Torment Kickstarter goes live

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Sander, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
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    Jul 5, 2003
    While inXile continues their work on Wasteland 2, which appears to be progressing nicely, they've started a new Kickstarter to keep the writers and designers who are done with Wasteland 2 employed. And their new pitch may be even more intriguing than the pitch for Wasteland 2: they're making a spiritual successor to Planescape: Torment, set in the post-apocalyptic setting of Numenera.
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    You can find the Kickstarter for Torment right here.

    Why are we covering this? For one, the game is set in a post-apocalyptic setting. Second, Planescape: Torment is one of the most intriguing RPGs we know of, and we know plenty of Fallout fans will be interested in a successor. And third: our own Brother None is working on the game as a line producer, whatever that may be.

    Give the Kickstarter a look, and see if you want to help inXile produce their new game.
     
  2. woo1108

    woo1108 Vault Senior Citizen

    Sep 27, 2012
    I pledged 50 bucks.
    Though I haven't deeply played torment, tide system looks interesting and I believe inxile can make great rpg. :clap:
     
  3. Starwars

    Starwars Mildly Dipped

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    Sep 17, 2006
    I was pretty skeptical at first about this, and would've still preferred if they'd just skipped the whole Torment connection and just said "hey, here's a game that's kinda similar to Torment".
    Why does it matter? I don't know, it just feels unncecessary (aside from a PR standpoint of course) and screw you. :P

    Anyways, while the kickstarter video didn't impress me, the write-up/text description is probably the best I've seen so far as far as kickstarter games go. I'll likely put some moeny into it.
     
  4. Izual

    Izual Pipe rifle & chopsticks

    378
    Sep 18, 2009
    Friggin backed!

    Starwars: Yes, but it wouln't have the appeal "Torment's successor" has!
     
  5. Guiltyofbeingtrite

    Guiltyofbeingtrite Vault Dweller

    751
    Oct 13, 2008
    Updated my Journal
     
  6. Sicblades

    Sicblades Antediluvian as Feck
    Orderite

    Aug 28, 2008
    330k...

    Backed as well. Damn tiers... too many to choose from.
     
  7. Dead Guy

    Dead Guy Senate Board Director oTO Moderator Orderite

    Nov 9, 2008
    Well, there's no doubt this'll get funded it seems. Good!

    422k now, 30 minutes later :p
     
  8. FearMonkey

    FearMonkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 12, 2011
    already two-thirds of the way there. :p

    I would really like a physical tier, but I don't think I can afford it. Probably just do a $20 pledge. Still unemployed. :(
     
  9. Paul_cz

    Paul_cz Mildly Dipped

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    Jun 11, 2008
    If I wasn't in the middle of a god damn apartment renovation that just evaporated all my savings I would back the shit out of this.
    But I still have Wasteland 2, Dead State, Shadowrun and Eternity already backed, at least.
    Hopefully it turns out great and I will get it on release. Kickstarter seems super successful, hopefully it gets as much as Eternity and Inxile can take their time.
     
  10. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Admin

    May 27, 2004
    $743,527 now.

    In the last hour i've seen it going up $100,000.

    Impressive.

    (I also pledged)
     
  11. Izual

    Izual Pipe rifle & chopsticks

    378
    Sep 18, 2009
    Funded in exactly six hours. Gratz, lads :)
     
  12. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    I guess somewhere, in an deep corner, a small publisher is crying him self in to sleep now.
     
  13. Stevie D

    Stevie D Vault Cornwall my ansome

    183
    Jan 25, 2004
    Jesus Christ!
     
  14. rumpl

    rumpl First time out of the vault

    24
    Jul 29, 2006
    As someone who has never played Torment and whose favorite game of all time is Fallout (1+2), should I try Torment? I like the creepy looking art in the video.

    Edit: The art is actually stunningly beautiful.
     
  15. FearMonkey

    FearMonkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 12, 2011
    Wow. Congrats, inXile! :)

    Yes. Probably my second favorite game of all time and my favorite is Ultima IV. So I personally think PS:T is a better game than either of the first two Fallout games.
     
  16. Starwars

    Starwars Mildly Dipped

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    Sep 17, 2006
    Planescape: Torment is a pretty different game than the Fallouts to be honest. Torment is a lot more about a focused story, with lots of writing to support it whereas Fallout is more geared towards creating your own story.

    But I absolutely think anyone should try out Torment. The main thing you need to be prepared for is to read a lot. It's really not a game to be rushed through. But if you take your time with it and relax your mindset from what the usual gaming fare tends to be, you will find an extremely rich and textured experience.
     
  17. rumpl

    rumpl First time out of the vault

    24
    Jul 29, 2006
    I actually like reading good stories. What can I expect from Torment's story/quality/setting/ideas. Will it be just as enjoyable as reading a very good novel (The Wheel of Time comes to mind)?
     
  18. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Admin

    May 27, 2004
    Also remember that Torment is pretty unforgiving for noobies.
    Don't think "oh, these guys are here at the start of the game, so I should just kill these thugs & take their weapons to be off to a good start". Yeah, that's a trip directly to the morgue if you play with that mentality. :)
     
  19. FearMonkey

    FearMonkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 12, 2011
    Should definitely stress the "read a lot" part.



    8-)
     
  20. Mad Max RW

    Mad Max RW Mildly Dipped

    520
    Jan 12, 2004
    Pledged this morning and even though I expected it to happen I'm still surprised to see how much they raised once I got home this afternoon. Wasteland 2 is shaping up very nicely, they have a great team, and Fargo sounds like a down to Earth humble guy. Congratulations and good luck.