Torment: Tides of Numenera project pops up on kickstarter

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  1. shakirmoledina
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    The game that everyone once loved has just popped up on kickstarter. Those who want to chip in should visit the link below.

    This project consists of some of the team members of the original torment game such as Colin McComb and Monte Cook. The team required a sum of $900K to be pledged and unsurprisingly has surprised that goal to reach a total of $1.7m in one day.

    Some details about the game
    - Developed in Unity (who doesn't these days)
    - DRM-free PC , Mac and Linux (steam and its likes)
    - Available in 7 languages inc. English (Gahars)

    The benefits for donating include

    Digital Add-Ons

    $8 - DRM-free Digital Soundtrack
    $8 - Digital Art Concept Book
    $15 - Digital Novella Compilation
    $20 - Beta Test Access
    $20 - Extra digital copy of Torment (PC, Mac, or Linux)
    $25 - Digital copy of Wasteland 2

    Physical Add-Ons (Require Physical Goods Tier)

    $25 - Backer-exclusive Torment T-shirt
    $25 - Backer-exclusive Torment Poster

    Their kickstarter program will end on April 5th.

    Kickstarter
     
  2. Minox

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    It didn't even take a day, it took them 6 hours to reach their initial goal. Personally I can't wait to see how this game turns out.
     
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    Still waiting for you to deliver on Wasteland 2, inExile... ;)
     
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    Unfortunately, at no point did they perform "Kickstart My Art" alongside Motley Crue. Talk about a wasted opportunity.

    They did explain their reasoning, at least:

    And hey, this means that they can start full development on this as soon as Wasteland 2 is done. I can get behind that.

    Anyway, you can call me Robert McNumenera, baby, because I'm all in.
     
  5. Foxi4

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    The studio is relatively small, I don't want their creative department to work double shifts - it's best if they focus on one project at a time... but hey, that's just me.
     
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    Avoiding having more Motley Crue in the world is always a good thing in my book.

    Anyway I am quite curious to see what they make as the old stuff was good and I reckon taken from a modern perspective it could be earth shattering.
     
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    Ugh.... So tempted... PST had the best storyline... But will this compare?

    Will it be the "Virtue's Last Reward" to the original "9 Hours 9 Persons 9 Doors" - very good, but not better than the original?
     
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    it better have good graphics.
     
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    I... feel so left out. :(

    What's this game, and why is everybody so excited to throw money at it?
     
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    Metacritic can help you. Basically it's a good RPG with a fantastic story. It could be compared to Baldur's Gate in terms of gameplay (both use AD&D rules) and game engine (BioWare's Infinity Engine). If you like to waste a few hundred hours on a game, Planetscape: Torment is an easy choice. Thus when people see a game dubbed "Torment 2", they'll start throwing money at it like there's no tomorrow.

    Also an interesting way of seeing the affection to the series is by going down to the last and most expensive options: Most of them have quite a few backers and some are almost gone.
     
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