Planescape: Torment Sequel Smashes Kickstarter GoalBy: Zach Walton - March 7, 2013
Planescape: Torment is one of the most highly revered RPGs of all time. That being said, it was unclear if its spiritual successor could find success on Kickstarter. Those fears have been laid to rest as the game has reached its Kickstarter goal and then some in less than a day.
Torment: Tides of Numenera went live on Kickstarter yesterday asking for $900,000 to fund the ambitious RPG. It raised the full amount required in less than six hours. Now at a little over a day later, the project has managed to raise almost $1.8 million with 32,900 backers.
The developers behind the project, inXile Entertainment, are no stranger to Kickstarter success. The studio raised almost $3 million for another sequel to a classic RPG – Wasteland 2. That game is still in development, but inXile assures fans that it will have enough resources to complete both games on time.
It looks like Torment will raise far more than Wasteland 2 did, and inXile has a few stretch goals on the horizon if it manages to raise more money. The project has already hit two of the stretch goals – the ability to play as either a male or female, and an expanded story with two new writers. If the game is able to reach $2 million, the development will add more story elements, a fully orchestrated soundtrack and a new companion character.