What is Grimoire, you ask?

Let me give you a little history on video games first.

The video games that we play nowadays, aren’t as great as their gaming forefathers were. Nowadays, video games are uncreative and repetitive.  They rely on fancy shmancy graphics, gimmicks and “High-Octane” action to keep the player involved.

Where’s the immersion?

Where’s the creativity?

If a game is making you smash your head against the wall and scream obscenities because of “Uber Hax Lag”, it sounds like that game is more addictive than fun.

So why are we playing these games?

Well, maybe it’s because these are the only games left that we have to play.

You know what I’m talking about, these generic FPS Shooters where you regenerate health and have to fight terrorists or aliens… sometimes zombies.

They were really cool the first couple times, but now they’re just getting old.

Occasionally, a great and unique title comes out…

But, it seems like 99.9% of the games that  are released nowadays are just clones of each other. Clones of Clone of Clones.

So wouldn’t it be great if you could play one of those old classic games.

Super old Role-Playing Games like Wizardry, Ultima Underworld or Eye of the Beholder.

These games had shameful graphics, so the only thing they could count on was gameplay and story.

And you know what?

Those games kicked-ass.

So does that sound good to you?

Of course it does!

So, without further adieu, let me introduce you to Grimoire!

A fantastic, old-school adventure game.

This isn’t an effeminate girly-man’s FPS, this is a hardcore RPG!

To succeed on your impossible quest, you’ll have to be strategic, you’ll have to make tough decisions and most of all, you’ll need a bit of luck.

Craploads of riddles and puzzles, epic player creation and customisation, a brutal turn-based combat system, hundreds of NPCs, Monsters and spells, an engaging, thought-provoking, king-sized storyline and wonderful cartoon graphics for that old-fashioned charm.

The video game industry will never be as great as it used to be, but maybe, just once, we can relive the glory days.

That, my friends, is what Grimoire is.

Worked on by legendary Cyber-Nerd, Cleve “Tex Arcane” Blakemore for over 18 years, (Which means, if it’s ever finished, we should get the World Record for longest game in development) Grimoire aims to please that acne-ridden, pasty-skinned nerd, hiding inside  each and every one of us.

This blog is the description of my playthroughs that I, Cooper Blakemore, son of Cleve, am currently doing.

When Grimoire is finally finished, it will be released on PC. After that, we may try to port it to other platforms, most likely the iPhone and iPad.

So stick around, take a look at the posts every now and then, and spread the word to your buddies!

When you finally play Grimoire, you will believe a Golden Baby can fly… and that they can also do a drive-by on a tough enemy.

  1. Best part of this game is those awesome looking dungeons and other rooms. The artist should be commended!

  2. Always great to read how the game is going. Kudos, Cooper! I wrote the music for your dad’s game back in the late 90s and have been looking forward to the release, whenever that is!

    • Hey, Ellsworth! Man, I really love the music you composed for Grimoire. It’s got such a unique, interesting flavour to it. It really creates an immersive atmosphere for the game.

      • Thanks for the very kind words Cooper! Could you provide me a contact for Cleve at my email address? Can’t seem to find one online. I’ve been keeping tabs on the IndieGogo thing and would LOVE to reorchestrate the MIDI music I did with all the virtual orchestra stuff I have; making up mp3s . I know the funding has to come in but I can’t help but get excited. Thanks!

  3. Is this game for real? Most of the people who would enjoy it are going to die from old age before getting to play it.

    • What makes you assume only a specific generation of gamers would enjoy Grimoire? I’m a new generation gamer myself and I’ve had a blast playing it. Truly great games offer timeless fun.

  4. Awesome description. I Believe a golden baby will fly 🙂

  5. Atrium of Souls

    This is so amazing and so cool if it is real and not a net hoax. The screenshots look fantastic and they really convey old skool.

  6. Go Go Cleve!! I support you, thank you

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