The Making Of: Diablo


With just one click, Diablo’s creators reduced the RPG to the bare minimum – and Blizzard liked it so much, it even bought the company.

Blizzard planned to release Diablo on Game Boy Color

Game Boy color

Blizzard, the Creators of Diablo, planned to release a version of the RPG series for Game Boy Color. Titled Diablo Junior, the game would have been available in multiple editions so players could meet up and swap items, much like the trading mechanic of Pokémon.

Gamescom: Diablo 2 lead Brevik on Diablo 3’s design

Gamescom: Diablo 2 lead Brevik on Diablo 3's design

David Brevik, the project, design and programming lead on Diablo and Diablo II, has given us his thoughts on Diablo III, saying that the game's focus on grinding for gold over searching for items "loses a lot of what the game is about".

Diablo Review

Diablo Review

This review originally appeared in E42, February 1997.