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Torment: Tides of Numenera kickstarter funded in six hours

Torment: Tides of Numenera kickstarter funded in six hours

Stretch goals for reaching the $1.5m and $2m mark will include more writers being added to the team and additional music being composed.

The Kickstarter project for InXile Entertainment's spiritual successor to Planescape: Torment has managed to pull in $900,000 in just six hours.

Hitting its funding target in little more than a morning, the Kickstarter page for Torment: Tides of Numenera is currently sat at $1.8m generated by just over 29,000 backers with 29 days left on the clock.

'Our heads are still spinning at the incredible response we have had from today's support of our Kickstarter campaign. We had plans to roll out our stretch goals and to write our Kickstarter updates but never in our wildest dreams did we think we would fund this quickly!' said inXile founder Brian Fargo.

Since being so rapidly funded, the team has worked to detail a series of stretch goals to encourage further funds. For pushing past the $1.5m goal, the project will already feature a richer story with two writers being added to the team.

At the $2m mark, additional music will be composed and an extra companion will be included in the game.

Available pledge packages for the project range from $5 up to $10,000, with six backers already pledging in that upper bracket, gaining access to the game's launch party as well as all the extra features from other packages.

The extras for backers include a cloth map, an art book, a CD of the soundtrack and an entry in the game's credits.

Torment: Tides of Numenera will be a spiritual successor to the fondly remembered Planescape: Torment, although unlike the original will not have the Dungeons & Dragons: Planescape licence behind it.

Torment marks InXile's second major success with Kickstarter as a funding platform. Last year, it successfully funded Wasteland 2 which hit its funding goal of $900,000 in two days and closed on approximately $3m.

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Tangster 7th March 2013, 18:19 Quote
As it should be.
jrs77 7th March 2013, 18:47 Quote
Planescape has a huge old fanbase, so it's success on kickstarter is not really unexpected.

I'm not interested in any singleplayer games tho.
Tangster 7th March 2013, 19:15 Quote
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Originally Posted by jrs77
Planescape has a huge old fanbase, so it's success on kickstarter is not really unexpected.

I'm not interested in any singleplayer games tho.
I'm the total opposite, I'm not interested in multiplayer at all.
jrs77 7th March 2013, 19:17 Quote
Depends on what you consider Multiplayer. I'm actually only interested in sandbox MMOs like EvE Online.
Tangster 7th March 2013, 19:57 Quote
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Originally Posted by jrs77
Depends on what you consider Multiplayer. I'm actually only interested in sandbox MMOs like EvE Online.

I avoid those even more. I just know I'd never get anything done. Just like how I uninstall any TRTS games before the university year starts.
tad2008 7th March 2013, 20:18 Quote
Sadly I didn't ever go on to complete Planescape: Torment but I loved the universe and the setting as used to have all the paperback stuff for it too.

I hope it's successor really takes things forward in a great way and manages to keep the tone, atmosphere and character of the original just with a bit less hacknslash which always detracted from things for me in the original.
alpaca 8th March 2013, 07:52 Quote
no linkie to the kickstarter campaign? Now I have to go by google! Actually click more than once for my entertainment! Horrible!
suenstar 8th March 2013, 09:23 Quote
I'd pledge on this if I was allowed... unfortunately my other half has banned me from pledging on any more projects on Kick Starter until at least July. :(

Just means I'll pay the regular price when it gets released. :D
Roskoken 9th March 2013, 05:39 Quote
Not really sure about Brian Fargo to be honest. Obsidians Project Eternity will probably be better.
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