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Torment Kickstarter Update #8: George Ziets Video, Pat Rothfuss Stretch Goal, and much more
Game News - posted by Infinitron on Thu 21 March 2013, 15:56:01Tags: George Ziets; inXile Entertainment; Kevin Saunders; Torment: Tides of Numenera
Today's Torment: Tides of Numenera Kickstarter update comes almost a week after the previous one, but it's more than juicy enough to compensate. As in previous updates, I'll go over its contents one-by-one.
George Ziets has contributed an episode to the ongoing series of videos describing Torment's design. This episode focuses on the nature of the Numenera setting and on the dangerous habitat known as The Bloom.
Another thing that George reveals in this video is the existence of a female Jack companion who it seems will be guiding the player character in the earlier stages of the game. This companion is going to receive her own digital comic book, which has been added as a reward to the $50 and $75 and up tiers. You can view a hypothetical sample page from the comic book here.
The Kickstarter has reached 51,000 backers, which means the third Fathom of Castoff's Labyrinth has been unlocked. There are also three new stretch goals.
The first new stretch goal, at 2.85 million dollars, will expand the game's epilogue. The expanded epilogue will describe the ultimate fate of regions, cults, factions, etc, after the game's story has ended, much like in Fallout. The second new stretch goal, at 3.1 million dollars, will add a dangerous cannibal cult known as the Dendra O'hur to the game world. (Doesn't Wasteland 2 already have one of those? I guess you can't go wrong with cannibals.)
The third new stretch goal, at 3.25 million dollars, will add yet another writer to Torment's writing team - fantasy author Patrick Rothfuss. Pat is apparently a huge PS:T fan, and you can read his elated reaction to this news over at his blog. There's also going to be a 3.5 million dollar stretch goal, but they don't want to reveal it yet (dammit you guys).
Finally, there's a recap of the Torment-related news of the past week, including a helpful overview of yesterday's Reddit AMA. Colin and Kevin also take the time to thank some of the other, lesser known people who've helped with the Kickstarter campaign. Did you know that the guy doing the Nameless One voice in the videos is Alexander Brandon of Deus Ex soundtrack fame?