A beta version of the long-awaited Legend of Grimrock dungeon editor is now available to the public.
It's good news for all the old-school dungeon builders out there, as the Legend of Grimrock editor has finally been released. Sort of, anyway: it's a beta version, and with all the internal changes made to the game to allow modding, you can expect a few bugs. It's also currently restricted to Steam versions of the game, because Steam allows Almost Human to do "frequent incremental updates" as issues arise.
Non-Steam spelunkers can assist with documentation and the model and animation exporters, and feature requests and suggestions are still being taken. In any event, the editor isn't expected to remain a Steam exclusive for long. "We know that many of you would just want to start using the editor right away, and we too are very eager to finally release this beast," the team wrote. "So our intention is to keep the beta short and sweet and release the editor as soon as possible."
In other news, the Grimrock Nexus is also expected to go live today. The Nexus is mod management software that simplifies the installation of mods and also serves as a database of mods and related assets and information. There's not much to see right now, for obvious reasons, but I'd expect it to bulk up fairly quickly.
To access the editor, just right-click Legend of Grimrock in your Steam library, select Properties and then enable the beta opt-in, after which it should download automatically. To find out more, hit up the official Modding Forum at grimrock.net.
Source: Legend of Grimrock