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A story-driven CRPG set in the world of Monte Cook's Numenera.  We are deeply appreciative to all of you who made this possible. Torment: Tides of Numenera is available now for PC on Steam or GOG, as well as PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
A story-driven CRPG set in the world of Monte Cook's Numenera. We are deeply appreciative to all of you who made this possible. Torment: Tides of Numenera is available now for PC on Steam or GOG, as well as PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
74,405 backers pledged $4,188,927 to help bring this project to life.

Updated our Journal...

Posted by inXile entertainment (Creator)
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You’ve got to be freaking kidding me!! We just funded in six hours!?!?! 

Our heads are still spinning at the incredible response we have had from today's support of our Kickstarter campaign. We had plans to roll out our stretch goals and to write our Kickstarter updates but never in our wildest dreams did we think we would fund this quickly!!! We are joyfully scrambling right now to get a longer update and some stretch goals in front of you as soon as we can. We should have more to say later today.

You are all unbelievably awesome and we could not be happier about receiving your trust in us. For many years we have wanted to get back to making this style of RPG but it appeared that the market was going everywhere but that direction. Almost every article and new game was focused on being an MMO, multi-player or micro-transition based. This wasn’t our style and we couldn’t generate interest in the classical narrative type of RPG that we all grew up making and playing. Thank you for backing our vision once again and we will not let you down. We will continue to communicate and and make sure we solicit input such that the game is hitting all the right notes.

Our goal is to make great RPGs for you all for the rest of our careers.

Thank you,

Brian Fargo and the team at inXile

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    1. Brett Nieland on

      What is a micro-transition based game?

    2. russell on

      one of your stretch goals should be a N64 cart with a stream lined version of the game on it.........you would take the industry by storm

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      Damir Ajdukovic on

      I couldn't click fast enough to support this.

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      Chris Medley on

      Way to go guys! Can't wait to get my hands on this and W2!!!

    5. frederic tarabout on

      Its amazing to see the beloved developpers of our childhood still have the burning passion in them. Thanks to you guys and to Kickstarter for giving us hope for great AAA quality games again :)

      In 6 hours ftw !!!

    6. Jessica Carpenter on

      Congratulations! Thanks for a nerd christmas! ^_^

    7. Captain Shrek on

      Congratulations guys!

      The heartiest Kinds!!!

      I am on the lowest tier of backing and believe you me! It breaks my heart into pieces that I can't throw the money into the screen. But poor as I am, I can only help spread The Word.
      But now since you made this incredible stride so fast, I guess we deserve to know what gameplay mechanics you are planning with it.
      cRPGs have been plagued by the specter of RTwP and Wasteland 2 has poured a solid (liguid?) life-blood of fresh start into the oft-considered “dying breed” of Turn based RP games. It would do my soul and those of many other incredible amounts of good to see the tradition continued and more similar games brought to our computers. I *know*, I *know*, P:ST was Real Time. But as I see it that was compromising the base gaming mechanics it was designed to work around anyway. Now that you have the support of your fans, I believe the time has come to reinforce the idea that: YES Turn Based games are the optimal way to play certain kinds of games and T:ToN will be their herald.

    8. Cosak on

      Congratulations to you and your team, Mister Fargo!! :o)
      You totally deserve our pledges for your two amazing (and long awaited) games!! Can't wait to read the newt stretch goals!!

    9. The Evolutionary on

      Haven't touched an EA product since Dragon Age when I caught them slipping an unmentioned service on my WIndows Box, analyzed it, found it to be dangerously close to a DRM they promised not include, and that was just before the online-only DRM was introduced later. Swore I'd never purchase another EA game again. (and I haven't. Was informed Mass Effect 3 DRM actually scans your files (WT???)) Am really looking forward to the rise of crowd-funded RPG and the demise of EA (it will take years before they die a slow painful death..Ubisoft will take almost as long)

    10. Dren Sokic on

      For me the dealbreaker is how well you've communicated with us every step off the way. The way you treat your paying customers and fans deserves this kind of success.

    11. bloodraven43 tormented Weresheep on

      this game is going to be freaking amazing...cant wait...I second that...death to the publishers and there freaking drm and protection crap and crappy running games that are still in beta at release...kickstarter is the shit.....woohoo

    12. David on

      One million dollars! Congratulations!

    13. Hengst 2404
      Superbacker
      on

      EVen I have to give it up to you guys. You weren't even half way there when I pledged, and I am amazed. I knew you would get there, but today? Nothing but props. Propose another quality title and I will pledge again. This may just be the new model for so-called "niche" titles.

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      Eat_the_Path on

      The people who love these kinds of games never disappears. What changed was the publishers who sunk their teeth in and drained the life out of everything good in the video game world.

      Death to publishers like EA and Activision Blizzard.

    15. Aargh on

      Congrats on getting funded, guys. Now get to work!

      I kid. Go celebrate.

    16. Tina Ng on

      inXile are humble people. They wouldn't have expected to come up with stretch goals within 6 hours of the pledge.

    17. The Evolutionary on

      Oh, you did say PC, Mac AND Linux. Thank you!! At least I'll be able to enjoy a great story on the platform that love to do everything on...the only thing I didn't do on it was play RPG stuff (Wine works on older MS apps but spotty at times). Now I can play one of the best RPG games to come on the best, most flexible/customizable/stable Desktop platform OS architecture there is. Thank you again!! (And the Unity people..finally) I'll keep supporting your projects as I've loved them ALL.

