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Game News Torment: Tides of Numenera Alpha Systems Test Launched

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Infinitron, Aug 14, 2015.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Tags: InXile Entertainment; Kevin Saunders; Torment: Tides of Numenera

    inXile weren't kidding around when they said the Torment: Tides of Numenera alpha systems test was going to launch soon. Here's the email all the alpha backers just got:

    Dear Alpha Systems Testers,

    You're receiving this message because your Torment reward selection (or add-on) contained Alpha Systems Test (AST) access. Thank you for your generous support!

    We are now ready to launch the first AST, which we are calling A0, to you. This alpha test will be available on Steam and for Windows (and Mac), and contains a short segment of the game's opening. Our intention with A0 is to gather feedback on our conversation system and, basic exploration gameplay, and the general tone set in the beginning of the game.

    To claim your AST Steam key, please your Rewards page on the Torment site and click the "Manage Keys" button you find there: https://torment.inxile-entertainment.com/user/private/rewards

    Before you play, you may wish to read our A0 Release Notes, which contains detailed information about A0. This will also help you give us better feedback since you will have some better understanding of the state of the A0 release. You can find that here: https://torment.inxile-entertainment.com/backer-information/ast-a0-release-notes

    For more information on the Torment AST in general, please visit our Torment AST FAQ, which answers many general questions about the AST: https://torment.inxile-entertainment.com/backer-information/ast-faq

    Last, if you would like to take part in the discussion around the Torment AST or share your feedback, we invite you to visit our forums and UserVoice pages.

    Thank you for your generous support, and we hope you enjoy this exclusive first chance to play Torment and provide us with your feedback.

    Thank you,
    Kevin Saunders - Torment Project Lead
    inXile Entertainment
    Here we go! For those of us who didn't pledge for the alpha, I'm sure plenty of screenshots and perhaps even livestreams will soon be available. Or if you'd like to join in yourself, head on over to inXile's Torment portal and pay up.
     
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  2. Bubbles I'm forever blowing

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    Probably should've backed this.
     
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  3. Infinitron I post news Patron

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  4. Fry Arcane

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    Downloading.
     
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  5. Athelas Arcane

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    Are any Codexers going to stream this?
     
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  6. Jedi Master Radek Arcane

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    Fuck. Now I have regrets for not purchasing this addon. Only have beta, probably will not play because of spoilers :)
     
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  7. Infinitron I post news Patron

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  8. mindx2 Codex Roaming East Coast Reporter Patron

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    I'll post my thoughts here as it might be more visible than in the sub-forum.

     
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  9. Bubbles I'm forever blowing

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    Well, alpha access only costs 10 Euros, so you can't really complain about length. A bottle of water at Gamescom cost more than that.
     
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  10. mindx2 Codex Roaming East Coast Reporter Patron

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    It's not worth that at this time unless there is much more to be added to this Alpha.
     
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  11. Infinitron I post news Patron

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  12. Zed Codex Staff Patron

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    they should add all of the codex to this just to make sure their game won't stink on release.
     
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    I was about to beg for a key from someone who didn't want theirs, but if mindx2 is right and its 10 minutes long I don't even see the point.
     
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  14. Fry Arcane

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    I wouldn't add access just for this. Watch a stream and you've seen it.

    No idea what else they'll be adding, though. Could be one more alpha update, could be several.
     
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    From Brother None on NeoGAF

    "Do realize every AST is a bite-sized chunk (as the OP pointed out), but we're going to do at least one more"
     
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  16. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Sounds like the beta might not be that far off.
     
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  17. Darkzone Arcane

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    Yes it is kind of small, but BO seems to be on its way. The background music is nice.
     
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  18. Gremius Scholar

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    What score would you give to music so far?
    In this comparative scale:
    1- accidental bumps in the pot
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    5- Justin Bell
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    10- some masterpiece
     
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    A very difficult question. This is atmospheric ambient music that is not "penetrant" ( obtrusively ) and the environment supports the mood that the soundtrack builds or the other way around. I don't know Justin Bell's works, besides Cloud Atlas and i don't remember the music from the film.
    Inon Zur Fallout Soundtrack was not very impressive and neither that atmospheric in my memory, but i admit i have listened too much to the radio channels, so that i could not really listen in on the background soundtrack music across the game. Perhaps this was my flaw in my F:NV playthrough. I would put it above Inon Zur, but it is definitely not a masterpiece. So 6-7 would be a good number. I will listen to it tomorrow again and compare it with other comparable pieces of Mark Morgan in its enviroment.
     
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    I backed this for the collector's edition and I don't have access to alpha? :( :argh:
     
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  21. Roguey Codex Staff Sawyerite

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    A real beta or an inXile beta?

    This is a rhetorical question because I already know the answer. :)
     
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  22. Gremius Scholar

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    Well, in Pillars of Eternity it was too in theory "atmospheric ambient music" but it was bad. Really bad (outside of combat).
     
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  23. Ulrox Arbiter

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    Guys, - previews and thoughts on the alpha is needed, my hype demands it!
     
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  24. m_s0 Arcane

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    To pay inXile extra for alpha/betatesting their game for them?
     
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  25. Darkzone Arcane

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    Ohh yes Justin Bell has made the soundtrack for PoE. PoE had a very forgettable soundtrack and i haven't played it since over two or three months ago, and i don't remember anything from the soundtrack. I know what i will do now, i will play PoE for one or two hours and then i have a good comparison.


    The scenes are nice with fitting soundtrack, but it is too early for a definite statement, because there is no combat or crisis situation and this is only the character generation sequence. And in this sequence it is more about the identification what you are and how you solve certain problems (might or speed or intellect). Torment is my greatest hope for a masterpiece of RPG and currently nothing indicates the opposite. So in other words it looks very good.
     
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