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Game News inXile's Torment successor has a name, Mark Morgan hired to compose

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Infinitron, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Tags: Brian Fargo; InXile Entertainment; Mark Morgan; Torment: Tides of Numenera

    A tweet from Brian Fargo today revealed that game music maestro Mark Morgan will be composing the music for inXile's Torment successor:

    Fantastic Torment news.. Mark Morgan has agreed to provide the music to set the mood for us.​

    Mark is already doing the music for Wasteland 2, so this was hardly unexpected. However, several minutes after that tweet was sent out, an update on the official Torment Facebook page revealed that:

    And on the GREAT news front.... Mark Morgan has agreed to compose the soundtrack for our new game. Torment: Tides of Numenera.

    Is that the official name of the game? Rather offhanded way to reveal it, but there you go.
     
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  2. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    The Facebook page's "About" section also has the new name. I wonder how long it's been up there without anybody noticing?
     
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  3. MuscleSpark Savant Patron

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    What's wrong with Numenera: Torment?
     
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    Great game ever. It will be. Ever.
     
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    I was hoping that they weren't really planning on using the name 'Torment'. May be good for marketing, but it seems to lack creativity. Oh well. It's just a name. Good, albeit unsurprising, news about Mark Morgan.
     
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  6. Jaesun Fabulous Moderator Patron

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    So they buy the rights to Torment™ but you didn't want them to use it? Oh ok. :roll:
     
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  7. Zed Codex Staff Patron

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    Slapping Torment on the box will increase KS pledges by a fuck-ton, so I'm glad they're using it.
     
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  8. Gozma Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Fargo has got that old school producer instinct to find any trough of money and to jam that shit in your mouth as fast as you can before the train explodes (the train is shipping troughs)

    (the train is CRPG nostalgia kickstarters)
     
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    I hope Kickstarter ejaculates money all over his face and chest...
     
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    I really hope Wasteland 2 and Torment 2 are good. :oops:
     
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    I think it's a good move to define Torment as the main brand so that it won't be permanently tied to another system a second time. "Torment: subtitle" format sounds more confident and independent than the other way around.

    Except, "Tides of Numenera" is kind of a shitty name.
     
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  12. laclongquan Arcane

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    No matter how they try that teenage rebellion shit, they never could get out of their nurture.

    Numenera indeed? you could see it as a corruption/derivative from Númenor ... Tolkien will rule you all, and in the dark of the soul bind you.
     
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    It's just a name, short enough, not pathetic, not idiotic.

    As for the music, too bad Aphex Twin didn't released new album for some time :troll:
     
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    ohmygod.
     
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  16. hiver Guest

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    Yup, not to happy about that, but at least it fits the concept of the setting.
    Numenor was destroyed and remnants of its people and technology are a significant feature of Middle Earth setting and Lord of the Rings story.

    Yes, Lord of the Rings was a post-apocalyptic story set in a post-apocalyptic setting. You heard it here first, folks.
     
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    The latin word "numen" designates sacred powers like those wielded by the gods, or even magic. So, quite simply, a "numen-era" is a time when a forgotten but still lingering form of science is treated like magic and sacred power by the people that experience it.
    Way better explanation than those far-fetched Tolkien references, don't you think ?
     
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  19. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    I've been informed that the word "Tides" in the game's title holds some meaning. They didn't just choose it because it sounds cool.
     
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  20. Cosmo Arcane

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    May be linked to what they said about various dimensions and shifting realities...
     
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    Yeah I kind of expected the "tides" to actually mean something.

    I personally still don't like the title. But whatever.
     
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    Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera
    Cosmo, Monty Cook actually had a blog post explaining the name, which backs up you interpretation pretty well:

    Although, Tolkien was likely aware of this meaning of numen as well, so it may be that Numenera and Numenor are the result of parallel derivations.
     
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    Have they said anything about grappling mechanics?
     
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  24. Brother None inXile Entertainment Developer

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    In Numenera, you will be able to grapple a turtle.

    *epic music sting*
     
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    i refuse to nitpick over a title, especially when previous announcements both signified the direction, and limited the possible outcomes if you take a moment to consider it;
    what i -do- worry about, is depicting..atmosphere..
    If Wasteland 2's graphics are anything of an indicator, i shiver in advance..just cannot see how that gritty, dark, pessimistic an atmosphere of PST can be captured by cartoony (not sure if this is the right word here?) graphics enriched with bloom and hdr..they lack the starkness, the grittiness..i think that phrases it well. As usually, shall await and see.
     
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