Torchlight vs. Torch

By Jaxson

Main Difference

The main difference between Torchlight and Torch is that the Torchlight is a video game and Torch is a stick with a flaming end used as a source of light

  • Torchlight

    Torchlight is an action role-playing hack and slash dungeon crawler video game developed by Runic Games and published by Perfect World, released for Windows in October 2009. The fantasy-themed game is set in the fictional town of Torchlight and the expansive caverns and dungeons nearby, which adventurers explore to collect valuable loot and battle hordes of monsters. Following the October 2009 digital distribution release, a Windows retail box version was released in the U.S. in January 2010 by Encore, Inc, and JoWooD Entertainment published a retail box in Europe in April 2010. A port for OS X was developed by World Domination Industries and released through Steam on May 12, 2010. Runic Games and World Domination Industries developed a port for Xbox Live Arcade which was released on March 9, 2011. A Linux port was released as part of the game’s inclusion in the Humble Indie Bundle 6.

    Development of the game was led by Travis Baldree, designer of Fate, joined by Max Schaefer and Erich Schaefer (co-designers of Diablo and Diablo II), and the team that worked with Baldree on the original incarnation of Mythos. In September 2012, Runic Games released a sequel, Torchlight II, for Windows. In 2018, the long-planned MMORPG was announced as Torchlight III.

  • Torch

    A torch is a stick with combustible material at one end, which is ignited and used as a light source. Torches have been used throughout history, and are still used in processions, symbolic and religious events, and in juggling entertainment. In some countries “torch” in modern usage is the term for a battery-operated portable light.

  • Torchlight (noun)

    The dim light produced by a burning torch.

  • Torchlight (noun)

    The light produced by a flashlight.

  • Torchlight (noun)

    A torch or flashlight.

  • Torch (noun)

    A stick with a flame on one end, used chiefly as a light source; a similarly shaped implement with a replaceable supply of flammable material.

    “The mob of angry villagers carried torches and pitchforks to the vampire’s castle.”

  • Torch (noun)

    A portable light source powered by electricity; a flashlight.

    “Ernst slipped and dropped his torch on the flagstones, shattering the bulb and plunging us into darkness.”

  • Torch (noun)

    An arsonist.

  • Torch (noun)

    Short form for blowtorch or oxy-gas torch.

  • Torch (verb)

    To set fire to, especially by use of a torch (flaming stick).

    “Some hoodlums had torched a derelict automobile, which emitted a ghastly pall of thick, black smoke that filled the street.”


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