“In the world of Grindea everything is determined by one thing–how big your collection of stuff is. You take on the role as a young hero (or heroine) taking his or her first steps to become a famed Collector and help collect the most valuable rares in the entire kingdom. But is everything really as it seems? The hunt for rares soon turns into something bigger, a scenario where family, friendship and possibly the fate of the world rests in your hands.“

My friend from Sweden has been working on this game under the group “Pixel Ferrets” for quite some time now, an old-school RPG called Secrets of Grindea. Such games are quite a rare treat nowadays and Secrets of Grindea simply looks cute and bad-ass at the same time. It takes you back to the old SNES-era, fighting enemies with pixelated swords and crawling through spooky dungeons. The game is quite promising, as they’ve been nominated and WON the “Game of the Year” award of the Swedish Game Awards 2012! Secrets of Grindea should be ready for release late 2012 or early 2013 for the PC., and here are some of the key features of the game:

  • Character customization. Advanced skill trees give you precise control over how your character develops. There are no caps or specific classes, so the possibilities are endless. On top of this, there’s a wide variety of haircuts, hats and head gears that will make your character look unique as well.
  • Co-op support for up to four players! Bring your friends on the adventure, challenge them to any of the mini games in the arena or why not have them help you out in a difficult dungeon?
  • A lengthy and dramatic storyline will take you through dungeons and fields of all shapes in the rich and varied world of Grindea. Countless of side quests and hidden content will keep you busy for hours after finishing the game.
  • Thousands of items to hunt, craft, fish or dig up in order to improve your character, fill the codex and gain fame.
  • A pet system that makes sure you never have to be alone, even when playing by yourself. Catch any of the cute tameable animals and have them accompany you on your adventures while also boosting your skills!
  • High scores and achievements will soon make your friends turn green with envy.

Don’t forget to check out their trailer video below, like their Facebook page, subscribe their YouTube channel and follow their Twitter! They also release a weekly development blog, so don’t forget to check out the Secret of Grindea website!