much as I wanted the game, I never got around to playing it. I blame Steam and the filthy backlog it has forced on me thanks to its silly sales! Anyhow, Gauntlet received mixed reviews when it released (68 on Metacritic at time of writing). It’s something the developers, Arrowhead Game Studios, are not quite happy with. They’re working hard on a free major content patch to turn things around, to turn Gauntlet into the game they had originally envisioned.

The Lead Designer of the studio, Emil Englund shared this news over on the game’s official blog (via Destructoid):

We have big improvements and a few new features coming up for Gauntlet! Something which we know a lot of you were crying out for. I can’t tell you too much right now, but if you keep watching this space we will be releasing little teasers and tidbits of information over the next few months.

In truth, we were never fully satisfied with how Gauntlet turned out. So, rather than just fixing little things here and there, we have been working on the core of the game to turn it into what we originally envisioned.

This will mean a free major content update for the game, including improvements to the Campaign and the Colosseum as well as a brand new game mode. I’m pretty sure I was allowed to tell you about the game mode…

It’s good to see that the studio haven’t released their title and forgotten about it. They seem committed to listening to their fans and making Gauntlet a better experience for all. Also, who can say no to free new content? I know I can’t!

Now if they could improve their game and then focus on making it for handhelds or consoles, that’d be all sorts of awesome. Gauntlet is the perfect couch co-op or on the go game waiting to happen. Till then, you can pick it up on Steam for $19.99

Last Updated: May 26, 2015

47 Comments

  1. Good on them, they have my respect for doing this.

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    • Kensei Seraph - Terran Ghost

      May 26, 2015 at 11:08

      Agreed, though if it wasn’t what they envisioned then I’m surprised that they didn’t delay it to allow for these fixes to be made before release.

      After giving it some thought I realised they probably released it because they had made promises that they wanted to keep, were not sure how long these changes would take to implement and needed the funds to pay for food so that they could survive long enough to get the changes out.

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      • Admiral Chief's Adventure

        May 26, 2015 at 11:15

        That is often the case for the small devs. I hope this does well, and is the first of many awesome games to come from them!

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        • Captain JJ Hack&Slash&Dodge

          May 26, 2015 at 11:20

          I bought the four-pack when it came out. Quite a bit of fun.

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          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 26, 2015 at 11:21

            *wonders where his copy is*

          • Captain JJ Hack&Slash&Dodge

            May 26, 2015 at 11:22

            Haha. Was waiting for that.
            Bunch of us decided to get it. Only I was the one who ended up paying.
            Yours is, uhm, in the mail. Yes. In the mail.

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 26, 2015 at 11:24

            YOU LIE!

          • Kensei Seraph - Terran Ghost

            May 26, 2015 at 11:25

            We all know how swift and reliable the post office is in South Africa.
            You can probably expect it to arrive in 3 months time. Hopefully.

          • Captain JJ Hack&Slash&Dodge

            May 26, 2015 at 11:26

            If it arrives.
            Lost over R600 thanks to our sh!thole post office

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 26, 2015 at 11:26

            HL3 will probably be released as a GOTY edition before I get that package

  2. Kensei Seraph - Terran Ghost

    May 26, 2015 at 11:11

    And I’m back to being bored.
    Yesterday I finished the work I needed to do this week and now I have nothing to do.
    *goes looking for a bored gif*

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    • Kensei Seraph - Terran Ghost

      May 26, 2015 at 11:12

      Well that entertained me for all of 15 seconds.
      http://i.imgur.com/qh14c.gif

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      • Hammersteyn

        May 26, 2015 at 11:14

        Play something? Or watch this.

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        • Admiral Chief's Adventure

          May 26, 2015 at 11:16

          Heh, “Nutshot”

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        • Kensei Seraph - Terran Ghost

          May 26, 2015 at 11:16

          There are at least 5 people who can easily see my screen so I can’t play games or watch videos.
          Also I uninstalled FTL this morning.

