New Torment RPG most funded game in Kickstarter history

inXile Entertainment's isometric role-playing game closes with $4.1 million.

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Torment: Tides of Numenera is the most funded game in Kickstarter history. The isometric role-playing game's crowd-funding campaign closed last night, drawing a total of $4,188,927 from 74,405 backers. That mark is 455 percent better than its $900,000 original target.

Torment: Tides of Numenera passed Obsidian Entertainment's Project Eternity, which was the former top earner at $3.99 million. The project is the second-most funded gaming endeavor overall, behind the Android-powered Ouya console, which amassed $8.6 million.

"There is no way this game would have ever been funded without this new method of connection and without the passion of our backers who didn't just donate but worked as a team to spread the word. You guys rock! The passion of the RPG gamer is like none other," inXile founder Brian Fargo wrote on the Kickstarter blog.

"We are both humbled and excited that you have given us this opportunity," he added. "The team we have assembled is pretty unbelievable and I have full faith that together we will create a true classic."

Torment: Tides of Numenera surpassed its original funding target in six hours. Since then, the project has Planescape: Torment designer Chris Avellone to the team, as well as The Kingkiller Chronicle author Pat Rothfuss. The game was also recently delayed into 2015.

Discussion

293 comments
radikel
radikel

Just found out that Mark Morgan IS directing the Music for this!!! Iam already in paradise!!!!

I know it cant be a real successor to Planescape(D&D universe), but still, i hope they find some way to tie it together if possible?... a mad hope!!!

RyuRanVII
RyuRanVII

Wasteland 2, Shadowrun Returns, Project Eternity, Divinity: Original Sin, Might and Magic X: Legacy, Blackguards (The Dark Eye), Chaos Chronicles, Legend of Grimrock II, Grimoire: Heralds of the Winged Exemplar, Deathfire, Dead State, Age of Decadence and now Tormet: Tides of Numenéra...

Traditional PC RPGs are back, baby! 

Also, the Daggerfall engine remake called DaggerXL / XLEngine is almost playable. Ah, good times!

tushwacker
tushwacker

wow.. that's an average of $56.00/person.. how the heck can you justify dropping that kind of cash on something that's just a concept?.. no wonder so much of our generation is in debt..

deathblow3
deathblow3

now that you have paid money heres hoping the game comes out and doesnt suck.

Thrazewolf
Thrazewolf

So many games, so little time...

SIDEFX1
SIDEFX1

The easiest way for company's and rich pigs to get money! 

carolino
carolino

Have to give the first one another try when i have free time again.

Working life aint stacking very well with slow games.

thats to bad cause normally they are the best



poovannaorcbane
poovannaorcbane

so if u pay them a certain amount, do u get the game without any further payments, once the game is out ??

Ardus
Ardus

Damn, I checked out the page when it was at 2M, but forgot to contribute before it was closed.

obsequies
obsequies

come onnnn phantasy star online 2

moncealyo
moncealyo

Let me know when it is actually done. 

Psycold
Psycold

Where do people keep getting all this money with the world economy in shambles? It's really hard to be a homeowner and a gamer that regularly funds kickstarter!

Miroku_of_Nite1
Miroku_of_Nite1

Bring us the game (and swag in some cases) and wipe away the debt.

Kronblom71
Kronblom71

Really REALLY looking forward to see what they will do with this.

Planescape Torment was such an unique game experience back in the day - most gamers around today would not even understand...

arc_salvo
arc_salvo

Man, I meant to fund this one, but it slipped my mind.  I'm glad it did so well though.  Planescape Torment is my favorite RPG of all time.  It's good to see a followup to it in some form.

Zer0nohero
Zer0nohero

This is my first game I pledged money to on Kickstarter and I definitely glad I did

Mellowcow
Mellowcow

You can still donate via Paypal. All the money received until the end of April counts towards the 4.5M stretch goal.

MatrixGamer78
MatrixGamer78

PCs are really exclusive for MMORPGs and RTS genre..


NoodleFighter
NoodleFighter

Wow so many classic PC games and devs are getting a crap load of funding I hope Heavy Gear team get some of the love too

Alucard1475
Alucard1475

Is this turn-based like Wasteland 2? 

I really, really like the look of Wasteland 2, but the turn-based system is putting me off a bit. The last time I played a turn-based game was on N64 some 15 years ago. Hopefully, I can get back into it.

Kunasha
Kunasha

@RyuRanVII It's not just RPG's. Age of Empires 2 HD just came out today as well. :)

Turn-of-the-century PC gaming was absolutely bloody amazing. I'm glad that gamers and developers are all waking up to just how brilliant game design was during that period. Now I just want a re-release of Unreal on Unreal Engine 4 and I will jump onto a cloud of dreams. <3

isahunt
isahunt

@Ardus

You can still do it through PayPal (without the price increase).

Until the end of April all donations will still count towards the final 4.5M stretch goal - length, depth and player stronghold.

Xuix
Xuix

@MatrixGamer78 its okay, I know you are slow, and you didn't read the entire article.

Illbegotten
Illbegotten

@Alucard1475 Personally, I prefer turn-based combat, but I'll be satisfied with whatever the majority of backers decide. Combat was *really* not the focus of Planescape: Torment. Most combat was avoidable, and the dialog was almost a combat system in its own right.

isahunt
isahunt

@Alucard1475

But... but... original Planescape was not turn-based.

It ran on the Bioware's Infinity engine, the same they used for Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale, that did the turn-based fighting in real time "behind the scenes".

Numenera will use the same engine so you have nothing to worry about.

tushwacker
tushwacker

@MoronGotMyName @tushwacker ya, I'm serious.. it's a poor investment.. I could see someone throwing $5.00 at a good idea that might wind up being a good game.. throwing $50.00 at a simply a concept is just wasting your money..

williebazerka
williebazerka

@isahunt But...but...it doesn't matter since nobody said original Planescape was turn based.

Legolas_Katarn
Legolas_Katarn

@Cloud_imperium @Alucard1475 I'm pretty sure Project Eternity is real time pause but I don't think they have decided what the combat for this game is yet. The last thing I remember reading about it was that they were going to show the backers some of their ideas and ask them to discuss it. 

Most likely the people will want turn based combat. 

Dat-tsu
Dat-tsu

@WoZe @Dat-tsu @poovannaorcbane Wasted? How so, exactly? I think $45 for two games I'd gladly pay full retail price for (twice) is a pretty good use of spare cash.