Numenera has been on a roll recently, conquering (well,
dipping its toe into) just about every medium you can imagine. January saw the
release of the first Numenera novel, the full public release of the Numenera
short film, and the launch of a new line of Numenera music. And we’re less than
four weeks away from the Torment: Tides of Numenera CRPG. And of course there’s
loads of new game products to talk about, too!
The Poison Eater is the first official Numenera novel, and since its release two weeks ago the book has been getting rave reviews. (Check out this brand new one on B&N.com.) Early news from the book trade is that the softcover edition, published by Angry Robot Books, is doing well at places like Barnes and Noble. And you can get the deluxe hardcover edition (in very limited supplies) exclusively at the MCG Shop.
Our fiction line starts with The Poison Eater, but it doesn’t end there. The Night Clave will be out later this year, and look for Myth of the Maker, the first novel for The Strange, in a few months!
The short film Numenera: Strand has been made free to view on YouTube and Vimeo. Fans have been raving:
“Beautifully shows the wonder and mystery of the Ninth World.”“An incredible and visually epic film!”“An amazing and beautiful introduction to the world of Numenera.”
If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out. And please share it with your friends—it’s a great way to show others what Numenera and the Ninth World are all about.
(There’s also the brand-new Exploring Numenera: Strand glimmer, based on the film, available now at the MCG Shop.)
Wonderful, ambient background music inspired by dozens of locations around the Ninth World? And the tracks loop, so you can put them on repeat as background music for your Numenera game? Sign us up! Actually, we’re already signed up, and you can be too—just check out the Numenera Audio Collection Kickstarter campaign going on right now by Plate Mail Games.
Wes Otis, the musical genius behind Plate Mail Games, has already unlocked music inspired by locations from Into the Outside, Torment: Tides of Numenera—the Explorer’s Guide, Into the Deep, and Into the Night, as well as the corebook and Ninth World Guidebook. And he’s adding new stretch goals almost every day.
Torment: Tides of Numenera has been in development for nearly four years, but the wait is almost over—its street date is February 28! This title is widely seen as one of the most anticipated computer games of the year. It’ll be out for PC and Mac as well as Xbox and PS4.
And, of course, more great RPG titles!
The Ninth World is filled with the bizarre and unexpected, but beyond it, the truly astonishing awaits. Into the Outside takes you to a dimension where a traveler exists in three different places at once, a pocket universe where an explorer is transformed into living sound, an existence where time carves living beings into separate time streams—and to many other alternate realities. The ancients unlocked the secrets of dimensions beyond our own, and the Ninth World is littered with portals and vehicles that take you there. Get ready to explore worlds unlike any you’ve ever seen!
Into the Outside is out next week (though you can download a free preview now). In the mean time, we recently released the NPC Deck and Asset Deck, two great game aids that spur inspiration and creativity, as well as a glimmer for Numenera: Strand.