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Torment Kickstarter Update #3: ZIETS ZIETS ZIETS
Game News - posted by Infinitron on Fri 8 March 2013, 01:14:53Tags: Colin McComb; George Ziets; inXile Entertainment; Kevin Saunders; Monte Cook; Mur Lafferty; Planescape: Torment; Tony Evans; Torment: Tides of Numenera
Seeing as the game's funding has continued to skyrocket, inXile felt the need to release another Torment: Tides of Numenera Kickstarter update with additional stretch goals...and boy, is it good. I'll go over its contents one by one.
First of all, there's a video featuring Colin McComb, which will be a part of a series of videos describing various aspects of Torment's design. This episode is about the game's themes.
Second, starting from tomorrow there will be a new $28 tier. The tier will be limited, much like the original early bird $20 tier, and will contain a digital strategy guide and a digital copy of Colin McComb's novella, in addition to the game and manual. Colin's novella will also be added to the $35 and $45 tiers.
Third, the 1.5 million dollar stretch goal has been retroactively modified. It now includes a new game area called the Crystal Dimension. Similarly, the 2 million dollar stretch goal will also a receive a new area called the Ruins of Ossiphagan. Furthermore, also for the 2 million dollar goal, writers Mur Lafferty and Tony Evans will be writing their own novellas, and Colin McComb will be doing a Let's Play of Planescape: Torment, providing developer commentary as he goes along. It'll be interesting to see how he compares with Adam Brennecke and Chris Avellone.
The main attraction of this update, however, is the new 2.5 million dollar stretch goal. If that funding goal is achieved, George Ziets will join the game's writing team. While he apparently can't work on the game full time, this is still awesome news that will put a smile on many a Codexer's face. And if that's not enough for you, the new stretch goal will also add a a new novella by Monte Cook, a new mystery companion, and a new area called Castoff's Labyrinth, which will be a "continuous stretch goal", much like Project Eternity's Endless Paths megadungeon. And the cherry on top - if the new stretch goal is reached, Colin will send out a videotaped apology for his notorious Complete Book of Elves.