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Torment Kickstarter Update #15: Animated Second Screenshot, Colin McComb Q&A
Game News - posted by Infinitron on Fri 5 April 2013, 00:10:34Tags: Colin McComb; inXile Entertainment; Kevin Saunders; Mark Morgan; Torment: Tides of Numenera
The Torment: Tides of Numenera Kickstarter campaign is in its final stretch, and today's update is basically the last one with any major new content. You might not be surprised to learn that the highlight of the update is an animated version of the screenshot from yesterday's update. Come on, inXile, you're just showing off at this point! In addition to that, Colin McComb has published his first Q&A video, answering questions asked by backers on the Torment website.
Here's the animated screenshot, with a snippet of new Mark Morgan music as an added bonus. The Cold Calculating Jack makes a repeat performance.
And here's Colin's Q&A session. The most notable new detail revealed in it is that the maximum party size in Torment will probably be four members, including the player character. That's smaller than the original Planescape: Torment, but then, I'm not sure that having a Baldur's Gate-sized party in PS:T really added much to that game.
The campaign is really booming at the moment, and the number of backers has exceeded 66,000, thereby unlocking the Inception-esque ninth Fathom of Castoff's Labyrinth. To help speed things up even more, no less than four last minute add-ons have been made available. Three of them are actually Wasteland 2 items - beta test access, the digital soundtrack, digital concept art, and the autographed collector's edition. The fourth add-on is the "limited edition signed print" from Torment's $1000 tier, which costs $750.
That's pretty much it. inXile's wrap party for the campaign will be broadcasted tomorrow on their TwitchTV channel. Now we just need to wait and see how high this thing will go!
Update: There's an interview with Colin McComb and Pat Rothfuss over at PC Gamer. As you might expect, it's mainly about the topic of writing in games. Have a snippet:
Pat also reveals that he wants to write a female companion for the game. Problem, Roguey?
Update 2: The crowdfunding campaign has reached 70,000 backers including PayPal, and so the tenth Fathom has been unlocked. Inception? More like Recursion.