Torment: Tides of Numenera project pops up on kickstarter

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by shakirmoledina, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. shakirmoledina

    shakirmoledina Legend

    Oct 23, 2004
    Dar es Salaam
    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.

  2. Minox

    Minox I did it

    Aug 27, 2007
    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.
  3. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

    pip Reporter
    Sep 13, 2009
    Gaming Grotto
    Still waiting for you to deliver on Wasteland 2, inExile... ;)
  4. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

    Aug 5, 2011
    United States
    New Jersey
    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

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

    pip Reporter
    Sep 13, 2009
    Gaming Grotto
    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.
  6. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    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.
  7. IBNobody

    IBNobody I try to keep myself amused.

    Nov 16, 2006
    United States
    Texas, Hang 'Em High
    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?
  8. narutofan777

    narutofan777 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Mar 27, 2010
    it better have good graphics.
  9. ferofax

    ferofax End of the World

    Jan 26, 2009
    I... feel so left out. :(

    What's this game, and why is everybody so excited to throw money at it?
  10. Qtis

    Qtis Grey Knight Inquisitor

    Feb 28, 2010
    The Forge
    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.
    ferofax likes this.
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