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Torment Kickstarter Update #7: Adam Heine explains more about the Tides, and other sundry updates

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Torment Kickstarter Update #7: Adam Heine explains more about the Tides, and other sundry updates

Game News - posted by Infinitron on Sat 16 March 2013, 01:53:30

Tags: Adam Heine; Colin McComb; inXile Entertainment; Kevin Saunders; Monte Cook; Mur Lafferty; Nathan Long; Ray Vallese; Tony Evans; Torment: Tides of Numenera

Today's Torment: Tides of Numenera Kickstarter update has a new video, this time featuring a new guest star - Adam Heine, broadcasting straight from his orphanage in Thailand. Adam describes Torment's Tides and Legacies in more practical terms, including an example of a hypothetical "use case":

The update also describes Torment's ever-growing collection of novellas in further detail:

The Digital Novella Compilation, features standalone novellas by Colin McComb and Monte Cook, and From the Depths, which includes five interlinked novellas by Adam Heine, Mur Lafferty, Nathan Long, Ray Vallese, and Tony Evans. Colin's novella will be tied more directly to the story of our game, with backstory on some of the characters or companions (no major spoilers, of course). Monte's novella will be a more proper introduction to the Ninth World and the Steadfast.​

From the Depths will be a series of novellas interlinked, not in their stories or characters, but in their connections to the Tides and Torment's part of the Ninth World. Each novella will take place in the history of one of Torment's locations, and will revolve around the stories of individuals who, through their actions, embody one of the Tides. We’ve talked about how the Tides are complicated and nuanced concepts – through these stories, you will gain a deeper understand of what each Tide means, and how each manifests itself.​

All of these novellas will come with the new limited $39 tier, which is identical to the $28 tier except that it comes with all of the novellas rather than just Colin's.

In further news, the update reports that the Kickstarter reached 48,000 backers today, which means that the second Fathom of Castoff's Labyrinth has been unlocked. It hasn't been sketched yet, but in the meantime there is an image of the first:


Apparently, this thing is not going to work quite in the same way that Project Eternity's Endless Paths art did.

There's also a new piece of concept art by Andree Wallin called The Ascension of Kex-Lianish. Naturally, it's available as a wallpaper at the Torment website. Beyond that, there's also a new forum for Game Ideas on the Torment website. And an official Torment wiki administrated by Ausir. And an official Polish version of the Torment Tumblr blog.

Finally, there's going to be a Torment Reddit AMA next Wednesday on March 20th, from 17:00 to 20:00 GMT. Brian, Monte, Colin and Kevin will be attending. And that's it for this week!

Update: The second Fathom has been revealed:


I see what you did there, inXile.

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