Before yesterday, the OUYA was the fastest Kickstarter project to reach $1 million, doing so in just over 8 hours after launch. However, a new winner has been crowned in the recently announced game, Torment: Tides of Numera, who scooped up its $1 million in just under 8 hours thanks to over 30,000 willing backers.
Developer inXile Entertainment set its goal at $900,000, a monetary achievement most Kickstarters don’t even dream of attaining, much less within a day of the project’s launch. Torment currently sits at over $1.7 million and climbing with over 29 days left for funding.
Two stretch goals have already been achieved, those being at the $1.2 million and $1.5 million marks, indicating that the project will now include the ability for players to choose their character’s gender, and that two new writers will join the team (Murs Lafferty and Tony Evans). As pointed out by Joystiq, Lafferty was nominated for the 2012 John W. Campbell award for Best New Writer in Science Fiction or Fantasy. Evans, in a former life, wrote for none other than Bioware and Obsidian Entertainment.
If the project hits $2 million, inXile will bring on board Monte Cook, creator of the Numenera tabletop RPG which Torment: Tides of Numera is based upon. That stretch goal also promises the addition of a score performed by a live orchestra and a fifth player companion in the form of a “changing ball of goo.”
While “balls of goo” don’t particularly get me giddy, the fact that this project is raking in money at such an exponential rate does. Do you folks plan on backing it?
I feel satisfied waiting for Wasteland 2, its previous Kickstarter project of massive success, but that’s just the opinion of a tired young lad with no deep understanding of tabletop RPGs and a love for all things partially-related to Fallout.