Sad news - Hob and Torchlight developer, Runic Games, has closed down. It's fallen victim to the latest trend of big publishing, which has decided that video games are no longer products, but services. China-based Perfect World Entertainment, which acquired a majority stake in Runic in 2010, has decided that Runic doesn't fit in with this model. Runic's head, Marc Lefler, wrote a heartfelt note of thanks to its supporters. Runic Games
. Their games are still available.