Torment: Tides of Numenera Needs A Bit Of A Kickstart
Everybody remembers Planscape: Torment; one of the most well-written and immersive role playing games of our generation, it really kicked off the whole idea that we can have games with the depth and brilliance of a novel. A lesson, to be sure, that has been a little bit lost in more recent games. However, the team behind the original game have gotten back together in order to create a successor to Planescape: Torment. InXile Entertainment has gotten a fair amount of the original Torment team together in order to bring us Torment: Tides of Numenera, and they have sprung up on Kickstarter like so many projects before it.
Torment: Tides of Numenara will not be a direct sequel to Planscape: Torment, but will instead be more of a spiritual successor. The Kickstarter page describes it as follows: “Torment: Tides of Numenera is a game set in the world of Monte Cook’s new tabletop RPG setting, Numenera. Torment continues the thematic legacy of Planescape: Torment, a critically acclaimed role-playing game from 1999 that’s considered by many to be a hallmark for storytelling in computer RPGs”. But fret not, in their pitch video, Brian Fargo, the Lead Designer of InXile states that they are making the game that they want to make, instead of pandering to the wallets of the masses. In addition, InXile will keep the game in it’s classic CRPG style.
The good news is that it hasn’t even been twenty-four hours, and they’ve already raised over $300,000 of their $900,000 goal, so it looks like this game is going to grace our computer screens sometime in the future. So if you haven’t gone over there to help fund this ambitious project, you can do so now HERE. You can find even more information at the game’s website HERE