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      Noceur on

      This campaign is off to a pretty good start, I'd say.

    19. Eric Campbell on

      Woot!!! Congratulations. Planescape: Torment had some of the most memorable characters and stories of any RPG to date. So excited to see what this new iteration brings! ~ Dalmarus

    20. Redscare on

      You keep putting up awesome projects. We'll keep funding you, don't you worry about that.

    21. Stevan on

      No inXile, thank you.

      There was no hesitation for me nor need for your well worded explanation on why this was starting with Wasteland 2 still in production. You guys have been transparent as glass and obviously working hard on making Wasteland 2. The updates have been relevant, frequent, straight forward, honest, and insightful. It's obvious this isn't just about money, you guys really love making good games. It's obvious to all of us backers, and that creates a trust for you guys. If only other developers, or even other groups took this approach, the world would be a better place.

      Looking forward to getting double updates now =D

    22. Brian Aldana on

      Publisher Kid cameo in game please. He is hilarious.

    23. Steve Onotsky on

      Want to know what this says to me?

      That traditional publishers don't know what gamers really want. We just haven't been given the alternatives we really want, until now.

      WTG inXile!

    24. Vlad on

      I will reinstall and play PS:T tonight to celebrate.

      See what happens when you give people what they want?
      Relentless dedication. You are quickly elevating yourselves to god-tier game studio (where fans are concerned).

      lets just hope these games arent plagued by bugs, like Troika's efforts.

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      JediaKyrol on

      so...how about them stretch goals?

    26. hachre on

      And on top of it all, thanks to us you don't have to have _those_ conversations anymore :D

    27. Gophersaurus
      Superbacker
      on

      Boom, there it is. Multiple tiers sold out and $1 million made from over 19k backers in less than half a day. This is going to be bigger than huge.

    28. SteelEye on

      That's what you get BRIAN! That's what you get! :) I will continue to support these projects as they hit home with games I was always left with wanting more. THANKS!!!

    29. Riggo on

      Seeya OUYA!!!

      $1,000,000 in 6h 50m!!! New kickstarter record!!!

      Next up:
      $2,589,687.77 in the 1st 24 hours, also OUYA.

    30. Randy Snow on

      Red Boots DLC please!

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      emtione on

      1 mio :))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

    32. Mihail A.
      Superbacker
      on

      Amazing! Congrats!

    33. Nicolas Brassard on

      You just keep making'em and I'll keep pledging! :-)

    34. Berto Martin on

      Here I thought Wasteland 2 would be the most exciting video game news of the year!

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      Søren Johnsen on

      Who want's to be a millionaire? You guys.

    36. W Henry on

      In the span it took me to read the comments below you raised another 7k - utterly amazing! To know that games like Wasteland 2 and now Planescape are coming back - it's just the highlight of my day! Congrats inXile!!

    37. T.J. Brumfield on

      Stretch Goal 3 - Red boots DLC for Avellone's thumb

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      Nathan Black on

      Congratulations. Looking forward to watching the progress! Hurrah for Kickstarter for making these things actually possible in this day and age.

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      Kirsten F. on

      Congratulations, it'd be awesome to play a new RPG as captivating as Plancescape:Torment :)

    40. James Hall on

      We trust you so much with our money... so you better make the best fucking rpg there ever was!

    41. Erik Grape ⊂ Orders aplenty on

      Congrats! Blew my mind as well.

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      SfC on

      I grew up on these games. I missed them. There is just something undefinably right in being able to imerse yourself in a world (and a story) at your own pace, without having to worry about online bustle, and without having to worry about missing something because you weren't online at 4 AM.

    43. Jinx on

      Keep making new projects, and we'll keep throwing our money at you, Mr. Fargo <3

    44. T.J. Brumfield on

      Stretch Goal 2 - Instead of a floating skull, Torment will feature a floating disembodied "Chris Avellone thumb".

    45. John ♡ Zoë ♡ April ♡ Dreamfall traveller on

      Congratulations at everybody here! Almost a million now.

    46. Darth Trethon - Exile in Torment on

      You guys promise what the game industry no longer shows hope for.....amazing and thought provoking games. I cannot express how happy it makes me to support projects like this. I am sitting at a $125 pledge for now but I am looking at add-ons and perhaps upgrading to higher tiers.

    47. Didier Delhaye on

      You’ve got to be freaking kidding me!! Another epic masterpiece based on a previous epic masterpiece ? Another epic masterpiece on Linux ?? Another epic masterpiece with no DRM ??? Another epic masterpiece in 2014 ???? I'm glad the end of the world has been postponed. Great video by the way. Waiting the stretch goals...

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      Jerry Ozbun
      Superbacker
      on

      So satisfied to see that this funding model remains relevant. Keep making games and better yet - keep plugging games from other Indie Developers. If I can continue to back 3 indies for the cost of am single Big House Publisher title I will back every indie you send me that piques my interest!

    49. T.J. Brumfield on

      I do think it is odd that people say $60 is too much for a game in 2013 while people are complaining the $95 tier is sold out.

      NES games (and many computer games) back in 1985 were $50. Inflation adjusted, that is over $100 today. We actually pay less for games today, where as game budgets have gone through the roof. That is why so many developers keep going out of business.