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          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 26, 2015 at 11:21

            NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

          • Kensei Seraph - Terran Ghost

            May 26, 2015 at 11:22

            I have to give my laptop back on Friday and I’d rather it not have any of my games on it.

          • Captain JJ Hack&Slash&Dodge

            May 26, 2015 at 11:23

            That is about the only reason to uninstall FTL.

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 26, 2015 at 11:24

            Why? Getting a new one?

          • Lord Chaos

            May 26, 2015 at 11:25

            Take it he’s starting a new job.

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 26, 2015 at 11:26

            Aye, I remember him saying that.

          • Kensei Seraph - Terran Ghost

            May 26, 2015 at 11:26

            Yeah, I’m sure I mentioned it previously.
            Unless @hammersteyn:disqus was the only one to read my comment at the time?

          • Hammersteyn

            May 26, 2015 at 11:27

            Seems like it XD

          • Lord Chaos

            May 26, 2015 at 11:27

            Congrats?

          • Kensei Seraph - Terran Ghost

            May 26, 2015 at 11:29

            My travel distance has been halved, I’m going to be doing much more interesting work and my salary has gone up by more than 50%.
            Congrats is definitely in order I think.

          • Lord Chaos

            May 26, 2015 at 11:30

            Remember, the grass is only greener because there is more shit. 😛

          • Kensei Seraph - Terran Ghost

            May 26, 2015 at 11:31

            Haha.
            That’s one of the reasons I’m feeling really nervous about it.

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 26, 2015 at 11:32

            Too late now, Alea Iacta Est

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 26, 2015 at 11:31

            LOOOL

          • Lord Chaos

            May 26, 2015 at 11:34

            Going to laugh my arse off if he walks in here on Monday.

          • Kensei Seraph - Terran Ghost

            May 26, 2015 at 11:35

            Same.

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 26, 2015 at 11:52

            Dude, I can only imagine

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 26, 2015 at 11:31

            Hopefully you can play FTL at the office!

          • Kensei Seraph - Terran Ghost

            May 26, 2015 at 11:34

            Well I did see an Xbox 360 and 6 controllers in the reception area so I have high hopes that it will be a somewhat relaxed atmosphere who, as long as the work gets done, don’t mind if I spend my extra time (lunch break) playing games or reading.

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 26, 2015 at 11:27

            I remember now, but promptly forgot back then when you mentioned it

          • Kensei Seraph - Terran Ghost

            May 26, 2015 at 12:00

            Not only did I have FTL, but I also had Icewind Dale II installed.

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 26, 2015 at 12:10

            Wuuuuuuut

      • Lord Chaos

        May 26, 2015 at 11:17

        You can come help me. More than enough work to do

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        • Kensei Seraph - Terran Ghost

          May 26, 2015 at 11:18

          I’m almost tempted to say yes.

          Where and what (if you feel like sharing)?

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          • Lord Chaos

            May 26, 2015 at 11:20

            Java development, in Rivonia.

          • Kensei Seraph - Terran Ghost

            May 26, 2015 at 11:21

            I’m going to be doing C# development in Rivonia from next week.

          • Lord Chaos

            May 26, 2015 at 11:23

            It’s got a few nice places to eat.
            Out of a 10 hour day I’m spending 8 in meetings today. 🙁

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 26, 2015 at 11:25

            NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

          • Kensei Seraph - Terran Ghost

            May 26, 2015 at 11:28

            Wow.
            I hope that the meetings are at least productive.
            Most of the ones I’ve attended were pointless for me to be there for.

          • Lord Chaos

            May 26, 2015 at 11:29

            Not really. Looking for more devs, as a lead I spend most of my days in meetings.

    • Hammersteyn

      May 26, 2015 at 11:12

  3. Captain JJ Hack&Slash&Dodge

    May 26, 2015 at 11:19

    Oh cool.
    Played with a few friends through the entire thing. Didn’t take too long. But definitely won’t mind replaying it. Feels typical old-school.

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