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Game News Torment Kickstarter Update #14: Tony Evans On Combat, Vision Doc and HOLY CRAP Another Screenshot?!

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Infinitron, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Serpent in the Staglands Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Tags: Chris Avellone; Colin McComb; InXile Entertainment; Kevin Saunders; Tony Evans; Torment: Tides of Numenera

    I think I can safely say that we're all floored by today's Torment: Tides of Numenera Kickstarter update. A second, prettier screenshot, really? Well played, inXile, well played. And that's not all. Torment's full vision document has been published, and there's also a new video featuring Tony Evans, who explains a bit about the contentious issue of the game's combat system.

    Let's start with that screenshot, which depicts the city known as The Sagus Cliffs:

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    The city of Sagus Cliffs borders a large inland sea, winding its way down to the water through switchbacks and cutout caverns. The city is vast, both vertically and horizontally, exhibiting a wide variety of architectural styles as its layers were stacked upon each other across the ages. Some buildings are built out far over the water below, precariously holding through elaborate winches, pulleys, and wires. Some have no such support, practically hovering under their own power. But the old ways still hold – literally – sometimes clinging to the last scavenged beams on which they were originally erected, with bridges of coherent light helping to hold together the city’s economy. At the base of the cliff, the ocean crashes and swirls around the rubble of fallen houses, the city extending downward even here – with some structures diving beneath the waves.

    Here's Tony Evans, talking about the team's vision for Torment's combat as he drives around town. Not sure how legal that is. In any case, he is suitably apologetic about Dragon Age 2:


    And here's Torment's 26 page vision document. If you've been following all of the updates, then you're probably familiar with most of its contents (although there is some new information about the game's companions). If you haven't been following them, then now's the time to catch up! inXile's staff have also set up an accompanying vision page on the game's website, with links to all of the screenshots, concept art, videos and more.

    In other news, with the campaign having reached 63,000 backers, the eighth Fathom of Castoff's Labyrinth has been unlocked. The Chris Avellone stretch goal has been achieved, to which Colin McComb has reacted with his characteristic subtlety:


    There are also three new add-ons available. As before, two of them are "add-on exclusive" and are not part of any tier. There's a digital comic by Chris Avellone about one of Torment's characters, for 8 dollars, and a digital compilation of all three Torment comics (by Chris, Pat Rothfuss and Colin McComb/Adam Heine), for 14 dollars. The third add-on is for access to the game's alpha test. It costs 10 dollars, and requires beta testing access as a prerequisite, meaning that you must have also bought the beta testing add-on or pledged to a tier that includes beta testing. The alpha test is expected to take place sometime in 2014.

    That's it for this update. Let's hope it kicks off an impressive final surge. Please feel free to express your excitement via our fundraiser!
     
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  2. likaq Arcane

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    MOTHERFUCKING FUCK YEAH!!!

    No trash mobs = :incline:
     
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  3. Stabwound Arcane

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    This game just sounds too good and way too ambitious.

    I'm sure it will be good, but I expect to be a little disappointed. They promise the world in that vision document. :eek:
     
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  4. Jaesun Fabulous Moderator Patron

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    Torment: Tides of Numenera Divinity: Original Sin 2 BattleTech
    BESTEST UPDATE EVAR!!!
     
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  5. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Serpent in the Staglands Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    No they don't. Unlike PS:T's vision document, this one doesn't promise hot babes. :decline: :P
     
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  6. evdk comrade troglodyte :M Patron

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    Do not be afraid to dream big.
     
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  7. Lancehead Liturgist

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    Heh, Evans is saying what fans want to hear regarding the games he worked on.

    Also, I still don't like them putting combat system to vote.
     
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  8. Stinger Arcane

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    Now we're talking. That second screenshot looks far more interesting.

    Gotta love it.
     
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  9. hiver Guest

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    no, no...not garbage :lol:


    THE VISION THING




    :yeah:
     
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  10. Anthony Davis Blizzard Entertainment Developer

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    Tony's the best.

    I worked with him for 8 years at Obsidian. When I met him, he already had talent and creativity to spare, but over time he developed excellent scope and team management skills too. He is also quite technical for a designer, capable of prototyping many game features all on his own. Tony being involved with Torment 2 should instill confidence.
     
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  11. St. Toxic Arcane

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    He's certainly aware of the fact that he looks like he knows his stuff.
     
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  12. iZerw Cipher

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    From Vision Document:
     
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  13. hiver Guest

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    He also sounds very much like Mr. Mackey from South Park :lol:

    And thats one cool dude, mkay?

    Aslo, maybe a little bit of Austin Powers too.
     
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  14. Suicidal Arcane

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    They certainly did save the best updates for last and the pledges are picking up.

    Will be awesome if it surpasses P:E in funding considering this campaign is a couple days shorter than P:E's.
     
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  15. Lancehead Liturgist

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    Well, that paragraph is a bit ambiguous as to the role of the backers in influencing that decision. I hope there won't be any Uservoice voting.
     
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  16. commie The Last Marxist Patron

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    Fargo's been taking bullshit popamole input from publishers for years, whoring himself for a few shekels. I doubt that he'll take any such suggestions from backers unless it's just for some non-gameplay affecting window dressing as a salve to those who gripe that since they backed the project they have a god given right to have THEIR ideas implemented.
     
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  17. General Maxson Arcane

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  18. Serious_Business Best Poster on the Codex

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    Fuck it, they have my money. First time I pledge on a kickstarter. I didn't follow any of this shit for the last months, but this is it. MCA - you have my love, handle it well
     
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  19. TheRabbitsGeorge Novice

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    I don't get why voting on a combat system sticks in your craw so much. They're going to design several systems, and then let the public pick what they want. All in all it will most likely be a TB system. Biodrones may clamor for RTwP but since the only tangible benefit of RTwP is its quick handling of trash mobs (which is a laughable benefit and not applicable to T:ToN), the benefits of TB will be soundly argued in many an internet flame war, and the side of logic and goodness shall prevail. :incline:
     
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  20. Jaesun Fabulous Moderator Patron

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    My gawd Serious_Business finally caved in. This game is SERIOUS FUCKING BUSINESS. :salute:
     
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  21. I am not so sure. If you really think the comments/votes on uservoice matter you might find yourself vastly mistaken. Most of my friends who pledged for this game and visit/read vlogs/blogs on video games often, have never heard of the game ideas thing. And let me tell you, they are all for RTwP.
     
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  22. DarkUnderlord Bringing that old Raptor magic.

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    Shit, that screenie looks good.
     
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  23. Carrion Arcane Patron

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    Love this update. I liked the first screenshot, especially the animated version, but they probably should've released this one first.
     
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  24. norolim Arbiter

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    Now, this is a fantastic update. Good screenshot, excellent video by Evans (he really grabbed my attention) and the vision doc to top it up. And immediately the effects are there: the pledges are flying in. Well done inXile.
     
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