The co-founders of Runic, the Schaefer brothers, were also the co-founders of Blizzard North. Diablo I and II composer Matt Uelmen has joined the MMO's development team also.
"Adventurers set out from the town of Torchlight into the nearby mountains in search of the magic ore that imbues their equipment with power, yet imperils their very existence," blurbs Runic.
Right now the developer is looking for "a great environment artist" to join the team and get cracking on the MMO with them. "Someone who is an excellent modeller AND texturer."
They admit they're "anxious to add some new talent to our team." Applicants are supposed to observe a and slap together a 3D model of an openable "treasure chest".
Torchlight looks to adopt "a very handmade, watercolor-influenced" visual style with in-game objects sporting "irregular structure with a lot of bulk." Sounds a little familiar.
I had a double-take moment from the shots below - do they remind you of another title in the works right now?