Torment: Tides of Numenera funding crosses $2 million

InXile Entertainment's isometric PC role-playing game reaches new Kickstarer funding milestone 48 hours after launch.


The Kickstarter campaign for Torment: Tides of Numenera has crossed $2 million just two days after going live. The game sailed past its $900,000 target in just six hours, with total funding standing at more than $2.1 million from over 38,000 backers at press time.

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The game reached $1 million in funding in seven hours and two minutes, eclipsing the previous record for fastest campaign to earn $1 million by 80 minutes, according to InXile. In addition, of 37,000 Kickstarter campaigns that have reached their funding targets, just 21 have reached the $1 million mark.

InXile has now achieved this milestone twice, as the developer's Kickstarter debut with Wasteland 2 secured $2.9 million in funding last spring. That game is due for release during October 2013.

"We knew there were some negative sentiments regarding crowdsourcing fatigue, and the fact that we are still finishing Wasteland 2, but the massive community acceptance to our latest Kickstarter effort was overwhelming, unexpected, and a great honor," InXile CEO Brian Fargo said in a statement.

Torment: Tides of Numenera--due out December 2014--is set in Monte Cook's tabletop role-playing world of Numenera, which itself was successfully funded through Kickstarter. It will have an isometric perspective and runs on the Unity game engine.

InXile was clear that Tides of Numenera is not a sequel to Planescape: Torment, but rather a "completely new game" that has been designed to provide the same experience and feeling as the original. The game asks players: What does one life matter?

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