Torment: Tides of Numenera Blows Past Kickstarter Goal

inXile Entertainment’s Kickstarter pitch for Torment: Tides of Numenera has blown bas its $900,000 goal in less than a day. The game “continues the thematic legacy” of Planescape: Torment, one of the most critically acclaimed PC RPGs of the ’90s. The game frequently comes up in conversations I have with old-school PC gamers, often starting with, “You know, I sure wish someone would make a sequel to Planescape: Torment. That game was the bomb, like Ben Affleck in Phantoms.” While Tides of Numenera isn’t exactly a sequel, the developers appear to be working on something that will make many Planescape: Torment fans happy. Check out inXile’s Kickstarter video below.

Even though I prefer swords-and-sorcery settings, I was totally jazzed by Planescape: Torment’s rich storytelling and deep gameplay. It stood out back in 1999 and there really hasn’t been anything like it since. inXile seems very much aware of the legacy it has to live up to. The company is also passionate about games from that era and has talent that worked on some of the best games from the Interplay/Black Isle Studios days. In fact, several key members of the Planescape: Torment team and writers of the Planescape setting for TSR are working on Tides of Numenera. If anyone is equipped to deliver a thematic successor to Planescape: Torment, it’s these guys.

As of this writing, iNxile has reached $1,217,050 in funding, blowing past its original goal in a matter of hours. In the immortals words of Darth Vader, “Impressive. Most impressive.”

Any of you excited for Torment: Tides of Numenera? Will you contribute some Kickstarter funds?


Author: RPadTV

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